URS Corporation

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a Great Environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Transportation Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Graduate Transportation Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at URS Corporation

    Pros

    Pay is decent and get to experience different facets of Civil Engineering.

    Cons

    - Humiliated by senior managers (I was treated better by fast food managers before college)
    - Not much work and you wonder every day if you'll have a job at the end of the day
    - Top heavy management
    - Management is very unorganized
    - Engineers are expected to just focus on design and management won't even share budget or timelines with
      the engineer designing the project.
    - Not willing to spend the time to train new hires (it's sink or swim)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually listen to the "worker bee" employees on suggestions, train better, and don't let your ego or arrogance get in the way to manage employees in a proactive way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good for those starting out

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in Clifton Park, NY
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in Clifton Park, NY

    I have been working at URS Corporation full-time

    Pros

    If you are just starting out in the field, this is a great place to get rapid exposure to numerous environmental jobs.

    Cons

    Flexibility is there when you most need it, but the hours and travel of a field technician (labeled environmental scientist) can be brutal and grueling. There are quite a bit of old school male-female dynamics that occur and there are cases of extreme micro management from project managers. It's a fast paced field and honestly, you will find this in any environmental consulting firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, especially their safety concerns. Upper management should monitor their PMs a little closer as they tend to mentally beat up their field techs - the ones who get the job done so that the client is happy. Upper managenent isn't in the field. Your field workers are not peons. Without them, the job doesn't get done. Remember that. You want quality, treat them with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    huge company, different experience for different positions

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at URS Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    if you are in a non-support type position there is the opportunity to move up in the corporate structure

    Cons

    it is a giant corporation. If you've seen the movie "Brazil," you'll get a good idea of what it is like to work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand that profit is #1 but it doesn't also have to be #2-7. Try considering things like quality, customer satisfaction, employees, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    URS Cultural Challenges Impede Success

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Acquisition of AECOM will help sift through the non-performers.

    Cons

    Too many non-performers in the organization, which is acceptable as part of the culture. The culture is one of inner circles. If you are in one, you are good regardless of your performance level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the high impact players in the org and involve them as part of the leadership team.
    Focus on those that can successfully help the company grow the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good people to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX

    I worked at URS Corporation full-time

    Pros

    URS hires great technically competent people, has very flexible work hours and places a great emphasis on safety in the work place.

    Cons

    Still needs to allow for more investment in training staff. Needs to communicate within the company more.

    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good people to work with but no upward mobility

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

    I worked at URS Corporation

    Pros

    Great training, people and networking opportunities

    Cons

    No room for upward mobility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek to develop staff and promote from within company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    So far so good!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Transportation/Traffic Engineer
    Current Employee - Transportation/Traffic Engineer

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance is fair. If I want to work more than 40 hours a week I can. Overtime is allowed with supervisor permission which is really great! Most companies do not allow overtime especially for salaried employees like me. The office I work in is large and full of recent hires fresh out of college and the office managers are awesome. I'm able to easily have conversations with the managers and my supervisor about work and even personal things. We are very much a production office and I have the opportunity to learn a lot and shift between different roles within the office. My supervisor seems to really like me and has already mentioned that he would like to help me get into an intermediate position soon.

    Cons

    My job can get a little repetitive and boring sometimes but that is why I talk with the managers and try to get involved with different projects in the office. There are no bonuses or profit sharing. Office culture can still feel very old school but we are working on changing this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The clowns at Rust in Morenci AZ!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Worked for URS at TOCDF

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Technologist in Stockton, UT
    Former Employee - Engineering Technologist in Stockton, UT

    I worked at URS Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very good company to work for. Good management and fellow employees. Good safety and environment practices.

    Cons

    There was way to much paper work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at URS Corporation

    Pros

    Good people and diverse projects

    Cons

    Very large company so it's easy to get lost in the crowd

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on growing without acquisitions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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