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Parsons Brinckerhoff Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work life balance but that also depends on your manager (in 32 reviews)

  • My immediate superiors were knowledgeable and great people (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Very poor work life balance resulting from gross mismanagement (in 11 reviews)

  • Lack of senior management leadership leading to very poor office moral and lots of redundacies (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great projects to work on

    Cons

    Salaries not competitive with the industry

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the staff


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Highly NOT Recommended"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Structural Designer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Structural Designer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Parsons Brinckerhoff full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You will have to dig these yourself - if you find one.

    Cons

    I was working as a Sr. Structural Designer. With the current structural supervisor, this place is a total waste of time and effort.
    Time sheet fraud, Discrimination and unethical practices is just the top few.
    Unless you can work under some1's heel, otherwise highly NOT Recommended.

    Advice to Management

    Get some eyes and ears.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Legacy Company with Room for Improvement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reputable name across multiple sectors, talented professionals, and high-profile projects. As a young project manager the growth opportunities are a plus. Having a global presence doesn't necessarily geographically restrict you. Overall a good work environment.

    Cons

    Average to low compensation, zero stakeholder equity, and behind the times employee benefits. Huge gap in median age employees.

    Advice to Management

    Recruiting is easy with the reputation and high profile projects that the PB name brings but retaining talent with low compensation, no stakeholder equity, and poor benefits will be difficult. Show that you appreciate your employees and the millions that they generate every year. Even small things, gym memberships, food catering, PTO, flexible work hours, etc. go a long way in passing the message along to employees that they are valued.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fairly okay."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Parsons Brinckerhoff full-time

    Pros

    Well known company. High recognition with good on going projects.

    Cons

    Everyone constantly fighting on projects to charge time to. Management frowns at charging time to normal office hours and not project based hours. But what if you are not assigned to any projects???

    Advice to Management

    Create a learning and supportive structure for entry level positions.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Okay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Parsons Brinckerhoff (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gained a lot of experience

    Cons

    Needs a lot better department leadership


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Global Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Global opportunities for technical experts.

    Cons

    It is an engineering company.

    Advice to Management

    Cultivate the right brain.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "My time at Parsons Brinckerhoff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Facilities Assistant/Receptionist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Facilities Assistant/Receptionist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Parsons Brinckerhoff (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Parsons Brinckerhoff are an equal opportunity company.
    Excellent staff benefits.
    They encourage a good Work/Life balance.

    Cons

    Low salary. shift / rota.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Reputable company in the civil engineering field"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer I
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer I
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great enviroment, friendly and helpful colleague, exciting projects to work

    Cons

    IT people might not be helpful

    Advice to Management

    I like the way my supervisor's management style


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Average at best"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The pay was pretty good

    Cons

    The workplace environment was poor both the culture and the locale


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Lead Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Civil Engineer/Project Manager in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Civil Engineer/Project Manager in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Parsons Brinckerhoff (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exciting projects, opportunities to work with both small and large scale clients.

    Cons

    Branch offices disconnected from headquarters. Executives unable to understand regional values and marketing strengths of staff members.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within.



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