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Burns & McDonnell Reviews

Updated June 19, 2018
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Pros
  • "highly profitable company with a long track record of success, employee ownership so everyone truly shares in the profits" (in 33 reviews)

  • "ESOP is great and so is the work environment" (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance can be challenging at times" (in 36 reviews)

  • "Expect long hours and poor work-life balance" (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Burns & McDonnell full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best ESOP company out.. Well overall compensation

    Cons

    Slow at hiring new staff, long process. PTO good not great


  2. "Procurement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Burns & McDonnell full-time

    Pros

    good benefits, management, year end bonus

    Cons

    low pay, no advancement, no training

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Politics and Good Ole Boys Club"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Burns & McDonnell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn
    Fresh from school you can be put in positions to learn a lot if you are willing to travel
    ESOP

    Cons

    Once you reach a certain level it become completely political
    They dangle your bonus in front of you considering it is most of your salary
    Low salaries
    Benefits are terrible with no perks, why they are plummeting off the list of top 100 places to work

    Advice to Management

    Start treating employees as human beings not just pieces of a chess game. Stop being the old school good old boys network and give people a chance.


  4. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Burns & McDonnell full-time

    Pros

    great bonuses at the end of the year

    Cons

    work life balance is difficult


  5. "Service Desk / End User Support"

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    Current Employee - Service Desk End User Support in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Service Desk End User Support in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Burns & McDonnell full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not a hard job, no micro managing

    Cons

    boring, IT workflows an ever evolving and improving project

    Advice to Management

    desperately need a section manager


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Great for retirement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Burns & McDonnell full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    ESOP grows quickly no matter how high up in the company you are, the rest of the benefits seem alright

    Cons

    Salary is below average and the rest of your compensation is tied up in year end bonus and ESOP (which you don't get to touch until retirement), this compensation structure is used to force long hours

    Advice to Management

    Actually invest in your employees, don't have your CEO ridicule the employees because the company fell in the "Best Places to Work" ranking, allow reviews to go both ways instead of just from managers on their subordinates


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great for your average Joe"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Burns & McDonnell full-time

    Pros

    Great healthcare, gives back to the community A LOT

    Cons

    Flat organization, hard for a woman to advance

    Advice to Management

    Diversity

  8. "Employer Review"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Burns & McDonnell full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stock ownership program is a plus.
    Employee-owned culture.

    Cons

    Expectations increase because of employee ownership
    Few opportunities for advancement
    Little pay increase from year to year

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company - poor management."

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    Former Employee - Project Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Assistant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Burns & McDonnell full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people in other departments.

    Cons

    People are so focus on themselves they don't care about new employees or contingent workers. Sad.

    Advice to Management

    Company would grow more if you gave proper training to new employees.


  10. "Overall Pretty good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Burns & McDonnell full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cool projects to work on

    Cons

    Live to work mentality IMO


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