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Kansas City, MO
5001 to 10000 employees
1898
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

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    Pros

    Great people, great retirement, great atmosphere

    Cons

    interoffice working and overseas work is difficult to maintain

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Burns & McDonnell Interviews

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    Entry Level Civil Engineer Interview

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    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Burns & McDonnell.

    Interview

    After completing an online interview, I was invited to visit the local office. I gave a 15-20 minute presentation to a group of managers, and then participated in two additional interviews. The interview process was very informal and welcoming. The questions were really focused on getting to know my personality and understanding what I want to get out of my career. After the interviews, I went out for lunch with two current employees. Overall, the experience was great. The environment and culture was truly exciting, and the employees were very passionate about their work.

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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.

    —30+ days ago
    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.

    —30+ days ago
    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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