Burns & McDonnell
3.4 of 5 99 reviews
www.burnsmcd.com Kansas City, MO 1000 to 5000 Employees

Burns & McDonnell Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 31, 2014
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Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at Burns & McDonnell

Interview Details – Good process. But needed to ask for an interview due to others offers. They accommodated and got me in.

Interview Question – Name a conflict and how you handled it.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiations

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Assistant Mechanical Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Kansas City, MO

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Burns & McDonnell in March 2013.

Interview Details – Attended career fair, selected for an on campus interview. Recieved a follow up interview onsite at the World Headquarters building in KC.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Construction Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Burns & McDonnell.

Interview Details – Was referred to a college recruiter through a company contact, short pre-interview asking about college extracurriculars, grades, career aspirations, etc. Recruiter informed me about possible job placement, was contacted later by hiring manager for a full interview. Took an hour, went over quite a bit. Nothing too strenuous or really head-scratching, just a lot of behavioral questions.

Interview Question – What is the best book you've read recently?   View Answer

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Engineering Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Burns & McDonnell.

Interview Details – I met them at the career fair, and was invited back for a interview and info session.

Interview Question – Tell us a time when you didn't get a long with a team member and what was the result   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

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Assistant Electrical Engineer Interview

Assistant Electrical Engineer

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Burns & McDonnell in December 2013.

Interview Details – I received a phone call to set up a phone interview with a HR representative. This phone interview was nothing to strenuous. Basically expect the typical HR questions that allow them to gauge your interests and where you would like to be within the company. Following this interview, I was contacted by a group with a location that they believed fit me the best. An on-site interview was scheduled. This interview wasn't so typical. First, you go out to lunch with a couple of younger guys to essentially break the ice. Following this, you give a presentation on yourself and how your past experiences apply to the position. Lastly, you are asked several questions in regards to your resume - again, nothing too strenuous. Overall an easy interview process if you can get over giving a presentation.

Interview Question – There weren't any really difficult questions.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Intern Interview

Intern
Columbia, MO

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Burns & McDonnell in September 2012.

Interview Details – On campus interview. Then a phone interview or a possible in person interview. A presentation is required for full time employment.

Interview Question – Most difficult project you have worked on.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They sent a letter containing my hourly wage. It could have possibly been negotiated but as an intern I didn't know if I should.

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Environmental Scientist/Geologist Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Downers Grove, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Burns & McDonnell in November 2013.

Interview Details – Three round interview, beginning with a very formulaic and predictable interview with a Human Resources representative in Kansas City (headquarters). Second was a phone interview with the project team, all mid to upper-level professionals in my field. Questions were mostly regarding my qualifications, knowledge of relevant subject matter, and my expectations for the position. Third was an in-person interview with four separate groups of people, including a mixed-level group of engineers who clearly were at a loss for productive questions and upper level management. I did not meet any members of the project team from my second interview, and the process seemed disorganized.

Interview Question – What are your expectations for the environmental consulting industry in general? What do entry level people do?   View Answer

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

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Project Assistant Interview

Project Assistant
Kansas City, MO

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Burns & McDonnell.

Interview Details – Very comfortable, conversation-type interview.

Interview Question – Why should we hire you over someone else?   Answer Question

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No Offer

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Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Lincoln, NE

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Burns & McDonnell in October 2013.

Interview Details – On campus interview. Interviewers are very enthusiastic and say nothing but positive things during the interview. They ask about leadership and experience.

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected, but you've got to show them some experience and answer the typical gamut of interview questions competently.   Answer Question

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Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Assistant Electrical Engineer Interview

Assistant Electrical Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Burns & McDonnell in October 2013.

Interview Details – First interview was on campus and the recruiter asked a list of HR type questions. Second interview was at Burns & McDonnell with the VP for the division. I gave a 10 minute presentation to him and then we precede to talk about the usual question. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What kind of work do you want to do here? etc. They didn't ask anything real technical.

Interview Question – How do you feel about managment?   View Answer

Reason for Declining – I choose to take a job with another smaller firm. I felt that with the smaller firm you really get to know everyone and it is a little more relaxed. On a side note after I declined, the HR representative sent me a rather rude and unprofessional email. I did wait to inform them till the last day on their offer, however this is no excuse. I would not recommend working here.

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