At J.F. Brennan Co., Inc., 86 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 157 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 4.50. It was published on Jul 26, 2017. 4682 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
People celebrate special events around here.

What They Do

We asked J.F. Brennan Co., Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Brennan is a Construction, Environmental Services, and Harbor Management company focused on providing quality services to both public and private owners of civil infrastructure.   

About this Company

Website: Industry: Construction & Real Estate
US Headquarters: La Crosse, Wisconsin, 54603 US Sites: 202
Major Locations: Boston, Massachusetts US Employees: 346
US Revenues: $82.0 million Worldwide Revenues: $82.0 million
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1919

Volunteer Opportunities

Perks and Programs

We asked J.F. Brennan Co., Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Tuition Reimbursement: At Brennan, employees are encouraged to continually enhance their education and skillset and are offered up to $4500 per year toward tuition for the college or higher education of their choice.
  • Company Events: Brennan understands the importance of family and fun to employees. This is why a variety of events are hosted throughout the year for employees and families to attend. Events include golf outings, ski days, baseball games, semi-annual happy hours and an annual holiday party.
  • New Hire Lunches: On your first day, Brennan will treat you and your fellow co-workers to lunch at the restaurant of your choice. This provides new recruits with a comfortable environment to meet and mingle with their new colleagues.
  • Years of Service: For years of service, gift cards are offered to the "Brennan Store" where employees can buy various work attire and swag. The longer you stay, the more Brennan dollars employees can earn.
  • Company Lunches: Throughout the year, Brennan likes to celebrate the dedication of  employees by hosting company lunches. Giveaways and prizes are raffled throughout the luncheon.
  • Free Beverages: Beverage stations throughout the office are stocked with complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and a variety of cold refreshments for workers to enjoy throughout the day.
  • Onsite Health Benefits: Brennan provides Annual Health Screenings, flu shots, and an active Wellness Program which includes Lunch & Learns and various workplace challenges to help employees stay well.
  • Subsidized Offsite Gym Memberships: Employees can receive up to $150 per calendar year toward gym memberships for employees. Discounted rates are also offered at our partner gyms such as the YMCA. 
  • Holiday Giveaway: Each year, Brennan raffles off several prizes to employees in order to spread the holiday cheer. Prizes include fruit baskets, chocolate boxes, coffee, and gift cards!


$77,465 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Operator $90,801 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Project Manager
25% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 100% of salary80% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for 80)
80% Company-paid health coverage for dependents $3,421 Average Tuition Reimbursement
$4,500 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement
Bridge Replacement


23 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 16 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
22 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment


  • Flexible schedule
  • Telecommute option
  • Compressed work weeks
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (water, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, snacks)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 5 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)5 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
10 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
5 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

$267,344 Philanthropic donations in last year VP of Asset Management Leads environmental impact team
1 LEED certified building(s)


  • VP of Human Resources is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity



Challenging Work

How to Get Hired

We asked J.F. Brennan Co., Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

At Brennan, we seek out candidates who exude the culture of our company. Our culture at Brennan is what sets us apart from other companies. We not only focus on safety, quality, and efficiency, but we strive to do whatever we can as a company to be the best possible place to work for all our employees. At Brennan, you will be part of a dynamic team where your skills and dedication are vital to our success. Candidates who utilize innovative thinking and teamwork to conquer new challenges and exciting tasks, work hard, and take pride in their work will be an excellent fit at Brennan.  We are continuously looking for highly motivated, strong leaders who are eager to learn and grow with the company. 

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Prospective employees should submit a thorough resume that details their work experience and accomplishments. Since we are continuously looking to hire new employees for different projects, candidates who are able to quickly and concisely demonstrate that they possess the qualifications and work experience we are looking for will stand out to receive an interview. Furthermore, one of our best recruiting resources is our employees and we encourage applicants to take advantage of their knowledge as well. Candidates interested in applying at J.F. Brennan Co., Inc. should visit our website and educate themselves on our company and the opening for which they are applying. 

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

J.F. Brennan is always looking for highly motivated individuals and continuously encourages prospective employees to submit a resume to keep on file for openings. We are constantly updating our website with positions in which we have immediate openings. Things change often, so if you don't see an opening that interests you at the moment, you are encouraged to check back often or submit your resume for our files! Visit for more information. 

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

To find out more, we encourage candidates to visit our careers page at to learn more about the company, our culture, and the opportunities we have to offer. We update our openings daily, so prospective employees are encouraged to check continuously for changes. Candidates can submit a resume and fill out an application online or by mail. Additionally, our recruiting team attends job fairs at multiple universities in the Midwest throughout the year. These events are an excellent way to get to know us as a company and for us to connect with you as well.  

hiring Outlook

33 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 22% Job Growth
64 Average applicants per opening 1,652 Total job applicants
60% New hires by employee referrals 15% Openings filled by current employees
20 Recent graduates hired 11% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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