Parsons Corporation Reviews

Updated August 19, 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 Place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Titusville, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Titusville, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong standards on ethical and safe work practices, great projects and varied locations. Great benefits including Employee Stock Ownership Strong diversity of clients and projects.

    Cons

    Can be a little old fashioned in mind set.

    Advice to Management

    Look to break down internal silos, become less risk adverse


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Parsons Corporation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Company with good benefits. The leadership I had was pretty good and interested in providing training to add value to employees.

    Cons

    If you are not a retired O5 or higher, there is a glass ceiling on DOD assignments. Can't comment on the advancement potential on none DOD. Dependency on government contracts is a liability and it makes the work tough.

    Advice to Management

    Help folks that work in DOD islands have interaction with the rank and file so that we see that we are part of a larger whole.


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    Review

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great growth opportunity and competitive compensation.

    Cons

    None whatsoever. Hard to find negative reasons to work here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep winning work!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Associate Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people at the company are mostly great to work with. The projects are large scale and very interesting.

    Cons

    The company is very large and can feel very corporate at times. While the jobs are interesting sometimes employees can get pigeon-holed into a repetitive position.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Immediate supervisor is excellent and communication is great. Overall the company is doing great.

    Cons

    Difficult to understand the many layers of management.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the org chart. Encourage all employees to be involved with business development. They are your boots on the ground.


  7. Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Managers that help direct career Great hands on practical training Great people

    Cons

    No set intern program- You can learn as much as you are willing to search for work


  8. Good

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Still a good company to work for


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Springfield, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Parsons Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, helpful upper management.

    Cons

    Company is too big, hard to get noticed


  10. Helpful (2)

    We Are Cattle!!!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being Employed and being able to have a nice work/home life.

    Cons

    The company continues to grow with purchasing organizations while at the same time not having the skill sets to accompany the market. The work is pressed on the current employees and at the end of the year, they tell you thanks for working hard but, you will NEVER see a bonus for working extra long hours or doing a great job. Employee appreciation is ZERO! Slave Labor is 100%. Also, to add - if you are using the 401K, you have to be there the entire year to get a 50 cent match instead of being matched month to month or every quarter. They are making sure that they get all that they can out of you. One more thing, people do not communicate with each other. You say hello and they walk right by unless you are part of their group.

    Advice to Management

    Show the employees you can and not with buying pizza - but, with a bonus program. Upper Management should not be the only ones benefiting from the hard work.


  11. Helpful (2)

    More Take Than Give

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Co-Worker and high profile projects

    Cons

    Minimal good things to say about the company.

    Advice to Management

    Set reasonable financial goals.



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