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Parsons Electric Reviews

Updated March 9, 2017
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  1. "Awesome work ethics and team players"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    excellent team players and management take also cares about the employees

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say at this time

    Advice to Management

    Hire me back


  2. "PM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fridley, MN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Fridley, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Types of Work that they do

    Cons

    Management Staff, Friends and Family bias


  3. "Organized, busy, and heavy boys club politics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - N/A in Fridley, MN
    Former Employee - N/A in Fridley, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Parsons Electric full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Organized processes which new employees aren't fed to the Sharks (not right away). Stays current with softwares, technologies and industry practices.

    Cons

    The politics and favoritism played is ridiculous. Middle and upper level managers will steal credit for others ideas and even work. Definitely will toss others in front of a freight train.

    Advice to Management

    Cut out the good old boys club madness. Stop pretending you have blinders on allowing employees (managers included) stepping on each other. Follow through with action plans for individuals to grow. Because this is talked about but no follow thru happens you send a bad message that employees are told what they want to hear.


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  5. "Great working environment with great ownership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Energy Analyst/Business Development in Fridley, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Energy Analyst/Business Development in Fridley, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Parsons Electric full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment for success. Worked with fun interesting people. Good opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Lend help mid to upper level management personnel when problems come along.

    Advice to Management

    Connect yourself to all mid and upper level management personnel.


  6. "Busy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Parsons Electric full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    We stayed busy. Strategy is overt, all-hands quarterly meetings with senior management for status/direction and for questions.

    Cons

    There's some cronyism. It could be lessened. Lots of out of town work.

    Advice to Management

    When you assemble parts for JIT delivery, do it way in advance - use every kind of wheeled conveyance you can think of to package items onto. Use lots of shrink wrap and label, label, label.


  7. "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for-- good leadership and company always trying to find the newest markets to build relationships and aquire work.

    Cons

    Long hours, and stressful work-- the industry is tireless...

    Advice to Management

    N.A


  8. "This company was the worst experience I have encountered in 47 years in the trade"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Superintendent in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are a union contractor only because of their transparency in nationwide contracting.

    Cons

    beware of those above you as they will bring you down or take credit for what you have accomplished to further their careers in Parsons.

    Advice to Management

    Look around at your failures and look towards your management staff before blaming the field personnel when the support from management is non-existant.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, treat employees well."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Prescott, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Prescott, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very family oriented, the company is concerned with the quality of life their employees are able to enjoy.

    Cons

    Need more comprehensive software to assist in the managing of projects. Need better document control to protect the company's interests in the event of arbitration/ mediation. Change orders could be better organized and tracked. The same tools of management, reports, etc. should be used on every project and more accountability.

    Advice to Management

    See above.


  10. ". Quality Contractor for Government Contracting in Texas"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This Company has VERY good upper management, with very qualified middle managers

    Cons

    Due to the organizational aspect of this company the use of union electricians as foremen is problematic, and some journeymen can be problematic in regards to safety and performance.

    Advice to Management

    Use internal traveling foremen as supervisors, Continue with other operational aspects as noted.


  11. "Sink or Swim"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They've been a growing company so there's been plenty of work - they have continued to be involved in new technology and new and better ways of doing their work so as a PM there's plenty of ways to stay engaged.
    You may get to work with some furtune 500 businesses as any business large enough to have really large jobs and demanding timelines may need to call Parsons or another large electrical contractor in order to get the work completed on schedule. They work with a quite a list of who's who of Minneapolis/St. Paul and out of state.

    Cons

    THIS is the same senior managmement team from day one.
    There is not any human resources department.
    There's some nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in some new, truly brilliant, senior management.
    Simplify business processes.
    Get a good HR person.



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