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"If you like consulting engineer, top company in the industry"

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Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Burns & McDonnell full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Employee stock plan if you last long enough to fully vest. Company growing. Better for experienced people rather than new grads. Offices are different in each city....some better than others. Diverse practice areas offer variety and ability to learn different industries.

Cons

Everyone too busy to mentor. Asked to take on work without appropriate training. Work cyclical and fear of layoffs too often. Vesting period too long and too much compensation is back end loaded.

Advice to Management

Provide better mentoring and training.

Other Employee Reviews for Burns & McDonnell

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Intern program"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electrical Summer Intern in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Electrical Summer Intern in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great variety of work
    Nice Headquarters
    Nice events for interns

    Cons

    Felt lost in the shuffle
    Didn't have enough work for me to do to keep me busy
    Didn't feel challenged
    Program seemed unorganized
    Didn't feel like this is a place where I would be appreciated

    Advice to Management

    Maybe scale back the intern program or make it more selective?


  2. "Burns McDonnell"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very professional. Diverse exciting opportunities across any AEC discipline and business unit. Sharing of people across those lines to help with swings. Both Defense and Civil work. Well respected firm. Great clients.

    Cons

    Politics can get in the way of being a great firm with the competition for bonuses and competition between business units. Sometimes they can even be competing for the same clients and projects. Like any firm, politics and internal completion can negatively affect one's equity stake. Some of the lower engineering and design positions are put through grueling expectations to work a lot of hours. I knew many that had no balance in life as work consumed them.


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