Mission: Parsons will be the leader in the engineering and construction industry, measured by our performance, integrity, diversity, and commitment to safety and sustainability. Employees will be challenged by a professional environment of innovation, opportunity, development, and ...
I worked at Parsons Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)
Strong leadership at corporate and program levels; leadership values safety; support for professional growth and external certification; competitive salaries and benefits packages in industry
No cons to contribute to this review. I grew tremendously in my career during my employment with Parsons in the DC area.
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I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Parsons Corporation (San Diego, CA).
Completed an application online. A sourcing specialist from Parsons contacted me for a phone interview. The sourcing specialist was friendly and professional on the phone; however, she did seem a bit disorganized. For example, she sent me a job description that had more detail than what was listed on the job posting, but it had a DIFFERENT COMPANY'S name at the top of it. She told me "Just pretend it says Parsons instead!" I understand that in govt contractor roles different companies bid on the same projects, but this was unacceptable. She also couldn't tell me if the role was hourly or salaried (which would a difference in the nature of the job itself).
Anyway, a lead recruiter (different person from the sourcing specialist) from Parsons reached out to me shortly after this initial phone interview to schedule a second phone interview with the project manager for this particular project. The project manager was very professional and easy to talk to, and he was able to answer the questions I had about the position. The lead recruiter later contacted me and set up an in person interview for the following week. At this point, I was starting to feel like I would be a good fit for this role and felt excited that they were moving me forward.
The in person interview... changed everything. It was a panel interview with the project manager I spoke to on the phone (who had flown out to the project site for the interview, among other things I assume) and 3 girls (I say girls for a reason) who I assume I would be working closely with if I took the job. While I got very good vibes from the project manager, these 3 girls were extremely unprofessional and rude to me during this interview. First of all, they didn't really ask me very many questions about my background or experience; in fact, I felt like I was asking them more questions about the job than they did about me. And when I did ask my questions about the position/the company/etc., they looked at each other and me like I was speaking in gibberish before giving vague answers. These weren't difficult questions I was asking, either. Just your basic "questions to ask during a job interview" questions. Just from the way they were acting and the way they treated me, I knew immediately that it wasn't going to be a good fit. What really threw me off was that they gave me a quiz to take, but STAYED IN THE INTERVIEW ROOM AND TALKED WITH EACH OTHER WHILE I TOOK THE QUIZ. I ended up missing half the things on the quiz and I feel like that wouldn't have happened had they left the room for me to take the quiz in silence. The entire in person interview experience gave off disorganized, unstructured, and unprofessional vibes. I didn't end up getting the job and I have never been so happy to get a job rejection.