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4.0
Average Rating
(based on 69 Parsons Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.9
Growth Opportunities
3.6
People You Work With
4.2
Person You Work For
4.1
Rewards You Receive
3.8
Support You Get
3.9
Way You Work
4.2
Work Setting
4.0
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Graphic Designer
in Pasadena, CA

"A great company to work for."

What do you like about working at Parsons?

"You actually did design work."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Impress and be prepared."

What don't you like about working at Parsons?

"Work was steady and reasonable."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"No suggestions for management. Management were very organized and reasonable."

3D Modeler
in Pasadena, CA

"Good place to work."

What do you like about working at Parsons?

"It was full of professional people with a great work ethic."

What don't you like about working at Parsons?

"It was only freelance, would have liked it to be permanent."

Technical Writer
in Monterey, CA

"Parsons was a great starting point to my technical writing career."

What do you like about working at Parsons?

"4-day work week."

What don't you like about working at Parsons?

"4 long 10-hour days."

Contractor
in Parsons, KS

What do you like about working at Parsons?

"I like interacting with the staff and the clients in an institution setting."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"All interviews are different at this company, so go in with a clear head and keep talking."

What don't you like about working at Parsons?

"I was a temp and it was difficult to become a regular employee."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"They need to hire those that worked as temp instead of hiring people outside as regular employees."

Parsons Employee
in Houston, TX

"Diversity and fair treatment of all is key for the Corporation's success"

What do you like about working at Parsons?

"Once you know your job no one bothers you too much."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be yourself."

What don't you like about working at Parsons?

"Project Management has too much say in decisions. Engineering Manager and Department Managers should pay more active role in project execution. Business Development and Marketing need to be improved. Client should be kept happy."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Improve Project Management teams and Project Engineering Managers, provide diversity in the management positions."

Construction Manager

"Parsons was a good place to work till our office ran out of work and was shut down."

What do you like about working at Parsons?

"A good place to learn. The company wanted its employees to grow."

What don't you like about working at Parsons?

"Not many chances for team building within the company."

Information Systems Coordinator

"Actually 2 positions here - one in Saudi Arabia and the other at the Pasadena HQ."

What do you like about working at Parsons?

"Working in Saudi Arabia was an experience of a lifetime. Very different culture. But we're all just people, regardless of location. I worked with a great crew of people."

What don't you like about working at Parsons?

"A long way away from friends and family."

Project Controls Coordinator
in San Francisco, CA

What do you like about working at Parsons?

"HR team is very supportive, bosses look to promote from within."

What don't you like about working at Parsons?

"Work is project-based so many are laid off between projects, corporate keeps restructuring without giving any one structure time to work."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Stop restructuring."

Parsons Employee
in Northridge, CA

"I have good thoughts about Parsons"

What do you like about working at Parsons?

"Parsons is a very excellent company compared to Jacobs Engineering, Technip, WorleyParsons, and Bechtel. In every aspect Parsons is well managed."

What don't you like about working at Parsons?

"In Parsons management and designing and engineering personnel have proper communications with each other, compare to other companies."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I suggest the management group to continue their good work the way they were performing before 2005 (while I was there)."

Project Officer

"Have no expectations, stay for the money if you can get it."

What do you like about working at Parsons?

"Working with 47 different nationalities on the job. Having a great team of people working for me. Having a great relationship with the client."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be ready to suck up."

What don't you like about working at Parsons?

"Senior management has no concern for the people. Very self promoting and focused on their bonus at the expense of the overall work force and the job. Basically trying to force the HS&E department to ignore the safety concerns when it is to their benefit. Absolutely no real support from regional or corporate management when decisions are made in violation of corporate policy and procedures."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Begin paying attention to the people. Consult with managers when you are making decisions."

Senior Project Site Engineer
in Arden, NC

What do you like about working at Parsons?

"Good."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It is not important to recruit a candidate based only on the merit of his academic pursuits, I would rather hire a person who delivers than talks on the subject. Because I myself can talk on subjects from structural engineering to Finance, so may encounter a guy like once a while but generally many guys after their BS degree are not up to the task in spite of 5 or more years of experience. But once appointed and trained it is not a good policy to remove him on a single incompetence because the company has to hire another guy and another training period. So live with known devil than with the unknown angel."

What don't you like about working at Parsons?

"Some are biased while sharing work or information related to job."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"During lean period it is not a good policy to lay off, instead make employees to sacrifice by reducing their take home pay by about 500 USD per pay period or a reduction of 1300 per year. The actual reduction is not 500 but less than 500 because they get income tax reduction corresponding to the reduction they voluntarily accepted to forego. Layoff to be resorted only when the balance sheet show a steep decline in cash inflow versus the cash outflow and the prospects of getting new jobs are difficult in the near future (9-12 months hence)."

Parsons Employee
in Manchester, NH

What do you like about working at Parsons?

"Very little. 30 years of working in the business and I recommend to others not to apply to Parsons for employment."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Make Parsons the last company you review with, hopefully you will have another offer before you reach them. Don't be enticed by just money, make sure you have a competent attorney to support your concerns, complaints and objections. If you're working overseas for them make sure you keep enough money for your own transportation home and the address, phone number, and contact for the nearest US Embassy for assistance."

What don't you like about working at Parsons?

"Cliquey, rampant misconduct among employees, no security, no employee loyalty, traitorous environment, stressful working environment caused by poor management."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Correct the human resource failures in your organization and transfer people so you break up the relationships and management structure. Make better selections of management personnel with better professional skills."

Equipment Services Project Manager

"Parsons has been a great company to work for, but does not have much work at the time."

What do you like about working at Parsons?

"No micro management...allowed me to do my job."

What don't you like about working at Parsons?

"Assignments are sporadic especially in the current economy."

Supervising Engineer
in Houston, TX

"Excellent, excellent company to work for."

What do you like about working at Parsons?

"The design work was excellent."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Easy."

What don't you like about working at Parsons?

"Some of the interpersonal relationships need work."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Don't take yourself so seriously."

Control Systems Engineer
in Newport, IN

"Good pay but low job security."

What do you like about working at Parsons?

"Higher salary than exists in surrounding area."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Watch your back!"

What don't you like about working at Parsons?

"Total lack of regard for employees."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Be more concerned about what you do as opposed to how much the bonus will be from the government."

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