"Working at Methuen has been such a positive experience compared to others that I’ve had in the construction industry. There are genuinely good, hardworking people that work here. I have the privilege of being a part of the Estimating department, which is a really collaborative environment that encourages new ideas and values innovative approaches. I’m grateful that my teammates, both direct and indirect, are a resource that can help me develop and grow to become a more well-rounded professional "
"I really appreciated the Leadership Development Program. The program exemplifies The Methuen Way values, in particular Continuous Improvement and Spirit. I truly felt that I had the whole company behind me during this program, and I was amazed at the encouragement I received from so many teammates. The LDP helped me to be more organized, to deal with confrontation issues, and to have the confidence to take on more of a leadership role."
"An outstanding aspect to working for MC is the feeling of family and giving. Even with the recent complexities provided to all of us, continuing events such as quarterly meetings and other gatherings brings a sense of normality, even with offering them virtually, and provisions are afforded to help continue the traditions. We all feel that we are a part of the success - not just told we are."
"Every day is an adventure due to the type of work always changing. Methuen has treated me well for the last 18 years."
"I really enjoyed the Leadership Development Program (LDP). I learned some valuable lessons that I use on the job site every day. I am much better at dealing with conflicts, and communicating with subcontractors and teammates. I also liked going to the career day in New Boston to talk to the next generation of construction workers."
"My time as a co-op has allowed me to further understand and learn about the construction industry and more specifically, water and wastewater operations. I had the chance to work on many different projects in different stages of construction. I have learned a significant amount about mechanical and electrical processes which I have had little exposure to academically. Everyone at Methuen construction has been supporting, willing to teach me, and allowed me to challenge myself."
"The transition to remote work during the pandemic was something that came about very quickly, but we were prepared to handle it since we already had teammates working remotely. Increasing the capacity for more teammates to work from home was a smooth process. Everyone at HQ was helpful in telling us their needs so that we could satisfy them. I thank my fellow teammates for being as helpful and understanding as possible so that we could help them adapt to the changed nature of work."
"Our onboarding process is made to be easy for new teammates. We make it easy by having an HRIS (Human Resources Information System) that they can apply through and then complete the steps of their onboarding paperwork. Everything is saved in their own electronic filing cabinet so the new teammate does not have to worry about paper. This also helps us be compliant with federal contractor regulations."
"One of the many ways Methuen empowers their managers is with our ‘MC University’ program. It’s offered frequently throughout the year and highlights several educational, safety, scheduling, processes, leadership and development trainings. These trainings give our teammates the opportunities to learn, teach, educate, or re-educate themselves in many important aspects of business and our construction industry. Staying safe, having fun and being part of the team is what Methuen is all about!"
"Methuen empowers managers to lead projects using their preferred methods while providing guidance and training on best practices and critical skillsets. They promote a flexible approach to managing projects and recognize the need to adapt to dynamic and varying conditions between projects. Managers are given a great deal of authority reducing the amount of red tape and roadblocks."
"Methuen Construction provides us with the tools to manage our projects efficiently. MC invests in each of us with training and support to develop our leadership skills. They encourage us to provide feedback on a regular basis. Most of all, they care about us personally and consider our well-being in all their business decisions."
"Working in construction provides an everchanging environment and challenges you in ways most other industries don’t. There is so much passion and talent in this industry and if you are willing to get out there, ask questions, and do your best, you will be supported in all aspects of your career."
"At Methuen, we believe our first-rate onboarding process is important in acclimating teammates to the company’s philosophies, history, their role, and what the company has to offer. It is an opportunity for various departments to engage with new hires to create teammates that are committed to the company’s success and help retain them by making them feel like a member of the team."
"Being a part of the Estimating department is very special to me as the success of the company and every project begins with us! Every dollar added to an estimate could be the difference between us getting a job or not, so I feel empowered to dig into the details and figure out the project to the highest level. I am an integral part of every successful bid, which makes me feel like what I do really matters."
"What I love about working in construction is the vast array of personalities and generations we get to work with. We have some people just starting out and some people that have spent their whole lives in construction. Methuen Construction does a great job meshing those personalities and generations together so that we can keep learning from each other. I look forward to getting new projects so I can meet the next team I am going to be working and learning with."
"What makes me the best fit for my position is my willingness to learn. I need to be able to solve problems, create, and set-up different hardware and software that may be new to me. Being excited to learn about these things and apply my skills I learned at school is a good trait to have for a co-op position. "
"I am most proud when I see teammates that joined MC early in their careers who have continued to grow and develop into top notch construction professionals. It is very rewarding to be a part of this progression for teammates that joined us as new graduates and have become Senior Project Engineers, Assistant Project Managers, Assistant Superintendents, and trade crew Leads."
"The most rewarding part of what we do is overcoming a challenge as a team. Even the best laid out plans get thrown a curve ball. Getting the team together to review the situation, developing a plan, and seeing it executed successfully is a great feeling. The most challenging part is the same as the most rewarding. Trying to overcome unexpected or unknown obstacles in the 11th hour can be stressful and a real challenge. "
"Sometimes, the minutiae of our day-to-day activities keeps us so busy that it is a challenge to set aside time to update the project schedules. Once we get together, I have the privilege to participate in creating and updating a plan for success. I love working with all the project teams and seeing all our project sites at their various stages of completion."