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Review averages

  • 30 employees say

    Excellent (11)
    36.666666666667%
    Good (9)
    30%
    Satisfactory (3)
    10%
    Subpar (7)
    23.333333333333%
    3.32
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.00

Company summary

About Parsons

Parsons is a technology-driven engineering services firm with more than 70 years of experience in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries. The corporation is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, defense, security, and construction.

Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, systems design/engineering, cyber/converged security, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

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Numbers

Employees

10,001+ employees

Company info

Who we are

Products, services

Specialties

Engineering, Construction, Design, Program Management, Infrastructure, Environment, Defense, Security, Sustainability, Intelligence and Cyber Security

Location

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We Are Parsons

What we offer

What is special about working for us?

Parsons Named as a World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere Institute for Eighth Year in a Row

Parsons is pleased to announce that it has been named by the Ethisphere Institute—a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices—as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company®. This designation recognizes the corporation—for the eighth consecutive year—for its commitment to leading ethical business standards and practices.

Parsons communicates its commitment to integrity to all levels of the company through its Code of Conduct and through various training methods, including live training, videos, easily accessed online documentation, as well as periodic ethics “challenges” or quizzes to keep ethics in the forefront of its daily activities.

How would we describe the company culture?

Strategy 

Our strategy is to partner with our employees empowering them to consult with clients and government agencies until the project exceeds expectation. We come alongside mission critical projects and support with expert knowledge and deep experience. Our strategy allows us to work on projects that change the urban landscape such as the $4.5 billion renovation of the Pentagon and $6 billion expansion of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport, and Dubai Metro, which is the United Arab Emirates' first transit rail system.

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What else should applicants know about us?

Diversity at Work

Currently, Parsons employees are engaged in projects in 26 countries. These dedicated workers speak more than 80 languages collectively and hold nearly 10,000 college degrees and professional registrations. Parsons' employees continue to go anywhere in the world, meet every technical and management challenge, and persevere until the job is done.


Innovation at Work

Parsons has been combining strong forward-thinking and cutting-edge technology to improve the way people connect with the world for more than 70 years. Our success has been in striking the balance between big ideas and the technical ability to bring them to life. Thanks to Parsons’ global network of resources, we have the power to combine leading-edge technology with unparalleled quality and control. We back it all up with an unwavering commitment to safety for domestic and international projects of any scale, under any conditions. All across the world, at every time of day, Parsons is keeping people moving toward a brighter, safer world.

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Reviews for Parsons Corporation

Reviews - What employees say

3.32 Employees say
1.00 Applicants say

Company Culture

Employee safety was truly their number one priority.

Support from management

Management was always ready and able to help if you had a problem, even if it wasn't work related.

Teamwork

The project I was on was dedicated to working together as a team

Freedom to work independently

We had flex work time and also the ability to work from home during bad weather.

Internal Communication

You were never left out of the loop of communication

Career Development

Career development was lacking. Once you where on a project you had limited ability to advance beyond that project.

Overall compensation for your work

The pay was good for my type of work

Work-Life Balance

Parsons was very supportive of your private life away from work. Over the five plus years I was only contacted a couple of times while I was on vacation.

Job Security

Once the project finished so did the job

Handicapped Accessibility

The building we were in didn't have any ability to handle handicap personnel.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The Parsons Corporation
  • City
    Pasadena
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 12.Jan 2018
  • Employee

Dropped

3.83

Company Culture

Good at including employees informed and family feel

Support from management

As an employee management was always supportive, but, once the client canceled the contract I felt as though the company dropped me and did not assist me in getting another position within the company. I felt no support or assistance and found myself unemployed after almost 10 years.

Teamwork

As I worked offsite at the clients office I did not get to see or feel much teamwork except when I visited the office and during those visits the team did support and assist me.

Freedom to work independently

Parsons trusts you and gives you the freedom to do your job without the

Internal Communication

Always communicated

Gender Equality

Not an issue or thought

Attitude towards older colleagues

I felt Parsons recognized that age meant experience

Career Development

offered many chances or choices to further educate

Overall compensation for your work

excellent

Office / Work Environment

Professional, pleasant

Work-Life Balance

Parsons always "looked out" for you as an employee. Making sure your work and free time were balanced.

Company Image

Parsons is well resepcted

Job Security

Again, once the client ended the contract you were terminated. No effort to help you find another position

Handicapped Accessibility

Seemed adequate

Workplace Safety

Always on the forefront

Inclusive / Diverse

Walking in the office was like a melting pot of the people of the world

Suggestions for improvement

  • Parsons should show more support and effort when contracts end.

What I like about the company

The strength in the industry, and respect that came with being a Parsons employee, which was respect

What I dislike about the company

HR's lack of follow-up or assistance at the end of contracts

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The Parsons Corporation
  • City
    Pasadena
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Not specified
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 18.Oct 2017
  • Employee
Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Worleyparsons Corporation
  • City
    Houston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Executive leadership

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered

Review averages

  • 30 employees say

    Excellent (11)
    36.666666666667%
    Good (9)
    30%
    Satisfactory (3)
    10%
    Subpar (7)
    23.333333333333%
    3.32
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.00

kununu score comparisons

Parsons Corporation
3.25
31 reviews

Industry average (Engineering)
3.38
39,522 reviews

kununu average
3.30
2,662,000 reviews