URS
3.1 of 5 525 reviews
www.urs.com San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

URS Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.1 525 reviews

                             

73% Approve of the CEO

URS Chairman, President, and CEO Martin M. Koffel

Martin M. Koffel

(216 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work life balance is allowed at this company"
    in 16 reviews
  • "Good pay with decent benefits including RRSP, in a large company"
    in 24 reviews
Cons:
  • "Senior management is out of touch with the general work force"
    in 22 reviews
  • "The company needs to do a better job of training lower level employees to become future leaders and project managers"
    in 18 reviews
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    URS - Great place to work (sort of...)

    Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat projects, great staff, great working environment! Very strong technical staff that a junior engineer can definitely learn a great deal from... and staff of senior engineers that are willing to guide, teach and foster technical expertise and great camaraderie.

    ConsSeems like slightly lower pay than peers in same field at different companies. Constantly see or hear about other engineers doing same or less technical work for more pay. Relatively high turnover rate possibly attributed to this.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to keep up with the times. The high turnover rate can't exactly be fixed by providing a "friendly" work environment... pay your staff what they're due

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good for entry levels

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits, Work remotely, Flex Hours, Casual Atmosphere

    ConsMangers are unorganized with projects and deadlines. Leads to poor quality due to lack of communication and time. Hard to move up the ladder and/or change groups or jobs within the company.
    Management will listen to suggestions, but you have to really really push for anything to get done.

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

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    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    Prosvery capable employees who worked hard and were good at business of construction management, they worked very hard for clients that did not appreciate the value and expertise that they were getting.

    Consnot very organized in the finical dealings with clients, they needed to spend more on providing the client the services they need for tracking cost.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Meh

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDepends on which division you work in as it varies greatly, unfortunately. If you are fortunate to work in the right division, the atmosphere, people, work and experience is priceless.

    ConsNot uniform across divisions. Prejudice towards higher educated individuals.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company, way too big.

    Principal Engineer (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsGood training programs, professional manager.

    ConsToo big of a company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe involved with field personnel more often.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent

    Senior Inspector (Former Employee)
    Windsor, CT

    ProsDynamic company with a clear vision of the future.

    ConsMeeting deadlines and adapting to new challenges.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThe people that work there are great and have a wealth of knowledge. It is perfect place for young engineers (EITs) to learn from veterans in the business. The organization has a global brand and this offers international opportunities for employees.

    ConsThe organizations does not pay their very well to recent graduate in the Engineering field because they feel you will gain more through experience.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Enjoyed URS

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompany is moving toward a unified corporate structure which is improving performance.

    ConsCompany is heavily dependent on government contracts and quickly cuts jobs when government funds dry up.
    Work environment varies greatly between individual sites. Great in some locations, not so great in others.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    URS is a great company to work for...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompany values its people. URS is full of highly experienced business professionals and SMEs. The company offers continual training in various areas of expertise.

    ConsNone at this time. URS is a great company, good ethics, good people and great benefits. I'd vote it one of the best places to work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep going in the direction that you are going.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent

    Senior Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsExcellent company - Professional and committed to excellence in client services

    ConsNone - company meets expectations

    Advice to Senior ManagementJob well done

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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