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Parsons Corporation Reviews

Updated May 22, 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 25 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 29 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "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. "electrician"

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    Former Employee - Electrician in Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Electrician in Springfield, VA

    I worked at Parsons Corporation (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    From an O&M stand point, they are OK. They seem to be on the cheap side when it comes to ponying the cost to do something unless all other means have been exhausted which by then, costs more due to having poured resources into completing the mission

    Cons

    The leadership seems to be very old school and at times would not listen to the voices of the workers, only taking the side of the managers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees, for they are the ones who have boots on the ground. It actually might work if you listen and act on advice or input from more than just the managers.


  3. "Need Manager Training"

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    Current Employee - Senior Billing Coordinator in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Billing Coordinator in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent pay, good hours, and close to shopping

    Cons

    poor managers, non-existent human resource department, poor training to new employees.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify and improve people skills & effective communication


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  5. "Civil engineer, office environment"

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    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer II in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer II in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ability to work on projects with regional/significant impact. Numerous offices provide opportunities for working in more then just your personal market.

    Cons

    Too corporate. Only huge jobs are of importance to managers; smaller local jobs not worth their time. Management tracks are lauded, but technical focused tracks put in the 'ignore' bin. If you're short on work, even temporarily, you're out of luck.

    Advice to Management

    Try caring about the technical people doing the actual engineering (or other discipline) work, provide them training or the ability to learn new skills or improve their current ones without having to do it on their own time/money.
    If safety is a core value, change the way it's addressed. The safety advice and "training" is probably inadequate for field staff and at the same time irrelevant to office staff.
    Don't get me started on sustainability. Try doing an energy audit on the offices.


  6. "Transportation"

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Company to work for with good benefits

    Cons

    none to speak of


  7. "Parsons projects"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting mega projects to work on

    Cons

    Management are not engaged in projects


  8. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teamwork, benefits, leadership. Customer focused and very responsive.

    Cons

    No cons that I have seen to daye


  9. "Competitive Pay And Great Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Parsons Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Immediately accrue PTO. Immediate Benefits (401k, Health, Vision, Dental). Every location is different but my office is very relaxing. No micro-managers and everyone trusts that you will get the job done. Open door policy is huge here, I can go to any manager and the will take my comments/concerns seriously.

    Cons

    Sometimes work can be boring between projects. Moral in the office can get pretty low if enough people are causing friction.

    Advice to Management

    Give newer people a chance to prove themselves. It's hard to get into new projects is management goes with the same people they have gone with for the past 5+ years.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Money losing company"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salaries on federal programs.

    Cons

    If you are not a woman, or a minority, you are on the lay off list.
    If you are a woman or a minority, then this is the company for you. You will be a HiPo in no time at all.
    Harrington has lost money for the company every year he has been CEO, and if you don't pass the above comment it won't matter as you will never be around long enough to be vested.

    Advice to Management

    Equal opportunity is just that. EQUAL. There is a reason the company loses money year after year after year.


  11. "Good money"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Parsons Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Treated well just contract wasn't renewed so had to look for another job.

    Cons

    No HR dept in town.


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