Parsons Brinckerhoff

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Parsons Brinckerhoff Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
187 Reviews
2.9
187 Reviews
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Parsons Brinckerhoff CEO and Director George J. Pierson
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78 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The staff at PB are generally supportive and the work/life balance is excellent (in 17 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 15 reviews)

  • Most of the good technical staff either quit or have been made redundant in the last 2 years (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Disaster Inspector  in  Winchester, VA
    Current Employee - Disaster Inspector in Winchester, VA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to address diversity issues in management and also in the common work place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great position and compensated well.

    • 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

    Pros

    Lots 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Large, Multinational corporation that values each and every employee greatly.

    Former Employee - Business Development/Management  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Development/Management in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    -Great work environment/office culture
    -Great people that make going to work fun
    -Strongly rooted in local community
    -Work-life balance is beneficial. Promotes cooperation among teams
    -Team based work forced

    Cons

    -More training procedures would be beneficial
    -Tough to get new software installed quickly.
    -More team focus can sway individualistic workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strong company values, great work culture, and community service involvement.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to be

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Controls Specialist  in  Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Project Controls Specialist in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little more proactive in information about next opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Field Engineer for wireless service providers

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    Former Employee - IT Professional  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IT Professional in Houston, TX

    I worked at Parsons Brinckerhoff as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Knowing 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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I 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

  7.  

    Great Company and Great People

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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 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Best place to work
    Community spirit
    Helpful staff members

    Cons

    No downsides as far as I'm concerened

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very good company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Parsons Brinckerhoff

    Pros

    The pay is good and there is always an emphasis on learning. They provide a lot of learning opportunities and mentoring programs.

    Cons

    As is with any big company, it is very easy to get unnoticed so it sometimes feels like you are insignificant since it is so big.

  9.  

    amazing

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Parsons Brinckerhoff full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    best job ever, never bored

    Cons

    clients can be hard to deal with but its worth it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    CADD Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CADD  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - CADD in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Parsons Brinckerhoff full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities for career growth

    Cons

    Project managers can be out of touch with current tech trends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Project managers need to understand whole picture of project workflows and distribute budget accordingly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Best in the Business

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development/Management  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Business Development/Management in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Parsons Brinckerhoff full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Worked with the best people in the business. Many of those that have left are now running the largest agencies or mega-firms -- there is more talent at PB than in any other firm.

    Great management and career opportunities are endless. I steadily progressed to a very senior position because the company cared -- they invested heavily in my career.

    Cons

    None -- I would not hesitate to rejoin PB. Just a terrific work environment and culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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