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Great Opportunities and Teamwork

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Former Employee - Construction Engineer
Former Employee - Construction Engineer

I worked at URS full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

A wide range of job opportunities, locations and career paths. Very strong team environment. Good benefits and compensation. Can work long hours but work is satisfying.

Cons

Very large corporate company. Not much of a mentorship program and tough to stay connected if working in the field.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Don't Plan On A Career Here

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Tampa, FL

    I worked at URS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good experience, particularly for younger engineers and staff. Interesting and big projects, in some offices. Lots of resources. Decent compensation, commensurate with industry. As long as you're billable, you're OK!

    Cons

    Benefits, company-wide and in the office, were steadily decreased over my 5 years, all to save money.

    Annual reviews are only for show-and-tell, so Management can say they do them to new hires. You'll soon find out they have no real relevance or connection to job performance, compensation, or promotion.

    Career paths are a joke. The only promotions are for people that can bring in new work. You can get promoted to Management if you're a good talker or have a good golf game. Great incubator for the Peter Principal!

    The URS Project Manager Certification program is a joke. Anyone and everyone is a PM sooner or later. Too many wanna' be managers, not enough workers.

    Management has a "Job Shop" mentality. Hire and fire the help at will, as needed!. Don't plan on a career here. You'll be let go as soon as you're unbillable for a few days! No work sharing among offices. Plenty of work in one office; layoffs in another. Expect to be asked to use sick time and vacation to keep you're job, even though you'll still be let go when its used up. This is also against company policy, but Management turns a blind eye when going against policy benefits the bottom line!

    Management talks big to employees about ethics and proper billing for payroll, particularly for Federal work and fear of Federal audits, knows better what the employees are asked to do to keep their jobs!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Worst technical leadership in Cleveland.

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at URS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Sometimes interesting work, if you are in with your manager.

    Cons

    Terrible technical leadership. If you want to work for a good old boys group, sign up. If you don't play golf, watch out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful who you hire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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