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Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Seattle, WA

I worked at URS Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

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

Pros

This is ok company for some recent graduate. You will gain lots of experience with an intersive on-the-job training. Basically, you will perform all the work they would trust to a matured engineer, except you will get 60-70 hrs of work a week with a minimum pay.

Cons

Worked 60 sometimes 70 hrs a week, including weekends and afterwork hours, with no overtime compensation. It would not even be that bad if they didn't have a "no reference" policy. After working you b--t off for several years, they don't even want to provide you with recommendation. There is no way to work your way up. After four years without a raise I tried to re-negotiate the salary and benefits, and the HR's answer was "if you don't like what we give you - good bye - there is a long line outside waiting to fill in". Other than HR personnel, the staff was courteous and professional. But the corporate policy is very negative towards the employees.

Advice to Management

Be honest, and say as it is - you don't give a d--n about your employees.

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  1. Large corporation, large profits...some potential, large concerns

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    Former Employee - Draftsman in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Draftsman in Denver, CO

    I worked at URS Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of potential to expand ones career. many areas for growth (when company is flourishing), great people to work with.

    Cons

    Publicly traded company...have stockholders to satisfy!!! Employees can be seen more as a profit/loss factors than as meaningful contributor to the Co. Billability is KING!

    Advice to Management

    Respect the "cogs" (employees) more!! Be proactive rather than trying to apply a "one size fits all" philosophy to management.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Just like working for any large bureacracy and this includes the Federal Government.

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at URS Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Steady paychecks, once you are in the system (took me 9 weeks initially)

    Cons

    At the international level, one has to try and work with numerous URS cyber people, located in many time zones all over the place. HQ in San Francisco, local offices all over, most of the processing in Houston or Austin Texas.
    With the firm, there are no principles or real values, its mission is simply to make money. Hard to live with year after year. No soul.

    Advice to Management

    Limit the chain of comand.


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