Burns & McDonnell Reviews

Updated May 6, 2021

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Pros
  • "Great benefits, great work environment, employee ownership is a plus, and everyone is treated the same regardless of position(in 48 reviews)

  • "The benefits are also great since Burns & McDonnell is employee-owned(in 36 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "High expectations can make work/life balance difficult to achieve(in 66 reviews)

  • "Long hours are sometimes required(in 43 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Employee Ownership Drives Sucess

      May 6, 2021 - Assistant Environmental Engineer in Bloomington, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Opportunities to learn on great projects Key infrastructure for building successful teams

      Cons

      Billable hours can burn people out if team is not staffed efficiently, like all consulting gigs

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Company ESOP is Awesome

      May 4, 2021 - Civil Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Employee stock and option plan Bonus

      Cons

      Low PTO to start but it goes up over time.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Overall Positive

      May 4, 2021 - Project Controls in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The ESOP creates a shared goal that drives employee cooperation/culture.

      Cons

      Work life balance doesn't exist.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Company

      Apr 19, 2021 - Mechanical Engineer in Denver, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Burns & Mac is a large company so each individual's experience depends on the group they are in. Overall, this company has trustworthy management and an incredible culture. ESOP structure sets up employees for retirement very well.

      Cons

      Base salaries seem to be lower than industry standard but end-of-the-year bonuses make up for this.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Long, strange trip

      Mar 23, 2021 - Section Manager in Kansas City, MO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      BMcD is 100% employee owned; it's a really fair model because every full-time employee is a shareholder. Great opportunities for motivated, smart individuals.

      Cons

      This work environment is challenging and demanding. Not a great work-life balance for those who want to advance their careers significantly. There's an extremely competitive undercurrent between the core practice areas, and even between regional offices. Lower-level employees may not notice this as much, but at a certain point the scales fall from your eyes. Though they've made some attempts at strengthening the diversity program, BMcD still has some diversity challenges. Fair compensation and advancement for minorities was still an issue when I left in 2019.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Benefits

      Apr 27, 2021 - Detailer in Denver, CO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits, bonus pool, and employee stock options

      Cons

      Not very personable. Quite and boring place to work.

      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

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      May 6, 2021 - CAD Technician 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Community and volunteer opportunities, compensation and benefits, flexible scheduling

      Cons

      lack of communication, lack of training, lack of work

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Fun young company

      Apr 23, 2021 - Assistant Civil Engineer in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People you work with make the company what it is

      Cons

      Internal communication or coordination issues at times

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      Apr 25, 2021 - Call Center Representative in McDonough, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lofe it great company to work for

      Cons

      Discount structure is really poo

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good Place to Work

      Apr 22, 2021 - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Retirement Benefits and Good People to Work With

      Cons

      Can't think of any bad things to say

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