URS Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
599 Reviews
3.2
599 Reviews
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URS Chairman, President, and CEO Martin M. Koffel
Martin M. Koffel
254 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance was average but the benefits package is lacking (in 27 reviews)

  • Good pay with decent benefits including RRSP, in a large company (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management held tight to a group they thought were the cream of the crop (in 24 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoy going to work every day

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at URS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Training, mentoring, interesting work, busy/never bored, friendly coworkers, provide necessary tools to do my job, good benefits and salary. fun workplace activities (i.e picnic, employee appreciation breakfast, ice cream socials, etc). Great safety program.

    Cons

    poor cross-divisional communication, this might be a con to company overall size

    Recommends
  2.  

    URS has been a great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Accounting  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Accounting in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    I have plenty of job opportunities and job satisfaction.

    Cons

    my experience has been positive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to invest in training and growth opportunities for employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    lots of hands on training in the Houston Project Controls dept

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    Former Employee - Project Control Specialist  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Control Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at URS part-time for more than a 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
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  5.  

    General Review

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    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer  in  Richland, WA
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer in Richland, WA

    I have been working at URS full-time for less than a 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to get valuable work experience.

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    Current Employee - Group Manager
    Current Employee - Group Manager

    I have been working at URS full-time for 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
  7.  

    Great Internship and Learning Experience

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    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer Intern  in  Richland, WA
    Current Employee - Chemical Engineer Intern in Richland, WA

    I have been working at URS as an intern for less than a 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
  8.  

    Positive Experience Overall

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    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable in Austin, TX

    I have been working at URS full-time for 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
  9.  

    A big consulting engineer company can work for a a while

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at URS 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
  10.  

    Decent company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at URS 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
  11.  

    Benefits are slowly changing.

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    Current Employee - Construction Manager  in  Richland, WA
    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Richland, WA

    I have been working at URS full-time for 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

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