Parsons Corporation Reviews

Updated Aug 2, 2020

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Parsons Corporation CEO Chuck Harrington
Chuck Harrington
372 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits, tons of paid time off(in 44 reviews)

  • "Good Company, best work culture, very understanding team(in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Casual Employee 

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

    Pros

    You work with really great people and have lots of opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Most of the work is field work

  2. "Great"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    A lot of work, always busy and learning.

    Cons

    A bit boring, and mundane.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Company, awful middle management in IT"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - End User Computing 
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent Benefits due to legacy companies

    Cons

    Lower than average pay vs competitors

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocre"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Centreville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the time it is pretty laid back unless there a deadline. You can "float" or save holidays as PTO for that year.

    Cons

    Worked at several companies, I would say that this companies has mediocre benefits. Haven't heard of anyone that got the full $5250 for tuition reimbursement only $3500, which I got as well. The most cost effective health insurance would be the $1500 yearly deductible which is only $15 per paycheck. Was great before they went public, now the pay increase was not great as before. That is probably one of the reasons that some of employees left the company.

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  5. "Parson's Review"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Principal Accountant in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Parsons Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Competitive pay and nice office

    Cons

    Too old school of a company culture.

  6. Helpful (4)

    "Lot of good software engineers. Lot of hand forcing too."

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Centreville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Learned a lot about development

    Cons

    A particular manager tends to micromanage and annoyingly talks down to developers. It was a pain to even work on the same team as this person. It's not fun working for someone who constantly questions your intellect or explicitly says they can develop a piece of software better than others, even though they have not touched code in probably 5+ years. About a half dozen people left a particular development team, yet I was told there is no room to transition back on due to "budget issues". Massive red flag. The project I was on tends to throw green devs at problems probably more suited for mid-level devs with some experience. Probably to cut costs. Interns were also brought on despite these budget issues. Little room to grow as an engineer. Devops team pretty much unwilling to cooperate with the development team. Finally switched from SVN to GIT a bit over a year ago. CI/CD pipeline nonexistent. Makes you question what the devops team does all day. A lot of people seem to be there just to collect paychecks. Lot of red flags on this particular program.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible Creative Leader"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Designer in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team outside of the “leader”

    Cons

    Unstable and insecure creative lead, politics, bogus ethics, false promises

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  8. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible managers and senior level engineers"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Highway and Roadway Engineer in Centreville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of interesting projects to work on. If you are technically sound and have good interpersonal skill, the sky is the limit at Parsons. Flexible hours if you are based in a "right" office.

    Cons

    So many cons to list them all here. Roadway/highway department at the Centreville office is notoriously terrible. Most of engineers here do not collaborate with one another. Almost everyone would try his/her best not to do extra work to help his/her colleagues in their time of needs. When frankly asked to assist others, most of them would try not to. The team morale in this office is extremely suffocating. One particular supposedly senior level manager is technically incompetent and has terrible project management skills but would always act as if he knows everything. On top of that, this person is notoriously micromanaging. He would check on you every 10 minutes or so without giving you the leeway to do the work. His style is to intimade you to the point of you breaking down mentally. If you react to his behavior, he would then try to stab you in the back at every chance he has. One thing to note is that he is not well liked by his peers and contractors because of his technical incompetence. At meetings, he would drone on and talk big but mostly he doesnt know what he's talking about. At one particular meeting, he was talked down by one of the contractors for his lack of technical knowledge. Yet he would never learn. He just makes Parsons as a whole look bad to our team partners and contractors. Somehow he is still allowed to remain at Parsons and manage projects. There are many like him in the Centreville office and they all have their positions safe and get their undue promotions consistently. It's unbelievable.

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "Furloughed within a month"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Project Controls Engineer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They provide great benefits and work-life balance

    Cons

    There is zero job security

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  10. "Honest"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Vehicle Inspector in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, tons of paid time off.

    Cons

    They always find ways to cut cost, by adding more workload and firing people so that other people will pick up their slack.

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