Parsons Brinckerhoff

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Good springboard and learning opportunity.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

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 Senior ManagementFirm 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.

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    Good company struggling in a tight market.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Parsons Brinckerhoff


    Pros: PB has a strong history of overcoming challenges Cons: The relationship with staff and the business has become strained, so until it improves… Advice to Senior Management: Be serious about leadership. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Good Company but can improve to be the best.

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

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


    Pros: Good culture until Balfour Beaty took control. Now they are selling… Cons: Bureaucratic. Minimal salary reviews. Make sure you negotiate the max… Advice to Senior Management: Provide more training for staff. Give mid-tier management opportunity to… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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