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    This year marks the 30th anniversary of when this engineering design firm became employee-owned. Based in Kansas City (where more than half its workforce is located), they work on a wide variety of projects such as a new passenger terminal at LAX, a student housing complex in Qatar, and a power plant at a Dallas hospital. Employee ownership is automatic, and the company makes annual contributions to everyone’s accounts so that some of the long-term, lowest-paid staff are among the largest shareholders. (No one owns more than 2%.) “Honestly, I struck the job jackpot when I was hired,” one employee told us. “Here, when one person succeeds we all succeed!” Read the Great Place to Work review here.

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    Company Info

    Rank last year15
    # of years on list
    6
    Industry
    Engineering
    Year founded1,898
    CEO/Top executive
    Greg Graves
    HQ location
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Type of organization
    Private
    Revenue (2015 or most recent year)
    $2.5 billion
    Web addresshttp://www.burnsmcd.com
    Total U.S. employees
    4,973
    Total employees outside the U.S.
    244
    Full-time jobs added in last year
    454
    FT job growth in the past year
    10%
    Number of work sites
    785

    Perks

    Company pays for 100% of healthcare costs
    no
    Offers health insurance to part-timers
    yes
    Offers telecommuting
    no
    Offers job sharing
    no
    Offers onsite childcare
    yes
    Offers compressed work weeks
    yes
    Offers fully-paid sabbaticals
    no
    Onsite fitness center
    yes
    Discounted gym memberships
    yes
    Onsite medical care facility
    yes
    Location of medical facility
    Only at Headquarters
    Offers college tuition reimbursement
    yes
    Max tuition
    Unlimited
    Offers paid time off for volunteering
    no
    Max PTO for volunteering
    -

    Diversity

    % Women23
    % Minorities16
    % African-American/Black
    4
    % Asian
    5.9
    % Caucasian/White
    84.3
    % Hispanic/Latino
    4.5
    % Native American/Alaska Native
    0.3
    % Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    0.1
    % Two or more races
    1
    Same-sex benefits
    yes
    Non-discrimination policy
    yes

    Paid Time Off (FT employees)

    Holidays
    8
    Vacation
    -
    Sick days
    -
    General PTO
    15
    Total PTO after 5 years
    24

    Compensation

    Most common job (for salaried employee)
    Electrical Engineer
    Avg. base pay (salaried)$88,100
    Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$48,260
    Total pay (salaried position)$136,360
    Most common job (for hourly employee)
    Drafter/Detailer
    Avg. base pay (hourly)$48,685
    Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$10,000
    Total pay (hourly position)$58,685

    Hiring/Staffing

    # of job openings (as of Feb. 2016)650
    # of job applicants
    70,460
    Avg. # of applicants per opening
    73
    FT voluntary turnover
    4%
    # of jobs filled
    967
    Jobs filled internally
    182
    % of jobs filled by referral
    28%
    # new graduates hired252

    Training

    Avg. hours of training per year (for salaried employee)14
    Avg. hours of training per year (for hourly employee)10