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Mortenson Overview

Minneapolis, MN
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Working at Mortenson

M. A. Mortenson Company leaves its footprints all over the country. The general contractor performs construction, development, and design-build services for a variety of projects. Sectors served include aviation, corporate, education, electronics and semiconductors ... Read more

Mission: Mortenson is a U.S.-based, top-20 builder, developer and provider of energy and engineering services committed to helping organizations move their strategies forward.

Mortenson – Why Work For Us?

Mortenson is not your average family-owned company. Our core values influence everything we do, from the office to the field.

Mortenson offers an exceptional employment experience. We care about our people, their safety, their happiness, and their long-term goals. Our people are why our clients come back to us time after time for new projects. By investing in our employees, we invest in our future, and our client’s pride and satisfaction.

We are a privately-held company, so we can focus on the long-term rather than just short-term goals. This is why innovation and diversity are essential for our success.

At Mortenson, we do the right thing. Even if it’s hard or expensive. We support our communities by the projects we do, the teams we build, and our stewardship for the environment and future.

Every one of our employees tells the story of Mortenson. Start your chapter today.

At Mortenson, we believe the key to innovation lies in bringing together a diverse group of individuals who each carry a different perspective into every interaction. We want each of our projects to reflect the communities in which we live and work. We believe that everyone benefits from working with others who think differently, so we can approach projects and problem solving by every possible angle.

Our diversity and inclusion initiatives start at the top down by making sure each of our leaders possess awareness and understanding. Every day, we prepare for the future by looking towards the people who can help us make a difference. We pride ourselves on authentic leadership in every aspect of our industry.

We offer a robust learning and development program to help each team member excel at their job, interact with multiple people, and succeed in our industry from the office to the field.

Our office and field workers can come to work every day knowing this is an environment where they are supported by senior leadership, managers, and one another. Mortenson is a home, not just a career. We want everyone to be included in the conversation that tells the story of our business. We want to make a difference from the inside out.

Career Development

At Mortenson, our strengths are embedded in our people. In order for us to create an exceptional customer experience and build exceptional structures and facilities, we must attract, retain and engage exceptional talent. We are committed to an ongoing investment in developing the best talent in the industry. Our long-term success depends on your long-term success.

Exceptional People. Exceptional Teams.

Mortenson was founded on the principles of exceptional people, ingenuity and expertise. Our people define who we are and where we are going. We strive to attract, retain, and engage the best talent in the industry. We collectively focus on high performing teams by emphasizing diverse talent, career options, and continuous team member development. At Mortenson, you are more than a team member, you are family.

Mortenson builds more than buildings. Our team members lead the way to create new sources of power, create awe through amazing fan experiences and provide comfort to those in need. With values at our core, Mortenson team members tackle complex challenges and provide innovative solutions with teamwork and pride. Join the team, and help us build what’s next.

We are dedicated to redefining the art and science of the design and building process. Whether it is being a pioneer in the renewable energy business or being an industry leader in virtual design and construction, we are committed to improving our world and changing our industry. From the office to the field, we have positions available for all skill levels and talents. We encourage you to learn more about our current opportunities and apply with us today.

Our people tell our story, and our buildings tell their stories. Be a part of something meaningful. Be a part of Mortenson.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
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    I have been working at Mortenson (Less than a year)


    Great learning experience, and good people to work with.


    Nothing really jumps out, same cons as most companies.

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Mortenson Interviews



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    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Mortenson.


    It was a one-on-one on-campus interview. It was a fairly-casual, friendly interview. Lasted about 15-20 minutes, and asked general questions about experience and why I want to work for this company. He also asked about three situational questions about life experiences.

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    • Describe a time when you were in an unfamiliar situation, and what did you do to overcome the situation.   Answer Question
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Mortenson Awards & Accolades

  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008
  • 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Chicago, 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For, 2008
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