CHICAGO — Great Place to Work and Fortune have honored Burns & McDonnell as one of the 2019 Best Workplaces in Chicago.
To determine the Best Workplaces in Chicago, Great Place to Work® analyzed responses representing nearly 850,000 employees in the Chicago area at Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organizations. Employees responded to more than 60 survey questions anonymously rating their employers.
Burns & McDonnell, an engineering, architecture and construction firm, is No. 26 within the Top Large Companies category on the list.
“We’re proud to be ranked among the best of the best in Chicago,” says Scott Newland, senior vice president and general manager of Chicago and Detroit offices for Burns & McDonnell. “At Burns & McDonnell, employee ownership fosters a culture of accountability, entrepreneurship, inclusion and teamwork. This environment helps us attract and retain the most creative, technically advanced and client-focused professionals in the industry.”
Backed by an international network of 7,000 professionals, the Chicago team provides a wide range of aviation, design-build, electrical transmission and distribution, power generation, manufacturing, mission-critical, facility, transportation, water and environmental services.
Burns & McDonnell recently announced its expansion in Chicago, with plans to double the size of its local workforce — hiring more than 300 diverse professionals — within the next three years. This growth is part of the firm’s nationwide plan to hire approximately 1,800 new employee-owners in 2019, including 400 interns.
“The companies featured on the 2019 Best Workplaces in Chicago list offer dynamic, flexible and transparent workplaces,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “These companies create cultures that invite all employees creating a competitive edge for their businesses and helping to realize the unique potential of each individual.”
The Best Workplaces in Chicago list is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and Fortune based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Burns & McDonnell has been recognized among Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For and Best Workplaces in Consulting and Professional Services. It also has been recognized as a best place to work by Daily Herald Business Ledger and more than 20 additional publications across the U.S.
About Burns & McDonnell
Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies made up of 7,000 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% employee-owned and is proud to be on Fortune’s 2019 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.
About the Best Workplaces in Chicago List
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses representing nearly 850,000 employees in the Chicago area at Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with Fortune, visit Greatplacetowork.com.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work® is a global people analytics and consulting firm that helps companies produce better business results by focusing on workplace culture. Powered by more than 30 years of research, Emprising®, its SaaS-enabled survey and analytics platform, gives companies access to the assessments, data, and reporting needed to build a high-trust, high-performance culture.