Burns & McDonnell Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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Burns & McDonnell President and CEO Greg M. Graves
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Pros
  • Their employee-ownership format offers an opportunity for associates to become owners, and not just be "employees" (in 12 reviews)

  • Employee owned with a stock-plan (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can use improvement (in 6 reviews)

  • Sometimes it's hard to get your ideas heard in upper management (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Burns & McDonnell

    Pros

    Great experience working with very knowledgable people. The projects were meaningful and the program was very well organized. Overall a great experience.

    Cons

    Wish I could have engaged more with full-time employees.


  2. ESOP is a great benefit

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Electrical Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Staff Electrical Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Burns & McDonnell full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great compensation - Easy promotion especially in regional offices - Great benefits - Excellent company to work for

    Cons

    - Long hours - Company expects you to donate an hour of working time


  3. Projec Msnagement

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Burns & McDonnell (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment! Fun people

    Cons

    Too many layer of management.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication and information sharing.


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  5. One of the fortunate few

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Burns & McDonnell full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent ESOP and 401k! Both are a great benefit if you stay here for your career! If you have the drive and show initiative you can get to where you want to be as long as you are persistent and patient.

    Cons

    Dress code during the fall and winter for the corporate office require a shirt and tie. Sometimes change is slow because of the size and age of the company. That can be a pro or con depending on your perspective.

    Advice to Management

    The only risky thing we can do is to do things the way we have alwYs done them. If we remain the same, we will never grow, and eventually, we will become obsolete. Change moves us forward.


  6. Procurement Specialist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Burns & McDonnell

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work culture, good people, very team oriented. Many global practices so it does not solely rely on oil/gas industry.

    Cons

    Low income, mid size firm. Advancements may take a little longer than expected for entry level. Most projects are based in KC.

    Advice to Management

    Great managements, do not micromanage. Allow employees to work independently on their projects. Very welcoming when help is needed.


  7. Electrical Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Dayton, TX
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Dayton, TX

    I worked at Burns & McDonnell (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A very good company to work for and they have a very diverse engineering professionalism in many different engineering capacities and disciplines. The company is based upon an entire employee ownership that encourages employee greater contributions to the success of their projects.

    Cons

    Currently insufficient work to continue with contract or contingent workforce which unfortunately accelerated my being laid off.


  8. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Burns & McDonnell

    Pros

    Employee ownership for direct employees. Good and professional working environment, challenging projects.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not that great


  9. Marketing

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Burns & McDonnell

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ESOP and retirement match are fantastic. Positive reputation in the Kansas City market. Strong foundation work that supports STEM initiatives

    Cons

    Do not promote from within. Lack of communication from management. Sexism, ageism and racism are still issues at this company. No senior leadership or executive board members are female or minority. Terrible PTO policies and unrealistic expectations for workload. Very bureaucratic culture.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers to be supportive of your employees in meaningful ways. Promote and recruit a more diverse workforce. All marketing staff should not be female.


  10. Best place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Section Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Section Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Burns & McDonnell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with, given the ability to do your job without someone from upper management looking over your shoulder

    Cons

    A lot of people don't understand what BMcD is all about, however once you work there for a few years and you see what your retirement fund grows into you cant or wont to work anywhere else

    Advice to Management

    We need to continue to set up our new and younger EO up for success. But at the same time we cannot forget about those that helped build BMcD into what it is today


  11. project management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Burns & McDonnell full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company for resume building generally nice people that work at company good premise with employee ownership

    Cons

    Company grew way to fast and have managers that dont know how to manage and worry about replying to all to make people look bad and them good instead of actually solving problems. No training program and management doesnt truly care about your growth HR just has you fill out the paper work and review for 15 min a year with management Management cant figure out how to staff and to keep there people up to date on what they will be working on or where in the United States they will be. Bonus structure is a horse with a carrot on a string. The big bonuses wont come they do that to keep your salary low A lot of back stabbing. People will stump you to make them look just a little better to there boss for bonuses even though it wont matter

    Advice to Management

    Look in the mirror and understand how you would like to be treated dont grow to fast you dont have good procedures in place on how to manage currently



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