ST. LOUIS, Missouri (June 27, 2016) — Burns & McDonnell has placed second among medium sized businesses in The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ranking of 2016 Top Workplaces. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.
“The St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Top Workplaces ranking means a lot to us because it’s an independent validation of the type of working environment we try to create for our employees,” said Breck Washam, PE, vice president and general manager of Burns & McDonnell’s St. Louis office. “We are an employee-owned company which means we pay attention to what it takes for our employees to build a career at Burns & McDonnell. We compete against many great engineering firms so having experienced, long-term employee owners who are satisfied being here is a real competitive advantage.”
In addition to its ranking, Burns & McDonnell won special recognition by earning the Post-Dispatch’s Direction Award for scoring highest among all peers on the question: “I believe this company is going in the right direction.”
“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”
About Burns & McDonnell
Burns & McDonnell is a company made up of more than 5,300 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and entrepreneurs with offices across the country and throughout the world. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. Burns & McDonnell is 100 percent employee-owned and is proud to be No. 16 on Fortune’s 2016 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.
About WorkplaceDynamics LLC
Headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than 2 million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign — a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.