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Parsons Corporation Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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Public Affairs Specialist Interview

Public Affairs Specialist

Interviewed at Parsons Corporation

Interview Details – They can take a really long time to make a decision. If you are not a technical person, meaning and engineer or architect, the interviewer might not know the right questions to ask.

Interview Question – What do you think you can contribute as a non-engineer?   Answer Question


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Average Interview

CSA Construction/Safety Superintendent Interview

CSA Construction/Safety Superintendent
Boston, MA

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Parsons Corporation in April 2013.

Interview Details – Friendly and straight forward one on one, then background, drug test, benefit package from human recourse
Interviewer went over the project and what was expected of me in the position applied for, a walk through of the project and meeting with the rest of the team and contractors on site. Parsons sends an agreement package that has to be signed and returned

Interview Question – Do you have a Engineering degree?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

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Consultant Interview

Consultant

Interviewed at Parsons Corporation

Interview Details – After multiple application attempts with no feedback, I received an invitation for an interview. Interviewed with Vice President and Senior Manager over lunch. Focused interview designed to obtain knowledge on professional and personal experiences. Received feedback within less than two weeks.

Interview Question – No questions one would consider out of the expected.   Answer Question


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Area Manager Interview

Area Manager

Interviewed at Parsons Corporation

Interview Details – Two part Interview, phone then person to person, very low key but based on previous knowledge of my abilities

Interview Question – if you cant handle a difficult question then this is not the job for you.   Answer Question


No Offer

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Average Interview

Multimedia Manager Interview

Multimedia Manager
Pasadena, CA

I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Parsons Corporation in February 2013.

Interview Details – Initial interaction was through emails. Then a phone interview with the HR Director. TI then had an in-person interview was with the manager I would be replacing and a person I would be managing. We had a detailed discussion about the range of work the department does and how my experience would fit. We looked at my website to discuss my work. The existing manager insulted my work so I was surprised when I was emailed a date in which I would be contacted for second interview. The date passed for the second interview. I had a second phone interview with the person who would be my boss which was very encouraging. This person said negative things about the first person who interviewed me. After the second phone interview I was told the second person's boss who going travel from the other side of the country to interview me in person and I would have to wait until the persons schedule was free to interview me. I waited another six weeks I emailed the HR director to find out where I stood. I eventually was told that the department was going to reorganized and there would be no position available

Interview Question – The current manager who I would be replacing seem to be having an emotional connection to the I was told that the existing manager was leaving of her own will she insulted my work.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Quality Control Inspector Interview

Quality Control Inspector
Tampa, FL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Parsons Corporation in May 2010.

Interview Details – My resume was found on a internet job site. I was called and asked to go into further detail on certain jobs listed on my resume. Then was asked if i could handle the expected long hours and extend work weeks that may come with the job.

Interview Question – The most unexpected thing was if i wanted the job i had to be in certain city within 48 hours.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – The initial offer was good, but while on the phone with the HR rep i looked up comparable jobs and salaries. I brought that up and i asked for a few more dollar an hour. The Hr rep agreed.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Associate Engineer Interview

Associate Engineer
Atlanta, GA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Parsons Corporation in August 2010.

Interview Details – Was pretty straight forward. Submitted my resume through a current employee at the time. Was called in for an interview and was given an offer less than 2 weeks later.

Interview Question – Why did you want to become a Civil Engineer? (This question was asked probably because I just graduated when I was hired)   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation phase. They came out with a strong initial offer and there was no need to negotiate the offer because it was above the industry average at the time.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Civil Engineer Interview

Civil Engineer

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Parsons Corporation.

Interview Details – It was difficult as it is such a largecorporation - a lot of red tape

Interview Question – The questions were not difficut, but rather ti was difficult to get through the red tape of the HR department.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Project Controls Specialist Interview

Project Controls Specialist

Interviewed at Parsons Corporation

Interview Details – Network to get an interview. HR is very prompt. Mostly behavioral interview

Interview Question – Why consutruction   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – not much scope


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Environmental Scientist Interview

Environmental Scientist

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Parsons Corporation.

Interview Details – I'm not entirely sure how they received my resume as I was putting out about 20 to 30 resumes a day through multiple avenues. However, once I had the interview it was only about 6 calendar days before they offered a position. The interview was pretty long, and thorough. Having me give a narrative of my history to fielding a few technical questions. The technical questions were all basic knowledge items, and nothing to trip you up. I think it was more of an attempt to validate the experiences on my resume.

Interview Question – This position requires travel, a lot of it, tell us how you might be able to manage a health work/life balance with spending this amount of time on the road?   View Answer

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