We promote an environment where people and projects succeed.

Our Values

Our corporate values guide our founders and our employees on a day-to-day basis, reflecting our core beliefs and leading the way to our success.

Merjent stands apart from other consulting firms in many ways, but a key difference is our firm’s commitment to a set of core values that guide us in how we run our company and how we work with each other and our clients.

it’s how we operate

Opportunity

We provide all employees with the opportunity to participate in corporate strategic planning, business processes, and business development. Our entrepreneurial culture empowers each professional to pursue new business opportunities and explore new or innovative ways to serve our clients. We encourage professional growth in areas that improve client service. We support staff in their efforts to learn and grow so that they can pursue their own career paths.

Openness

Merjent management is committed to maintaining transparency and openness in business processes and strategic plans throughout all levels of the organization—shareholders, board of directors, management, project teams, and committees. As a company we promote open communication and the timely sharing of information.

Innovation

We are committed to innovation and continuous improvement, both to create value for our clients and to enable our people to achieve their full potential. Our employees are creative, think outside of the box, and have the technical insight needed to resolve problems to meet challenges head-on. We openly incorporate lessons learned to improve all aspects of our business.

Sustainability

We operate in ways that create employee value and lead to the development of long-term clients. Our founders established a business model that has carried us through market fluctuations, regulatory changes, and constantly evolving industries. They continue to seek sustainable outcomes and work to ensure stability and long-term viability for our company. Our strategies always consider ways to foster corporate culture, benefit our local communities, and reduce our corporate impact on the natural environment.

it’s how we work together

Teamwork

Working together is an important part of our company culture. We support the development of expert teams that meet client needs within specific sectors and service areas. However, our unique organizational structure enables us to collaborate freely, share knowledge and experience across teams, and draw upon all internal expertise to benefit our clients and help their projects succeed.

Work Ethic

We bring value to our clients and each other through a strong work ethic. From the CEO to our interns, our employees are hard-working, self-motivated, and determined to do their best work as efficiently as possible.

Good Attitude

Positive people see challenges and look for solutions while negative people see obstacles and give up. Each team member’s positive attitude contributes to our success — making it easier to communicate, explore options, provide and receive constructive feedback, and generally enjoy our workdays.

it’s what we stand for

Integrity

We expect personal integrity, honesty, and ethical behavior from all our employees. Period.

Quality

We pride ourselves on attention to detail and the quality of our professional services and deliverables. Our team members maintain certifications and training, stay current with best practices, and keep informed and up-to-date on changes in regulations. Merjent’s internal quality program ensures that the documents we prepare are clear, accurate, and consistent. All aspects of a project or service, from staffing to cost controls and schedule, are carefully considered, tracked, and managed.

Safety, Health, Wellness, and Wellbeing

Safety is a big part of Merjent culture—we truly care about the welfare of our colleagues, sub-consultants, clients, communities, and the environment. Our internal safety program meets or exceeds the highest industry standards and we are very proud to have been selected by Environmental Health & Safety Today magazine as one of “America’s Safest Companies.”

We have also implemented many supportive and innovative measures to promote employee health, wellness, and wellbeing. From ergonomic “standing” and “walking” work stations to a healthy snacks program and telecommuting options, we have been recognized for our efforts through multiple workplace effectiveness and flexibility awards, including the Alfred P. Sloan Award, When Work Works Award, and the Star Tribune’s 150 Top Workplaces award.

Interested in joining the Merjent team? Visit our Careers page for details.

Photo: This custom artwork displays the Merjent corporate values in our Minneapolis office.