Electrical Engineer (Former Employee) – Herndon, VA – October 9, 2015
This was a good place to work. Able to have fun and get a wide variety of knowledge in different fields. Managers are not always engaging. The company as a whole does not mesh well with other offices around the world. In all, good local office, but if you want to work with/in other offices around the world it becomes extremely difficult.
Systems Administrator (Former Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – February 3, 2016
Great projects, great environment, Locally amazing management. Global management is by publically traded company, meaning the bottom line trumps great people. co-workers are the best in the business and always did their best and that shows in their projects.
Administrator (Former Employee) – Sydney, NSW – November 22, 2015
I was only at Parsons Brinckerhoff for a week on year 10 work experience. I learned that there is a lot of work that goes into being part of a company. I was trained to write capability statements and project sheets, call clients, draft field verification reports, read contracts to look at liability, format CV’s and organise folders and catalogues and perform other administration work. Overall the management was lovely and I thoroughly enjoyed working with a team and experiencing workplace formalities for the first time.
Structural Analyst (Former Employee) – Kowloon Bay – October 4, 2015
People are friendly in the company. They are helpful and always here to help when I got stuck into the projects. Working environment is great and the working pace is moderate which is normal as a consultant firm.
Administrative Support (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – August 17, 2015
The Dallas office is in a good location accessible to various freeways with covered parking. This office participates in several fund raising activities quarterly. Continued education is available with no charge through PB University(must be approved by manager). Red tape and politics is prevalent, but this is expected of a big company.
PB is a good company it care about its employees. it was great working for them. and in termes of payment they are very good they pay on time at all times. they provide even awareness trainings to keep the employees up to date and effective.
Poor upper management, poor communication, structure too segmented, many inept and unqualified people. Company is cheap, IT support and knowledge base is comical - offices are cheap, dirty, scant on necessary resources. This company makes money because they have an old reputation they ride off of, and because they work on sluggish, big dollar projects; but the company, atmosphere, management, overall work quality is 20 years behind the curve.
Senior Vice President - Operations Planning (Current Employee) – Newark, NJ – May 22, 2015
When I first started at PB in 1996, it was an enjoyable, family like company. As the new owners took control in 2009 (Balfour Beatty at the time,) the culture began to change. Expensive hiring of so called "highly compensated" business development executives resulted in there so called experts delivering nothing, eating up overhead and productive department budgets being cut, perks eliminated and severe restrictions of training and development as a result of their incompetence. The only item that mattered to "Executive Management," was profit, at all costs and at the expense of qualified staff. And they all seem to wear "toupees!" Vindictive behavior by these so called "industry giants" recently hired resulted in the best and brightest staff to leave. The other complaint is the lack of ethics and honor by the administrative managers; constant gossip, prying into employees private lives and retaliatory behavior. These managers cannot be trusted. It was a good place to work but not anymore.