What is it like to work at MRE?

It’s one thing to read about a company and their values. It’s another to know if your strengths align with their business model, and if the company’s culture is a fit for you. MRE takes hiring seriously, so if you apply for a job with us, be prepared to explore your work style and personal goals as we go through the process of filling out our team, and fulfilling your career dreams.

Andrew’s life changed when his wife was offered a tremendous opportunity in the Netherlands. For him, there was no doubt that they should move, however, what this meant for him was unclear. When he approached MRE leadership, they were fully supportive and worked with him to define a role for his temporary relocation. It’s been four months, and his lifestyle now includes cycling through the Dutch countryside, traveling through Europe, while still contributing to MRE engagements and progressing his own career. According to Andrew, “MRE did not hesitate to support me. They have gone above and beyond to live by their ‘service’ philosophy. This has enabled me to make decisions that are best for my family without worrying about compromising my career.”

Andrew Hounsel
Sr. Consultant

Megan Moreno, recently promoted Senior Manager, originally started with MRE as a Consulting Intern more than 10 years ago. Since joining, she has become a leader in the office, spearheading new programs and inspiring others along the way. In 2011, she and a co-worker started the Young Professionals (YP) program, which has continued to thrive under new leaders who have carried the torch. In 2015, she and Britney Chiappinelli developed a business case to formalize continuous learning by leveraging Udemy, which was then primarily a consumer-focused online learning platform. Today, a tailored Udemy curriculum is built into every role as well as into the Career Advising Program.

Megan Moreno
Sr. Manager
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We don't hire assholes. When recruiting, we look for people who are respectful and supportive of different perspectives. Every new hire at MRE, including interns, has a culture-fit interview with a senior employee. The goal is two-fold – to assess whether the candidate is a cultural fit, but also, to start communicating company values immediately.

Dru Neikirk

Co-Founder & Vice President

Our Culture

Since first opening our doors in 1994, we have been committed to a culture of intellectual curiosity, collaboration, and results-driven execution. We build teams that adapt and grow together, bringing the best to bear from each of their backgrounds.

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We are a Houston Business Journal Best Places to Work

We are honored – and thrilled – to be recognized by this program. We are pleased to foster a culture and work environment where people feel valued and supported, and above all, where individuals enjoy what they do every day.

Our Values

MRE employees work to the highest standards on behalf of our clients. This is the key to our exceptional reputation in the industry. We are inclusive, support each other’s goals, value each other’s input, and enjoy each other’s company. We work hard together, often play hard together, and approach the future with positivity, trusting that when you make enduring decisions with integrity, results will follow.


We start with the customer and their objectives.


We earn trust by keeping our word and acting in good faith.


We have a personal stake in the success of MRE and our clients and make enduring decisions.

Teams and Individual

We work smarter together, leveraging each person’s perspectives.

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Professional Development

Hit the ball out of the park with the MRE team. We promote individual development, professionally and personally, while bringing people together in teams. Learn more about our employee programs.

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