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Kansas City, MO (US)
5001 to 10000 employees
1898
Company - Private
Architectural & Engineering Services
$2 to $5 billion (AUD) 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

  • "Great Place to Work Overall!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Civil Engineer
    Current Employee - Staff Civil Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with great benefits. Culture is great and coworkers are friendly and helpful on any project. Rarely are you denied assistance from someone else on a project.

    Cons

    Vertical growth is quite slow. You can do all the extra work there but the climb up is not rapid at all.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to employees more to understand what they want to do with their career. Provide the training to help them succeed. Dont compare employees. Everyone is not the same, people learn and operate differently.

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Burns & McDonnell Interviews

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    Construction Interview

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    Interview Questions

    • What sets you apart from other applicants? - and they really wanted to know, it wasn't just a question on their list.   Answer Question
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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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