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Confused and directionless
Field Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB3 July 2017
This is not an awful company but it does have some glaring flaws.

The environmental division is extremely middle management heavy, leading to overmanagement and disproportionate numbers of hours/budget used up at the project management level.

Projects staff are often chosen for reasons of personal favouritism rather than technical expertise or experience, a practise tacitly condoned by upper management.

This often leads to poor planning, communication, decision making, and eventually - poor results.

The culture is highly risk averse. Few, if any, novel ideas are proposed for fear of failure or rejection, and safety and project delivery are structured aroumd avoidance of blame.

Management is committed to work/life balance and schedules and holidays are flexible and easy to amend if needed.
Pros
Flexible schedule
Cons
Confused management style, nepotism, bloated management
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Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Gloucester, ON25 January 2017
I really enjoyed being a receptionist/Administrative Assistant because of the various assignments I was given. Communicating with the off-site engineers to gather all their hours in order for me to enter it all in Payroll database.
Pros
Having 1hr lunch
Cons
Large staff - getting to know 110 employees by name
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Excellent working environment
QA Manager (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON5 January 2017
Mature and fun team to work with. The nature of the job is sometimes challenging, but you will never have a problem with the people!
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No room for advancement, top-heavy with management, poor pay
Field Technician (Former Employee) –  Alberta1 March 2016
Lowest paying company for entry-level environmental workers. Hard to survive on such a low salary. Top heavy with managers, not enough manpower in field at times. Minimal accountability by many employees, a lot only care about themselves. Some project managers and support staff are incompetent at what they do. Lots of the old boys club from Oconnor Associates is still employed here and refuse to adapt to the Parsons way of doing things, especially salary adjustments. The complete lack of integration between not only Parsons and O'Connor, but even between O'Connor and Delcan (Both acquired companies who work in the same office as "Parsons" - Many under the same roof don't even know each other or what they do)

job security often threatened at "slow times". Management makes workplace unpleasant at slow times so you are almost forced to use banked time. A lot of the work is nickel and dime jobs for large, overkill-on-safety clients

Pros are there are some diamonds in the rough, good people to work with. Good place to gain good entry level experience. If another opportunity is presented to you go that way and don't look back, this place has no room for advancement in position, challenge, or especially pay.
Pros
some good staff, flexible with vacations/time off
Cons
terribly low pay, incompetent project managers, topheavy with management
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Productive and positive Work Environtment
IT Support Analyst (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON24 December 2015
Awesome place to work. Good colleagues, and awesome Management. The company is going through an integration in 2016 so processes are still being set in place but the management is handling is pretty well.
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CAD Technologist (Current Employee) –  Markham, ON17 July 2014
Engineers treat CAD Technologists like slaves.
Over worked and underpaid.
Not appreciated by management.
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