Parsons Brinckerhoff

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Parsons Brinckerhoff Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 2014
194 Reviews
2.9
194 Reviews
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Parsons Brinckerhoff CEO and Director George J. Pierson
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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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    good for some

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  2.  

    PB Life

    • Comp & Benefits
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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
  3. 1 person 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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