Environmental Business Journal and CE News have named Minneapolis-based Barr Engineering Company the top environmental services firm to work for in the United States. In the same competition, Barr was ranked 13th among civil engineering firms to work for by CE News. Barr also placed second in the “large firms” category for civil engineering companies with more than 400 employees.
The journals based their rankings on the determinations of a panel of independent judges and the results of employee surveys. The judges and employees evaluated the firm’s management, reputation, work climate, professional development opportunities, and compensation and benefits package. One of this year’s judges said he rated Barr first because of “its longevity and proven track record of success, higher sharing of profits with all employees, and the highest percentage of revenues spent on training and development.”
Management consulting and research firm ZweigWhite, in collaboration with publisher Stagnito Media, runs the competition.
Barr Engineering Company is a consulting firm providing engineering and environmental services to public and private clients who develop, manage, and restore natural resources. Barr has a staff of more than 450 with offices in Minneapolis, Duluth, and Hibbing, Minnesota; Bismarck, North Dakota; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Jefferson City, Missouri.