At J.F. Brennan Co., Inc., 92 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 205 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.89. It was published on Jul 10, 2018. 7274 Visitors

What Employees Say

This is a physically safe place to work.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.

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
US Headquarters: La Crosse, Wisconsin, 54603 US Sites: 245
Major Locations: Boston, Massachusetts, 02184; Shakopee, Minnesota, 55379; Ottawa, Wisconsin US Employees: 416
US Revenues: $104.1 million Worldwide Revenues: $104.1 million
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 1919

Brennan Golf Outing

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 skill set 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, family movie nights at the local baseball stadium, semi-annual happy hours, and an annual employee celebration.
  • 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. Additionally, every five years an employee stays at Brennan, they receive a name plaque which is displayed in the halls of the corporate office.
  • 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 Refreshments: 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 or Snap Fitness.
  • 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!
  • Still/Sparkling Flavored Water: Brennan strives to create an environmentally friendly workplace. In order to reduce plastic waste, employees are provided a glass water bottle to reuse with our Bevi water machine which offers still or sparkling flavored water.


$123,884 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Operator $89,436 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Project Manager
25% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 75% of salary80% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for All non union)
80% Company-paid health coverage for dependents $2,620 Average Tuition Reimbursement
Intern Day


23 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 17 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 (30% use it)
  • Telecommute option (40% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (50% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Free coffee with coffee mate creamers. Still or sparkling flavored water from "Bevi" water machine. Occasional onsite massages. Free fruit one week per month. Annual onsite health evaluations. Company lunches.)


90 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 10 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
90 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)5 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
7 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take90 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. Not all employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


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

Community and Environmental Impact

$617,222 Philanthropic donations in last year VP of Asset Management Leads environmental impact team
Self-Conducted Environmental impact audit 1 LEED certified building(s)
Yes Renewable energy program Yes Recycling program
Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • VP of Human Resources oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • 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

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Workforce Diversity



Brennan Volunteers

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?

A candidate that will succeed at Brennan is one that is passionate about their craft, is willing to learn, and fits the culture of our company. We take great pride in the culture we have created, and we strive to create a work environment that is best for all employees. Candidates who have shown they can operate in a team setting to overcome challenges and find innovative solutions to problems ahead of them will thrive with Brennan. We are always looking for referent and emergent leaders who are motivated to grow and develop with our company.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Candidates looking to get our attention should submit a complete updated resume or CV that details their accomplishments and work experiences. Those candidates who can demonstrate their possession of the skills, qualifications and abilities we are looking for via their resume or application will be more likely to receive an interview. Additionally, our own employees are some of our best recruiting resources. Prospective employees are encouraged to reach out to Brennan employees to learn more about what we do and what it is like to work in our facilities.

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 individuals who are eager to take on and conquer new challenges with us and will contribute to our great culture. Our website maintains the positions we are currently looking to hire. However, candidates should not be discouraged if they do not see the position they are looking for. Check back often or send your resume for us to put on file. As things change and we win new projects, it is likely we will be hiring for the right position for you soon!  

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

First things first, our website is a great place to learn all about who we are and what we do. Visit our careers page at to see an updated list of open positions, as well as learn about our company and culture. We update our open positions every day, so be sure to check back often for changes. Send a complete, updated resume for us to keep you in mind for open positions. In addition, we routinely attend job fairs at select universities in the Midwest area. Find us at these events to connect about who we are, and allow us to get to know you!

hiring Outlook

3% Job Growth 19 Average applicants per opening
833 Total job applicants 14% New hires by employee referrals
18% Openings filled by current employees 16 Recent graduates hired
4% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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