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Good learning and mentorship available. A lot of opportunities to grow if you are smart. Several r training programs available to upgrade the skills.
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Poor management

My experience started out nice at this company under different management where I learn’t a lot. Team dynamic was fun, collaborative and strong. Everything changed when with new management. It became a negative environment and hard to enjoy work.


Paid company benefits.


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Arguably the best work culture I've ever been a part of

While the pay was more or less on par with what the position asked for at the time, I was particularly impressed by the benefits and 3 week paid vacation (that wasn't common when I first joined). Colleagues were cordial yet professional (small talk was encouraged but within reason). The team leads genuinely wanted to see you succeed.


Friendly people, good benefits and vacation time, solid work culture


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Best salariesGreat benefits Great environment flexible schedulespaid time off Interesting work never gets boring very busy schedulesupportive managemnt
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Toxic environment

The technical team is great but the finance team is horrible and toxic. The management is micromanaging and will destroy your confidence. It can be bullying from different teams under the finance department. Avoid this company when you can.


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worst management and working culture
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A very good and friendly environment

Parsons is an excellent place to work for. Employees are very friendly and helpful to each other. People never shy away from teaching others. I joined as a junior engineer and learned a lot over the years from the senior and the principal Enginners.
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Fast paced busy work environment with lots of travel

Exactly what job description detailed - lots of travel and long hours. Staff complain about travel and overtime but that is what is required. Busy workplace but great management (intermediate and senior) who address issues when raised as concerns.
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High turnover. Constant travel. Zero work-life balance. Micromanaging.

Absolutely thankless job with zero work-life balance with long hours and constant travel to undesirable places with low salary. Extreme levels of micromanaging with bad job security. Top heavy management promoted through means of nepotism so if you aren't being a teacher's pet for condescending senior management there is zero career advancement.Something is very wrong when you have to rebuild the entire field staff every year, and all of the current staff are already half-way out the door.
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Lots of opportunities to gain experience

A bit hard to find work life balance when you are on the road all the time. Overnight stays at different sites are required pretty often. The junior staff usually are busy throughout the year. Growth of the field staff is diverse but high and sometimes good expectations were placed.
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Great workplace Culture. Management is approachable and supportive.

Parsons is a well structured company. The culture of the company is great. The company embrace diversity and embrace inclusion. The management is approachable and supportive. The only downside is that Parsons is a big Corporation which has the projects all over the world. Sometimes you may be posted to work in a differnt City of Country.


RRSP contribution is great. Matching up to 7% starting Jan 2022 Allow to WFH for design team


You can sometimes that post to work in different City and Country.
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Good coworkers, Green Management

You will work with good, talented people. However, there is a massive disconnect between the office and the field. It will be most prominent at the director level.




Senior management
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Bilingual Customer Service Smart vehicle

The interview was unprofessional with 2 ladies. After hired I didn't get the enough training to do the job. Also, poor equipment. Managers are rude. No future there. I resigned for a better position.....
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Associate Scientist

Traveling most of the time to undesirable locations, often working through weekends and evenings. Toxic and condescending workplace culture. If you want to be extremely micromanaged and make $18-$22 an hour sign yourself up!


micromanage, long hours, low wage, travelling to undesirable work locations, night work, no teamwork
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A Balance Working Atmosphere

Tasks & responsibilities assigned & handled with a matrix to evaluate personal approach towards the knowledge areas. • Experienced in Project Management, Project Controls, Cost Engineering, • Experienced in Earned Value Progress & Performance. • Experienced in Document Management, Change Management, Risk Management. • Solid skills in Construction management, site supervision and estimation in parallel.
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Productive and fun learning

I really enjoyed working for Parsons. Great teams from all over the world to work with . Very supportive when learning new curves .offering online courses through the company to learn better skills Great safety procedures in place.


Always learning


Long hours
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A fair work place

Long work hours Stressful Closed discussions A good team to work with Pay is fair Workplace is fair Colleagues are knowledgeable and willing to teach.
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Well Organized

For more than 60 years Parsons Inc. has been at the forefront of infrastructure and technology, providing engineering excellence, quality solutions and superior service to our clients. Parsons Inc.award-winning projects range from computerized traffic control systems and wetland remediation, to the oversight and quality management of some of the world´s most impressive infrastructure programs. Parsons Inc. has gained international recognition by virtue of our innovation, quality and commitment to clients. Parsons Inc. impressive skill sets are enhanced by our strategic relationships with local and international partners, within both government organizations and the private sector. The result is a dynamic alliance that better enables Parsons Inc. to respond to greater challenges around the world and to offer an even broader range of value-added services to our clients.
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Great temporary job

Great employees. Lots of micromanaging. Amazing safety culture. Just as many great managers as terrible managers. If your looking for something in a pinch this is an okay choice. I would say it is a place you want to stay long term


Great employees and great hours


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Overworked, underpaid, toxic workplace environment

Management worries about trivial things most times, whilst being negligent toward more pressing issues. Job is 90+% travel to undesirable places and worksites, for very minimal pay. The job is absolutely thankless, very stressful, ridiculous safety programs and mostly imcompetent technical project staff who have no idea what it's like in the field. The workplace culture is very much toxic. There is no reward for hard work and dedication. This company has very high turnover for a reason and thus are always short staffed, contributing to even more stress and work load for the people who can bear it, albeit even they are halfway out the door. If you are someone in the environmental business with less than 30 years of experience, do not work here. Your career growth will be stagnant, if not regressive. Everything at this company is structured around avoidance of blame. No ideas or suggestions are offered for fear of being fired, criticised, and penalized. Most field employees suffer mental illness while or after working here.




Much travel away from home, horrible pay, incompetence
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awful experience

I have worked in multiple Canadian locations in hopes that it cannot get any worse... Only to find out that the condescending attitude and blame mentality from management is considered a norm within this company. Be prepared for: - a pay range ($18-22/hr) - traveling 90% of the time - the office "blame game" - night work with zero incentive/bonus - it is "normal" to submit a timesheet with less than 40hrs a week


able to take time off if its convenient for their schedule


low pay, no growth, ridged management, gas fumes, constant travel, unappreciated
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Heavy work, lots of stress, travel, not much thanks

Its a heavy workload to work in the field, travel and not much reward for traveling to the middle of nowhere to pump out wells. Not much fun, would not recommend.
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Based on 1,087 reviews

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3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.4 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.7 out of 5 stars for Culture

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