Parsons Corporation Reviews

Updated August 3, 2015
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Parsons Corporation CEO Chuck Harrington
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Pros
  • Flexibility, great people, good learning opportunity (in 10 reviews)

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

Cons
  • The upper management cannot even comprehend that the employees want career advancement (in 18 reviews)

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

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  1. Great Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Springfield, VA

    I worked at Parsons Corporation (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, helpful upper management.

    Cons

    Company is too big, hard to get noticed


  2. TADSS Speacialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a fun and exciting job that changes everyday. You have the opportunity to work with active and reserve soldiers from every branch of the military.

    Cons

    Job security is kind of an unknown when working as a contractor. Things change on a regular basis and you may be out of a job with little advanced notice.

    Advice to Management

    Know what your employees do, even at the remote locations and filter the email that they receive accordingly. Also let them see their actual contract.


  3. Engineer Flesh Peddling

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Huntsville, AL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They try hard and have been successful so far in growing their defense business.

    Cons

    Off site employees have no company support and are treated by the customer and some subcontractors as modern day salve labor.

    Advice to Management

    Less concern about your bottom dollar and stand up and support your employees. Saying it isn't doing it.


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  5. Great Workplace

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Antelope, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Antelope, CA

    I worked at Parsons Corporation (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great environment. Very nice people. Fun and challenging work.

    Cons

    Sometimes not enough work to do.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Personality Clash

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Parsons Corporation full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of work - I never was wanting for things to do. People were friendly and helpful for the most part.

    Cons

    A little bit higher pressure than I am used to, mostly from my immediate supervisor. A nice guy outside of work; I quite liked him, actually. But once behind the desk he was a tough personality to handle. Also, my leaving the company felt like a bit of a shady deal. I was about a week away from receiving a $2500 bonus and nearly $600 in reimbursements, when I was sent packing. But I have no evidence to support that anything was going on.

    Advice to Management

    Distribute projects between more managers, so no one is left wanting and the others are in over their heads, so they have very little time to teach and nurture their "unders."


  7. Good Work Life Balance

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation

    Pros

    Good work life balance.

    Cons

    The organizational structure makes it hard to know who to go to when you need answers


  8. Good experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Intelligent people. Intriguing clientele with needs that makes for interesting work. Global opportunities.

    Cons

    Money is king. Healthy amount of arrogance and ego, particularly at mid-management/leadership levels. Individualism preferred over collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    You'd be more right if you admitted to being wrong. Even industry leaders should stay humble and learn from others.


  9. Good company - well managed

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Emphasis on worker safety, annual training and reviews taken seriously. Focus on innovation.

    Cons

    Distributed workforce, highly diverse business base can hamper moving across company lines or intercompnay cooperation.


  10. Sr. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Parsons Corporation

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Culture and fun place to work.

    Cons

    I have nothing of value to add

    Advice to Management

    I have nothing to say.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Good company, difficult for younger engineers

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large, reputable company with strong values. Good wages and compensation.

    Cons

    The specific office/project that I work at does not provide me with much training, development, or coaching opportunities. I don't feel like I am growing as an engineer.

    Advice to Management

    More training and development for young engineers.



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