Parsons Corporation

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Potential for greatness

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Former Employee - Project Manager
Former Employee - Project Manager

I worked at Parsons Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Top flight engineering & technical staff. Excellent mentoring and experience for young professionals. Fair salaries. Excellent benefits. Employee owned. Hourly pay ensures fair treatment of employees workloads.

Cons

Bureaucratic organization. Little continuity of operation between "satellite" offices. Company tends to have top-heavy management. Management tends to ask a lot of lower level engineers; has tendency to not credit them with this in yearly performance reviews. Constant focus by upper management of improving the company share price detracts from core values.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Foster better communication between levels of engineers/management. Foster better communication between offices in order to create stronger brand and make better use of shared resources.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Middle manager heaven; worker hell

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They don't seem to lay off until they have to. The facilities are nice. Free coffee. Decent benefits. If you are in Pasadena, there are some nice perks.

    Cons

    You get promoted by not speaking the truth. They don't like to hear about not following their own core values. There are no secrets, and it is easy to kill your career by saying what you feel. They want you to be a happy, cheerleading fool that ignores the things that keep this company from getting to the next level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accept some of the blame for the mess that is Parsons. Get out and talk to the employees, and I mean those that do the actual work; not those that take all the credit. Clean out some of those middle micromanagers. You can't swing a dead cat around without hitting a bunch of VPs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too many managers, not many leaders

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    For a AEC company, it has very high safety focus. Mostly co-workers are friendly. The work environment is decent. Good place to work for anyone who prefers individual contributor roles with little aspirations. Those in business development management roles can aspire for executive management roles.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical organizational structure. Too many in middle management. In some instances there are senior managers who manage 3 or less managers. There are projects where one person does the work and 3 people manage it (either directly or indirectly).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many important initiatives end up with just branding without much underneath it. Promote people who have deep understanding of the business, who understands the strengths and weaknesses of the staff, who can differentiate between talkers and doers, and who are not self centered / selfish to management.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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