People like working at Barr and, once hired, tend to stay. Our employee turnover rate averages less than half that of others in our industry. At Barr, you'll find:

  • Opportunities to work on some of the region’s most challenging and interesting projects
  • A collegial atmosphere and 100-percent employee ownership
  • Flexibility to set a work schedule that suits your needs
  • Stability and long-term viability built on a reputation for technical and scientific excellence

People and activities

Employees say that one of the best things about Barr is the camaraderie. Coworkers spend time with each other outside of work, including at annual holiday parties and summer outings. In addition, Barr sponsors sports teams in local recreational leagues, and several offices coordinate bike-to-work groups.


Our community service projects offer a chance to give back to the places where we live and work (see Giving Back), as well as to get to know and spend time with colleagues and friends.

Employee ownership

As an employee-owned firm, we strive to promote a culture of ownership. After all, “acting as owners” is one of our core values. As a new hire, you are given an ownership stake shortly after joining us, along with training and information to help you understand Barr’s strategy, performance, and how you can contribute to our success. We also involve our shareholders in long-term planning and seek their input on the major decisions that affect them.