Parsons Corporation

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Parsons Corporation Reviews

Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
236 Reviews
3.2
236 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.  

    Excellent company to work for, professional and truly concerned for their employees.

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    Former Employee - Construction Engineer/Specialist in Aiken, SC
    Former Employee - Construction Engineer/Specialist in Aiken, SC

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

    Pros

    They provided a truly professional work environment with safety, quality, and customer satisfaction at the top of the priority list. Best company I have worked for.

    Cons

    There are no actual cons that I can think to even mention. During my time working for Parsons management always did it's best to consider my needs opinions and actively sought ways to improve by asking the employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Responsible, for all electrical work in project, modifications and adjustment to bring designs to the required local Com

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Parsons Corporation

    Pros

    It's v.good company which helps engineer to develop his ability.

    Cons

    There are no serious cons.

  3.  

    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    This is a multi-national company that supports their staff on a global platform. The state side staff is great and encourages us to grow professionally and to pursue long-term careers within the company.

    Cons

    Being a large global company, the online required training and global environment gets daunting for small town employees who simply want their issues to be heard. It's nice to read about the great things going on in bigger cities, but we are here doing the same jobs, only at different scales.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Below Average Base Salaries, Decent Total Compensation, Flexible Employer

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    Former Employee - Geologist in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Geologist in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    The ability to steer your own career at Parsons is bar none the best benefit. With a supportive Functional Manager, a technical professional or management person could take their career toward just about any discipline within company! Employee stock ownership was the best part of longterm compensation but it has been pared down recently. Personally I got to travel a lot which was good for my professional development.

    Cons

    Lower than average salary compared to a lot of my peers who were geologists elsewhere. Sometimes the travel was excessive which really cut into my personal life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the rank and file! They are valuable parts of the company and are worthy of the stake they used to have as part of the ESOP program.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good experiences so far

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    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
  7.  

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

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    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great People

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    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Average

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    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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Avoid if you're not an engineer

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    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

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