Parsons Brinckerhoff
3.1 of 5 161 reviews
www.pbworld.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Parsons Brinckerhoff Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
Parsons Brinckerhoff – Redding – “Paving on Cypress Rd. in Redding California”

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3.1 161 reviews

                             

68% Approve of the CEO

Parsons Brinckerhoff CEO and Director George J. Pierson

George J. Pierson

(65 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "fellow staff, good attitude towards work/life balance (originally), recognition of effort"
    in 16 reviews
  • "There are some great people there but most of them are leaving"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "Senior management not connected to work being performed "in the trenches""
    in 14 reviews
  • "Most of the good technical staff either quit or have been made redundant in the last 2 years"
    in 6 reviews
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    Great Company

    Disaster Inspector (Current Employee)
    Winchester, VA

    ProsA pioneer in the industry and one of the oldest engineering companies in this country.

    ConsNeed more diversity , especially in mid to upper management positions. Really across the board.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to address diversity issues in management and also in the common work place.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    State of Flux

    IT Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsChallenging work, global organization presents great opportunities.

    ConsOverall uncoordinated, requires structural changes to streamline services.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFix the base and the underlying issues before trying to take such large strides forward.

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    Great position and compensated well.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of opportunities for Career Development and growth within the company. Great Managers and mentors to aid the initiation of career development. Plenty of opportunities to be relocated to other offices in other states and countries.

    ConsWith the company being so large it is inherent that not everyone know each other but can be easily overcomed with proactively networking.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    PB wins big projects.

    Civil Engineer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsOffice culture, always busy, flexible hours

    Conscompensation, terrible benefits, poor work load distribution

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good and Bad

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork has been consistent, and the company understands the need to be with family when crises happen. Time off policies are great, as long as you can find time to take a vacation.

    ConsHours can be long; admin supervisory staff cares little for the growth of its employees, often taking credit for tasks and ideas their employees come up with, without acknowledging their efforts; slow to promote; admin staff are not eligible for bonuses, unless they manage to win 1 of 2 annual awards.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour administrative staff is the backbone of your company. It operates effectively, on a daily basis, with little or no acknowledgement from anyone higher on the food chain.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Large scale transportation projects

    Engineer II (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsI have a good salary compared to other jobs in the Austin area. PTO at 16 days a year and 9 paid holidays is good.

    ConsLeadership is lacking in some areas of the Austin office. Benefits are not as good as my last employer, but they are not bad.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Field Engineer for wireless service providers

    IT Professional (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsKnowing what I do make a difference in today's society.
    Contributing to our everyday style of living and communication.
    Taking on new challenges while rectifying our consumer issues

    ConsMultiple re-location due to project completion
    Lack of commutation between field engineer and management
    Distance to drive to site by site basis

    Advice to Senior ManagementI enjoy and love taking on new challenges and responsibility in regards to new opportunity
    Im seeking new leadership in regards to a continuous growing company

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    Good place to be

    Project Controls Specialist (Current Employee)
    Herndon, VA

    ProsGreat management support, and good internal education thru online and lunch time presentations.

    ConsSince it is project work, have to deal with finding new project to transfer to and possibility of relocation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe a little more proactive in information about next opportunities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No Opportunity for Self Improvement

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsThe only pros are for corporate...

    ConsThis company would rather layoff and hire outside of the company, than give promotions and raises to those that have diligently worked for them over the past decade.
    Do not contact Human Resources if you have an issue. The Human Resources here is more like corporate resources.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of the workers that have taken care of you. These men and women bust their butt so you can live the life you want. They deserve your respect.
    I motion to audit human resources. Revamp the entire thing by making it more employee friendly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Reasonable Place to Work

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Virginia Beach, VA

    ProsExcellent projects, wonderful people, nice offices.

    ConsSenior management not connected to work being performed "in the trenches". Lots of dictated requirements to improve insurance rates and keep the accountants happy, but do little to help deliver services to our clients.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward those that deliver and perform, eliminate those that cost the company money, and develop a dedicated sales force.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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