URS Corporation Reviews

Updated August 3, 2015
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Michael S. Burke
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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. Big Corporation Culture

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    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at URS Corporation

    Pros

    Comprable salary for the industry, great opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Unable to lead projects due to long term employees getting the best ones.

    Advice to Management

    Work on ways to develop staff between five and twenty years' experience.


  2. URS Corp

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    Former Employee - Unemployed in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Unemployed in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at URS Corporation full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    culture and values, career opportunities

    Cons

    I had very good experience


  3. Helpful (3)

    Not the Best Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at URS Corporation

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

    Pros

    Company offers a diverse work force and variety of experiences. Company encourages interoffice communication through websites and social media

    Cons

    Since the merger with AECOM bill-ability has become an even larger proponent of job security. The desire to find experienced employees greatly outweighs the companies ability to train less experience/recent grads.

    Advice to Management

    Enstill the importance of training to managers. Ensure managers and senior staff do not belittle other employees or degrees they don't agree with.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Fillers

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    Former Employee - Supply Technician in Tobyhanna, PA
    Former Employee - Supply Technician in Tobyhanna, PA

    I worked at URS Corporation (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    They keep most workers when they got contract.

    Cons

    They keep most workers when they got contract. They allowed people with collage but no common sense to get promoted. And when they seen it was a mistake....did nothing about it.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your workers. Just because they are contractors doesn't mean their basic people.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Playing not to Lose

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at URS Corporation

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of potential and skilled people.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership - plays not to lose. Significant deterioration from the former days of Washington Group which was outstanding.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest. Face issues. Trust people.


  7. Recruiter

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at URS Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Plenty of work to do

    Cons

    Focus is on operations not support services so not a lot of upward mobility if not an engineer or architect


  8. access control

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at URS Corporation (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It's a job only.

    Cons

    They are not really interested in their employees. Upper management is only interested in deadlines and could care less about the amount of stress the employees endure. No job is secure with the managers.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the turnover of employees, ask for our confidential feedback in the management that is controlling the employees.


  9. another large corp

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at URS Corporation

    Pros

    great benefits, 3d party indexed salaries

    Cons

    gov't projects highly political internally


  10. 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


  11. Supervisor I

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    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.



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