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Good salary & benefits, disappointed in opportunity for growth

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC

I have been working at URS Corporation

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Salaries seem in line or above average with other companies. Benefits package a tremendous improvement from BP Barber (company that was acquired by URS).

Cons

Communication is severely lacking and seems to be a cultural thing here. People are too territorial about clients and opportunities for BD and career enhancement limited to upper echelon. What should be a benefit of a large global company is not in that opportunities to work across offices and regions is negligible because every region is own fiefdom and structure does not seem to be set up to utilize other offices and expertises without severe hassles. Constant and excessive focus on utilization at expense of training, business development efforts.

Advice to Management

Empower all your employees to be marketers and don't limit it to upper few. Lack of communication is creating bad morale. Keep employee development in mind and don't focus constantly on utilization without keep big picture in mind. Without improvements in these areas people will continue to leave, and there will be a mass exodus once economy improves and other opportunities present themselves.

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    Political work environment at corporate

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at URS Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong Company with experienced management, Competitive salary,

    Cons

    Management runs at a macro level, no one managing the corporate office & corporate staff. Thus alot of redundant and overlapping work. The politics were horrible, those who have been there have all the power and say, change was nearly impossible unless made by a long time member of the staff.

    Advice to Management

    Centralize G&A, be more in touch with the company employees.


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    Memorable.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at URS Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits were okay. The tuition reimbursement program was helpful. The required training hours was also helpful. Ice cream breaks and pop corn breaks.

    Cons

    They do not take advantage of the talent pool. They do not realize the kind of talent they have on hand. You send someone out for training but you do not use their skill to your advantage.

    Advice to Management

    Know the skills and talents that your employees possess. Try to develop their skills and promote them when necessary before looking else where.


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