Parsons Brinckerhoff

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Parsons Brinckerhoff Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
190 Reviews
2.9
190 Reviews
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Parsons Brinckerhoff CEO and Director George J. Pierson
George J. Pierson
78 Ratings

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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  1.  

    Great Place to Work, but Some Uncertainty

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    Current Employee - Software Support Specialist  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Software Support Specialist in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Parsons Brinckerhoff full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I really like my job. Good pay and nice benefits. Flexible schedule. Intelligent and friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    The company has had some trouble with morale after the purchase by Balfour Beatty. Now with the recent sale to WSP, there is tentative optimism that things might improve, but a lot of uncertainty as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what it takes to attract and hang onto the best. In the four years that I've been here, I've seen many good people leave unnecessarily. Moving the bulk of the NYC staff to Amish country, PA was a huge mistake. It might have saved millions of dollars on paper, but the negative ramifications of that decision continue today.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Parsons Brinckerhoff

    Pros

    Great place to work and friendly environment.

    Cons

    A lot of changes due to the sale of the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience overall; company will work with you if necessary.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Parsons Brinckerhoff full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great company values; good place to work for; fair salary offered; decent vacation

    Cons

    Depending on the job you have, work-life balance is achievable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large scale transportation projects

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    Current Employee - Engineer II  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Parsons Brinckerhoff full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Reasonable Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at Parsons Brinckerhoff full-time

    Pros

    Excellent projects, wonderful people, nice offices.

    Cons

    Senior 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 ManagementAdvice

    Reward those that deliver and perform, eliminate those that cost the company money, and develop a dedicated sales force.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Myrtle Beach, SC
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Myrtle Beach, SC

    I have been working at Parsons Brinckerhoff full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Assistant Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Parsons Brinckerhoff full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers were very helpful in learning

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the chain, even if you are doing a good job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Company to Work for

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer

    I have been working at Parsons Brinckerhoff full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Best Management, Wonderful Company, Good Growth

    Cons

    None so far, With Balfour Beatty management dont know how it will be

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Generally satisfied

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Parsons Brinckerhoff

    Pros

    interesting projects, great colleagues, good pay and benefits

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fabulous experience.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Parsons Brinckerhoff

    Pros

    Good Team, people laid back and friendly.

    Cons

    Lack of clear long term strategy.

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