URS
3.1 of 5 482 reviews
www.urs.com San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

URS Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.1 482 reviews

                             

74% Approve of the CEO

URS Chairman, President, and CEO Martin M. Koffel

Martin M. Koffel

(204 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Local office has been supportive of adjustments for work-life balance"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Large company with a huge variety of professional areas and projects to explore, very nice co-workers to work with"
    in 23 reviews
Cons:
  • "Senior management is out of touch with the general work force"
    in 20 reviews
  • "The company needs to do a better job of training lower level employees to become future leaders and project managers"
    in 18 reviews
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Great Company, way too big.

Principal Engineer (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

ProsGood training programs, professional manager.

ConsToo big of a company.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe involved with field personnel more often.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent

Senior Inspector (Former Employee)
Windsor, CT

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

ProsDynamic company with a clear vision of the future.

ConsMeeting deadlines and adapting to new challenges.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Enjoyed URS

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at URS

ProsCompany is moving toward a unified corporate structure which is improving performance.

ConsCompany is heavily dependent on government contracts and quickly cuts jobs when government funds dry up.
Work environment varies greatly between individual sites. Great in some locations, not so great in others.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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URS is a great company to work for...

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at URS full-time for more than 3 years

ProsCompany values its people. URS is full of highly experienced business professionals and SMEs. The company offers continual training in various areas of expertise.

ConsNone at this time. URS is a great company, good ethics, good people and great benefits. I'd vote it one of the best places to work.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep going in the direction that you are going.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nice place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsThe people that work there are great and have a wealth of knowledge. It is perfect place for young engineers (EITs) to learn from veterans in the business. The organization has a global brand and this offers international opportunities for employees.

ConsThe organizations does not pay their very well to recent graduate in the Engineering field because they feel you will gain more through experience.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place. No Honesty

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at URS full-time

ProsNice Work befits, Excellent training. Professional. I liked the company.

ConsThe very first thing management asked of me was to lie to clients and I had to do so for years. So much for honesty. I'm sure the rest of the company is not like this.

Advice to Senior ManagementSome honesty would be nice

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Worked as MRAP equipment specialist in the capacity of QA/Product/MWO for MRAP vehicles

MRAP Equipment Specialist (Current Employee)

I have been working at URS as a contractor for more than 10 years

ProsGood pay ,benefits, there are some very knowledgeable people there

Consthey have contracts that do not last, employee that wants to show dedication 13 years there is no transfer to other contracts or no HR assist for employees leaving a contract

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URS - CM Eng

Configuration Management Engineer (Current Employee)
Stafford, VA

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

ProsWork with other professionals on a program designed to save lives (awesome MRAP vehicles)

ConsFacility itself left much to be desired

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove facilities and ensure adequate workspace for more professional environment

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good overall, but needs improvement

Civil Engineer (Current Employee)
Baton Rouge, LA

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

ProsFlexible hours, good benefits, some good coworkers

ConsUpper management is not good. Job security is not good. Not very knowlegable people working there.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet jobs

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

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

ProsGood steady work, good processes.

ConsLow pay, low benefits, blue collar mentality

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