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Parsons Brinckerhoff Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014
Parsons Brinckerhoff – Redding – “Paving on Cypress Rd. in Redding California”

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3.1 165 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Parsons Brinckerhoff CEO and Director George J. Pierson

George J. Pierson

(67 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The staff at PB are generally supportive and the work/life balance is excellent(in 17 reviews)

  • There are some great people there but most of them are leaving(in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management not connected to work being performed "in the trenches"(in 15 reviews)

  • Most of the good technical staff either quit or have been made redundant in the last 2 years(in 7 reviews)

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    Large scale transportation projects

    Engineer II (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsI have a good salary compared to other jobs in the Austin area. PTO at 16 days a year and 9 paid holidays is good.

    ConsLeadership is lacking in some areas of the Austin office. Benefits are not as good as my last employer, but they are not bad.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Reasonable Place to Work

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Virginia Beach, VA

    ProsExcellent projects, wonderful people, nice offices.

    ConsSenior management not connected to work being performed "in the trenches". Lots of dictated requirements to improve insurance rates and keep the accountants happy, but do little to help deliver services to our clients.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward those that deliver and perform, eliminate those that cost the company money, and develop a dedicated sales force.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company!

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) Myrtle Beach, SC

    ProsGreat company to work for! Good benefits, great with working around your schedule, and friendly people!

    ConsThe only downfall is since the company is so large, processes from different things are continously changing. Sometimes it's hard to keep with what goes where!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Generally satisfied

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosinteresting projects, great colleagues, good pay and benefits

    Consvery large company that has the typical corporate politics and hierarchies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best Company to Work for

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsBest Management, Wonderful Company, Good Growth

    ConsNone so far, With Balfour Beatty management dont know how it will be

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Fabulous experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood Team, people laid back and friendly.

    ConsLack of clear long term strategy.

     

    Contract work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsA lot of very skilled and intelligent people. Most a pretty friendly.

    ConsParking is horrible. Must park in a garage and they don't pay for it. Have more than their fair share of very quirky personalities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople have real lives outside of the office. Don't forget that.

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    Senior Cad Designer

    Senior CADD Designer (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    Prosworking direct from chief engineer

    Constraveling for site visit of the project.

    Advice to Senior Managementgive idea schematic design of new or old buildings/bridge

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Similar to any large engineering company...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAfter time, there is generally flexibility and the ability to work on projects outside of your home office. As one of the larges transportation engineering firms in the world, the opportunities are endless.

    ConsCommunication by management is hit or miss, especially when it comes down to the geography level. Growth within the company is also a challenge, unless you are one of the "seen" ones.

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    Intern 2 years

    Intern (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsHelpful people willing to teach interns. Broad range of projects and many different departments involved in each

    ConsAs an intern, there is sometimes down time when people don't have any work that they can give you, especially right after a submission

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpread out work between branches

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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