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Referred. Burns & Mac hires heavily from referrals- if you can get someone to recommend you or connect with someone on LinkedIn that will help.

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Met with department managers who might be interested in hiring you for their departartment in several different disciplines. You could get an offer from one or five different managers, or of course none of them. I got offers from two of them and was able to choose which I was most interested in. You will also meet with HR and one of the VP's. Of course all of this is if you get past the initial interview process. If you are in a different state you will do a recorded Skype interview with pre-determined questions asked by someone in HR. You will be given several oportunities to re-record your answer. After that, if they have further interest you will be flown, all expense paid, to the location in which you will be interviewed in person.

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Depends on many factors, but I have found it to be slow for the past few years. However, Burns & McDonnell is good about not laying off at the drop of a hat so it usually turns around and you get busy again. The problem is, they give you very little time to meet deadlines so you have to work at lightening speed and not use many project hours. If you need more hours, it is an unwritten rule that you work on your own time off the clock so to speak or say goodbye to your year end bonus.

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The standard PTO plan is 15 days per year, start accruing them on your first day. Vacation and sick days are in one category, they are all PTO. Paid Holidays and 1 floating holiday are separate.

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8 to 10 depending on whether or not there is a deadline. No overtime pay so if you need more time to make a deadline, you do it on your own time.

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Through my time as a contingent work, I have been treated like an employee-owner. I do not get the benefits of an employee owner but have not been treated unfairly.

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It depends on where you are located- they look at the costs in each region. It also depends if you have a degree, and if it is an associates or a bachelors degree, or if you interned with them before.

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20.00. This is just an estimate as I really do not know. I was clerical support in Kansas City, MO, not Chicago.

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If I would be interested to work as regular hire once I am done with the contract. And if I will be willing to move to their Arkansas office/projects.

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