Burns & McDonnell Employee Reviews

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A Challenging and rewarding company
Electrical Engineer (Former Employee) –  Chesterfield, MOSeptember 6, 2016
Burns and McDonnell is not a easy company to work for. The projects are challenging and will test you but the talent there we help you along the way. Good company, good rewards.
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Great Place to Work
Project Assistant (Former Employee) –  Akron, OHAugust 22, 2016
Overall, I enjoyed working at Burns & Mac in their Akron, OH office. Everyone worked well together, and it was a fun and upbeat place to work for the most part. In my opinion, the managers were experienced and easy to work with and knew how to get things done.

The only downside was no benefits and no PTO since I worked there through a temp agency. Also, while everyone there was a hard worker, some people were overworked and it was sometimes hard to keep work at work.

All in all, I really enjoyed working there and was sad to leave. I'd definitely work for Burns & Mac again given the opportunity.
Pros
Competent co-workers, opportunities to learn new skills, easy-going environment
Cons
Sometimes heavy work load, sometimes tedious work
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Must Drink the Kool-aid
Project Assistant (Current Employee) –  Kansas City, MOAugust 18, 2016
If you want to survive there you must drink the kook-aid and bleed blue. Unless you are an engineer, you don't mean much to the company. Also communication from mid-management down is scarce or incomplete.
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Piping Designer
Sr. Piping Designer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 4, 2016
Enjoyed working for Burns & McDonnell, great environment, good people around you who are willing to help. Great chance to mentor the younger designers.
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Piping Design
Sr. Piping Designer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 2, 2016
They treated me fairly, they need more work and I have nothing more to say. They just need to land some more work. The use PDS and S3D.
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Good work atmosphere with helpful folks
Assistant Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) –  Downers Grove, ILJune 2, 2016
Met lots of smart and helpful people here. They pay for lots of certifications and classes. Lots of extracurricular activities.
Pros
Free gym, great benefits
Cons
Bosses not straight forward with workers.
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Community involvlement, great culture
Project Secretary (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOMay 24, 2016
Burns & Mac has great community involvement and a great group of people. Advancement may be slow. Opportunities in each department.
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hard workiing company
Lead Piping Designer (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAMay 1, 2016
The company consist of hard working people and family orientated. Projects are large oil and gas plants. All projects are domestic and located in the Northeast.
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A challenging and gratifying work place.
Operating Engineer (Current Employee) –  Kansas City, MOMarch 15, 2016
Burns & McDonnell has been a great company to work for .I am only sorry that the city of Kansas City aviation dept did not renew their contract for the FOS division of B&Mc to continue.Operating the utility plant has both gratifying and challenging.The dept manager built a good team of operators and maintenance techs to run this older equipment and perform O&M through out the overhaul base.
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Productive and fun workplace with health spa and pool table onsite
Senior Electrical Designer PDS (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMarch 3, 2016
Great company to work for. Strong experienced designer working with inexperienced engineers and strong experienced engineers working with inexperienced designers. Everybody helps everybody.
Pros
annual bonuses to employee owners
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they don't treat contractors kindly, inbred
Senior Project Controls Lead (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, KSFebruary 23, 2016
Done 2 contracts for these clickish wannabes. They are one of the most unprofessional, unaccountable, poorly mangaed companies i have ever seen. 10 years before you can survive on the paltry salary and bonus, if you can suck butt enough to get one.
Pros
always a company paid lunch somewhere that you can waste 2 hours at
Cons
two faced, backstabbing people that manage by intimidation and with full incompetence
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Great employees, great culture
Assistant Electrical Detailer (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 9, 2016
A place full of hard-working people with great values and culture. Overall a great company, but a few very poor choices for middle management can really bring it down in select locations.
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Always a Family oriented support group
management (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MODecember 8, 2015
I worked several Projects with Burns&McDonnell, the atmosphere was always positive and supportive from engineering to the construction side of things.
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Change in Management was not good for FTW
Sr. Mechanical Detailer (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXNovember 23, 2015
I was hired to develop a cadd production department. Management changed and the new management in charge did not find a need for the department.
Management change was not good for the FTW office.
Over hiring before backlog was sufficient to support over staffing.
Pros
none
Cons
management
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Productive place to work but in a less than ideal location
Document Control Assistant (Piping Design) (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PANovember 3, 2015
The work here is productive with a good team but the real estate and location is less than ideal and the company rarely hires contractors as direct employees.
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If you are in management, you have it made.
A&F Project Administrator (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOOctober 26, 2015
They don't like to advance the "lower" workers. They do have a cafeteria, gym. health care center and child care center.
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typical day
Document Control Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXSeptember 8, 2015
Monitor vendor insurance, leasing, schedule equipment. Conduct safety meetings. Order office supplies, conduct back ground check for new employess. Conduct monthly drug testing
Pros
great co-workers
Cons
nothing
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Long working hours
Staff Specialist (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOAugust 12, 2015
It is a great engineering company but working hours are long, No collaboration at all, no project management, no experience working with contractors on the field.
Pros
Good training and lerning experience
Cons
long hours
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Great place to work
Turnover Admin/ Document Control Specialist (Former Employee) –  Mont Belvieu, TxJuly 14, 2015
Productive, professional, just all around great place to work. If you enjoy learning new aspects about construction and plant life, then you will love working for this company. Very friendly work environment and family oriented. I would work here again in a heart beat.
Pros
Safety incentives such as; Free lunch once a month, free goodies: T-Shirts, comfy fold up chair, etc.
Cons
Not permanent work
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Great Recipe
Electrical Engineer (Current Employee) –  phoenix, azJune 27, 2015
They really know how to make a big company feel small. Management cultivates talent and will allow for lateral movement if requested. ESOP makes teamwork the norm and there is little incidents of people getting thrown under the bus.
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