URS Corporation, an AECOM company

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URS Corporation, an AECOM company Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
692 Reviews
3.2
692 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.  

    Good people to work with

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Houston, TX

    I worked at URS Corporation, an AECOM company 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
  2.  

    URS Cultural Challenges Impede Success

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at URS Corporation, an AECOM company full-time (more than an 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
  3.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Traffic Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Traffic Engineer in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at URS Corporation, an AECOM company

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Contact work. No job security

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop putting people's idea on the back burner

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Worked for URS at TOCDF

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technologist in Stockton, UT
    Former Employee - Engineering Technologist in Stockton, UT

    I worked at URS Corporation, an AECOM company 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
  6.  

    Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at URS Corporation, an AECOM company

    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
  7.  

    Great place to start bad place to grow.

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

    I worked at URS Corporation, an AECOM company

    Pros

    Cool Work, great people, all federal holidays, relaxed environment. Good place to get your foot in the door for defense contracting.

    Cons

    There is no upward mobility available. You pretty much have to wait until somebody dies or retires before you will ever have the slightest hint of a promotion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Treat employee like slave with no recognition

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at URS Corporation, an AECOM company full-time (more than an 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    URS

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

    I have been working at URS Corporation, an AECOM company

    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.

  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Stay away. Currently transitioning to URS-Federal Services and it does look good for the employees.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at URS Corporation, an AECOM company

    Pros

    Coworkers, decent benefits, pay (before the FS sliding scale was introduced)

    Cons

    Moving to FS before AECOM transition (stupid).
    HR and Payroll have no clue how to respond to questions (this includes corporate HQ).
    New sliding scale pay rate for employees (good for URS profits, screwing employees on their pay; not a smart decision).
    Policies that do not apply to employees at certain locations.
    Commute to work location.
    Poor and inconsistent management at all levels.
    Failing to properly communicate changes to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR and payroll issues should have been worked out before you announced the decision to move EC employees over to FS. Employees are fed up with lack of USEFUL information being dribbled out to us. Seems like rules and policies are being made-up as this transition blunders on. There may be a mass exodus before this all gets settled. AECOM will loose talented employees due to URS's ignorance. Sad, very sad situation.

  11.  

    Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at URS Corporation, an AECOM company

    Pros

    Skill set throughout the company. Some understanding of the importance of team work.

    Cons

    Benefits - especially the 401k. Superflous paperwork.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put clients and employees first - too late - now a victim of micromanagement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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