Burns & McDonnell Interview Questions

Updated Sep 7, 2014
Updated Sep 7, 2014
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    Construction Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Burns & McDonnell.

    Interview Details

    Was referred to a college recruiter through a company contact, short pre-interview asking about college extracurriculars, grades, career aspirations, etc. Recruiter informed me about possible job placement, was contacted later by hiring manager for a full interview. Took an hour, went over quite a bit. Nothing too strenuous or really head-scratching, just a lot of behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the best book you've read recently?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Burns & McDonnell.

    Interview Details

    I met them at the career fair, and was invited back for a interview and info session.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us a time when you didn't get a long with a team member and what was the result   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Assistant Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Burns & McDonnell in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    I received a phone call to set up a phone interview with a HR representative. This phone interview was nothing to strenuous. Basically expect the typical HR questions that allow them to gauge your interests and where you would like to be within the company. Following this interview, I was contacted by a group with a location that they believed fit me the best. An on-site interview was scheduled. This interview wasn't so typical. First, you go out to lunch with a couple of younger guys to essentially break the ice. Following this, you give a presentation on yourself and how your past experiences apply to the position. Lastly, you are asked several questions in regards to your resume - again, nothing too strenuous. Overall an easy interview process if you can get over giving a presentation.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbia, MO (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MO (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Burns & McDonnell in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    On campus interview. Then a phone interview or a possible in person interview. A presentation is required for full time employment.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They sent a letter containing my hourly wage. It could have possibly been negotiated but as an intern I didn't know if I should.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Environmental Scientist/Geologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Downers Grove, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Downers Grove, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Burns & McDonnell in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Three round interview, beginning with a very formulaic and predictable interview with a Human Resources representative in Kansas City (headquarters). Second was a phone interview with the project team, all mid to upper-level professionals in my field. Questions were mostly regarding my qualifications, knowledge of relevant subject matter, and my expectations for the position. Third was an in-person interview with four separate groups of people, including a mixed-level group of engineers who clearly were at a loss for productive questions and upper level management. I did not meet any members of the project team from my second interview, and the process seemed disorganized.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your expectations for the environmental consulting industry in general? What do entry level people do?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Kansas City, MO (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Burns & McDonnell.

    Interview Details

    Very comfortable, conversation-type interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lincoln, NE (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lincoln, NE (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Burns & McDonnell in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    On campus interview. Interviewers are very enthusiastic and say nothing but positive things during the interview. They ask about leadership and experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected, but you've got to show them some experience and answer the typical gamut of interview questions competently.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Burns & McDonnell in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    First interview was on campus and the recruiter asked a list of HR type questions. Second interview was at Burns & McDonnell with the VP for the division. I gave a 10 minute presentation to him and then we precede to talk about the usual question. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What kind of work do you want to do here? etc. They didn't ask anything real technical.

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    Reasons for Declining

    I choose to take a job with another smaller firm. I felt that with the smaller firm you really get to know everyone and it is a little more relaxed. On a side note after I declined, the HR representative sent me a rather rude and unprofessional email. I did wait to inform them till the last day on their offer, however this is no excuse. I would not recommend working here.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Assistant Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Burns & McDonnell in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my university's career center. I only submitted my resume online and did not attend the information center. For reference, I am a Masters student.
    The interview was pretty easy with normal questions. Here are several questions I remember.
    - Tell me about yourself.
    - Explain some of your engineering tasks.
    - What are some of the things you like about our company?
    - Which of our services interest you the most?
    - What are you looking for in a job?
    - Talk about some of things you've learned as a leader.
    - What are some non-engineering things you've been involved in?
    - Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years?
    - Do you have any other interviews scheduled?

    At the end, he discussed the available opportunities for mechanical engineers and wanted to see which locations and tasks would interest me most. Lastly, have 3-4 questions ready to ask after you're done.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Assistant Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Burns & McDonnell in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process was fast! Applied in the morning and received a call that afternoon. Then had phone interview the next week then interview a week and a half after that. I had to give a presentation about me which was a nice structured interview that you controlled. Then sat down with hiring manager and had an easy conversation about the company. Then went to lunch with some engineers my age and that was about it.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked several questions after the presentation and during. I am not sure which I would consider difficult or unexpected.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't really negotiate as it is an entry level position. Solid offer though just make sure you factor in the benefits of bonuses and the ESOP plan.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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