Parsons Corporation Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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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. Senior Program Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Phenomenal team ethic. Forward-thinking management. Great clients and client relationships. Vibrant company culture. 100% employee owned. If ever there was a firm that pulls it all together, Parsons is it.

    Cons

    No significant shortcomings with regard to Parsons management, business strategy, technical personnel, multidisciplinary team engagement, or geographical reach have been observed thus far.

    Advice to Management

    Parsons executive management is very much attuned to anticipating client and market trends and committing the requisite corporate resources that maintain Parsons' position as a front-runner with its broad client base within an ever-changing engineering and consulting industry. Keep doing what you're doing... and think even bigger!

  2. Principal Ciivil Engineer (Cognizant Delelopment Engineer)

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    Former Employee - Principal Civil Engineer in Redlands, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Civil Engineer in Redlands, CA

    I worked at Parsons Corporation full-time

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

    Pros

    Performed Civil Engineering design support of Facilities, infrastructure, and transportation projects supporting NASA's three Deep Space Communication Complexes.

    Cons

    NASA cut budget funding for Fiscal Year 2015, dis-allowing any new design of support facilities during FY15, merely providing sustenance operations of existing facilities for FY15.

    Advice to Management

    Suggestion is to investigate my Airport improvements to LAX, especially the "Crossfield Taxiways" development, for which I served as Engineer of Record.

  3. Project Controls Specialist

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    Former Employee - Project Control Specialist in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Project Control Specialist in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Parsons Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for, good work environment, excellent benefits and great opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Project based work so when your project is over you need to find another project and may need to relocate in order to remain with company.

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  5. Accounting Clerk.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Parsons Corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training. Easy to learn systems. Great Supervision (minimal)

    Cons

    There are no cons working for this company

  6. I was a Computer Engineering student on co op, full time

    Former Intern - Intern in Centreville, VA
    Former Intern - Intern in Centreville, VA

    I worked at Parsons Corporation as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Although the office space is fairly segmented, the people are fun and there are quite a few events hosted by the company. For example: Wafflepalooza, Box tickets to the Nationals game. There is also a good level of communication between the various employees and managers.

    Cons

    Of a three month co op, about the first half was spent doing introductory exercises that normal full time employees have to go through as part of orientation; it was a little long for a co op experience.

    Advice to Management

    Host more intern specific events to create an even stronger sense of fun/community for the students.

  7. Intern

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly

    I worked at Parsons Corporation as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great group of people, competitive salary, great project.

    Cons

    Long days, balance between work and life almost nonexistent.

  8. Internship - Civil Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Parsons Corporation

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

    Pros

    Great company, surrounding, people to work with.

    Cons

    Nothing to dislike so far from the experience,

  9. Cool People. Cool Work. Cool Ideas.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Parsons Corporation

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

    Pros

    The work is incredibly interesting and presents new challenges all the time. If you are the type who enjoys a challenge, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    The atmosphere is a bit serious at times, maybe lacking the culture of a Facebook or Google.

    Advice to Management

    More time off would always be a plus, and not having so much corporate red tape preventing progress.

  10. Great culture, but little advancement.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely friendly environment, senior personnel willing to teach.

    Cons

    Little advancement opportunity, unstructured organization and work assignment.

  11. HIred in a senior services role in the contracts/subcontracts arena

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Parsons Corporation (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has terrific recruiting strategies--misleading but terrific. Do not count on receiving what's promised--and if you are counting on it, get it in your offer letter. I strongly urge those who cannot resist temptation to require a contract, mandating one year's payment if dismissal without cause occurs during hte first year.

    Cons

    The company is stuck in the 1990's--its senior management rules by fear, its departments are terrifcally siloed. This review pertains particularly to the service groups, which are sad--the folks either incompetent yes men or talented folks who have learned to keep their heads down and obtain their rewards through extra-curricular activity. Creativity is frowned upon or perhaps more accurately -- no one knows how to deal with it. Because of the fear, the company drives people to become robots, following outdated procedures and methodology without questioning them. If you like challenging, rewarding work that requires the full use of your brain and your ability to influence your peers, your subordinates, and your superiors, run, do not walk, from any opportunity offered, no matter how good it sounds. The company has terrible strategic planning and terrific infighting. I'm not kidding. Don't live to regret your decision to join this company.

    Advice to Management

    I don't know where to start--how about business training in 2010? It would be revolutionary....

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