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Slightly above average for my industry

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

I have been working at URS Corporation

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

large company size
good selection of job openings

Cons

large size makes this fall into corporate america

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Don't go there

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at URS Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good peers and co-workers (local office only)
    Flexible hours
    Company has a lot of industry knowledge which is good to learn from

    Cons

    Incompetent senior management.
    Billable, billable, billable....etc.
    Too much office politics and infighting.
    More focus on profits then employees.
    This is large company and you are just a number in the system so don't expect anyone to notice any achievements.
    There is a form (usually two) for anything and everything.
    Ther are way too many software systems i.e. Timesheets-Basware, Expense Reports-Concur, Invoices-Basware, Project Tracking-PIMS, PM and Cost Tracking-Enterprise 1........ridiculous.
    Enterprise 1 is a great software program if you are an accountant.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue, the ship is sinking

  2. Helpful (1)

    Everyone is a resource - Integrity is highly valued

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

    I worked at URS Corporation

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    URS makes every effort to hire the best-of-the-best. Diversity is well-supported.
    Employee development resources are available and self-initiative is expected for career development & promotion. Performance review process is self-driven.
    Working here provides excellent experience working on mega-structures.
    Team environment is used on projects.
    Pro/Con - Work/Life balance and job satisfaction depends greatly on the PM's management style.
    Strongly supports internships and outreach programs.

    Cons

    Twenty-year gap between senior experts and young college recruits (management is addressing)
    Strong hierarchy within the corporate layers and disciplines
    Flow of information within project teams is strictly need-to-know, and often held so tightly as to result in duplication and productivity issues.
    Employee development mentoring is only available for selected top-performers.
    Top management doesn't want you to know that Six Sigma is used here.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support PMI prep and certification company-wide, not just for PMs. Improve development of team management skills with the PMs. Need more cross-functional communication to improve productivity, efficiency & effectiveness. Staff working on various projects need better communication with project teams.

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