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February 17, 2017 Best Places to Work in Connecticut 2017

#11 Large Company Category: Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is an employee-owned company made up of more than 5,300 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and entrepreneurs with offices across the country and throughout the world. The Connecticut offices focus on pursuing projects in information technology, project controls and program management, electrical transmission and distribution, among other things. Burns employees are shown sorting and repackaging food at the Connecticut Food Bank to help fight hunger.

Employee Benefits: The firm's employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) allows employee-owners to share directly in the profitability of the company beginning on their first day of employment at no cost to them.

Fun & Relaxation: Burns & McDonnell celebrates employee ownership month in October with a number of activities including an annual pancake breakfast, a treat week, costume contests, trick-or-treating and a lunchbox trivia competition.

Community Service: Every year, Burns participates in a companywide campaign for United Way, raising more than $3 million for United Way chapters nationwide in Sept. 2016.

Healthy Living: Burns & McDonnell pays 100 percent of a recreational sports league fee for employee-owners to participate in team sports.

Being Green: Connecticut offices provide electric-vehicle charging stations.

Read about the other Best Places to Work in CT 2017 winners.

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