Parsons Corporation

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Parsons Corporation Reviews in New York, NY

Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014
221 Reviews
3.2
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Majority of co-workers are team players and great people to be around everyday (in 10 reviews)

  • ESOP-Employee Stock Ownership Plan (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Constant focus by upper management of improving the company share price detracts from core values (in 18 reviews)

  • No work/life balance or respect for the employees with children (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Organization, however you are just one of the numbers...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Parsons Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Reputable, leadership is fine. Big entity with usual setback of forgetting that each and every employee is the greatest asset of the company. Does not initiate an initial good working relationship with a new employee and provide no further incentives to keep that employee.

    Cons

    Too conglomerate to deal with a new "one of the branch" employee's concerns; have to struggle to have your office and project needs provided; have to wait for some time to be furnished with your requests and there is too much politics before one had to be released. Basically you are given some sort of early survival training when in fact it is you project that is more affected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give each branch office its independence to procure its office needs; monitor and control from a central location higher purchase limits so as to expedite basic local project needs. Give the new employee the proper orientation training and give more focus on that new employee's needs to get his job going and provide him the required needs as to the projects he is going to be assigned. It is rather frustrating to a neophyte to figure out where to get what is needed in such a big entity. Do not be a penny wise but a dollar fool!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Construction Manager/Construction Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Contract Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Contract Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A nice ESOP employee program.

    Cons

    Depend on who you are. I worked on a project for 8 years, now they are kicking to the curb. I can not believe it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees have feeling too!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    No business Plan

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Development in New York, NY

    I worked at Parsons Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Salaries are good, working conditions are good, good place to get some experience then move on.

    Cons

    No strategic direction or business planning, management seems to let the employees work on whatever they want. re-organizing almost every 6 months, so watch for these re-orgs, that are not well communicated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strategic planning, decide what you want to be then become really good at it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Horrible place to work for and worst people to work with!!!

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Nothing good at all.

    Lots of work load.

    You can ALWAYS RUN BEHIND DUE DATE.

    You can use vulgar words to your subordinate.

    You can scream to others in the office.

    You can comment bad about others, but HR and PM will not going to be accountable for that.

    Cons

    You will find hidden racism and inequality in terms of growth/career development within the company. They build their reputation by using the employees working overtime without getting paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No racism please.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    slow but steady increase in responsibility for first job out of college

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    Former Employee - Engineer II in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer II in New York, NY

    I worked at Parsons Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    there are several interesting projects to work on; interfacing with the client is a big part of the job. the company is employee-owned, so the retirement benefits are better than most competitors.

    Cons

    it's a big company and often it seems hard to be recognized, especially as a younger engineer in his first job out of college; the annual increase in pay should be more for recent grads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    for recent grads, the annual increase in pay (as a percentage) should be significantly higher; it encourages people to leave.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    NYC Office (and a Certain Division) a BIG Problem!

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Parsons Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great stock plan; decent benefits; generally nice people.

    Cons

    Senior manager mistreats employees with sarcasm and demeaning comments; no work-life balance - work from home NOT allowed; Stifling to middle managers; little autonomy; only care about GPP (gross profit produced); lots of pressure on middle mangers/project mangers to do EVERYTHING especially making profits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See all of the cons above.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I worked hard to get where i am.: I self managed my career to get where I am.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Principal Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation

    Pros

    Opportunity to make your mark
    Opportunity to work with talented professionals
    Opportunity to build a strong network

    Cons

    Working with manmagers who were promoted before they were ready
    HR is weak in some areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some managers are promoted before they are ready
    Some managers are not prepared to lead
    HR is weak in some areas

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    fine

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation

    Pros

    good people, respec and fine environment

    Cons

    not a lot of opportunities

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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