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Typical Mod-Yard

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Material Foreman in Sherwood Park, AB (Canada)
Former Employee - Material Foreman in Sherwood Park, AB (Canada)

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Opportunity to be involved in creating process. Pay similar to other Mod-yard and fabrication shops. Some great people in management.

Cons

Lots of politics with some Supervisors.

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  1. very dissappointing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at URS Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    a lot of very good people to work with

    Cons

    Very unprofessional HR management staff. The HR leadership always late or away from the office or working from home, no support for internal staff as a result or understanding of business goals

    Advice to Management

    communicate with staff expectations and actually provide leadership to your employees


  2. Benefits can come/go based on project; Management depends on the team

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in ‘Irāq (Yemen)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in ‘Irāq (Yemen)

    I worked at URS Corporation as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    IF they are available on your project AND they don't suspend them for some reason (mismanagement of other funds) - Education benefits are great.
    Medical / vision / dental was good.

    401k match is great - EXCEPT - you only get it if employed on 31 Dec of that year. So, if your contract ends early - you don't get your 401k match....

    Often good about helping to keep you employed with URS if you are moving and there is a position open where you want to be.

    Cons

    No 401k match if you aren't employed on 31 Dec of that year - completely unfair to contact employees who are part of a reduction in force and not leaving by choice.

    Management is a game - it's all about who you know and how well you know them. If someone who is actually qualified for a position is hired - all it takes is a big production (calling the hotline) to get them moved or to stop good choices of hiring for a while. (Instead of management being able to stand in front of a crowd and saying "THIS is why we chose this person instead of everyone else" or "THIS is why we brought in an outsider instead of promoting from within" (Which is a great policy for ANY company - but not always the BEST idea for EVERY position).

    Advice to Management

    Get it together. Start thinking more about the 'little guy'. Make better management choices - and correct them faster when you realize you've made a mistake. It is OK for an employee to bypass other employees because of EXPERIENCE over TIME. However, it is NOT ok when that person is family (or a good friend) of someone in the company.


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