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Courtesy of Burns & McDonnell

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Burns & McDonnell

The 100%-employee-owned engineering, architecture, and construction firm is praised for its tight-knit, collaborative teams, where “selfish behavior gets you nowhere.” Generous performance incentives also keep the company’s employee-owners rowing in the same direction: “Every employee has a purpose,” one says.

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Rank last year

16

Years on list

7

HQ location

Kansas City, Mo.

Total employees

5,499

Job openings (as of February 2017)

575

Industry

Other

Revenue (2016 or most recent year)

$2.4 billion

Year founded

1898

Type of organization

Private

Number of work sites

185

Perks
offers
Onsite fitness center
Compressed work weeks
Onsite medical care facility
Onsite childcare
Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
College tuition reimbursement
does not offer
100% health coverage
Unlimited sick days
Discounted gym memberships
Telecommuting
Job sharing
Fully-paid sabbaticals
Medical facility at all locations
Sick days for part-timers
Health insurance for part-timers
PTO for volunteering
Diversity
% Women24%
% Minorities16%
% African-American/Black4%
% Asian6%
% Caucasian/White84%
% Hispanic/Latino5%
% Native American/Alaska Native< 1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander< 1%
% Two or more races1%
% Unknown ethnicity< 1%
Paid Time Off
General PTO23
Total PTO after 5 years24
# Sick days15
Max hours PTO for volunteering-
General PTO for part-timers-
# Sick days for part-timers-
Compensation
Most common job (for salaried employee)Electrical Engineer
Avg. base pay (salaried)$90,677
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$46,278
Total pay for most common job (salaried)$136,955
Most common job (for hourly employee)Drafter/Detailer
Avg. base pay (hourly)$49,551
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$10,000
Total pay for most common job (hourly)$59,551
Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare$1,126
Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)
Full-time job growth %4%
# of job applicants74,757
Avg. # of applicants per opening45
FT voluntary turnover5%
Jobs filled internally122
% Jobs filled by referral23
# New graduates hired213
Avg. college tuition reimbursed$6,804
Training
Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)14
Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)10