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Interviews at Burns & McDonnell

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Burns & McDonnell.
Interview experience
Based on 49 interviews
Interview difficulty
Based on 48 interviews
Interview process length
Based on 46 interviews
About a week

Interview process at Burns & McDonnell

Overview experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, rating is 7.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, rating is 5.

Interview process length
About a week
About two weeks
About a month
About a day or two
More than one month
Most reported steps
Phone call/screening
Background check
Drug test
On-site interview
Group interview
Least reported steps
Take-home/sample work
Problem solving exercises
They have no interview

What candidates say about the interview process at Burns & McDonnell

  • Skype type interview with five managers .
    Shared on March 3, 2019
  • 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 no…
    Shared on January 14, 2018
  • Interview was very thorough and complete. Met with Engineers, Managers, Department Assistants, Human Resources. They all made me feel comfortable during the interviews. The Questions were related t…
    Shared on November 13, 2017 - Electrical Transmission & Distribution Drafter - Kansas City, MO

Interview questions at Burns & McDonnell

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • In depth questions about my background and willingness to travel.
    Was told travel would be 50/50.


    Out of town 75% and in town 25%.
    Shared on July 12, 2020 - Construction Superintendent - Kansas City, MO
  • Tell me about your mom and dad. A strange request during an interview but it seems like the best way to get a guard down honest response.
    Shared on March 3, 2019
  • 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.
    Shared on November 4, 2018 - Sr. Engineer - Texas City, TX

Interview tips at Burns & McDonnell

Dress code for the interview
  • Formal (business suit)59%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)37%
  • They didn’t have a dress code2%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)2%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)0%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Burns & McDonnell

  • If your a new grad its a great place to get started. If your not run.
    Shared on February 26, 2020 - Undisclosed - Chicago, IL
  • Be prepared to be thrown to the wolves
    Shared on January 29, 2020 - Draftsman - Portland, ME
  • Get in writing - do not believe what you are told unless it is in writing
    Shared on April 11, 2019 - not disclosed - Kansas City, MO

The first interview at Burns & McDonnell

How candidates got an interview
  • Recruiter contacted me53%
  • Employee referral22%
  • Other11%
  • Through Indeed4%
  • Other online job site4%

How candidates received their first interview at Burns & McDonnell

  • Referred by current employee
    Shared on March 3, 2019
  • A current employee reccomend me.
    Shared on March 3, 2019
  • Referred. Burns & Mac hires heavily from referrals- if you can get someone to recommend you or connect with someone on LinkedIn that will help.
    Shared on August 16, 2018