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Burns & McDonnell’s Minneapolis-St. Paul Office Recognized as Top Workplace


BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Most companies are lucky to be named to the prestigious Star Tribune Top Workplaces list one time, but Burns & McDonnell's Minneapolis-St. Paul office proved their award-winning culture is no fluke by being named to the list two years in a row. And, as if that wasn't enough, the office was also recognized as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in 2013 by Minnesota Business. The awards highlight the best-performing and most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions about factors such as organizational health, work environment, employee benefits, job expectations and employee happiness.

"I'm very proud to work at a place like Burns & McDonnell, where the culture is inclusive, collaborative and fun," said Gene Sieve, office manager of the firm's Minneapolis-St. Paul location. "We strive to make work rewarding and fulfilling for our employees, so earning this recognition reinforces that mission."

The Star Tribune also cited the camaraderie that stems from employee ownership as a reason for Burns & McDonnell's inclusion on the list. The empowerment workers feel as an employee-owner translates into higher quality work and, as a result, greater client satisfaction. The firm has been recognized nationwide as a place where both employees and clients are happy to be a part of or work with Burns & McDonnell. In addition to having been named to Fortune magazine's 2013 list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For," Burns & McDonnell has also won PSMJ Resource, Inc.'s Premier Award for Client Satisfaction each of the past three years, one of just two companies to do so.

Established in 2007, and with a workforce expected to grow to 100 by 2015, the Minneapolis-St. Paul office has quickly attracted top engineering and architectural talent and become a company leader in a number of architectural and engineering niches, including fire protection engineering and commissioning, solid waste and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Finance & Commerce recently featured the office in its 2013 edition of "Progress Minnesota," an awards program that recognizes companies who drive business growth and economic development in unique and innovative ways.

"Whether it's at the national, regional or local level, Burns & McDonnell has a reputation for employee and client satisfaction," Sieve said. "And with our Minneapolis-St. Paul office expecting to grow nearly 40 percent by 2015, we will continue to draw the best and brightest talent as we aim to provide top-level service to clients throughout Minnesota and the surrounding region."

Star Tribune Top Workplaces were selected from the results of employee surveys conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company that measures organizational health, job expectations and employee engagement. In Minnesota Business' second annual "100 Best Companies to Work For," the companies chosen were selected using data gathered from an anonymous employee satisfaction survey.

About Burns & McDonnell
Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is a 100 percent employee-owned, full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting services firm. Burns & McDonnell is currently the 20th largest AEC firm in the Engineering News-Record Top 500 ranking. With the multidisciplinary experience of more than 4,000 professionals in more than 30 regional, national and international offices, Burns & McDonnell plans, designs, permits, constructs and manages facilities worldwide with one mission in mind — to make our clients successful. For more information about Burns & McDonnell, visit

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