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"Good Company, difficult period"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- Great people
- Great opportunities
- Great projects

Cons

- Poor top end management
- Poor communication of policy and strategy
- Short term view

Advice to Management

Longer term view

Other Employee Reviews for Parsons Brinckerhoff

  1. "Previous Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Parsons Brinckerhoff full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Employee orientated company. Maybe a little too much.

    Cons

    Silo mentality & empire building in a number of areas.
    PB / BB is good at communicating the "company strategy" internally, but very poor at inter-business unit, & inter-project internal communication. A bit of a 'need to know' basis.
    New GM who outwardly seems to have no idea about how to drive the business.
    The recent Australian redundancies don't seem to align with the overall business strategy.
    Example: The business wants to move into EPCM & higher risk projects, but the entire estimating team has been made redundant. ?????????
    Enormous focus on billability has surpassed all other aspects of the business, including client needs.

    Advice to Management

    Better client focus. Better project mgmt.
    Focus on the client needs right from the start & manage the project accordingly, good billabilty will come naturally.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Unbalanced teams - too many managers not enough practical engineers"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    More life than work, nice office

    Cons

    Commercial executive, engineer executive, section executive, team executive, client relationship manager and team manager..... These people make most of the decisions (not to mention general managers and directors) but how many of them are experienced engineer? Recent redundancy in Australia target on senior and graduate grade engineers it was a management decision to use principal eingineers' cv for project bidding, front line engineers are not important for now.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck.


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