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Parsons Corporation Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2019

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Parsons Corporation CEO Chuck Harrington
Chuck Harrington
334 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent Team , good benefits, good office environment(in 38 reviews)

  • "Good company and diverse company(in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "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)

  • "No work/life balance and surely no bonus structure(in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "If you work at Parsons----Stay at Parsons. They are good to their employees!"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Controls and procedures in place for very smooth operations. Everyone is a team, all work for the greater good of the company. The company has fantastic benefits and salary. You have the option to work remotely from home which is great!

    Cons

    Depending upon the location of the project, there is a lot of travel.

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing a great job as far as we are concerned!

    Parsons Corporation2019-05-17
  2. "Just another Sub Contractor"

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    Former Employee - ISSO in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Parsons Corporation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Interesting work if you get training which was not there

    Cons

    very ridged working hours. Most companies I worked for in the past gave you flexible hours to avoid rush hour traffic

    Advice to Management

    You need to have new employee orientation at corporate HQ and not the customers HQ

    Parsons Corporation2019-07-18
  3. "good"

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    Current Employee - Bridge Engineer in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Remote work, Large projects, Less micromanagement

    Cons

    Less PTO compared to companies of similar profile

    Parsons Corporation2019-06-13
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Risk Specialist in Des Plaines, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Parsons Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It is a solid ethical company.

    Cons

    too restricted in personal development

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more opportunity to get things accomplished their way.

    Parsons Corporation2019-06-04
  5. "Great company with great benefits"

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      Former Employee - Project Manager 

      I worked at Parsons Corporation full-time

      Pros

      Great benefits and good salaries

      Cons

      Lots of senior mgmt changes on project work

      Parsons Corporation2019-06-06
    • Helpful (1)

      "At the mercy of indecisive management | Beware of ESOP committee"

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      Former Employee - IT Support Specialist in Pasadena, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Parsons Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Good people work there. Flexible working locations. Reliable corporation.

      Cons

      A few steps behind with technology in comparison to competitors. Management continued to change direction at the expense of its employees (work long hours towards a goal, then the goal changes without valid reason). Top heavy company, no opportunities to promote or even move elsewhere. I applied to several positions within the company while I was employed there after 6 years but never got any response from the hiring...

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      Advice to Management

      Your ESOP distribution process needs to be much more transparent and actually function as a benefit to employees and ex-employees, not the corporation. You're earning interest off of funds that belong to the employee now that you're a publicly traded company. I get it, but when someone requests funds for a life event that has serious financial requirements, don't drag your feet for months to distribute to them what belongs...

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      Parsons Corporation2019-07-10
    • "Just because you have man hours doesn't mean you have to burn them"

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      Former Employee - Instrument & Electrical Specialist in Houston, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Parsons Corporation full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      they had all the range of SmartPlant foundation - SPF, SPI, SPEL, Pddraw etc.

      Cons

      They loaded the deliverable's for demolition in 500 page non searchable pdf's to SharePoint.

      Advice to Management

      For the client not to be able to find deliverable's on Sharepoint means the client does not know what they are paying for.

      Parsons Corporation2019-06-18
    • "Opportunities for growth and diverse projects"

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      Current Employee - Project Engineer in West Palm Beach, FL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Parsons Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Parsons provides good opportunities for young engineers to grow and have a clear career path. Lots of exciting projects to work on throughout the globe.

      Cons

      Need to look for work when it slows down

      Parsons Corporation2019-05-26
    • Helpful (1)

      "Leadership actually cares about employees"

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      Former Employee - Munition Handler in Richmond, KY
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Parsons Corporation full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      All of the parsons managers at this site truly cared about their employees.

      Cons

      Because they were a smaller group at this project Parsons employees were forgotten about on occasion

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing what you're doing!

      Parsons Corporation2019-05-15
    • "Review."

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Parsons Corporation full-time

        Pros

        Well organized company, care about employers.

        Cons

        Too much bureaucracy, make it less.

        Parsons Corporation2019-05-17
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