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Excellent co workers highly skilled and very team orientated.
Site manager was excellent in coordinating and in discussions with client learned valuable skills in working with clients presenting and offering adjustments to and effective plans to mitigate unforeseen items and negotiation of "gray area" items in contract documents thoughtfully and respectfully. Burns invested in me to attain status for corp of engineers work travel and lodging for training and certification for federal contracts.

Project managers have low experience level in actual construction and project estimates are not very detailed if they exist at all. . As work schedules approach starting times.Often times no contractor is in place to perform work and this naturally causes delays, misunderstandings of work scope etc.

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Occasional luncheons for group, Outings, Good communication with all team members.
Cons
Per diem, Home visits troublesome, More so after covid.
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They will hire you and promise you will grow, yet when you work for them, they don’t want to share or teach you properly because all they care about is their own billable hours. Unless you get a specific position with a specific group, STAY AWAY!! Worst experience in my life. I left my 4 year job to waste my time and effort here.
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Income
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Everything
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With over 40 years of experience and after working there for 4 years I was laid off for refusing to travel to the highest ranked COVID-19 county in California.
Every job I ran was completed on time or early, always made a profit and always had high ranking Safety Audits.

Have not heard from the company for 8 months now.
Pros
Great employees
Cons
Terrible management
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This was a construction site temporary employment, was given everything needed to be successful.
I enjoyed working for this company.

My job most of the time is to work myself out of a job.
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Horrible management overreach with no accountability at Houston office. Some managers are good. Billable hours is top priority with weekly billing quotas.
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ESOP is great, It is a great place to work. Very challenging projects and diverse clients. Salary and benefits are good. Middle level managers need more training to handle the employees departmental issues.
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Very appreciate for the experience and culture. You will work with great people who are diligent and focused. Management can be a little difficult to get along with at times.
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no job security unless you have been with company for a long time, the drafting manager literally told us in a meeting "this is a competition among you all, on who gets hired directly with the company", horrible thing to say to new hires. One mistake and you're thrown into the wolves especially being "just a drafter" they will blame you and not take responsibilities for their own mistakes
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fast pace, classes
Cons
horrible management, no communication, turnover
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Lots of perks. They care about their employees. Cafeteria, summer family picnic, pharmacy, health clinic, etc. they try hard to be the best. Management is not perfect but fun place to work.
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The words matched the actions when I first started. However, that has gradually changed over the years to where it is now; not about the people its all bottom line and numbers. It is not what BMcD was built on and actually very sad to see them go in this direction.
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Being an ESOP allows employees to have skin in the game and reap the rewards of that. The diversity of work they do allows for broad exposure to many different industries
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Burns & Mac is a employed owned company. Employees are happy and they seem to have a high retention rate. The company is consonantly in The Fortune top 100 companies to work for.
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Management personnel are not always fit for their position, usually, enginers that are not great at managing people. But your coworkers can be some of the best people you have ever meet. The company is absolutely amazing if they get out of their old way mindset of doing everything. When it comes to managing this place has the chance to become one of the greatest companies in the United States if they train the managers more and move people who have those soft skills.
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The ESOP is the best part about working at Burns & Mac. The work/life balance is not that great. They say they care about family but then push you to work all the time just to get projects out and they don't give you the true project dates.
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Excellent management and staff. Excellent compensation, benefits and equipment. .I enjoy working with contractors, subcontractors, vendors and property owners.
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Burns and McDonnell is a great organization to be with, helping to ensure your safety and others verify the value and concerns of the equipment is being built effectively.
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Very safe and knowledgeable
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Very much enjoyed the culture at Burns and McDonnell. Everyone is so friendly and eager to help. Full ESOP benefits and a great atmosphere to work in. You are able to work on a ton of different projects and there is a lot of upward potential since the company is growing so much.
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All the work is given to the cheaper labor, because the budgets only are set for the new grads. If you are a new grad its good for a couple years. Just be prepared to work alot of own time without being compensated. They trick you the first year with a big bonus then the second year you work so much own time, because you think you will get it again. NOT!!!!!
When you refuse to do all the own time they just don't give you work. Eventually you move on, because you can stand the way they treat you.
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Burns & McDonnell is a great place to work, has quality people, and exceptional compensation benefits. It is a very demanding place to work, expecting a commitment of significant extra hours to meet deadlines, often including weekends.
Pros
Generous compensation benefits and challenging work environment.
Cons
High expectations for devoting extra time and limited time off benefits.
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Very diverse place to work.
I enjoyed the people I worked with.

I learned a lot about supplier quality.

They different program they used for estimating.
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Culture d'entreprise est vraiment top - ils ont un système assez sociale pour une boîte américaine. On travaille vraiment beaucoup, mais on est bien récompensé. Ils propose un salaire qui est assez compétitif.
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