We offer a year long training program to entry level hires. There are 4 phases that entry level employees work though in their first year. After they complete each phase of the training they do receive a raise and a bonus. Experienced level hires go through an abbreviated training program with is 6 months in length. After completion of each phase of the training and they are eligible for a bonus. We do offer other training programs throughout the year targeted at employees in various positions (Foreman, Leadman, Experienced and Entry Level). Those hired into a Foreman or Leadman position are typically trained on the job by a more experience Foreman or Leadman. In order to provide that training, some travel may be required during your first couple months of employment.
How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at Morton Buildings, Inc.? What are the steps along the way?
For our construction positions the hiring process can take anywhere from 3 to 45 days. This would include interviews and a pre-employment exam. The time it takes to complete the pre-employment physical is usually a result of your medical history so we can confirm that candidates are physically able to perform the functions of the position. The majority (90%) are completed within 5 business days, it is an extreme case that could take up to 45 days.
The interview process varies by position. However the standard rule of thumb is that you will interview with your immediate supervisor and the next level of management above them. For some corporate based positions you might also have to interview with other team members as well. Every candidate will follow the same interview process for the position.
If you were in charge, what would you do to make Morton Buildings, Inc. a better place to work?
I would start looking into technological advances and better and efficient ways to cut build
Does everyone get along and have a lil fun while working, is it really fast paced, do you get brakes and lunch...I understand it's 25 percent traveling.... how does the daily per diem work?
Many of our crews attest their time spent together is similar to a family. You work so closely and rely on each other so much, there's a sense of trust and confidence that develops. Other crews might have to work harder at developing their working relationships - it really depends on the makeup and personalities of everyone. The days are tough and fast paced, but the reward is apparent when you get to see the finished product and take pride in what you built together. There is time given for breaks and lunches, under the direction of the crew foreman and in line with the day's build schedule. If a crew has to travel for a stay out assignment, a per diem is given to each individual.
A pre-employment drug screen (urine test for drugs / alcohol) is required by Morton Buildings for crew positions. Occu-Med, a third party vendor, is contracted to assist in scheduling the screening (at no cost to candidates). The screening is scheduled at a clinic local to the candidate's local office.
What tips or advice would you give to someone interviewing at Morton Buildings, Inc.?
Be sure to be on time for the interview. Be prepared with knowledge of the company and any questions you might have. Be honest about your background and expectations. We are getting to know you just as you are getting to know us. Let's make sure this is the right fit for both of us.
Yes, when the need arises, we do hire subcontractors. This is handled and managed locally by the construction center.
While our close to 2,000 employees across the country might answer this question differently, Morton Buildings employees overall have one thing in common - pride. They take great pride in their work by showing up ready to work hard, performing at high levels, helping fellow employee owners when needed and representing the company well in their local communities. We are proud of our employees and the value the bring to the company. They are indeed our biggest asset.