URS Corporation, an AECOM company

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Welcome to URS Dallas .... now find something to do or you'll be fired.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

I worked at URS Corporation, an AECOM company full-time (more than an year)

Pros

My manager and colleagues were a pleasure to work with. By todays standard they have good compensation and benefits.

Cons

There's no such thing as a perfect company to work for however URS Dallas is a total nightmare. The name of the game is to remain billable and it is up to each employee to find a project to work on without any internal help. If you aren't billable then your head is on the chopping block and you are reduced to walking around the office begging managers for a project to charge your time to. This is referred to "Pimping yourself out" by many employees. Morale doesn't exist here anymore and "executive row" is more concerned about holding on to power than developing a business plan.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Local executive management needs to realize that they have very intelligent and dedicated employees however when the economy improves there will be a mass exodus if conditions remain the same.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Disappointing Organization

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    Current Employee - Project Management in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Management in Houston, TX

    I have been working at URS Corporation, an AECOM company full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Technical Expertise
    Competitive Salaries
    Average Benefits
    Good Location
    Safety is a core Value

    Cons

    Top executive in Houston, Engineering & Construction, is running his own business on the side
    Senior leaders are focused on personal agendas
    High turnover at leadership levels
    Inconsistent and low workload- one major customer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What kind of a message is being sent throughout the organization when they allow a senior high paid individual run his own business while on URS payroll?
    Where is the focus and ethiscs?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting projects, good people, but you're on your own

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

    I worked at URS Corporation, an AECOM company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Projects worked on were interesting and varied in duration. Good people with a wide range of knowledge. Good policies & procedures and training program (mostly online). Ethical company. Good benefits consistent with peer companies.

    Cons

    People are more into their own thing and aren't particularly sociable. When a project ends, and there is not enough work to get you going on the next one right away, it is primarily up to you to find more work within the office or with other offices. Little effort spent to help you find work with another group, even though the work may not be the best fit with your skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interact more with staff to make it a little more familial, foster more collaborative atmosphere with less "siloing" among the various group. This would help bill ability and hopefully profitability.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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