URS Corporation Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. I really enjoyed how the company emphasized how important safety is. Safety is a big part of my work and home life.

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    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Stockton, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Stockton, UT

    I have been working at URS Corporation

    Pros

    I like working the 9/80 shift getting every other Friday off. Education was highly encouraged. I was able to get my MBA paid for and completed while working at URS.

    Cons

    I wish I had a better connection with different supervisors so I could've gotten more experience in different areas. It all goes back to networking. If people know you and like how you work you can have many opportunities.

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    Positive Outlook
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  2. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at URS Corporation

    Pros

    Vacation. Cross training and great work hours.

    Cons

    Long days. Breaks and lunches are sometimes hard to come by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your people. They will listen just talk to them.

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  3. Good solid workplace with flexibility

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at URS Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    opportunity to work with brilliant minds. Very professional environment.

    Cons

    difficult to gain raises once you have a job, so best to negotiate best possible salary and bonus package up front.

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    Good company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at URS Corporation

    Pros

    Good benefits, Opportunities to apply for transfer positions all around the world. Clearly defined expectations.

    Cons

    No clear path for advancement. The workplace politics can be tricky to navigate. There is a clear divide between staff and management. I'm given to understand that the environment varies drastically from office to office. Reorganization of departments can happen in a disorganized fashion making it difficult to determine who your contact is for HR, for Payroll and others. Depending on your title and position, there are lots of rules which can be very restrictive and humbling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide clearly defined paths for growth and upward mobility. Do not limit the possibilities to a chosen few and assume you know who is willing and able to assume more responsibility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  6. Potential for Upward Mobility.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at URS Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging and an ever-changing environment. Our location is always learning together and building a closer team. You can go as high as you want if you are willing to work for it.

    Cons

    Redundant tasking for some workers, Very high tempo work environment in all types of weather. Not a good job if you are attending college.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Lots of experience working on many different large scale projects.

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    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at URS Corporation

    Pros

    Access to large scale projects that do not go to smaller firms that cannot handle them.

    Cons

    The egos of engineers. They may be quiet, but 95% of them think they are the smartest person in the room. Which also makes them the most annoying person in the room.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job of keeping big fish clients.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Opportunities for growth

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Project Manager in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Project Manager in Germantown, MD

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth; smart, friendly and dedicated staff; fair compensation

    Cons

    Could do a better job with recognition

    Recommends
  9. Good people, heavy workload

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at URS Corporation full-time

    Pros

    The people for the most part are friendly and laid back. Good work/life balance. Heavy workload means always something to do and some job security.

    Cons

    Upper management is very focused on how billable you are, not good with communicating new processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication with employees and more training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. It was a great opportunity working with URS. The staff members are very professional and a pleasure to work with.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at URS Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Big company that provides a lot of variety for it's engineers and professional staff. Work environment is very professional and they provide the best tools to work with.

    Cons

    Because it is a consulting firm there is a lot of pressure to maintain sold time. Training and career development is very limited because it is all supposed to be done on your own time. Very high pressure company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a culture where the employee is valued. Develop managers that know how to help employees focus on their careers and skills which will ultimately improve project performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Extremely satisfying. Working for URS at the UMCDF was the best working experience of my life.

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    Former Employee - QAS in Hermiston, OR
    Former Employee - QAS in Hermiston, OR

    I worked at URS Corporation

    Pros

    The core management was very proactive with interfacing with field level workers.

    Cons

    Very demanding (also a plus).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always be consistent.

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    Positive Outlook
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