Burns & McDonnell Employee Reviews

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Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Wallingford, CTAugust 21, 2017
As a CONTRACT Employee you are not part of the team, and are view as expendable. BMcD Employee Owners get all the good projects.

If you seek employment only except a FT Employee Owner position.
Cons
Out of the Loop
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A great place to grow up as an engineer, competitive & fun, terrible work/life balance
Engineer (Current Employee) –  St. Louis, MOAugust 13, 2017
Engineering design experience and expertise in projects like none other. However, very hard to balance career and personal life if you want to progress your career. You need to go in with the mind set that you have to focus solely on work for at least the first 10 years of you career and there is no guarantee of a healthy work life balance after that. ESOP based company, thus all the profits stay within the pool.
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Great Company
CIVIL ENGINEER INTERN (Former Employee) –  Sioux Falls, SDAugust 3, 2017
Great company, with great corporate culture and opportunity to advance your career. They have a strong compensation structure and one of the best ESOP's in the business.
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Excellent
Electrical Engineer Intern (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOAugust 1, 2017
Excellent company cares about its employees. Employee owned, great benefits, child care, fitness, and cafeteria on site. Always expanding. The best projects excellent growth opportunities!!
Pros
Work Ethics
Cons
Getting on permanently
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Competitive Environment
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Kansas City, MOJuly 17, 2017
This is the type of firm where you are expected to put forth extra effort to your projects all the time, that is the only way to work your way up the ladder here. ESOP and bonuses are handsomely rewarded for hard work.
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great place for working condition friendly surrouding
Senior Shop Expeditor (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 26, 2017
Great place to work friendly atmosphere,
Great management very helpful
Learned the electrical portion
visitation of new vendors
friendly co- workers
traveling to work horrible traffic condition
Enjoyed traveling to various location meeting new personnel
new educational work place
be your on boss
try to motivate personnel
work out location in office complex
Pros
great place to work
Cons
fitness workout location
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Great place to work, if you are not in the IT department.
End User Support Technician (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 13, 2017
Great people to work with. Individuals (Engineers, Project Managers and Project Assistants) did not want ot release there computer for repair or re-imaging do to the demands their projects entailed. Many people wanted to keep their older computer due to the time involved replacing applications and resolving issues with new operating systems. I often worked after hours or weekends to resolve their issues. Although the people I helped were happy and grateful, upper management was not always happy.

Overall, training was a weak point. Several individuals were very capably in there respective areas. However, they rarely got a chance to pass on the tips and tricks they new so well. Classes would be scheduled, cancelled and never rescheduled. In addition, newer versions of applications were placed on machines without little or no notice and less training.

Hard working, dedicated, kind and considerate people.
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quiet place to work
Senior Piping Engineer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 13, 2017
Everyone has their own space. Contract employees were treated differently. There is no microwave in each floor so if we want to warm up the drink or food, we have to go to anther floor.
Pros
flexible time
Cons
no microwave on each floor
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Contract Employee
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  NE USAMay 10, 2017
Worked here for about a year. If you are hired as a full time employee, looks like a fine company overall if you like moving around from project to project, state to state. As a contractor, they 'promise' to get you to full time, but only for those who know someone or schmooze well with their up line. Some people are fine with being a contractor only status like myself. If you are pining for full time, then you need to hug and socialize with your boss a lot. It seems that many people who work here like the hive mentality of Burns, this need to constantly socialize. Great place for the 'Millennial' crowd who needs companionship with their fellow cubicle dwellers. They are always having an excuse to have free food and lunch (safety week, sharpen your pencil day, founder's day, its a sunny day...), it seems almost every week at times. Not good if you are on a diet...LOL.
Pros
Interesting work
Cons
Contract Employees are treated as second class citizens at times.
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A cult
Senior Mechanical Engineer (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 10, 2017
This place worships the year end bonus and profit sharing with such fervor, it has a cut throat culture. The winners are temporary cool aide drinkers and the losers are laid-off before bonuses are given before at the end of each year before the holidays.
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Engineering Office environment
Piping Designer/Checker (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXApril 16, 2017
Good place to work. Conducive atmosphere for advancement when the opportunity arises. Strong family culture between staff and management. Community focused events.
Pros
Good Atmosphere
Cons
None
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Awful Experience.
Piping Engineer, Structural Engineer (Former Employee) –  Chesterfield, MOApril 11, 2017
Awful Experience. Horribly corrupt management. I had to file complaints against their managers with several state boards of engineering because they were that negligent / fradulent / dishonest / evil. They cheated so many clients. They seal drawings for construction prior to calculations being performed, they have chemical engineers sealing structural drawings, etc. Awful experience to say the least.
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good workplace, bad mangement
Electrical Drafting Technician (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMarch 29, 2017
the best part about this place is the people. the worst part about this place is the management and how they handle things. you can learn a lot if you can deal with the politics.
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Great place to work for work life balance
Project Assistant (Full-Time) (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMarch 22, 2017
Great company culture and fun place to work. ESOP atmosphere is a big contributor to company success. The benefits are worth it for families and couples.
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Learned alot about working for a company in a Professional environment
Electrical Testing Technician (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMarch 20, 2017
I learned alot about various aspects of the testing and commissioning industry that I may have not gotten elsewhere. I feel the company as a whole has a pretty good compensation package when you hit around the 10+ year mark.
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Great place to work if you fit the culture
Non Engineering (Current Employee) –  Kansas City, MOMarch 14, 2017
Generally a great place to work, but worth ensuring you do your best to find out if you fit the culture before you onboard. Company runs lean so overhead positions and general company growth are tightly controlled. The company has a distinct culture. If you fit, operate full time at a high level, and earn trust and favor of those with influence over your career, you'll succeed.
Pros
Benefits, perks
Cons
Work life balance
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Hard working and selfless culture
Portfolio Manager (Current Employee) –  San Francisco Bay Area, CAMarch 3, 2017
BMcD is an environment full of hard-working people that have bought in to the employee-ownership culture. There are great opportunities to work on challenging projects with teams comprised of motivated people.
Pros
benefits, cool projects
Cons
work/life balance
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Employee Owned Company with Great Benefits
Word Processor (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOMarch 2, 2017
A large company that offers excellent benefits, and flexible hours, Many different types of job opportunities. Lots of opportunities to give back. Involved in many charities and outreach programs. Actively recruits interns.
Pros
Great Benefits
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Drafting Technician (Current Employee) –  Bloomington, MNMarch 1, 2017
The company offers a great benefits package including medical, dental, 401K, end of year bonus and stock options but there are frequent stressful deadlines to meet and I didn't feel valued in the company. Not many advancement opportunities.
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Great Place to work
Staff Mechanical Designer (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOFebruary 15, 2017
They work hard at keeping their employees even in hard times, but of course they work even better if you are a direct employee, but all in all, they are a great company to work for. Very knowledgeable supervisors, engineers and designers.
Pros
Great employee benefits
Cons
None that I can think of.
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