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McCarthy Building Overview

Saint Louis, MO
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Construction, Repair & Maintenance
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is one of America's premier commercial construction companies. With a reputation for tackling the toughest building challenges, our experts collaborate with clients and industry partners starting in the earliest stages of ... Read more

McCarthy Building – Why Work For Us?


Established in 1864, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has a long history of building facilities that drive greater value. From exceptional levels of quality and safety — to ease of maintenance over time, we are firmly committed to helping our clients and partners achieve the short- and long-term strategic goals of every project we do.

For more than 150 years, McCarthy has been building America, both by constructing essential projects our communities rely on, as well as by helping those in our communities who need assistance.

As one of the oldest American-owned construction companies with offices nationally, knowing how to build from preconstruction through completion is a tradition that will continue as we endeavor to advance the value of our expertise and deliver the highest quality, job-site safety and ultimately, the best final project costs. We strive to challenge and positively impact our industry. Unlike many firms of our size, we are true builders, surpassing client expectations on the most complex building challenges. McCarthy has built in nearly every state, with projects ranging in size from $1 million to well over $500 million in a wide variety of markets including healthcare, university, laboratory & science, K-12 education, commercial, government, renewable energy and heavy/civil.


We Have One Goal: To be the Best Builder in America.

It’s a burning, never-ending desire to help our clients maximize their outcomes — and exceed their strategic goals. Though our goal is a bit aspirational, our values are what drive us every day.

Our Values

In the office or in the field, we approach everything we do with these values at our core:

  • Genuine - Respect for the work we do and the people who do it, recognized for being honest and following through on commitments.
  • We, Not I - Belief in the power of teamwork and a consistent habit of sharing credit.
  • All In - Fully committed and a reputation as someone people can count on to do whatever it takes to get the job done.


A Clear Focus on Clients, Community and Collaboration

It takes a skilled, well-crafted team to maximize the value we provide long after turnover — and it starts with you. From our renowned commitment to quality and safety to our virtual design, underground mapping, mechanical and industrial opportunities — we plan, we build, but most importantly, together we help our clients, partners and the communities around us exceed their goals.

A career at McCarthy begins with a desire to do outstanding work and to be part of something special. Whether you are just getting started or have a background that makes you uniquely qualified, we’d like to hear from you.

A Place Where You’ll Never Stop Learning

Regardless of where you are in your career, we’ve specifically designed our Management and Leadership Development training programs to equip you with the essential leadership and business acumen skills you’re looking for to amp up your career. Our personal approach for experienced professionals includes a blend of technical and leadership training, executive coaching, mentoring and more to help you achieve your goals.

Positioned for Success

Getting a job is one thing. Having a business partner who is invested in your ongoing development so you continue to grow as a result is entirely another. Through our McCarthy Build U program, we make learning and development a priority for our employee-owners — and the results show.

Invested in YOU

We’re invested in your success. When you need help, we’ve got your back. When you succeed, we are able to deliver outstanding results for clients and all reap the rewards as partners. This commitment to your personal and professional development is an individualized approach designed to help us identify specific needs and adapt to your unique goals. From new project engineers to our most seasoned executives, we have development solutions to support you.

We Own the Place!

Taking care of our clients starts with taking care of our employees. Total Rewards does not just mean a competitive salary and health insurance, it encompasses everything — culture, performance bonuses, wellness, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, two retirement plans (where up to 25% of your salary can be contributed to your retirement each year) and more. All of these things help drive the outstanding performance we have accomplished.

The Rewards are Here for You

Every partner at McCarthy plays an important part in helping us be successful. If you join McCarthy, you’ll be part of something we all share — you’ll be an employee owner. You’ll have the responsibilities of an owner, but you will also get to enjoy the rewards that ownership can bring. Our comprehensive approach to Total Rewards isn’t just about success today but stability and growth for you well into the future. In fact, we contribute more than 3 to 4 times the industry average to our employee-owners retirement programs. Few companies in America come close to this. One important way we do this is through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

McCarthy Building Reviews

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    Current Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Atlanta, GA
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    I have been working at McCarthy Building full-time (More than 3 years)


    Large, complex, challenging projects that often bring very talented people in the design, engineer, construct field together. High profile experience great for building a resume of the company doesn't work out. My experience has been a culture of driven people pushing each other to be better. Great salary and benefits.


    It's usually not clear where staff go from project to project. Little time is given for families to relocate and adjust often.

    Advice to Management

    Keep improving the foremen and Superintendent career path. I think it will help the dilemma of quality field supervision. Building our own people including craft employees with more training will only make us stronger.

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McCarthy Building Interviews



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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at McCarthy Building (Saint Louis, MO).


    Interviewed with multiple people through multiple interview days. Was asked questions about how I manage projects, work with people and what I'd like to do next. They were focused on finding out if 1 - I could do the job, and 2 - if I fit in with the McCarthy culture. I'm glad they took the process seriously, because it was a big decision for me too.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation where you realized you had to change your course of action after you'd already started on the project.   Answer Question
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McCarthy Building Awards & Accolades

  • Healthiest Employer, Kansas City Business Journal, 2017
  • Best Places to Work, St. Louis Business Journal, 2017
  • Training Top 125 (Hall of Fame), Training Magazine, 2017
  • Top Companies to Work for in Arizona, Arizona Republic, 2017
  • Healthiest Employer, St. Louis Business Journal, 2016
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