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McKinstry Reviews

Updated October 13, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good office environment, work-life balance, good people" (in 20 reviews)

  • "They provide great benefits and Seattle culture" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Company is growing too fast with solid middle management" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Career path may not be right for some" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Culture and Smart People!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinstry full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture working with smart people who genuinely care about each other's success. All very knowledgeable in their respective industry.

    Cons

    A lot of different systems to learn and operate within.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture alive and continue to develop and push your employees to be the best.


  2. "Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinstry full-time

    Pros

    Job security is a pro

    Cons

    No immediate cons come to mind

  3. "CSR"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinstry full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and culture are great!

    Cons

    Interdepartmental advancement is no the greatest


  4. "HVAC"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Headquarters, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Headquarters, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McKinstry full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you fit in the clicks you will do great.

    Cons

    There is an accepted culture of bullying that is dismissed. Very similar to high school.

    Advice to Management

    I do not believe I can offer advice that the owner does not already know regardless of what it stated in the orientation process. It would be good to inform all previous and current customers and employees in regards to breeches in private information and the recent Ransomware attack.


  5. "Service Coordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKinstry full-time

    Pros

    Fun work environment & respectable managers

    Cons

    There isn’t any at the moment


  6. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinstry full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture for employees.

    Cons

    Van pools and parking for employees


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Only work here if you have no other options"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Designer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McKinstry full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Construction/engineering business units are full of great people. However, the pay is below average and little opportunity for growth. The only reason to work here is if you cannot find a job anywhere else.

    Cons

    Very disorganized all over the company. Corporate is extremely delusional and obsessed with ‘change’ that has only negatively affected the employees and the business. I still do not understand why HR has more full time employees than engineering...no wonder bonuses and raises are nonexistent. Large misuse of money. I have only heard bad things about working in corporate services, so stay clear of those departments. I felt horrible seeing young, lower level employees treated poorly and taken advantage of in these departments.

    Advice to Management

    You need to invest more in the people that bring in money (project engineers) and not waste it (HR).

  8. "I do not recommend"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKinstry full-time

    Pros

    Average benefits, nice people overall

    Cons

    Very poor pay, and low/no bonuses/raises, no mention of career development, very flawed, self serving middle management.

    Advice to Management

    The executives have the right ideas but there is a huge disconnect between what they say and what actually goes on.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Misguided, misaligned and not organized"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McKinstry full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some really talented people work there, especially in engineering. Flexible schedule. Nice office.

    Cons

    Project management is non existent; asking anyone on the project team the schedule or budget leads to blank stares. Long hours without paid OT. Way too many non-valuable meetings. Bonus is non existent. Too many job titles. Incredibly segmented. Don’t trust management. Too much philanthropy; not enough focus on actually doing projects with excellence.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t force the Seattle culture on other offices! It doesn’t work there. Blue net should be wiped out immediately. Provide clearer, more concise communication.


  10. "Journey Tech"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Journey Tech Sound & Comm
    Former Employee - Journey Tech Sound & Comm
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McKinstry full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    McKinstry is very innovative and tends to stay ahead of the curve. Support is good but mostly on the high end jobs. Job safety is a huge priority at McK.

    Cons

    Small (aka: not Microsoft or Amazon) jobs/sites tend to get less support from management, in my experiences.

    Advice to Management

    Place equal interest on every jobsite, no matter how big or small.


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