Burns & McDonnell Named as One of the Top Workplaces For Millennials and Gen Xers in the U.S.
Burns & McDonnell Named as One of the Top Workplaces For Millennials and Gen Xers in the U.S.
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Burns & McDonnell Named as One of the Top Workplaces For Millennials and Gen Xers in the U.S.
06/28/2016 2 minute read

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KANSAS CITY, Missouri (June 28, 2016) — After surveying more than 109,000 Gen Xers and 88,000 Millennials, Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine have recognized Burns & McDonnell as one of the 20 Best Workplaces for Gen Xers and 100 Best Workplaces For Millennials in the country.

Burns & McDonnell ranked 18 on the Gen Xers list and 25 on the Millennials list. The rankings were derived from employees’ responses to anonymous survey questions asking about the levels of trust, pride and camaraderie they experience in the workplace.

According to the Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, Gen Xers and Millennials are the two most dominant generations in the workforce in America. Millennials just surpassed Gen X in 2015 as being the largest labor force in the country. The survey shows 45 percent of employees at Burns & McDonnell are Millennials and nearly 41 percent are Gen Xers.

“We may be 118 years old, but being a 100 percent employee-owned company creates an entrepreneurial culture that can rival a startup. For us that continues to being a key ingredient to creating a great place to work for all of us,” says Greg Graves, chairman and CEO, Burns & McDonnell. “Whether you come to work at Burns & McDonnell straight out of college or with several years of experience, you are treated as an owner of the company from day one — because you are one.”

These are the fourth and fifth recognitions Burns & McDonnell has received from Fortune this year honoring the firm for its exceptional workplace:

  • Earlier this month, Fortune and Great Place to Work ranked Burns & McDonnell at No. 14 in its List of Best Workplaces to Retire From.
  • In May, Fortune and Great Place to work ranked Burns & McDonnell at No. 35 in its list of Best Workplaces for Recent College Graduates.
  • In March, Burns & McDonnell was ranked No. 16 on the 2016 100 Best Companies to Work For® list. This is the sixth year the firm has received this prestigious recognition.

Burns & McDonnell and the other winning companies were selected based on the evaluations of Millennial and Gen X employees who were surveyed using the Trust Index©, Great Place to Work’s employee assessment survey. The 20 Best Workplaces for Gen Xers and 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials are a part of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and Fortune based upon employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work®-certified organizations.

About the 20 Best Workpalces for Gen Xers and 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials Lists

The 20 Best Workplaces for Gen Xers and 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials rankings are based entirely upon employees' own feedback and winners were selected from a database of some 620 Great Place to Work®-Certified organizations. To determine the lists, Fortune asked Great Place to Work® to survey more than 109,000 Gen Xers (born between 1965 and 1980), and 88,000 Millennials (born 1981 or later), who rated their organizations on 58 workplace quality questions. Employees considered advancement opportunities, generosity of benefits packages, genuineness of work-life balance support, connection with their colleagues, how transparent communications is and the ability to make a difference in their work, among many other factors. Anonymous responses resulted in a total score for each company, which was compared to the benchmark for organizations of that size.

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.

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