URS Corporation, an AECOM company
With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in more than 150 countries around the world following the acquisition of URS, AECOM is a premier, fully integrated infrastructure and support services firm. AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings. The company is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM companies, including URS, had revenue of $19.2 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2014. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.
At URS we provide a challenging environment with exceptional career opportunities. Our talented employees come from diverse backgrounds with varied experience, and we are dedicated to providing our people with the support they need to excel in their careers.
From our competitive benefits program and comprehensive online and traditional training curriculum to a Health and Safety program whose goal is zero workplace injuries, we believe that you’ll find a career at URS to be the best work of your life. At URS, there are no barriers to where your talent can lead you.
URS has a rich history of training and development for our greatest assets, our employees, and we have built a solid reputation with our customers thanks to the efforts of talented employees who make up our outstanding team.
We are committed to a culture of employee development and provide unique opportunities, resources, and support to our employees. Our programs include comprehensive training and development to discover and leverage your greatest skills and professional interests. At URS, your development begins with your first day on the job and extends throughout your career.
Our training and development opportunities include:
- Onboarding program
- Internal and external education and learning
- Technical and business training
- Leadership and management development
- Career planning
- On the job training
- Stretch assignments
- Tuition assistance
- Certified project management programs
- Enterprise social network to promote connections, collaboration, and learning
At URS, employees can participate in benefit plans that provide choice and flexibility. Recognizing individual and family needs can vary greatly, our plans and programs are built to accommodate our diverse employee population.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package, the specifics of which may vary depending where our employees are based or if they are covered by collective bargaining agreements. In addition to a number of optional programs, employees are eligible to enroll in one of several health care plans—including a health savings account—and insurance protection. Our 401(k) Plan offers a Company match/contribution and a variety of investment options.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans
Our plans cover medical services and prescription drugs and are designed to protect employees from financial difficulties should an illness or injury occur. Preventive care and wellness programs are key components of all our plans. To help our employees and their families maintain good dental health, our dental plans promote preventive care, and when treatment is needed, cover a broad range of services. Optional vision coverage includes exams and prescription eyewear.
URS may contribute to an employee’s retirement or pension account depending on the employment’s geography and eligibility requirements. Please check with your Human Resource Representative or Payroll Representative for more information. In the United States, employees are eligible to enroll in a Company-sponsored 401(k) Plan, can contribute to their account through payroll deductions and receive a Company match/contribution. Our plans offer diversified investment portfolios to help meet retirement savings goals.
Protect Your Future
Company-paid and optional term life and accident insurance help protect against financial hardship in the event of serious injury or death. Our short and long-term disability coverage can help maintain a stable income when employees become disabled through injury or illness.
Take a Break
We offer a competitive time off program that includes pay for vacation, holidays, sick leave, jury duty, etc.
Employee Assistance Program
Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available via a 24-hour hotline. The EAP provides no-cost, confidential assistance for a variety of personal or professional issues, including stress, financial challenges, work-related issues, or marital and family problems.
Flexible Spending Accounts
Save money in taxes by using the Flexible Spending Accounts to pay for eligible health care or dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis.
Opportunities to Learn
At URS, we encourage our employees to realize their full potential and offer a variety of ways to advance their careers through on-the-job training opportunities, as well as tuition reimbursement and mentorship programs.
Additional Benefits and Discounts
Along with our core benefits coverage, our employees can take advantage of many optional benefits and discounts which may be offered at various sites.
Employees throughout URS understand the powerful impact collaboration and inspiration can have on a worksite, in our communities, and the world. On an individual level, and in partnership with office and regional coworkers, our people strive to be engaged and active citizens through the giving of their time, donations, and expertise.
Through a program called the Millennium Project, URS volunteers are funding and helping to build a sand dam to assure a stable, clean water supply for up to 10,000 people in Kenya. As well as the costs of constructing the dam itself, our donation includes provision of the training, tools, and materials to support a community in planting trees, terracing land, and running a demonstration farm and seed bank program for a year. Our volunteers also are helping in the construction of a classroom block and latrine system at a school in a remote part of Ethiopia to reduce crowding and provide local children with the opportunity to receive an education.
In Latin America, URS employees working through Engineers Without Borders are improving and enriching the lives of local families. In El Salvador, URS employees are helping to improve sanitation by building composting latrines for the more than 1,700 people who live in the village of El Zapote, and in the United States, more than 900 employees recently participated in an inaugural URS Day of Service. Approximately 3,800 volunteer hours were contributed on that day on behalf of 46 projects across the country, including homeless shelters, cleanup efforts, and Habitat for Humanity projects.
As a corporate citizen, URS is a proud sponsor of American Corporate Partners, which matches current and former members of the U.S. military and their immediate families with corporate mentors. Our company was one of the first 10 firms to support this cause, and our staff provide veterans with mentoring, career counseling, and networking support to help them transition from the armed services to the civilian workforce.
As a part of URS, you will share in the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals to make a difference—a difference that truly matters.
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I worked at URS Corporation, an AECOM company full-time (more than 8 years)Pros
Very good company to work for. Good management and fellow employees. Good safety and environment practices.Cons
There was way to much paper work.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Keep up the good workRecommendsPositive OutlookDisapproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online – interviewed at URS Corporation, an AECOM company.Interview Details
Good interview process. I had an initial phone interview lasting about half an hour. These were fairly straightforward questions. My in-person interview was a panel of 6 employees, which was very intimidating to start with. I started my interview with the woman that would have been my direct supervisor, which lasted for about 15 mins. Then the whole panel came in and asked questions for about 45 mins. Everyone was very personable and friendly. Given a quick tour of the office after the interview and was sent home! They called my references the next day and I was given a great offer.Interview Questions
Reasons for Declining
- Mostly very generic HR/behavioral questions "tell me about a time you..." and "are you willing to do..." Answer Question
Decided to pursue other options. Still a great company and I imagine I would have been more than happy to work for them.Declined OfferAverage Interview
URS is a leading international provider of engineering, construction and technical services. We offer a broad range of program management, planning, design, engineering, construction and construction management, operations and maintenance, and decommissioning and closure services to public agencies and private sector clients around the world. We also are a United States federal government contractor in the areas of systems engineering and technical assistance, operations and maintenance, and information technology services. We have more than 50,000 employees in a global...