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Mortenson Reviews

Updated July 12, 2018
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  • "The work/ life balance of people that travel can sometimes be hard" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Long hours, however this is typical for industry" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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

    I have been working at Mortenson full-time

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities for advancement and training

    Cons

    Very slow to make to change / evolve


  2. "Good company, director level management needs work"

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

    I worked at Mortenson full-time

    Pros

    Great company benefits and upper management really seems like they care and are approachable.

    Cons

    Too many initiatives with very little guidance from middle management really hurts the morale for the team members.

  3. "Very Professional Place"

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    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Coordinator in Itasca, IL
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Coordinator in Itasca, IL

    I worked at Mortenson part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone there was very nice and helpful

    Cons

    I do not have any cons.


  4. "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 Mortenson full-time

    Pros

    Positive environment for career growth and lots of autonomy.

    Cons

    High expectations for performance and longer work hours.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Project Engineer I"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Benefit package is great and salary is very competitive.

    Cons

    Supervisors abuse their authority. You feel like you are walked on instead of feeling like you belong on a team. If something goes wrong, it is your fault and the supervisor does not help you off your back.

    Work/life balance is a struggle. If you want to leave early one day, you are looked down upon.

    Advice to Management

    There should be a Leadership class held for anyone who has a position that oversee’s someone. Teach them that supervisors are not to sit on a pedestal commanding but rather a role model and exemplar for young professionals to look up to. This is meant by the words you speak and how you should react to resistance from the project.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "MEP Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - MEP Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - MEP Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High Profile Projects, Large PTO Package, the company is diversified and can keep you employed during down times

    Cons

    Large projects are meat grinders with little accountability to leadership and turnover. They often take on high risk projects and often loose money on them. During my time there they only paid bonuses 1 out of 4 years due to projects of this nature. Burnout among employees is high.

    Mentoring is non existent. It's all too often that you get placed on projects with leaders that are not experienced in the industry. I have seen it all too often in my tenure that people are placed into positions without proper guidance and support.

    MEP is overworked and under appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Shed your ego. You are not as good as you think. Take time to train your people. Don't just drop people into positions without support. Stop manipulating people by saying you care. It's obvious you don't.


  7. "yard dog"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mortenson full-time

    Pros

    hard working, very dedicated people

    Cons

    cleaning up after irresponsible persons,

    Advice to Management

    continue to follow company policies

  8. "Laborer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, takes employees cares, concerns and safety top priority.

    Cons

    Not enough pay. Traveling yearly for work takes a lot of commitment and employees aren't rewarded enough.


  9. "Great place to grow"

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    Current Employee - Field Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mortenson (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Mortenson is really great at investing in their employees. They really put it a priority in helping you to get where you want to be.

    Cons

    As with any company, long hours can be a necessity but they can be pretty flexible.


  10. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility if you can handle it, people go out of their way to answer your questions

    Cons

    How much work you have is very project dependent. Some interns have a ton of work, some are pretty bored.


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