Parsons Brinckerhoff

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Parsons Brinckerhoff Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated January 15, 2015
Updated January 15, 2015
213 Reviews
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213 Reviews
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Parsons Brinckerhoff CEO and Director George J. Pierson
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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
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    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

  3.  

    PB Life

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CADD in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - CADD in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    friendly office environment , challenging projects , great benefits

    Cons

    poor management, poor communication , horrible commute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider budgeting for staff training , accept occasional telecommunication as a viable option for remote or long distance employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    cheap

    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    nice building..........................................................large space...........................friendly environment......................................................................................low wage

    Cons

    no trainings.......................................................................................low salary................minimum vacation.........................no sick days..............................very cheap

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    good for some

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

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

    Pros

    my job has a ton of freedom, but i sit with a national group. i have very little supervision and can seek out my own projects and agreements to work on at will. good benefits, 2 weeks vacation for less than 5 years, and 3 weeks plus 8 holidays when you reach 5 years of service (i'm right at 5 years). average salary. never received a bonus.

    Cons

    the discipline groups, which are broken down by region, have very little freedom and often simply wait around until project work comes their way. there is very little involvement from younger staff in any part of pursuit efforts and business development, meaning movement is pretty slow until you are at least 5 years in. not winning much work in California so opportunities are waning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide more clear performance goals and determine compensation based on goal conformance. current process for compensation and promotion is a black box.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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