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McKinstry Overview

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Seattle, WA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Construction, Repair & Maintenance
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
McKinstry, one of the top specialty contractors in the Pacific Northwest, provides mechanical, electrical, and plumbing services in Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Oregon, and Washington. It designs and maintains complete building systems such as heating, ventilation, and air ... Read more

Mission: Together, building a thriving planet. We take responsibility to efficiently develop, engineer, deliver and operate the built environment.

McKinstry Reviews

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Dean Allen
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  • "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
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    I have been working at McKinstry full-time (More than a year)


    This company truly values its People first. A lot of companies claim to do this, but my experience has been that McKinstry truly does that. Good range of benefits and mid range salaries. Great people working here and the companies leaders have a great vision for the future.


    Bonuses are not great, though the past year had seen a realignment in bonus structure. Collaboration can be hard but this does vary between departments and teams.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that trickle down communications actually reach all staff. Seems to work for the regions but corporate doesn't always get the info or is the last to know!

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McKinstry Photos

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McKinstry Interviews



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    Critical Facility Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Olathe, KS
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    Average Interview


    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at McKinstry (Olathe, KS).


    Standard 2 interviews with recruiter, then in person with 3 old guys that looked like they came from a golf course, and 2 muscle bound gym bros. Left coast, superior attitude. When they realized I had bargaining power, I felt dismissed. Glad they declined to offer me a job.

    Interview Questions

    • "What is your greatest strength that could also be a weakness?"   1 Answer
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Company Updates

  • We're hiring! Take a look at this Seattle-based Superintendent role with our Energy construction Services Team.

    Career Opportunities

    McKinstry's success isn't a matter of fate or luck. It's the natural consequence of our commitment to we support our employees...the unique truly integrated way we deliver...the long-term relationships we forge with our clients...and our unwavering commitment to creating buildings that are good to their owners, occupants, and the environment.

  • September 28 marked the debut of Urbanova, a groundbreaking smart city living lab in Spokane. McKinstry—along with our partners City of Spokane, WSU Spokane, Itron, Avista, and Spokane's University District—are proud to play a part!

    Pieces finally in place for Spokane's University District to become innovation hub

    The public is invited to a celebration of the University District on Wednesday in the lobby of the Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building on the WSU Health Sciences Spokane campus. Academic, community and business representatives will be on hand to discuss current and future projects to take place in the U District.

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McKinstry Awards & Accolades

  • Community Impact Awards - Business of the Year for Large Companies, Seattle Business Magazine, 2016
  • Award of Merit for Best Renovation/Restoration Project,, 2012
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