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At URS, you are a commodity not a resource.

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Accountant in Boise, ID
Current Employee - Accountant in Boise, ID

I have been working at URS Corporation

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

Pros

A big company. Wide range of work. There is a big focus on diversity of markets. Working at a project is good.

Cons

Management treats its employees as a commodity not as a valued resource. Decentralized corporate structure means no true leadership and a redundancy of work. Communication is horrible.

Advice to Management

Value your workers.

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  1. I've learned a lot but it's slowing down.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at URS Corporation

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to work at home and get time off on short or no notice decent. Lots to learn especially at first. Very knowledgeable senior staff. Interesting project work.

    Cons

    Promotions and project work limited to the bosses favorites. Lots of stuff they expect you to do for free on your own time. Management not good. Promises raises you'll never see and pay others with less work experience & education more while your expected to train them.

    Advice to Management

    Address the cons listed above.


  2. Good salary & benefits, disappointed in opportunity for growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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