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Good company, but still victim of the many pitfalls of consulting

Environmental Scientist (Current Employee) North Atlanta, GA

Pros-Decent pay
-Good people to work with
-Plenty of opportunities to get outdoors and not be cooped up in the office

When there's work to go around (more on that later...) it's a pretty good place to work. The projects are interesting, the clients are definitely not bottom of the barrel, and the coworkers are good.

Cons-Always feeling like there's a noose waiting to cinch around your neck
-Inconsistent work load, contributing to the first problem
-not many opportunities to advance beyond being "the field guy".
-like 20 managers for 3 field geologists/scientists.
-laughably expensive insurance if you have a family

Just like all engineering consulting companies, if you aren't billable, you're costing them money and liable to end up on the chopping block. You can't really help this, as it's the responsibility of the project managers to bring in work to keep everyone busy. They consistently fail at bringing in steady work. You'll be booked solid two months in advance, but after that you might be looking at a whole lot of nothing. Also, it seems like there are a huge number of project managers there and only a few actual "do-ers". The pyramid seems inverted to me.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more aggressive at bringing in a consistent work load. Keep everyone busy, keep everyone happy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company, but could be different from contract to contract

    Human Resources Generalist (Current Employee) Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at URS full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Good pay and benefits, exposure to different opportunities Cons: Contract work can be tough Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    A great company to work for.

    Office Manager (Current Employee) Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at URS full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: Ethical company, good colleagues, good experiences Cons: I don't have any cons at this time. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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