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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

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 ManagementAdvice

Address the cons listed above.

No opinion of CEO

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    Political work environment at corporate

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at URS

    Pros

    Strong Company with experienced management, Competitive salary,

    Cons

    Management runs at a macro level, no one managing the corporate office & corporate staff. Thus alot of redundant and overlapping work. The politics were horrible, those who have been there have all the power and say, change was nearly impossible unless made by a long time member of the staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Centralize G&A, be more in touch with the company employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Good salary & benefits, disappointed in opportunity for growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at URS

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    No opinion of CEO
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