A recent Gallup poll found that millennials look at opportunities for growth and the quality of management as they apply for jobs.
Millennials seem to be finding what they are looking for at Burns & McDonnell, at least according to a new Fortune magazine survey. Forty-five percent of the firm’s employees were born from 1980 to 1996, and the Kansas City-based engineering and consulting firm made Fortune’s list of the top 100 workplaces for millennials.
Burns & McDonnell was No. 25 on the list.
“Possibly the single most important aspect of B&M is the general openness of middle and upper management,” said one millennial employee surveyed by Fortune. “I have not once felt that the things that I say or questions I ask will have repercussions or be met with resistance.”
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Fortune also named Burns & McDonnell No. 18 on its list of the 20 best places to work for Gen Xers. Forty-one percent of the employees at the company are from that generation, which followed the large wave of baby boomers.
“I love the family-friendly atmosphere and the events planned outside of working hours, such as the yearly family picnic and our Christmas parties,” said a Gen X employee surveyed by Fortune.
Those two age groups dominate the labor market. In 2015, millennials, those born from 1980 to 1996, became the largest generation in the workplace, according to Pew Research Center.
Burns & McDonnell was the only business based in the Kansas City area to make either list.
Other Missouri companies recognized by Fortune were World Wide Technology, St. Louis; Veterans United Home Loans, Columbia; and Build-A-Bear Workshop, St. Louis. No Kansas companies were on the list.
To compile the rankings, Fortune worked with Great Place to Work and surveyed more than 109,000 Gen Xers and 88,000 millennials.