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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