Company Menu
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4.1
Average Rating
(based on 90 Parsons Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.9
Growth Opportunities
3.7
People You Work With
4.4
Person You Work For
4.3
Rewards You Receive
3.9
Support You Get
4.0
Way You Work
4.3
Work Setting
4.1
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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."

Government Property Manager

What do you like about working at Parsons?

"The benefits were pretty good."

What don't you like about working at Parsons?

"Lack of qualified personnel in management."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Hire personnel qualified to do the jobs they paid to do and take care of workers after projects are closed out with other work."

Electrical Engineer
in Boston, MA

"Poor company, good people."

Office Assistant
in New York, NY

What do you like about working at Parsons?

"It was good to be more aware of and active in all the events going on in my program and school. This way I met more people and had more useful school experiences and information."

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

"It's all about enthusiasm!"

What don't you like about working at Parsons?

"It was at times unnecessarily hectic and unorganized."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The managing staff could be a bit more organized and involved in the work going into the events and programs they are running."

Electrical Inspector
in Anchorage, AK

What do you like about working at Parsons?

"Interesting work."

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

"Just be honest about your experience."

What don't you like about working at Parsons?

"I did not have any complaints."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"They would benefit by using more of the individual experience to help make decisions."

Senior Geologist

"Parsons is phasing out technical staff (those with science degrees) in order to cut costs. Not a good long term position."

E&I Technician

"Interesting job."

Business Development Executive
in Houston, TX

What do you like about working at Parsons?

"The people"

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

"It's up to you."

What don't you like about working at Parsons?

"The management."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Quit milking the company."

Construction Design Manager
in Los Angeles, CA

"If it weren't for the company name on my paycheck, I wouldn't even know who I was working for. Not the place for someone looking for a future."

What do you like about working at Parsons?

"Getting a paycheck."

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

"Only reason to work for them is for the money, so negotiate well!"

What don't you like about working at Parsons?

"There is no company loyalty to the employees which they primarily hire on a per project basis. The company makes little effort to place current or former employees in other projects when their current project assignment ends. There is a huge disconnect between the employees out in the field on assignment and the corporate headquarters or local offices. You do the work, they overcharge the client and reap the profits and then discard you with no severance when your position ends - why should they? They can hire a new employee for less. Parsons has also been involved in several shady projects in Iraq, just as has Halliburton."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Provide and nurture a relationship between their employees and the company. The company needs to show more loyalty to their employees and some concern for their future development and potential rather than perpetuating a revolving door mentality."

Senior Project Manager
in Somerset, NJ

"Good review for a good company"

What do you like about working at Parsons?

"Challenging projects run by capable managers"

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

"You have a better chance if you knew someone working with Parsons"

What don't you like about working at Parsons?

"Nothing! The project, located in Portsmouth, NH was completed"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Pay more attention of where to place people on the org chart"

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