Parsons Corporation

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Parsons Corporation Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
231 Reviews
3.2
231 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good experiences so far

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Structural Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Associate Structural Engineer in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Large, diverse projects
    Decent salary
    Coworkers are great

    Cons

    Average benefits
    May hire for certain projects
    Upper management can be hit or miss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great company that provides a diverse quality product in a number of different practices.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Positive working environment, surrounded by smart people, office has a very driven attitude

    Cons

    Haven't had any noteworthy negative experiences

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Program Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Parsons Corporation

    Pros

    Good initial boss, involved with team.

    Cons

    Not any attention to employees from senior leadership, stuck in CA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to what your managers are doing with their customers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Average

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

    I worked at Parsons Corporation

    Pros

    Good friendly atmosphere. Nice co-workers

    Cons

    limited growth. lack of appreciation for professionals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value and keep the core engineering professionals. promote younger professionals who deserve it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Avoid if you're not an engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Pay was decent and within market rates, stock compensation package was good (although not nearly as good the past few years).

    Cons

    Support staff was not valued, viewed as dispensable "overhead" instead of as people providing valuable services to the company. Cutbacks and hiring freezes were rampant with no consideration as to the effect on day-to-day operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New blood is desperately needed to change course, current management has been unable to deal with the post-2009 state and local government budget cutbacks. Current management's only answer to any problem is to cut costs by any means necessary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation

    Pros

    Great work environment and people in the office.

    Cons

    When work runs our you are out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire so many people that when it get slow you have to let people go.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Parsons Corp - ehhh

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Centreville, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Centreville, VA

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

    Pros

    The work is very interesting. My coworkers are great.

    Cons

    Parsons limits your 401K contribution if you earn over 115k/yr. Their benefits are pretty lousy compared to other contracting companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the Cons about Parsons are due to higher management. We are constantly losing employees due to cutting of benefits and lousy raises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Stuck in mud

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Parsons Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great history. Too bad the current management is not nearly as capable as the one who created the company.
    The only pros are if you are a good politician and only concerned about title and position.

    Cons

    It has not been able to grow for the past five years.
    Short term myopic decision making process.
    While the ESOP program sounds good it drives a lot of the decision making as most of the senior management is about to retire

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire let new fresh people in
    Stop losing the forest for the tree

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation

    Pros

    Pays well. Good coworkers and good atmosphere.

    Cons

    Some employees are too rude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Read fine print and beware of the 'at-will' statement in acceptance letter.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Centreville, VA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Centreville, VA

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

    Pros

    A lot of talented co-workers at Centreville, VA office. Everyone has an office; no cubicles in the building. Has a lovely facility. Has a 9/80 schedule.

    Cons

    Read fine print and beware of the 'at-will' statement in acceptance letter. They can terminate your employment without a reason. In my case, the person that previously held my position want to return after taking a position at another company. They hired the person back and then terminated me after hiring the former employee back. Beware of management with no conscience. They have a history of firing people 'at-will' without cause.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live by the golden rule. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
    Beef up your security and stop data spills.
    Better communications are needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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