Human Resources (Former Employee), New York, NY – May 15, 2013
Pros: professional shared service staff, aws
Cons: h&w plans expensive, terrible 401(k) match
The company that was Parsons Brinckerhoff, an employee owned company, ceased to be with the purchase in 2009 by Balfour Beatty. Where before the client and the employees were first and second, it's now all about the client and the shareholders. To improve the bottom line, the decision was made to relocate 180+ shared services (overhead) functions to – more... PA. – less
Good working environment with minimal management involvement
Project Architect/Manager (Current Employee), Arlington, Va. – May 14, 2013
Pros: interesting work, laid back but productive atmosphere, management involvement only when necessary
Cons: average benefits
Typical day at work is productive and rewarding. Learned to apply technical knowledge to existing building situations and assessments. Management lets you do your work and only is invovled when necessary. Respected co-workers in atmosphere of mutual cooperation. Travelling is the hardest part of the job. The most enjoyable part of the job is the freedom – more... to plan your day and being evaluated on end results. – less
Public involvement (Former Employee), Florida – May 11, 2013
Cons: a company culture that tolerates abuse
I am sure some offices at PB are good places to work, but that was not my experience. The manager of the project I worked on was an abusive narcissist who showed blatant favoritism to acolytes and made life miserable for the rest of us. His second in command had a volatile temper and often came to work intoxicated. The company turned a blind eye to – more... their bad behavior despite numerous employee complaints. Their company literature says they do not tolerate verbal abuse but that is not the reality. A good company does not let managers act like this, so be very cautious if you go to work for PB. – less
Quality Assurance Specialist (Former Employee), UK – April 28, 2013
Pros: flexible time
Being a part of Senior Management, weekly meeting has been established which every good ideas has been noted and being heard. The hardest part of the job if you advise the client the right thing as per international standards will not listen and follows. The most enjoyable part of the job, during weekend get together with colleagues
Senior Project (Current Employee), Londonderry, NH – March 5, 2013
All the work conducted by my senior project team is competed at the University of New Hampshire under the supervision of our faculty and sponsor advisors. We are responsible for designing the bridge, approach slabs, abutments and traffic control for the I93/Route 28 Bridge.
Human Resources Compensation Analyst (Current Employee), New York, NY – February 22, 2013
- Very fast pace environment. - I have acquired great skills throughout my career. - Management offer career development for those who are seeking to advance. - Co-workers are willing to share knowledge.
Customers Serivice Reprentitive/Translator (Former Employee), Winchester,VA – December 10, 2012
Pros: great work experince
Cons: temporary work
Mangers do a great job at training employees and you learn how to work effectively with different applicants. A regular work day is busy but enjoyable with excellent co-workers. The hardest part of the job is Job Security. The most enjoyable part of the job is hearing the results of our work when we help inspectors and applicants with problems.
PRINCIPAL ENGINEER (Former Employee), Denver, CO – November 16, 2012
Pros: paid portion of parking fees
Cons: unfriendly place to work
I was hired to perform designs on many anticipated projects. Soon after beginning, the company was told since they had a construction management role, the design portion of the project would be given to other companies. My supervisor left to another office, and I was assigned to a new supervisor. We did not get along from the benning, and it became – more... very hard to work. Co-workers were fairly cautious in developing relationships due to intense scrutiny of management. – less
Environmental Planner (Former Employee), Austin, TX – October 29, 2012
Pros: the environmental work
A typical day included field surveys and document production. I learned how to conduct field surveys and how to write reports for regulatory review. Management was very supportive. The hardest part of the job was conducting field surveys in 106 degree weather. The most enjoyable part of the job was the environmental work and my co-workers.