Our Culture

Putting Our Employees First

At ESCO, our Shareholders ask, “what can we do for our employees?” not, “what can our employees do for us?” By putting the needs of our employees first, our clients are met with a happy, safe, and highly skilled staff, with all the training and equipment necessary to do the best job possible.

Relaxed Atmosphere

When you work as hard as we do, you need to relax every once in a while. Studies have shown that an employee who takes a couple breaks during their workday is healthier, happier, and much more focused. We supply stress-breakers like Ping-Pong tables, video games, and a fitness center.

We also want our employees to be comfortable, believing comfort level affects their attitude and productivity. That’s why you won’t see the usual khaki pants and polo shirts on a typical day at ESCO. Unless onsite where fire resistant (FR) clothing is required to comply with NFPA standards, our employees are allowed to dress appropriately casual.

Never a Dull Moment

ESCO Group is known to throw a great party! Each year we have various events for our employees to attend after working hours. Below are just a few of the events we offer:


Annual Holiday Party

Get on your formal attire for this one, or come in jeans, everyone is welcome! We gather at a delightful location in downtown Cedar Rapids for dancing, dining, and some very funny ESCO Family Feud.


Family Night at the Ballpark

For a family-friendly event, ESCO reserves a private area at the Kernels Stadium for employees and their families. With complimentary food and a great game, everyone has a good time!


Employee Pancake breakfast & golf outing

We kick off our United Way campaign in Marion with Ray Brown, CEO, serving a pancake breakfast to the employees, followed by an afternoon at a local golf course. With door prizes and gift certificates, every employee wins!

Where All the Cool Kids Work

Employee Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it! Hear what some of our employees have to say about their experiences at ESCO:


Project Manager

“I think ESCO is a great place to work because they feel our families are important and they allow us a lot of flexibility with our time and our schedules so we can be with our families.”


Accounting Manager

“I like working at ESCO because I feel like the leaders really care about the employees.”


Project Manager

“ESCO is a cool place to work because we have flexible hours. It’s also pretty cool because of the facilities we have here - we have a ping pong table, an exercise room, and a Wii.”