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Burns & McDonnell Overview

Kansas City, MO
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
Business Services
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Bechtel Jacobs, Black & Veatch, HNTB
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 ... Read 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 ... Read more

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Ray Kowalik
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    "Unique ownership culture"

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    Former Employee - Structural Engineer in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Structural Engineer in Downers Grove, IL
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    I worked at Burns & McDonnell full-time (More than 5 years)


    Unique culture and team oriented environment made for great relationships with peers at work. Excellent retirement savings and bonus pay potential.


    Employees are dedicated, however the expectation to work long hours can eventually wear on someone and restrict work-life balance. At the time I left, that was a big part of the decision.

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Burns & McDonnell Interviews



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    Public Relations Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
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    Easy Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Burns & McDonnell (Boston, MA).


    Got contacted through a recruiter for this position. Recruiter set up a phone interview with the hiring manager. The hiring manager never called in, and I ended up having to listen to conference line hold music for 15 minutes before deciding to disconnect. This happened twice.

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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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Burns & McDonnell Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For, 2017
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune Magazine, 2016, 2016
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