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Parsons Corporation New York Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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Pros
  • years the Employee Stock Ownership Program is a not insignificant addition to retirement savings (in 15 reviews)

  • Good Company to work for with good benefits (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, work life balance can be challenging (in 18 reviews)

  • The upper management of the company is very focused on the value of the employee owned stock (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Parsons Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Working with high caliber professionals who not only very experienced in their field but also friendly and easy to work with. Parsons is one of the most recognized names in the engineering field. Great career path with someone with degree and ambition to grow

    Cons

    No much of socializing outside the office


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Principal Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ability to work independently; career growth support; client-based relationships; great compensation

    Cons

    no sick time allowance; must use vacation time

    Advice to Management

    Provide 3 sick days to all F/T employees

  3. Helpful (1)

    "BD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    its a 100% Employee Owned company

    Cons

    Not much of career advancement


  4. "Long Term Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The pay is good. The people you work with on a day to day basis are knowledgeable.

    Cons

    HR department will provide no assistance at the end of a project.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job to retain the staff that got you the projects in the first place rather than dumping them at the end of the job.


  5. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Resources are great, most people are happy with their position

    Cons

    Company size makes changes slow and tedious


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Worst place to work. Bad management. Bad environment. work like a slave.

    Cons

    work like a hell. No connection/relationship with seniors, forget about management, No work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Read my comments. I make 45K more with healthy work-life balance after I moved from Parsons Crap.


  7. "Great company... great experience!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Couldn't ask for a better team to work with. Experience throughout the company is top notch.

    Cons

    Fast paced and expected to work hard.... could be a positive. As an ESOP company, this is not for the lazy.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Construction Manager/Construction Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Contract Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Contract Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A nice ESOP employee program.

    Cons

    Depend on who you are. I worked on a project for 8 years, now they are kicking to the curb. I can not believe it.

    Advice to Management

    Employees have feeling too!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good Organization, however you are just one of the numbers..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Parsons Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Reputable, leadership is fine. Big entity with usual setback of forgetting that each and every employee is the greatest asset of the company. Does not initiate an initial good working relationship with a new employee and provide no further incentives to keep that employee.

    Cons

    Too conglomerate to deal with a new "one of the branch" employee's concerns; have to struggle to have your office and project needs provided; have to wait for some time to be furnished with your requests and there is too much politics before one had to be released. Basically you are given some sort of early survival training when in fact it is you project that is more affected.

    Advice to Management

    Give each branch office its independence to procure its office needs; monitor and control from a central location higher purchase limits so as to expedite basic local project needs. Give the new employee the proper orientation training and give more focus on that new employee's needs to get his job going and provide him the required needs as to the projects he is going to be assigned. It is rather frustrating to a neophyte to figure out where to get what is needed in such a big entity. Do not be a penny wise but a dollar fool!


  10. Helpful (4)

    "No business Plan"

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    Former Employee - Business Development in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Development in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Parsons Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Salaries are good, working conditions are good, good place to get some experience then move on.

    Cons

    No strategic direction or business planning, management seems to let the employees work on whatever they want. re-organizing almost every 6 months, so watch for these re-orgs, that are not well communicated.

    Advice to Management

    Strategic planning, decide what you want to be then become really good at it.


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