Parsons Brinckerhoff

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Parsons Brinckerhoff Reviews

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Parsons Brinckerhoff CEO and Director George J. Pierson
George J. Pierson
78 Ratings
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    Great Place to Work, but Some Uncertainty

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

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Parsons Brinckerhoff Interviews

Updated Aug 28, 2014
Updated Aug 28, 2014

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    Traction Power Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Newark, NJ
    Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Parsons Brinckerhoff in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    No phone interview. Direct on-site interview. Reached before time but they were ready to interview me then and there. Met the senior manager and the manager for the traction department. discussed holidays, pay range, benefits, job description. Then the manager interviewed me for 30 mins but hardly any technical questions. More of behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked all behavioral questions. They gave hypothetical situations and asked me what i would do if stuck in a situation like that. For example, What would you do if you are given a project and there is a short time to finish it and you do not know much about it or how to go about it?   View Answer
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Parsons Brinckerhoff Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012

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Website www.pbworld.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1977
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Business Services
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Jacobs, AECOM, URS

After converting the US, Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) is spreading its gospel around the world. A leading transportation engineering firm, the company provides planning, design, construction management, and consulting services for infrastructure projects in about 80 countries. Organized into three divisions (the Americas, international, and facilities), PB specializes in transportation projects but also works in the environmental, water, energy, urban development, and telecommunications sectors. It serves both public and private clients. Founded in 1885 the firm designed New... More

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