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Good springboard and learning opportunity.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Approves of CEO

Pros

* Strong emphasis on work-life balance -- relatively flexible hours, ability to telecommute, and strong support for lifetime milestones, such as marriage (but not maternity or paternity leave). * Varied and interesting projects, with many opportunities to travel. No silver platters here, though -- to get the best assignments, be very prepared to work hard to get them. * Uncanny ability to attract very bright and energetic individuals at lower levels.

Cons

* In general, personality and good office-political sense will get you ahead, rather than merit or technical skill. This can be particularly frustrating at an engineering firm, where one would imagine technical skill should be more richly rewarded. * As successful as the firm is in recruting junior staff, it has tremendous difficulty recruiting qualified persons at higher levels. Personality conflicts between senior management and employees are very common. * Unimpressive benefits package, relative to industry standard. * In short, if like to take initiative and your strengths are in your creativity and techncial skill, you may find more rewards elsewhere. If you seek a good work-life balance and don't mind going on auto-pilot for a while, then PB may be worth a look.

Advice to Management

Firm currently has difficulties in maintaining client loyalty and satisfication -- more emphasis / reward for high technical skill and quality work would be welcome by many staff.

Other Employee Reviews for Parsons Brinckerhoff

  1. PB Bris

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with across the business

    Cons

    Lack of direction, highly reactive, and no vision.

    Advice to Management

    Work out where you want to go and communicate it to your staff - they want to help!


  2. Parsons Brinckerhoff - MEP Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Parsons Brinckerhoff full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - One of the best building consultants (brands, standards, work qualities, project portfolios) - If can manage time well, 9-5 working period with very rare overtime is possible - Conducive environment to learn as fresh graduate - Encourages a lot of learning and training - Many welfare activities and incentives - No/less working politics

    Cons

    - The pay is relatively low, even as compared with other consultants (starting pay at $2900, have not changed for 2 years) - No overtime pay (only meal/transport if really late) - Very few company benefits & compensations - High staff turnover (expect 2 new staffs per week)

    Advice to Management

    - The salary need to adjusted accordingly to minimize staff turnover


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