URS Corporation, an AECOM company

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URS Corporation, an AECOM company Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
635 Reviews
3.3
635 Reviews
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URS Corporation, an AECOM company Chairman, President, and CEO Martin M. Koffel
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Able to work from home periodically, which is very helpful to work-life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • They believe in family first along with flexibility and very good benefits (in 28 reviews)


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

  • Senior management is out of touch with the general work force (in 23 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    DOT Coordinator

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    Current Employee - DOT in Victoria, TX
    Current Employee - DOT in Victoria, TX

    I have been working at URS Corporation, an AECOM company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    work schedule good for home life

    Cons

    advancement opportunities were not strong

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more communication needed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    working at a big company

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

    I have been working at URS Corporation, an AECOM company as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    many offices and locations within close proximity of one another

    Cons

    low salaries for engineers and architects and construction workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for; looking forward to working with new co-workers having been acquired by AECOM

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Honolulu, HI

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

    Pros

    Small office, allowed me to grow, office culture very professional

    Cons

    Sometimes lack of communication from corporate level, especially in regards to integration with new company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    share more information with employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great jobs, but Management and Co-workers suck

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Worker in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Aircraft Worker in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at URS Corporation, an AECOM company full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pay is good and the benefits of great.

    Cons

    Leadership needs improvement and training program needs improvement as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take management courses. Management is horrible.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good oppertunities

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Geologist in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Geologist in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at URS Corporation, an AECOM company full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work, different project experiences, and opportunities to continue to grow. Really curious how things will work out with the buyout.

    Cons

    Previously we operated like individual franchises, now it will be interesting to see how things go. Hopefully we will not operate in P&L silos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the extra bureaucracy and please no change to open office space! Also, please stop reducing PTO.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    this company is not a good company for young people who want to learn.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at URS Corporation, an AECOM company full-time

    Pros

    flexible working hrs, good benefits

    Cons

    lack of work, lack of projects

  8.  

    Corporate indeed but with relatively high level of freedom

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Developer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at URS Corporation, an AECOM company full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Schedule freedom
    personal growth
    interesting and diverse project opportunities

    Cons

    bureaucracy
    there is very slow network and a hesitancy to invest in technological upgrades that would make everything faster and easier

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Investment in technology upgrades will enhance employee satisfaction and productivity

    Recommends
    Positive 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, an AECOM company full-time (more than an 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.  

    Civil Engineering Consultant

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Ability to interact directly with clients, very good stability since the company is so big. People you work with are down to earth.

    Cons

    Not too much vertical growth if you are a younger employee. A lot of upper management are there because they are connected with other employees. For the difficulty of work, not too many monetary perks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not a great learning experience for students

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    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op

    I worked at URS Corporation, an AECOM company as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Supervisor is really helpful
    Friendly team

    Cons

    Low compensation
    Don't invest in students that much, I was brought on probably only because hiring a coop to do the job was cheaper

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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