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    Awesome. Great place to be an employee owner.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Project Manager in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Burns & McDonnell full-time (more than 5 years)


    Employees are given a large amount of responsibility very quickly. Project Managers are able to run their projects as if it's their own business.


    It's and employee owned company and everyone gets their own shares at an equal rate. I wish I could buy more.

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    Help regional offices integrate into the BMcD system quicker.

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Burns & McDonnell Interviews

Updated 15 Oct 2014
Updated 15 Oct 2014

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    Assistant Environmental Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Burns & McDonnell.

    Interview Details

    Applied to their website and received a recruiter call the next day. Scheduled a telephone interview that same week with the hiring managers. Was asked about mostly experience in resume. Other questions were what part of wwtp I liked to work on. Was asked to come to the office for an in person interview two weeks later. In person interview was easy, talked about the business groups and type of work available. Was expecting to do a presentation about myself, but that never came up, which was fine with me. Do expect NOT to get reimbursed for travel, this was the first company of many that didn't reimburse my expenses, (very unprofessional in my opinion), this from the same company that offers a low base pay and a "bonus" which is not guaranteed. Also, stock bonus is based on base pay. bonus is taxed at your top tax rate, so you only actually get about 60% of it.

    Experience was positive, but look at the numbers, and see if they add up to what you feel comfortable with.

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    Base pay was low. Make sure to ask for your maximum when they ask what you are looking to get paid. Bonus is promised, but not guaranteed. Bonus taxed at top marginal rate, so you only keep about 60% of it. Discretionary contribution is based on base pay, so you make sure you ask for something you feel comfortable with.

    Make sure to negotiate, if not on base pay increase, ask for a sign up bonus, you might just get it. If they really value you, they'll give it you.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

Burns & McDonnell Awards and Accolades

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100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2013
100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2014
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Website www.burnsmcd.com
Headquarters Kansas City, MO
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1898
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue ₹10 to ₹50 billion (INR) per year

At Burns & McDonnell, we believe in the power of an entrepreneurial dream. It’s how we began, in 1898, when Clinton Burns and Robert McDonnell opened a consulting engineering firm. Today, we're a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm with 4,000-plus employee-owners in more than 30 offices worldwide.

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Mission: Making our Clients Successful: The company secured its first major client in 1900 and inched into the black with net earnings of 13 cents after three years in business... More

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