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Burns & McDonnell Overview

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Headquarters Kansas City, MO
Size 5001 to 10000 Employees
Founded 1898
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Bechtel Jacobs, Black & Veatch, HNTB Companies
At Burns & McDonnell, we believe in the power of an entrepreneurial dream. It’s how we began, in 1898, when Clinton Burns and Robert McDonnell opened a consulting engineering firm. Today, we're a full-service engineering, architecture ... More

Mission: Making our Clients Successful: The company secured its first major client in 1900 and inched into the black with net earnings of 13 cents after three years in business. That was just the beginning. By the time the firm reached the 50-year milestone in 1948, it had completed ... More

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Burns & McDonnell President and CEO Greg M. Graves
Greg M. Graves
125 Ratings
  • Great Company

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    Current Employee - Associate Civil Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Associate Civil Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Positive Outlook

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


    Great place for someone willing to work hard that wants a rewarding and challenging career.


    Can be slow to hire staff as the company is a bit conservative.

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    Assistant Electrical Engineer Interview

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    No Offer
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    Easy Interview


    The interview I had was on-site. Before I interviewed, I went to lunch with a couple of recent graduates as kind of an ice breaker. The interview itself wasn't too bad. I gave a presentation to three managers, and they asked me questions on it afterward

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Company Updates

  • When it comes to Client Satisfaction, just how well are Engineer-Procure-Construct (EPC) firms across the nation serving their clients? Survey says: Burns & McDonnell earns a top spot, especially our ability to provide excellent value! Senior Vice President, Rick Halil, explains why this ranking is so important to Burns & McDonnell.

    EPC Firms Ranked on Client Satisfaction: Burns & McDonnell Comes Out on Top

    For power generation clients looking for a single responsible entity to provide an on-time and on-budget project delivery, the engineer-procure-construct (EPC) method continues to gain ground. Clients are increasingly taking advantage of the benefits of EPC delivery. But just how well are EPC firms across the nation serving their clients?

  • While there is a progressive focus on women in #STEM, it is increasingly difficult to engage women and girls in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. The Burns & McDonnell Career Team explains the imbalance and how we can even the scale.

    Why Women are Leaving STEM Careers and What We Can Do to Change It

    Despite an increasing focus, it's still hard work to get girls and young women engaged in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Girls lose interest in STEM topics at every educational stage. But the hard-fought battle doesn't end once a woman earns a STEM degree and begins her career.

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  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2014
  • Best Places To Work in Kansas City (Large Company Category), Kansas City Business Journal, 2014
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