URS Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
588 Reviews

3.2
588 Reviews
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URS Chairman, President, and CEO Martin M. Koffel
Martin M. Koffel
248 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • With right management the work-life balance is ok (in 23 reviews)

  • Good pay with decent benefits including RRSP, in a large company (in 26 reviews)


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

  • A more stronger presents in upper management to appear more regularly to each site (in 19 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Austin, TX

    I have been working at URS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good team of people to work with. Bosses care about all the staff. Encourage training, learning, and mentoring.

    Cons

    Too much red tape from the corporate and local level.

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work environment with knowledgable coworkers

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Denver, CO

    I have been working at URS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great benefits, low pressure environment, and a wealth of engineering knowledge.

    Cons

    Compensation tends to start high in the position's range and tend to the midpoint over time. Some projects are stopped very quickly, which can add stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work toward more efficiency. I know that projects are billed by the hour, but efficiency will help win jobs. Also, reduce the number of meetings with highly paid people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Work but Some Drawbacks

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Structural Engineer in Denver, CO

    I have been working at URS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Most of the time the work is interesting. Most of the engineers are fairly knowledgeable. Compensation seems reasonable and benefits are good. Generous time off for those that stick around for a while. 9-80 flex schedule is also nice. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Project management can be poor. Average age of the office seems to be about 50. As a result the office seems to be behind the times technology wise. We were just upgraded to Windows 7.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so cheap.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Invoice Specialist/Project Administrator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at URS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and good people.

    Cons

    There is a lot of turn over.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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

    I worked at URS full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen to underlings at all phases of projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    great place to work

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    Current Employee - DPE Tender  in  Pine Bluff, AR
    Current Employee - DPE Tender in Pine Bluff, AR

    I have been working at URS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good company culture, great people

    Cons

    no cons about working for this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great people, great company

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    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant  in  New Johnsonville, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in New Johnsonville, TN

    I worked at URS as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    URS cares about their employees, they take an extreme amount of pride in what they build.

    Cons

    There are always those few in upper management that take their positions too far. Good, hard working, knowledgeable people sent out the door for disagreeing with them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great working for URS

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    Current Employee - Cost Analyst  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Cost Analyst in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at URS full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They treat you like professionals. Good Pay. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Upper Management could get in the trenches once in a while to see what we need to do out job better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Project Manager On airport projects.

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at URS part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    THe environment and co-workers were excellent.

    Cons

    The job requirements were continuously changing and you had to adjust to the changing conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more information to employees on routine basis.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    GIS Specialist

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    Former Employee - GIS Specialist  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - GIS Specialist in San Diego, CA

    I worked at URS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Diversity of projects, good benefits,.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, low pay, sr management rewarded more then any one else, only concerned about bottom line and profit, mixed PMs, bad PMS stay as long as they can bring in work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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