Supporting Our Employees

There’s life at work and life outside of work. Bolton & Menk has a number of benefit programs and amenities to support you and your family throughout whatever stage of life you are in. 

One of the most significant differentiators of our firm for those seeking a stable and high potential career is the Ownership Structure of Bolton & Menk.

One-third of our firm is owned by all our employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), allowing us to reward hard work, dedication, and results. Two-thirds of our firm is owned by the practicing professionals who continually invest their time and talent to ensure client and employee satisfaction. 

We are NOT guided by an investment group looking to capitalize and profit from your efforts, and we are not driven by a stock exchange and market forces uninterested in the people of the company. In addition, our ownership structure, in which no single individual currently owns over 3.5% of the company shares, allows us to maintain a consistent leadership transition plan to those that know and care about the firm and its people from within the organization.

Giving our team members a platform to influence company decisions is at the core of how we operate. We have established a diverse set of thought-influencing teams, with participation from all levels of the company, that directly contribute to decisions made at our executive leadership level.

We encourage our employees to keep learning. We provide education assistance, licensure and certification prep, paid training, and a mentorship program.

At Bolton & Menk, all employees have direct access to the leadership of the company to make sure their voice is heard.  Our leaders want you to grow and succeed and will be there every step of the way, making sure you are equipped with the necessary resources to be on the path to success.

We prioritize innovation and creativity, so much so we dedicate nearly 100,000 hours to it each year. Clients see creativity and functional innovation in every service area – from landscape architecture to traffic safety to public engagement – and benefit from our curiosity and tenacity to make things better.

Our Product Innovation Team ensures our product offerings to our clients are relevant, compelling, and well-packaged, enabling us to ever-improve and deepen our client service capabilities and our ability to compete.

Our Process Innovation Team ensures our operational processes are serving the company as best they can to maintain our competitive advantage.

Our programs and amenities

Get Rewarded

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Competitive compensation plan, discretionary bonuses, and 401K company match. Overtime compensation and discretionary bonus available to most employees.

Culture & Events

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Participate in company sponsored events, quarterly culture festivities, and team sports. Celebrate at our annual party… we’ll see you on the dance floor! 

Keep Learning

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Education assistance, licensure and certification prep, paid training, and mentor program. Jump start a new career with our apprenticeship programs, where you can learn and earn on the job. 

Have Peace of Mind

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Excellent health, dental, and vision insurance, disability insurance, employee assistance program, and paid time off. Medical and childcare reimbursement plans available, as well as paid parental leave. 

Give Back

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Feel good through community involvement, educational outreach, and paid volunteer time off. Our employees have contributed over 1,000 hours of volunteer time to their communities.

Take Time Off

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Paid vacation and holidays means it’s time to relax, book a trip, or spend time with family and friends. We provide two more paid days off than the industry average.

Financial Wellbeing

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Save thousands on your student loans by refinancing with SoFi.

Work Flexibility

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With flexible work schedules and over 35 office locations in the Upper Midwest, Southeast, and Southwest, choose the path that’s right for you.

Company Collaboration

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Our affinity groups such as the women’s and military groups, along with our Thought Leadership groups, influence company decisions.

Supporting every stage in your career

Bolton & Menk encourages many types of professional growth to provide our employees with fulfilling careers. Whether an employee is interested in direct leadership, building networks, learning new skills, or company collaboration, we can offer something to support every stage of a person’s career path.


Named one of the very best workplaces in the States of Minnesota and Iowa! We’re proud to rank in the Top 50 on the list, and even prouder that we were voted in by our own employees.