URS Corporation Reviews

Updated March 23, 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. Worked for URS at TOCDF

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technologist in Stockton, UT
    Former Employee - Engineering Technologist in Stockton, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. I really enjoyed how the company emphasized how important safety is. Safety is a big part of my work and home life.

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    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Stockton, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Stockton, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I like working the 9/80 shift getting every other Friday off. Education was highly encouraged. I was able to get my MBA paid for and completed while working at URS.

    Cons

    I wish I had a better connection with different supervisors so I could've gotten more experience in different areas. It all goes back to networking. If people know you and like how you work you can have many opportunities.


  3. Very satisfying, ridding our world of dangerous chemical weapons.

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Stockton, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Stockton, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at URS Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, upper management support when needed

    Cons

    Middle of nowhere! The facility was built in a very remote location by design. It was on a military installation

    Advice to Management

    Listen to underlings at all phases of projects.


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  5. Positive experience working there

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    Former Employee - Buyer III in Stockton, UT
    Former Employee - Buyer III in Stockton, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Structure, Salary, coworkers, conditions, training

    Cons

    isolated, government oversight, work balance

    Advice to Management

    Management at this facility was very supportive of the workforce


  6. I am very satisfied with my employment experience at URS, good work fair compensation.

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer V in Stockton, UT
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer V in Stockton, UT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at URS Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Working environment and good people to work with.

    Cons

    My Job ended to soon

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a good job.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Experience was average.

    Current Employee - Safety Specialist in Stockton, UT
    Current Employee - Safety Specialist in Stockton, UT

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

    Pros

    Company helped employees with transitioning into other jobs due to the closure of the government installation where I worked.

    Cons

    To much management. There was an average of 1.5 employees per 1 supervisor position in the safety department. It was an example of how tax dollars are spent paying government contractors and that cost plus contracts only promote overstaffed and overpaid management. If this job would have been in the private sector the company would have never operated in the black. Also, employee evaluations were inconsistent.

    Advice to Management

    Save the tax payers some money and only staff management at appropriate levels to complete the contracts. By overstaffing the management on the government contract jobs you create extreme micromanagement, un-productive supervisors, and employees that only have 2-3 hours of work in a 12 hour shift. This leads to supervisors over managing employees. Also, the VPP Safety Programs are a complete false evaluation of a facilities safety record. Instead of promoting safety it does the exact opposite. Employees are scared for their jobs if injured and do not report minor injuries or near misses because of the back lash that usually occurs once an injury is reported. Employees don't want to be the person that costs the facility the VPP safety record. Here is one example: An employee's face was sprayed with caustic due to a faulty valve and incorrect valve closures by a previous shift. The employee was sent for off site medical treatment. The employee's face sustained caustic burns but after receiving off site medical treatment the employee was contacted by his direct management and told that he needed to return to work because they did not want their group responsible for a lost work day due to an injury which would change the loss work day running total. This employee should have been allowed to leave the off site medical facility and go home for the day due to the burns on his face. He was in fear for his job even though he followed procedure so he returned to work because it was common for management to find anything they could to blame the employee for an injury and seek undue corrective actions and/or firing the employee. This is just a short example of the type of things I saw while working at the facility. I was a safety professional but did not dare question the validity of the VPP program and the fact that it may do the exact opposite of what the program is designed to accomplish.


  8. Large, good

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    Current Employee - Computer Technician in Stockton, UT
    Current Employee - Computer Technician in Stockton, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits package, room for movement if desired, pay

    Cons

    the site I worked at was quite a ways outside of civilization, abt an hour commute each way, but obviously that depends on what contract your working on, or if working for one of the corporate offices

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. Helpful (1)

    Company takes care of employees very well.

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    Current Employee - Quality in Stockton, UT
    Current Employee - Quality in Stockton, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome benefits. Safety of employees is priority. Management is open to new ideas and change.

    Cons

    Somewhat difficult to move within divisions. Poor communication of job statuses on career web site.

    Advice to Management

    Career job site/application process needs improvement.



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