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Kansas City, MO
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
Architectural & Engineering 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

Burns & McDonnell Reviews

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Ray Kowalik
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    "New Employee Owner with 4 months experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Controls Specialist in Conshohocken, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Controls Specialist in Conshohocken, PA
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Burns & McDonnell full-time


    Some great benefits, much better than my last employer. Compensation is a little convoluted, I actually took less base pay, but make much more with bonuses. Additionally, there is also an employee stock ownership program. They give me the resources I need to succeed in my position. My previous employer refused to upgrade my computer even though it would repeatedly crash and make me unproductive.


    My workload is less than I had envisioned when I joined, but I do not expect that to be the norm. The industry is cyclical, I've had slow times before, and I will be wishing for them when it gets busy. I wish the work schedule was a little more flexible also. I work 5-8's now, I used to work a half day Friday, or would work a full Friday and get the next Friday off.

    Advice to Management

    A more flexible work schedule would be nice. Either a flex 80 schedule or a 4-9's and a 4 schedule would allow for more time at home to do chores or run errands, which allow more quality time with family.

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Burns & McDonnell Interviews



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    Construction Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through college or university. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Burns & McDonnell in February 2015.


    Two interviews:

    October: In-person 30 minute interview on campus following our career fair - this was fairly general and the interviewer was not part of the group that I wanted to intern with.

    February: a 30+ minute phone interview with the CDB office manager and my internship mentor that was specific for the location and type of internship that I wanted

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Burns & McDonnell Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2013
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2014
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