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Parsons Corporation Reviews

Updated December 9, 2018
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  • "No work/life balance and surely no bonus structure" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Upper Management enjoy the fruits of labor and the cattle only get a 2% raise and not until half of the year has passed" (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, hours, work load is appropriate.

    Cons

    N/A No cons so far.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Planner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Parsons, headquartered in Pasadena, CA, but with offices around the nation and the globe, is a fairly exciting place to work, with infrastructure projects spread around the globe. Opportunities abound for those who seek overseas work, especially in the Middle East. Parsons salaries appear to be equal to or even above the standard. And as an employee-owned stock option company, vested employees in Parsons share in the company benefits in the long-run, and if they stay with the company, will be generously rewarded later on, though younger people may not be that interested in that aspect of the compensation package.

    Cons

    In my experience working in Parsons' transportation sector, training and conferences for employees does not appear to be as a high priority here as it is in other engineering or environmental consulting firms. They expect employees to do some of that on their own time and expense. The expectation is that, with the exception of student engineers, employees hired by Parsons should already be professionals ready to hit the ground running. On the other hand, because salaries appear to be higher, there may be some trade-off on that front.

  3. "Project Manager"

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

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility and opportunity to utilize skill sets

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, communication, lay off when programs end because you're not billable. No effort to keep you until another job comes up.

    Advice to Management

    People are the biggest asset to a firm that relies on human resources.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Project Focus. Constant OH Cuts. High Demands. No Loyalty."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Pasadena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dedicated employees
    Great projects around the world

    Cons

    Limited leadership commitment
    Constant reorganization and layoffs
    Limited investment in business and in employees

    Advice to Management

    Focus on a strategy, invest resources, and allow time to realize success
    Develop top talent
    Increase diversity


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Overall good company, lots of opportunity in the Columbia, MD office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity and positions to grow

    Cons

    Not rewarding increase in responsibility/contribution.
    Mixmatched culture depending on where you are working. Some office environments have great culture, others have not so good culture.

    Advice to Management

    Do not take having a lack of managers out on employees. In addition, most of the office is good at this but having managers etc contributing to bad office culture can ruin an overall experience and make coming to work unbearable. Functional managers should not use passive aggressive behavior to communicate with their employees. Functional managers should be trained to promote positive attitudes, and a healthy environment and culture.


  6. "construction engineer tech"

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    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work place. benefits are good . people are great. working on airport projects is exciting. I have enjoyed learning about the ILS systems.

    Cons

    Away from home on projects months at a time. Traveling thousands of miles to projects. I just want to work closer to my home base.

    Advice to Management

    I think that you could not find a better company to work with. They are on top of there game. I have never had a problem that they were not right there to assist.


  7. "Desk Side Support"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great managers, a lot of learning opportunities for entry level positions.

    Cons

    No culture, no telework opportunities, and very distant atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    I recommend exploring the capabilities of telework in desk side support role.

  8. "Company Overall great"

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    Current Employee - Senior Security Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Security Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Where I am located and who I report to I love it! If you have a great Manager, you'll do great yourself.

    Cons

    Health Benefits could be better.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time.


  9. "Worst employer ever"

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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 Corporation full-time

    Pros

    The insurance benefits are about average.

    Cons

    If you like working for a company that violates labor laws; allows leadership to openly use racial slurs without any consequences, and does not pay its employees on time then Parsons is the place to be.

    Advice to Management

    Conduct anonymous employee surveys administered by a third party to gather honest employee opinions about specific business practices and employment conditions.


  10. "My opinion is getting better"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits (health, PTO, 401k match), friendly managers, very digital integration of paperwork and day to day activities. They will send you to training and help with higher education, but it may take some work and constant squeeky wheel-ism. PTO is better than industry standard.

    Cons

    No bonus's, so good place for underachievers who are just looking for a 9-5. Talent management has issues with giving straight answers, be sure to ask direct questions which can only be responded to in a binary manor. If you're on a 9/80 schedule you have to be careful which Friday you have off as TM won't let you take holidays hours if they land on your scheduled day out of the office. They do 401K matching, but you must stay till Dec-31 to receive it.