URS Corporation Reviews

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Michael S. Burke
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Pros
  • Work life balance is allowed at this company (in 30 reviews)

  • Good pay with decent benefits including RRSP, in a large company (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • Too much Micro Managing by Upper Management (in 25 reviews)

  • Field offices are very often forgotten by senior management in the main office (in 24 reviews)

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  1. UK graduate review after 18 months

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineering Geologist in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineering Geologist in Basingstoke, England (UK)

    I have been working at URS Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working for URS means access to some of the biggest and best projects. It's a big company, so work hard and advancement is not an issue. Temporary or permanent movement between offices is possible and they're all over the UK. Free private healthcare as part of a decent benefits package. You can easily renegotiate wages if offered opportunities elsewhere.

    Cons

    The workforce seems to consist of a lot of junior level staff doing the work supervised by a few overworked senior managers. Anyone who gains experience and moves up into that middle area is quickly headhunted away. It means that if your manager doesn't have time to help advise you, then you're on your own.

    Obviously it is a massive company so has that "big company" feel, so if you want a more "personable" employer this company is not for you.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in society events more, our competitors sponsor the events of chartered societies yet URS is still surprised when we don’t win any awards.

    Invest more in the staff, people being headhunted away is not always for monetary reasons.


  2. Acquired

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Basingstoke, England (UK)

    I have been working at URS Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Scott Wilson heritage of multinational working in emerging international regions, sound low risk business plan prospects in growth sectors with opportunity to export us expertise.

    Cons

    Limiting opportunities to pusue interests beyond conservative business plan



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