Parsons Brinckerhoff
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Updated Jun 18, 2014
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Project Controls Specialist Interview

Project Controls Specialist
Herndon, VA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Parsons Brinckerhoff in January 2010.

Interview Details – This position was a temp to perm - interviewing was with the contract shop and then with the hiring manager. Very professionally handled.

Interview Question – There were none - this was a position I was very qualified for and had been contacted by the shop that handled the temp placement.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was none - The salary offered was what I was looking for.

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Senior Project Accountant Interview

Senior Project Accountant
Houston, TX

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Parsons Brinckerhoff.

Interview Details – i applied online. after a week, i received an email from a recruiter in PA asking for my availability for a phone interview with the hiring manager. After a week, i received another email stating i call the recruiter to setup and interview date with area manager. i called and the interview dated was set.

Interview Question – what the most difficult challenge in your last job?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – At the interview the Area manager asked me about my salary expectation. i gave him a range and the gave me the upper number.

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Project Manager Interview

Project Manager

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Parsons Brinckerhoff.

Interview Details – Deliberately mislead or they didn't know the facts of the contract...not sure which is worse

Interview Question – None really   Answer Question

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Engineer I Interview

Engineer I

I applied in-person and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Parsons Brinckerhoff.

Interview Details – My interview process was quite long winded. I met a representative at a conference and had a series of interviews soon after. I had four interviews in all and the last two were exclusively with my prospective team. They flew me in to their office location for my final interview and showed me around the place and introduced me to their projects. The whole process went on for about 4 months.

Interview Question – The interview was pretty straightforward. They did a good job of ascertaining if I would be a good addition to their team.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was not a whole lot of negotiation. I was told that they had a fixed package. However, they did offer me a sign on bonus.

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Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Project Contract Administrator Interview

Project Contract Administrator
Sacramento, CA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Parsons Brinckerhoff in January 2014.

Interview Details – Was contacted by a recruiter in Pennsylvania. We had to reschedule our initial telephone interview 4 times times as every time the recruiter had a personal issue or was called into an emergency HR meeting. I was patient as I thought I would be a good fit for the position. We finally connected and she wanted to know why I was interested in the position when it was obvious I was OVERQUALIFIED. The recruiter said she would forward my resume to the hiring manager for consideration to see if she still wanted to interview me. I never heard back from the recruiter.

Interview Question – The recruiter tried to pin me down on what salary I wanted. I wanted to know what the salary range was and was told it was too broad to share; that it would predicate on what the person would bring to the job.   Answer Question

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Positive Experience

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Administrative Assistant Interview

Administrative Assistant
Charleston, SC

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Parsons Brinckerhoff in March 2012.

Interview Details – The hiring process was very laid back. My direct boss is the person who interviewed me. He also called the Project Engineer and had him on speakerphone while he was conducting the interview. He asked appropriate questions given the job title and I was felt comfortable enough without worrying about saying the right thing.

Interview Question – What pay grade are you looking for?   Answer Question

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Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Analyst Interview

Analyst

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Parsons Brinckerhoff in June 2013.

Interview Details – It was a very painless process. The questions were easy nothing technical like I had expected. The whole process took about a month before I was actually working for the company

Interview Question – There really wasn't any , all by the book questions. Such as tell me about yourself?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They called to offer me the job, the salary was very good and I accepted the same day.

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No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Charlotte, NC

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Parsons Brinckerhoff.

Interview Details – was contacted by email, and had an interview set up with two higher ups

Interview Question – they did most of the talking   Answer Question

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Traffic Engineer Interview

Traffic Engineer

I applied online and interviewed at Parsons Brinckerhoff.

Interview Details – One phone interview and one onsite interview 1 week later. Received offer after 3 weeks. Overall very pleasant interview process

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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No Offer

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Marketing Coordinator Interview

Marketing Coordinator

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Parsons Brinckerhoff.

Interview Details – The hiring process was relatively standard. They initially had a recruiter review my information and then setup a phone interview which took approximately 20 minutes. After the interview, the recruiter informed me that they would forward my information onto PB. After 2-3 days, I was contacted by PB to schedule an interview. It was relatively short notice, but was nothing out of the ordinary. I met with two mid/high level marketing execs and actively participated in the interview. Much of the talking was done by PB, except for theoretical/conversational scenarios. I came with questions and seemed to go relatively well, but I was probably lacking some technical experience they were looking for.

Interview Question – None, pretty standard. I was surprised that they did much of the talking - explaining PB and what they're looking for.   Answer Question

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