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Burns & McDonnell
Burns & McDonnell
18
Rank: 18
Previous rank: 26
2011 revenue ($ millions): $1,174

What makes it so great?
Employees of this engineering consulting firm bought their company from Armco Steel in 1986. On the first working day of every January, they mark the anniversary of their ownership by having officers and managers serve a bowl of hot chili to employees.

Headquarters:
Kansas City, MO
Website: www.burnsmcd.com

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Employees
U.S. employees
3,586
Employees outside U.S.
19
Jobs
New jobs (1 year)
461
% job growth (1 year)
15%
% voluntary turnover
4%
Applicants
53,980
Job openings (as of 1/2/13)
650
Pay
Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Electrical Engineer
$125,100
Most common job (hourly):
Drafter/Detailer
$56,200
Fully paid sabbaticals
No
Onsite child care
No
Health
100% health-care coverage
No
Onsite fitness center
Yes
Subsidized gym membership
Yes
Work-life
Job sharing program
No
Compressed workweek
No
Telecommuting
No
Diversity
% minorities
13%
% women
22%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Yes
Professional training
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.):
16
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.):
9
From the Feb. 4, 2013 issue
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2011 or latest fiscal year. All data are from July 2012 and based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.

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