In-House News: Fortune Smiles on Burns & McDonnell for a Sixth Time
In-House News: Fortune Smiles on Burns & McDonnell for a Sixth Time
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In-House News: Fortune Smiles on Burns & McDonnell for a Sixth Time
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Firm ranks No. 16 on the magazine's list of 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2016, the fifth consecutive year Burns & McDonnell has made the list and sixth overall.

Great customer service begins with dedicated, talented employees. Being one of the nation’s best companies to work for isn’t the only thing that attracts talent, but it sure helps.

Fortune magazine has ranked Burns & McDonnell as one of its 100 Best Companies to Work For® an impressive fifth consecutive year and sixth time overall. The company’s No. 16 ranking for 2016 represents the results of a corporate culture audit and employee survey results. Great Places to Work® evaluates hundreds of applications on the basis of credibility, camaraderie, respect, fairness and pride.

“Those dimensions of what makes a company a great place to work are also key characteristics of employee ownership,” says Greg Graves, chairman and CEO. “Being a 100 percent employee-owned company empowers us all to act as owners — from how we work with clients to how we do our expenses.

“We find that accountability to ourselves and each other amplifies everything we do, from our creativity to a project to our commitments to our clients. To us, these are defining elements of being a best
place to work.”

This gratifying recognition comes as the company has continued to perform well amid a challenging market for the oil and gas industry, which affects numerous clients. But the company’s strategy of diversifying its business sector exposure and fostering an environment appreciated by employee-owners helped as headcount and sales reached record heights in 2015.

Status quo is not in the vocabulary when it comes to creating an attractive workplace. In 2016, the company will see the opening of its world headquarters expansion and several new amenities there, including the MacKids Learning Academy and an on-site pharmacy.

“We are excited to debut some of our most anticipated on-site benefits yet,” says Melissa Wood, chief administrative officer. “Each year, we make it a priority to identify new and meaningful benefits that contribute to the health, happiness and fulfillment of our employee-owners.”

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