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Intern program

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Former Employee - Electrical Summer Intern  in  Kansas City, KS
Former Employee - Electrical Summer Intern in Kansas City, KS

I worked at Burns & McDonnell full-time for less than a year

Pros

Great variety of work
Nice Headquarters
Nice events for interns

Cons

Felt lost in the shuffle
Didn't have enough work for me to do to keep me busy
Didn't feel challenged
Program seemed unorganized
Didn't feel like this is a place where I would be appreciated

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Maybe scale back the intern program or make it more selective?

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Project Controls  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Project Controls in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Burns & McDonnell as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, Some Team Building, Organized approach

    Cons

    Too much time focused on differences of 'Employee vs. Contractor' relationships. They actually have badges that have the "E" and the "C" on it to separate. It's like wearing a yellow star in 1930's European society.
    Upper management focuses on obtaining younger people to have them work for next to nothing and have the older experienced people used as contractors and discarded for sake of the bottom line.
    Management has been enslaved by the ESOP. They are willing to sacrifice putting their best effort for maintaining the bottom line.
    Management is slow to recognize talent. Older employees do not mentor but protect their turf by not sharing information on a timely basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the effort to have the employee/contractor relationships in the company more seamless

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Burns McDonnell

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Burns & McDonnell full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very professional. Diverse exciting opportunities across any AEC discipline and business unit. Sharing of people across those lines to help with swings. Both Defense and Civil work. Well respected firm. Great clients.

    Cons

    Politics can get in the way of being a great firm with the competition for bonuses and competition between business units. Sometimes they can even be competing for the same clients and projects. Like any firm, politics and internal completion can negatively affect one's equity stake. Some of the lower engineering and design positions are put through grueling expectations to work a lot of hours. I knew many that had no balance in life as work consumed them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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