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Interesting projects, nice people!

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Current Employee - Project Manager in Oakland, CA
Current Employee - Project Manager in Oakland, CA

I have been working at URS Corporation, an AECOM company full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

- Work features large, interesting projects that make a difference in our communities. The focus is on public civil infrastructure and fortune 500 industrial clients.
- The office is full of talented scientists, engineers, and planners at the staff and manager level.
- The managers are mostly supportive, and competent.
- Excellent career growth opportunities for go-getters and self-starters. You can take on as much responsibility as you want. You have control over your future at the company, and won't be bossed around.
- Work hours are very flexible.
- Good focus on employee safety.

Cons

- The forms and approval processes can be onerous.
- Some managers get too busy with project work and don't delegate enough. Staff could grow more if these managers passed on their work.
- Laptops and PDAs are generally not available.
- You'll have to work hard at building the internal relationships that will advance your career. Don't count on it happening automatically, or assume your manager will do it for you.
- Some practice areas are more vibrant/robust than others.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I know you are busy, but take some time today to show a junior person how to do something new. Transfer your knowledge and understanding of our business before you retire.

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    Big company; but good

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at URS Corporation, an AECOM company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    although it is a large company and sometimes very hard to navigate, it treats its employees rather fairly. Had an HR issue that was dealt with quickly and effectively

    Cons

    can be difficult to get the necessary information needed to perform job tasks as the company is so large. an internal 'social' networking site would be helpful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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, an AECOM company full-time (more than 8 years)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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