Parsons Brinckerhoff

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Parsons Brinckerhoff Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
212 Reviews
3.1
212 Reviews
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Parsons Brinckerhoff CEO and Director George J. Pierson
George J. Pierson
90 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • if you get a great manager they are very supporting of work / life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • There are some great people there but most of them are leaving (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management not connected to work being performed "in the trenches" (in 16 reviews)

  • No work life balance and no satisfaction in terms of employee's welfare (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    PB theres pros and cons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Parsons Brinckerhoff

    Pros

    -Complex and Iconic projects for cities
    -Good Salary
    -Able to fill in gaps between large projects with training or smaller projects
    -Flexible time
    -Bright people to reach out to for questions

    Cons

    -Progression up the corporate latter can be tough
    -Balfour Beatty bought the company out and took away all budgets for continuing education
    -Kind of a third-world structure with no middle class, just big-ups and work horses
    -When expanding only hired higher positions pushing lower roles to younger but growing employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Roll up the sleeves, lower your shoulder, and be willing to battle when asking for budgets/approvals for continuing education, conferences, etc. for the younger employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Marketing Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Parsons Brinckerhoff as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The work environment in Philadelphia specifically was relaxed but driven. Young office with lots of planned office events, people were great. There was a big push for the interns/co-ops to attend select events with management to see how the business was operated at the higher levels. Felt very engaged and incorporated as an intern.

    Cons

    Nothing too negative to say, wished there was a bigger intern culture. Mostly just co-ops who were there when I first started

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Company with good values

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Parsons Brinckerhoff

    Pros

    Very good people, with good values and globally placed. Good opportunities worldwide.

    Cons

    Progression within large projects limited. Employee progression not seriously looked at in an organized way. HR in Middle East very poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve employee progression trajectories.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Review

    Current Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Parsons Brinckerhoff full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    transfer to other countries, average level of stability, work comp benefit

    Cons

    low salary and benefits, not a friendly culture, high competition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adjust salaries depending on location

  6.  

    OK Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Office Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Parsons Brinckerhoff

    Pros

    Friendly staff, managers are open to helping you advance your career and answer questions.

    Cons

    I worked there for 4 years and only received 1 in-person performance review. The rest of the time the review was a filled out form online that did not help or inform me of anything whatsoever. Not enough PTO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more of an effort to review your employees and give feedback.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resource Administrative
    Current Employee - Human Resource Administrative

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Well developed company. Good Work life balance, benefits, time off, etc.

    Cons

    my particular job isn't very challenging...could be better health benefits as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Internship at PB

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Parsons Brinckerhoff as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    great friendly staff, very interesting projects, flexible hours.

    Cons

    no benefits for interns but that makes sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I loved my internship and learned a lot
    keep it that way!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Satisfying experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Parsons Brinckerhoff full-time

    Pros

    Projectized setting allow team to know one another better and build productive team relationships. Can move on to new project / work on multiple projects simultaneously to broaden one's experience.

    Cons

    Could have more opportunity / training for entry level positions. Not always guaranteed employment after project is completed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company, Excellent reputation in the industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Parsons Brinckerhoff full-time

    Pros

    Good Compensation, Fairly decent benefits package

    Cons

    Company really needs to work on keeping talent once they have hired. My project manager was very good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on retaining talent, and treat your talent more than just a number Remember these people have lives, families and responsibilities and without such talent PB wouldn't have the reputation and respect they have

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Field Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Field Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Employees are not micro-managed. You are treated as an adult. Professional environment

    Cons

    A recent sale of the company leaves unknowns related to future changes. since this is a construction role - you need to find another job when your project ends.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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