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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  1.  

    lots of hands on training in the Houston Project Controls dept

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Control Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Control Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at URS Corporation, an AECOM company part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great pay and benefits nice people

    Cons

    move every few years to not the greatest places in the project controls div

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    General Review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Richland, WA
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Richland, WA

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

    Pros

    Professional development is very structured and open to all employees. very good

    Cons

    IT was lacking, but with motivated office personnel this was overcome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continuously Improve the business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to get valuable work experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Manager
    Current Employee - Group Manager

    I have been working at URS Corporation, an AECOM company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits,
    Variety of projects in multiple sectors
    Growth potential, especially if you are a seller/doer
    Network opportunities across a very large company

    Cons

    Too quick to pull the plug on employees during dry spells. Multiple layoffs during the years I have worked here.
    Behind the times in IT. Takes forever to replace computers and laptops. Did not even have wifi at the office until this year. Video conferencing system antiquated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in employees, especially during dry spells. The training budget can't be that limited if you expect to be successful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Internship and Learning Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer Intern in Richland, WA
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer Intern in Richland, WA

    I have been working at URS Corporation, an AECOM company as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Open minded people, surrounded by not only intelligent people but people who are willing to help you learn and grow as an engineer. Every other Friday off.

    Cons

    Better organization of a mentorship program

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to build on the safety culture, it has played a huge role in my future positions and am extremely impressed.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Positive Experience Overall

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

    I have been working at URS Corporation, an AECOM company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company values, compensation was satisfactory with pay increases. Training and refresher courses offered annually. Health and Safety is very important with this company. Great manager.

    Cons

    Lack of consistency between billing centers with policy and procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The high turnover rate with the Austin billing department needs attention.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A big consulting engineer company can work for a a while

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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

    Pros

    time flexible,people are nice, work on different projects.

    Cons

    No training, no group meeting, salary is so-so,

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Decent company to work for

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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, an AECOM company full-time

    Pros

    Large company with variety of opportunity, stable market position, above average salary compared to other local companies, knowledgeable senior staff to learn from. Rarely work gets into personal life.

    Cons

    Since this is a large company, everything is done according to a set standard, which is not always current and the most efficient way of doing things. too risk averse. A little top heavy, seems like too many people in management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Benefits are slowly changing.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Richland, WA
    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Richland, WA

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

    Pros

    URS has a lot of work for most positions and tries to take care of their employees.

    Cons

    Benefits are slowly being cut and managers are getting tight fisted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Federal Services has been a good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Quantico, VA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Quantico, VA

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

    Pros

    Stable workforce for many years and reasonable efforts to move people when contracts change. Many people in my office are former military and they adjust to life in cubicles gradually.

    Cons

    Slow promotions and minor cost-of-living adjustments. The pay over 14 years has been rising only gradually. Promotion opportunities are rare. URS will be purchased by AECOM and we will be forced to accept the new benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You could be a leader in providing benefits instead of a follower. All changes to benefits have been more costly to the employee, taking away rules that made us happy, and show that URS is only trying to match the lowest set of benefits available. We dread the sale to AECOM because there are no advocates for URS employees in the new organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good bye URS!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I worked at URS Corporation, an AECOM company 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

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