URS Corporation

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URS Corporation Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
709 Reviews
3.2
709 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Able to work from home periodically, which is very helpful to work-life balance (in 30 reviews)

  • Benefits weren't bad, not the best, but what you'd expect from a large company (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • A lot of upper management are there because they are connected with other employees (in 25 reviews)

  • Senior Management has no vision or direction, and I mean none (in 24 reviews)

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  1.  

    The clowns at Rust in Morenci AZ!

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    Current Employee - Operator in Morenci, AZ
    Current Employee - Operator in Morenci, AZ

    I have been working at URS Corporation

    Pros

    None, No leadership,and no trust in Rust culture!

    Cons

    Complete lack of knowledge, building this tailings dam.!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find some management people that have moved big dirt, massX! You guys are a joke. Anybody that knows this business have been run off! No leadership what so ever!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Treat employee like slave with no recognition

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, challenging job,opportunity to learn

    Cons

    - someone like to create office politics in the accounting team
    - supervisor took all credits for good work, but pushed the faults to the staff when there were issues and pointed finger at the back
    - too much overtime but no one recognized your hard work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the feedback from the staff and treat them fairly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    URS

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at URS Corporation

    Pros

    Good pay at this company.

    Cons

    Management is in the stone ages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The way it worked in 2008 might not work today.

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  5.  

    Flint was bought by URS and they have no idea how Flint is running things

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    Current Employee - CDL Crude Hauler in San Angelo, TX
    Current Employee - CDL Crude Hauler in San Angelo, TX

    I have been working at URS Corporation full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The Crude drivers are great to work with. Great training even though only 2 had a years experience.

    Cons

    Spent 3 weeks in a motel at a remote location, mismanaged & lack of work. Paid $700 for the 3 weeks. After returning they changed perdiem mileage etc and discovered the $700 was my entire income for almost a month. They hire saying they pay holiday pay. Later you discover the holiday pay is after 1 year. So working those holidays pays just like a regular work day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They preach do the right thing. After the fact, I find out I drove 1400 mi, shuffled the other employees in my personal vehicle to and from work twice a day. Stayed in a hotel away from home for weeks, missed being home for 2 holidays for approx $200 week.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    URS Small Outpost Office

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer

    I worked at URS Corporation

    Pros

    Big company. Some stability. Some online training stuff for project management. Not a functional multi disciplined engineering unit where I was located.

    Cons

    To much overhead. To many forms. To much process. Bottom of the barrel firm for semi functional engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read some books or something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    The Company sucks.

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    Former Employee - Senior I & E Designer in Anchorage, AK
    Former Employee - Senior I & E Designer in Anchorage, AK

    I worked at URS Corporation

    Pros

    I worked in Downtown Anchorage and walked to work.

    Cons

    In-experienced Project Management. Scheduled Project deliverables on an unrealistic time basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better people in your Management Structure. Your PM's don't have Design experience and should not be calling the design decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Scared to work

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Nice people but scared of the government

    Cons

    Wimpy people and not real engineering.being done. ...just go to meetings and keep your mouth shut

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    $$$$$$$--Your goals are clear =======-how can I give advice?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Belligerent and clueless senior management.

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    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Peer work force is friendly.

    Cons

    Utter chaos from day one due to swathes of leavers. Naturally you get passed all the projects that were left behind with budgets rinsed. You're instantly under fire line from both clients and managers. Dept leader takes no responsibility for for anything. You agree to the position, then you get your (vague and yet biblical) job description. Then you get a surprise review telling you you're in jeopardy. Unforgivable treatment from senior management employing HR to chaperone them as they censure you (whilst flirting with each other). Despite flagging your concerns with all parties HR sit and nod as you get punished for trying to do your job and win back some credibility with clients. Then there's the soul destroying and infinitely time consuming bureaucracy. Having spent ten years in consultancy, working here for one convinced me to try something else. I'm so glad that I did.

    In short I wouldn't recommend them. YMMV. Hopefully Aecom will make the necessary changes. It couldn't get any worse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good bye URS!

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

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

    Pros

    The company has been merged and will cease to exist as URS under the same old leadership. Good riddance URS!

    Cons

    Far too many negative aspects about this company to list. Rank and file employees will get the shaft after the merger - pink slips are coming because mass cost reductions and integration needs to take place to make the merger successful. But the key executives at URS made out just fine.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Disorganized, uncommunicative and arrogant

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at URS Corporation as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Office was close to home.

    Cons

    Direction was abysmal. Worked as a contractor and received next to no communication from supervisor. Way too corporate and conservative for the average high functioning employee, imo. They expect your commitment but offer nothing in return. There was a significant lack of authenticity as well. Nothing worse than working for a company you don't trust or believe in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider management training or perhaps hiring people into management positions that recognize how critical their role is in shaping future leadership. The managers I encountered were not leaders but promoted into positions of leadership - Big difference. The arrogance was offensive and embarrassing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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