URS Corporation Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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Pros
  • Work life balance is allowed at this company (in 30 reviews)

  • Good pay with decent benefits including RRSP, in a large company (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • Too much Micro Managing by Upper Management (in 25 reviews)

  • Field offices are very often forgotten by senior management in the main office (in 24 reviews)

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  1. Project Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at URS Corporation full-time

    Pros

    URS offers mobility within the company

    Cons

    Work load is not consistent


  2. Supervisor I

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor I in Tobyhanna, PA
    Former Employee - Supervisor I in Tobyhanna, PA

    I worked at URS Corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The commitment to Safety, Health and Environmental, opportunities for advancement, a strong directive to support customer requirements, good leadership that produced a high diversified workforce.

    Cons

    Short term contracts, a lack of availablity to transfer to other locations, rewarding employees for excellent attendance, and excellent environmental work habits.

    Advice to Management

    To continue and make available and open door policy with all employee's to help support and shoulder the concerns of all valued employee's.


  3. Consulting

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at URS Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Good experience working with various clients.

    Cons

    Large company. Several levels of management and legal approval required for new opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to add at this time.


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  5. Associate Business Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at URS Corporation

    Pros

    Nice people, large company that's well known.

    Cons

    Cyclical business, department management varies on valuing employees. Not enough margin to compensate fairly.

    Advice to Management

    Do more with less employees. Lots of ineffeciences and low calibre people are sucking up resources where you can do more with less people, and pay people better for it.


  6. Good Company but Needs Employee Focus

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at URS Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great people, interesting/rewarding projects, opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Shareholder/profit focus, low training budget, promotions without salary advancement

    Advice to Management

    Need to do more to make employees feel valued


  7. Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at URS Corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to grow teams - great leadership and responsive HR department. Outstanding benefits program - reimbursed costs to military retirees.

    Cons

    Limited contracts/positions outside DC area making it difficult to stay local once a contract is completed.

    Advice to Management

    Remaind steadfast with your commitment to Ethics and Safety! This is really appreciated at the working level and reflects commitment and permanence.


  8. URS I&C Technician

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - I & C Technician in Pueblo, CO
    Former Employee - I & C Technician in Pueblo, CO

    I worked at URS Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They provided the necessary tools for the job at all times.

    Cons

    Management was not able to comprehend what we did or how it needed to be done.


  9. Big Company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Intelligence in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Business Intelligence in San Diego, CA

    I worked at URS Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big company, room for growth, transfers, mentoring. There seems to be endless resources, there is a department for everything. You'll have to go through the relevant department if you need anything, and be prepared to receive a proposal to pay for their work.

    Cons

    If you're on a project you're more or less a commodity. If you want a raise they will tell you its impossible, nobody in the company is getting raises this year. The only way you'll get it is if you find another job and give them an offer letter, then all of a sudden its not a problem at all.

    Advice to Management

    At the time I would say that they need to work on business development, my local office didn't have much going on in the region, despite other competitors winning work left and right.


  10. Poor Management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at URS Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many good people within the company.

    Cons

    Lack of ethics and job knowledge by senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Conduct proper performance reviews on all employees. Ensure the right people are put in the right roles.


  11. supervisor

    Former Employee - Supervisor in Odessa, TX
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Odessa, TX

    I worked at URS Corporation

    Pros

    working hard good money good people to work for

    Cons

    working 24 hrs not enough people



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