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URS Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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3.1 553 reviews

72% Approve of the CEO

URS Chairman, President, and CEO Martin M. Koffel

Martin M. Koffel

(232 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Enjoyed the work

    Paramedic (Former Employee) Anniston, AL

    ProsFollowed through with every promise made during mission employment. Good co-workers and Staff supervisors in the Safety and Medical departments. Thoroughly trained all employees in the operations of the site and continually updated training. Good education benefits also.

    Consin high hazard environment, some medical staff not paid high risk pay despite having to make entries to those environments if situation would warrant it. .

    Advice to Senior ManagementSame as mentioned in cons.

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

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    Great opportunities for advancement

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Baton Rouge, LA

    ProsCompany offers outstanding opportunities for professional career advancement. In house training program is superior to the competition. Corporation is commonly willing to invest in long term advancement. Able to work with very talented people possessing technical skills that are national recognized.

    ConsPaperwork can be overwhelming at times. Project collaboration between offices could stand improvement. People skills often overlooked in favor of billable time requirements.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaintain transparent open door policy with all levels of staff. Meet regularly with staff to avoid a them vs. us environment,.

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

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    Awesome people to work for

    Buyer (Current Employee) San Antonio, TX

    ProsGreat pay, benefits and coworkers.

    ConsSome of the upper management could use some management training.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent company to work for

    Human Resources Assistant (Current Employee) Quantico, VA

    ProsGreat work/life. Low drama

    ConsEveyone is very busy and you will work independently

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

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    Great staff in the architectural department. The other departments are very quiet and boring.

    Junior Architect (Current Employee) Clifton, NJ

    ProsGreat working environment, you get ample vacation days, and the company pays very well for all of the hours of work including overtime. The benefits package is above par and

    ConsCommunication and coordination between department disciplines are lacking. Our company is getting acquired by AECOM which has many people fearing what will happen next.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    RMS QCS

    Information Technology (Current Employee) San Antonio, TX

    ProsIts not only a great company to work for but good people as well.

    ConsURS. Have good leadership and a great training staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThank you for allowing to work for your company.

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

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    Great job

    Graphic Designer (Current Employee) Tallahassee, FL

    ProsPeople are great to work with

    ConsBought out by another company

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

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    One of the best engineering companies

    Environmental Health and Safety (Current Employee) Rolling Meadows, IL

    ProsReputation of the company and variation of projects.

    ConsTypical consulting business ups and downs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNEED to better communicate within corporation and other offices in sharing workload and billing hours.One of the Best Engineering

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    To big for their own good

    Project Task Manager (Former Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsYou get a lot of large project experience, you have unlimited resources of experience, and the benefits are typically above average.

    ConsThey are so big that you are truly a number and the concept of communication really does not exist.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to listen to the people in the trenches that are actually producing the plans.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging and fast-paced.

    Electrician (Former Employee) Fort Lewis, WA

    ProsPlenty of overtime, great benefits

    ConsWorry of loss of contract, poor life-to-work balance

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake on more manageable contracts

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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