Burns & McDonnell

Best Company to Work For - Large Companies

What they do: Full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm, based in Kansas City, Missouri.

Employees: 70 Fort Worth, 5,315 companywide

What employees love: 100 percent employee-owned; entrepreneurial culture; employee ownership celebrations like birthday cookies; career development opportunities; year-end performance bonuses; charitable matching gifts program; MacCulture employee recognition gift cards. All employees receive a grant of shares when they join company and more at end of each year. ESOP also pays dividends. Wellness initiative pays $60 discount off of monthly health insurance premium. Employees earn points through biometric screenings, online health assessments, physical activities and preventative measures. Generous tuition program, offers 100 percent reimbursement of MBA expense. Company raised $230,000 in 2017 for at-risk youth.

Cool benefit: Fort Worth office in Pier 1 headquarters building near downtown Fort Worth and the West 7th corridor. In-building gym, café, Starbucks, covered alfresco deck overlooking Trinity River access. Some employees bike to work. “We have this backyard where people play Ultimate Frisbee,” Olivia Ash, the Fort Worth marketing coordinator, says. “We’ve done cornhole out here.”

“As employee-owners, we put our hearts into the success of our clients and our firm, and we see the direct correlation between our client’s success and our own success. This is a place where entrepreneurship and excellence meet. We collaborate on meaningful and impactful ideas alongside industry leaders from DFW, Texas, and across the country. And the work we do matters to our community, creating a huge sense of purpose. We’re passionate about making our world a better place, and we have the drive to make it a reality — all while making our careers as successful as we can imagine.”

- Gustavo Rodriguez, Department Manager