Parsons Corporation Reviews

Updated July 4, 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. 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.


  2. PARSONS Review

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    Current Employee - Principal Systems Analyst/Test Engineer in Centreville, VA
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Analyst/Test Engineer in Centreville, VA

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, interesting and challenging work that makes a difference. Salaries are better than most companies. Flexible work schedules, generous vacation and sick leave.

    Cons

    Career progression not as good as I wood like it to be.

    Advice to Management

    Hire from within more often.


  3. Good people, a bit impersonal

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    Current Employee - Quality Intern in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Intern in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation

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

    Pros

    Good people, awesome place to work at. Plenty of space and places to explore downtown. Neighborhood is nice. Great access to public transportation.

    Cons

    Relatively quiet. Working towards the engineering side of things; engineers are quiet and a little hard to talk to. Building is vast and relationships are impersonal.

    Advice to Management

    More face to face communication. I understand the difficulty of that, but it would make for a more enriching environment.


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  5. Good company for the long haul

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    Former Employee - Geologist in Idaho Falls, ID
    Former Employee - Geologist in Idaho Falls, ID

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

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

    Pros

    Moving up the salary ladder was a slow but regular event, unlike my most recent employer.

    Cons

    As a field worker I had little opportunity to move rapidly to a higher salary range.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your hard working talent and retention will increase.


  6. I have been working at Parsons Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation

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

    Pros

    Established Company, moving up the salary ladder

    Cons

    Moving up the salary ladder was a slow. No work/life balance or respect for the employees with children, Tends to be some lack of communication between upper management and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Better opportunities, and training! Give us a chance to grow.


  7. Working at Parsons.

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    Current Employee - Construction and Maintenance Inspector in Oceanside, CA
    Current Employee - Construction and Maintenance Inspector in Oceanside, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for.

    Cons

    Contract Work temporary about eighteen months.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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    Parsons HR / Upper Management SUCK! BEWARE!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great team, talented co-workers.
    Employee Stock Ownership

    Cons

    Alternative work schedule as advertised doesn't apply to all. Unrealistic deadlines and expectations and minimal work/life balance. Company prides itself as environmentally conscious encouraging ways to better the environment, but its a lie. Telecommuting is not considered a feasible work solution and it is indirectly discouraged, same goes with "alternative work schedules". HR "led us on" with an alternative work schedule for a few weeks before ripping it away. Yes folks, like a sweet candy from a child. They attributed it to a "voting process", and despite constant reminders, its been over a year and a solution hasn't been offered. This company sugar coats itself as a progressive, modern, but the policies are very rudimentary and very conservative. They do NOT encourage higher learning, and company sponsored hands-on training are extremely rare. Having only ONE offered in my 7 years with Parsons, its easier to get into Oxford with a full scholarship then to participate in Parsons' hands-on-training classes. Management does not want to keep you relevant! They want to keep your potential low, so salary remains low.

    Numerous complaints to the Ethics Bureau yields only acknowledgement, but produces absolutely no resolution. HR will always side with management first.

    This Parsons office has a high attrition rate of 25%. Thats about 1/4 of staff that has left to seek other opportunities. This says something.. Don't work here despite the attractive "benefits".

    Bottom line: As long as a company's HR department is fair, I'm sure issues can be worked out resulting in a happier and healthier work environment. But if you work in a company where HR takes the side of upper management, fails to LISTEN to employees despite numerous inquiries and complaints, does not follow through with beneficial changes to a company, then there may be something to say about the integrity of a company that prides itself as one of the best engineering companies to work for. Instead, I'd say it would be a dishonest company riddled with terrible internal bureaucratic issues. And this is one of those companies, stay away.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and acknowledge your money makers. Follow through and resolve what is promised. Rectify crooked management and their HR cohorts. Better opportunities, and training! Give us a chance to grow.


  9. Great place to start career

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Aiken, SC
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Aiken, SC

    I worked at Parsons Corporation

    Pros

    Great team of people to work with

    Cons

    No siginificant cons for the time that I was there


  10. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Associate Structural Engineer
    Current Employee - Associate Structural Engineer

    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

    Real family feel despite being a huge corporation, excellent base pay for new grads.

    Cons

    Tends to be some lack of communication between upper management and employees.


  11. PM

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation

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

    Pros

    Good PM/CM company. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Need to focus on technical talent



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