How We Work
What we do. Our goal is to fill business advisory and service needs that aren’t being met elsewhere. The service we provide may be unique, it might be focused on underserved sectors, or it may not be readily available in certain areas. But regardless of the service line (Interim/Outsource accounting/business advice, People Solutions, and Recruiting, or Grants) our mission is to fill real, unmet business needs.
Hire talent, teach knowledge. Since we focus on filling advisory and service needs that don’t always fit into neat boxes, we look for people with the core technical competencies plus things you can’t teach, like a service focus and project management skills. The rest we provide with in-house training, mentoring, and outside continuing professional education. You bring the talent and drive, we’ll help with the rest.
Opportunity and growth. Morrison has experienced significant growth and is continuing to expand in both size and services, creating opportunities for advancement, including to principal. Our flat hierarchy combines support and training with a good dose of personal autonomy, creating a collaborative and engaged atmosphere that nurtures professional growth like few other organizations. And if you have an interest in the community or professional organizations, we can usually help by giving you the time you need and help with expenses. Morrison team members are involved in Rotary, Exchange Club, Jesus Center (aid to the homeless and the hungry), Chamber of Commerce, and more professional organizations than we can count.
We know you have a life, and we approve. Many professional firms are tough places to work, with tons of hours and travel. We have our busy stretches, no question, but we work to make those the exception rather than the rule. And we will turn down projects that require extensive travel. In 2017, no team member spent more than five nights away due to client work, plus a few for training or conferences. Many didn’t travel at all.
Our service approach is timeless. Colossians 3:23 says it best: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” From clients with revenues in the billions to the newest start-up, there is no unimportant work.
Fun Stuff, Compensation, and Extras
Your family is important to you, which makes them important to us. We invite family to events including company parties and picnics, Chico Heat games, community events, and about any other excuse we can think of. We want to get to know each other and have a little fun.
Your cell phone bill – we got it. Years ago we paid team members’ cell phone bills to encourage smart phone connectivity. It turns out people liked it, so we decided not to stop even though smart phone ownership is pretty much universal. People still like it, so we still do it.
MoCo meals. Every Morrison (MoCo) team member may take another to any meal once a month on our dime, spouses included if you wish. This has been a great way to build teamwork and friendships.
MoCo trivia. Most weekly team meetings include a round of MoCo trivia (Who was our first recruiting client? Where did Camille serve in the Peace Corps? What's Geoff's favorite football team?). Winners get a gift card and bragging rights for a week.
Candy, Playdough, and Legos. What meeting room would be complete without candy bowls, Legos, Playdough, and other fun stuff? Not ours, apparently.
And yes, we pay you too. Talk to us about details and vesting but along with a competitive wage our compensation includes medical insurance, 15 days PTO (paid time off) annually, a 401(k) plan with a 3% safe harbor contribution (which means you don’t have to make a match, we just contribute it), an annual bonus plan, and more.
Please note that Morrison does not recruit from client personnel (click here for details).