Burns & McDonnell Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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Pros
  • Great company - employee ownership, profit sharing, collaborative environment (in 12 reviews)

  • Like that the company is 100% Employee Owned (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Horrible work/life balance if you plan on meeting schedules (in 6 reviews)

  • A few of the upper management have huge egos which can be frustrating at time (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Engineers know everything.

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Burns & McDonnell as a contractor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Respected name, good learning environment.

    Cons

    Compensation, 401k, Progress based on time with the company.

  2. Company Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Burns & McDonnell

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    the company is great to work for

    Cons

    Experiences might be different depending on team members, supervisors you work for

  3. End user support

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    Current Employee - End User Support in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - End User Support in Kansas City, MO

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

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for if you would like to be some where to retire. Easy IT work but not really cutting edge. Old school mentality. Even with low pay they do offer a huge bonus at the end of the year.

    Cons

    Management is severely lacking leadership abilities. Employees do what ever they want to do without consequences. Management creates a negative atmosphere that pits employees against each other. Watched to many good IT workers walk out in 4 months of working here.

    Advice to Management

    no point. no one cares or listens.

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  5. Best Place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Burns & McDonnell full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Challenging, once-in-a-lifetime projects, good camaraderie, above market salary, amazing benefits!

    Cons

    more conservative than most companies, poor representation of minorities especially at the executive level, slow in pursuing international projects/ventures.

  6. This is a great place to work. I am in a contract slot here, and I find everyone very helpful.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Burns & McDonnell

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Very good IT resources.

    Cons

    Procedurally BMcD is a bit weak. Not much in the way of "written" procedures.

    Advice to Management

    Expend a more to document work procedures and work flows.

  7. Worked in the Substation Department doing both protection and control design as well as physical design.

    Former Employee - Assistant Electrical Engineer in Wallingford, CT
    Former Employee - Assistant Electrical Engineer in Wallingford, CT

    I worked at Burns & McDonnell

    Pros

    Burns and Mac has a very family like feel. They really care about their employees and are compensated very well.

    Cons

    Work with a younger team that lacked drive and management. The work was put on a select few while others seemed to get away with doing nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Need to have more management and control of employees.

  8. Excellent company to work with.

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    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Burns & McDonnell full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There are really many good things about them.

    Cons

    Nothing to mention, every thing is very professional.

    Advice to Management

    They are good

  9. Helpful (2)

    Dissatisfied with upper management and lack information dissemination to subordinates

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    Current Employee - Project Controls Manager in Mont Belvieu, TX
    Current Employee - Project Controls Manager in Mont Belvieu, TX

    I have been working at Burns & McDonnell full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Employee Owned
    Performs EPCM type of projects

    Cons

    Growing to quickly
    Performing large projects with small project mentality

  10. Helpful (2)

    The company overall gets a 5...the groups I work with...1.

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    Current Employee - Non-engineer
    Current Employee - Non-engineer

    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

    Awesome benefits
    Excellent senior management for the company overall, especially the CEO
    Very supportive of technical training opportunities, conferences, etc.

    Cons

    Get everything in writing especially when dealing with HR (but nobody will put things in writing anyway
    If you're single/no kids, be prepared to travel or have long term field assignments. "Great opportunity..."
    Sometimes it seems like we've drank our own blue kool-aid just a bit too much and need to tone it down a bit

    Advice to Management

    When you encourage people to come talk to you, actually listen.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Burns & McDonnell Review

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    Current Employee - Project Control Specialist
    Current Employee - Project Control Specialist

    I have been working at Burns & McDonnell full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    End of the year bonus, ESOP

    Cons

    Lack of communication to field employees, low hourly wages, low raises at the end of the year, and the evaluation process in my department is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better with employees on expectations. Pay your people better and follow through on promises made through the interview process.

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