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Updated Nov 3, 2021

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  1. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Meh

    Dec 1, 2016 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -Generous compensation for traveling staff -Product generally of high quality -Fairly flat organization, considering its size and breadth -Good IT systems, especially for a construction company

    Cons

    -Immature business and communication practices on job sites -Sink-or-swim mentality; aimless hustling is rewarded -Little concern for employee training or development -Managers lack managerial skills; promotions seemingly based on years-of-service -Very long hours at times (70+ per week)

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Pros

    - generous vacation time for field workers (6 weeks/year) - friendly co-workers - newly remodeled head office - extensive training - performance-based evaluations and promotions

    Cons

    - long hours in the field ( sometimes as many as 12 hours a day) - fairly intense work environment on-site

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    1 person found this review helpful
  3. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great company culture!

    Nov 17, 2016 - Field Engineer Intern in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Co-workers, friendly environment, good training opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours and far commute

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Safety Engineer

    Apr 20, 2016 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great company to work for with great values! Takes care of their employees. Good benefits and time off.

    Cons

    Stressful environment. Can work long hours depending on the needs of the company

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    OK

    Feb 28, 2022 - Project Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good pay and training for the job

    Cons

    Worked long hours and by the time week is over your whole life is spent at work

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    1 person found this review helpful
  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great company

    May 17, 2015 - BIM Coordinator in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great people, the best in the business

    Cons

    Long hours but that's what you signed up for by getting into this business.

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Long Hours

    Jan 15, 2021 - Field Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good benefits from the company

    Cons

    Long hours but that's construction

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Engineer

    Jul 16, 2017 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good company and good benefits

    Cons

    Long hours and life balance sucks

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    1 person found this review helpful
  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great company!

    Oct 17, 2020 - Project Engineer I 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Very progressive for a construction company. Emphasizes on inclusivity and diversity. Cares about well being of the employees

    Cons

    Sometimes the awesome company culture is not seen on to the construction sites (relative to the offices). Better training for quality installation is needed and is the main source of long work hours.

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  10. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Understand What You Are Getting Into

    Jun 6, 2020 - Electrical Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Large company that works in many sectors of the market. Has many resources to complete projects. Women and Minority friendly. Family owned and promote based on tenure. Lots of free company apparel.

    Cons

    Mortenson is accounting driven and not a process driven company. That can make the day to day on project sites particularly stressful due to the lack of procedures and low cost inexperienced work force they hire. I spent long hours on sites reworking and fixing remedial issues created by inexperienced teams. That is why the job satisfaction is low and burnout high for mid level team members. There is little to no mentoring or training for new hires and no accountability for the work they do or don’t do. The environment can feel disrespectful at times due to the confusion and lack of accountability within the teams. It’s very difficult to make an impact on any project across business groups. The company overall and the solar group particularly is suffering from high overhead cost because of high margins made in the past that allowed for unchecked excessive spending. The group thrived for years in this environment but now with more competition in the market they are having to deal with their bad habits. The group is bloated, combined with inefficient processes and too many disconnected executives and staff in Minneapolis that are not adding value to the projects. Margins are shrinking, they have lost huge sums of money on risky projects and this is forcing them to take on larger more risky projects to keep revenue coming in. That is why I think the outlook for the group is bleak for the next few years. A hard road lies ahead of them. They are not competitive and this is limiting wage growth, promotions and pushing bonuses down below what other employers are paying. Aside from that the company has been rocked by a public ethics scandal in Denver and has laid off people because of shrinking market share. Oh and when you quit they have an intern call you two weeks after your last day to do an exit interview.

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    4 people found this review helpful
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