URS
3.1 of 5 525 reviews
www.urs.com San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

URS Reviews

Updated Jun 23, 2014
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3.1 525 reviews

                             

73% Approve of the CEO

URS Chairman, President, and CEO Martin M. Koffel

Martin M. Koffel

(216 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Environmental Scientist (Former Employee)
    Hermiston, OR

    ProsPeople, good training opportunities, one week off each month.

    ConsWorked a rotating shift, hard to get sleep patterns adjusted. After 25 years with the company I was laid off when the project I was working on ended and I was unable to obtain another position with the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to maintain more of a plant presence.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Opportunities and Teamwork

    Construction Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsA wide range of job opportunities, locations and career paths. Very strong team environment. Good benefits and compensation. Can work long hours but work is satisfying.

    ConsVery large corporate company. Not much of a mentorship program and tough to stay connected if working in the field.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Business Analyst (Former Employee)
    Norfolk, VA

    ProsGood management, fair benefits, good work/life balance

    ConsLow on salary offers for employees trying to work their way up within the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worked with a lot of good people

    Engineering Technician (Former Employee)

    ProsEngineering worked as a team to solve some unusual problems. Egos were left at home.

    ConsDiscipline was weak to non-existent. "Taking Responsibility" for the most part was only taken for the good things.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen employees do stupid things, at least have some meaningful consequences for the act.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Instructional Designer (Former Employee)
    Norfolk, VA

    ProsManagement allowed us to learn new aspects of the job and the company's methods, for personal growth. Good time off and benefits. Management tries to move people from contract to contract to benefit the employees.

    ConsSome newer, modern methods were not always implemented from the beginning.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is good.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Co-workers fun and professional

    Aircraft Mechanic Lll (Former Employee)
    Fresno, CA

    Prosco-workers were great and work was steady until goverment cut backs. Company offers good benfits.

    ConsAs like most large companies upper management has forgotten what its like in the trenchs or never knew.
    Sick leave not offered for all employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementMust remember that it's the workers who make the company name.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful company to work for

    Plant Shift Clerk (Current Employee)
    White Hall, AR

    ProsThe training was well needed along with the rewards the company received for # 1 in safety.

    ConsYearly raises were not all that great

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    great people to work with

    Environmental Technician (Current Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    Prosflexable work, there are great people to work with at URS. Possiblity for advancement seems to look good. Looking forward to many years.

    ConsI have yet to find anything significant, my only issue would be length of time to get a project rolling and started.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience for 30 years and then corporate policies ruined the experiece.

    Project Controls Special; Ist (Former Employee)
    Umatilla, OR

    ProsThey pay a fair wage. Fellow employees and my managers were top notch. Very good at cost and schedule performance.

    ConsAfter I was laid off through a Reduction in Force Corporate URS did not consider my Project controls experience at a Demil site to be comparable to gas or energy project control experience and would not even consider me for a project control job in the gas or energy divisions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent

    Senior Inspector (Former Employee)
    Windsor, CT

    ProsDynamic company with a clear vision of the future.

    ConsMeeting deadlines and adapting to new challenges.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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