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The 100%-employee-owned engineering, architecture, and construction firm is praised for its tight-knit, collaborative teams, where “selfish behavior gets you nowhere.” Generous performance incentives also keep the company’s employee-owners rowing in the same direction: “Every employee has a purpose,” one says.

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Company Info

Rank last year16
Years on list
7
HQ location
Kansas City, Mo.
Total employees5,499
Job openings (as of February 2017)575
Industry
Other
Revenue (2016 or most recent year)
$2.4 billion
Year founded
1898
Type of organization
Private
Number of work sites185
Websitehttp://www.burnsmcd.com

Perks

100% health coverage
no
Unlimited sick days
no
Onsite fitness center
yes
Discounted gym memberships
no
Telecommuting
no
Job sharing
no
Compressed work weeks
yes
Fully-paid sabbaticals
no
Onsite medical care facility
yes
Medical facility at all locations
no
Onsite childcare
yes
Domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples
yes
Non-discrimination policy includes sexual orientation
yes
Sick days for part-timers
no
Health insurance for part-timers
no
PTO for volunteering
no
College tuition reimbursement
yes

Diversity

% Women24%
% Minorities16%
% African-American/Black4%
% Asian6%
% Caucasian/White84%
% Hispanic/Latino5%
% Native American/Alaska Native
<1%
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
<1%
% Two or more races
1%
% Unknown ethnicity
<1%

Paid Time Off

General PTO23
Total PTO after 5 years
24
# Sick days
15
Max hours PTO for volunteering-
General PTO for part-timers-
# Sick days for part-timers-

Compensation

Most common job (for salaried employee)
Electrical Engineer
Avg. base pay (salaried)$90,677
Avg. extra compensation (salaried)$46,278
Total pay for most common job (salaried)$136,955
Most common job (for hourly employee)
Drafter/Detailer
Avg. base pay (hourly)$49,551
Avg. extra compensation (hourly)$10,000
Total pay for most common job (hourly)$59,551
Avg. monthly rate for onsite childcare$1,126

Hiring/Staffing (Past 12 Months)

Full-time job growth %4%
# of job applicants74,757
Avg. # of applicants per opening45
FT voluntary turnover5%
Jobs filled internally122
% Jobs filled by referral23
# New graduates hired213
Avg. college tuition reimbursed$6,804

Training

Avg. # hours training (salaried workers)14
Avg. # hours training (hourly workers)10