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Invoice Specialist Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at URS in December 2012.
Interview Details – One interview. Great people, atmosphere, and benefits. Everything went smoothly from the interview to the hiring process, and new hire orientation. I enjoyed working for URS very much.
Interview Question – What is your greatest weakness? Answer Question
Graduate Planner Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at URS in July 2014.
Interview Details – Very straight-forward interview with the people I would have been working with. Don't over-prepare for trick questions like I did. Be measured and comprehensive. Chances are they are trying to gauge your communication skills and professional manner, not your specific knowledge. Be prepared to discuss accomplishments on your resume in a way that does them justice. I regret using the term "y'all."
Interview Question – What questions do you have for us about the position? Answer Question
Logistics Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at URS.
Interview Details – The initial interview was the only interview I needed to get hired. I simply went in well dressed with the attitude that I already had the job. I was asked a couple of minor questions about previous work experience. The one and only job related question I was asked was if I knew what an NSN was.
Interview Question – The questions asked were just your normal run of the mill interview questions. Nothing too difficult at all. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The pay and benefits package were so good who would need to negotiate it.
IT Support Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
Interviewed at URS
Interview Details – Haring was a lengthy process. There were two sets of interviews and the decision took several weeks. The interviews were conducted by several members of the team and were fairly routine.
Interview Question – No difficult questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiations
Very Easy Interview
Piping Design Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at URS in August 2012.
Interview Details – Very easy and relaxed. Spoke with a human resources rep. for a while then two different managers within the group I was interviewing for. There were not any gotcha type questions. We chatted for about 30-45 minutes and that was it. Got a call on my way home offering me the position.
Negotiation Details – No negotiation really, they ofered what I was asking for.
Very Easy Interview
IT Coordinator/Desktop Support Technician Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at URS in January 2011.
Interview Details – I first received contact a week or two after first applying. The interview was performed by my direct manager and someone from HR. My position was through a staffing agency at the time and I only had 1 phone interview before I was hired. The process went quickly and I started within 2-3 weeks of my interview. I only briefly spoke to someone from the staffing agency during my entire 2 years of being contacted through them.
The process was fairly typical... "Tell me about a time you had to handle conflict..." "What are your strengths and weaknesses", etc... IT-wise, I was asked 5 very simple questions that most anyone in IT should know.... "Name at least 2 different methods of opening a command prompt", "What is an IP address starting with 169.254.x.x mean?", "Name some tools and methods to remove viruses", etc... Nothing difficult.
Interview Question – There really wasn't much to it... Answer Question
Air Quality Specialist Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at URS.
Interview Details – They asked me basic interview question and say i'm quiet fit in this position, but they cant offer me H1B visa, so they cannot hire me. But they do gave me good advices about how to apply to job in the future.
Interview Question – They asked me basic interview question Answer Question
Project Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at URS
Interview Details – Applied on-line, received a call a few days later, asking about my qualifications. Not sure if my resume submitted was actually read. A month later I receive another phone call to schedule a phone interview. Had a phone interview two days later. The recruiter knew nothing about the position I applied for. I was asked if I had plans to get an advanced degree. My response was is it required for the position? No it's not required was the reply, not sure why that would be a question during an initial phone screen. Received notice a few days later the position was cancelled. Pretty unprofessional experience, not impressed with this company.
Senior Project Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at URS.
Interview Details – I applied online and hiring manager called me after several months.
the process took 1 week / Interviewed on the phone and took less than 30 minutes / Walk me through my resume.
Business Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at URS in January 2011.
Interview Details – Personal interview with prospective manager and was offered the job immediately. Manager was very intelligent and professional. The interview did not go on very long or was detailed because I was already qualified for the position and the manager was extremely pleased with the employee who referred me. Overall, the manager was great - I just wish they had more power so they could have helped me negotiate a better salary when they were promoting me but upper management has their own way of doing things and they lost a dedicated employee because of that rigid culture.
Interview Question – Unexpected at how informal the interview went - but the manager already knew about my qualifications from one of his current employees Answer Question
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