URS Corporation Reviews

Updated September 1, 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. Overall good experience

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

    Pros

    Not a sweat shop, pretty good benefits

    Cons

    There is an additional level of burden placed on employees to fulfill corporate mandates

    Advice to Management

    Keep out of the way of the producers and let them do what they do best.


  2. Its a whatever company

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    Current Employee - Facility Maintenance Technician II in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Facility Maintenance Technician II in Bakersfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work independently and okay pay and only work mon-fri

    Cons

    no communication with managers, management really sucks in this company, they expect you to work and switch shifts with people whenever they want without your consent

    Advice to Management

    need to hire qualified management and stop treating employees like they are slaves


  3. Helpful (1)

    Merger woes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    URS team members are good to work with

    Cons

    Recent merger with AECOM has everything in uproar. Trying to consolidate too many systems offices group end up hap hazard

    Advice to Management

    Slow down you can't integrate everything and everyone in the first year


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  5. Room For Improvement

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    Current Employee - Mechanic in Albany, GA
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Albany, GA

    I have been working at URS Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Company contributions to the 401 K are based on federal law and the Service Contract Act and on actual hours worked per employee. They have been good for the time URS has had the contract

    Cons

    The company as a whole seems to be well managed since the merger with AECOM. But that opinion is based only on what I read from other sources. As far as site specific where I am, management has problems. There are clashes of personality, issues of closet racism which are denied but exist nonetheless.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together for the location. Follow policies expressly as they are written. Forsake the rampant despotism.


  6. Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Program Manager/Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Program Manager/Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at URS Corporation (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Firm, talented staff, lots of resources to draw from

    Cons

    Very Corporate, bureacratic, too much political correctness. q

    Advice to Management

    Praise Down, Publicly Criticize Up, Privately


  7. An alright place to work

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    Former Employee - Intern in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Intern in New Orleans, LA

    Pros

    Clearly I was surrounded by some pretty brilliant people. The pay was really good for an intern, also. Internship was part-time, so I had a very good work/life balance.

    Cons

    It was horribly boring. The people, while smart, were pretty dry. Everything took a long time to do, i.e. way too bureaucratic about paperwork.


  8. Warehouse manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good chance for upward mobility if you don't mind relocating.

    Cons

    Large company means a great deal of competition for open positions.

    Advice to Management

    Don't micro-manager. If you hire a manager for a certain position, then let them manage that position. By all means, follow up with spot checks, but don't instruct them on day to day operations. Then all you have is an overpaid laborer, not a manager.


  9. Average

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, positive work atmosphere, lots of room for advancement, ability to work from home, minimum 3 weeks vacation time.

    Cons

    Benefits are good but expensive to the employee, communication between upper & lower management is poor, it takes a long time to get new ideas & procedures approved, 401K only matched once a year. & matching amount is very low.

    Advice to Management

    Improve on internal communications, offer benefits at lower price to employee, increase 401K matching amount.


  10. Recruiter

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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


  11. another large corp

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great benefits, 3d party indexed salaries

    Cons

    gov't projects highly political internally



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