URS Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
587 Reviews

3.2
587 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.  

    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
  2.  

    URS

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    Former Employee - Supervising Discipline Engineer  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Supervising Discipline Engineer in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Will have the opportunity to learn a lot and gain experience in the field and with designing projects. However, if you are not one for travel this company is not for you. They have a wide range of projects and which will involve you in a lot of different capabilities.

    Cons

    You will not find worse management anywhere. Horrible coordination between offices, management has no control over its employees. Communication between offices is like communication different offices that don't get along. You can get a lot of experience here, but the company is full of backstabbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work and career growth.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    Many technical resources and job variety of projects to work on to gain experience

    Cons

    Not enough training or mentorship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more training opportunities to young engineers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities within the company and all internal job openings (throughout the world) are posted weekly. A good amount of independence and ability to manage your own work.

    Cons

    Annual raises are minimal, health benefits have recently gone downhill, holidays just went from 10 to 9. Employee recognition is minimal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Where is it heading to...................

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    Current Employee - Accountant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Accountant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    My experience of working here is good. Started from nothing. Compensation is reasonably good for our area. Been promoted once in 3 years. I am happy working here.

    Cons

    The upcoming acquisition probably will end it all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about the people actually working here everyday.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Started out good, downhill from there...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at URS

    Pros

    Lot's of good people here, immediate management are flexible and care about employees, pay is good

    Cons

    Far too many layers of management, extremely top heavy with management, no accountability with management, don't seem concerned about finding work for the office.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great opportunities for advancement

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at URS full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome people to work for

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    Current Employee - Buyer  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Buyer in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits and coworkers.

    Cons

    Some of the upper management could use some management training.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Enjoyed the work

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    Former Employee - Paramedic  in  Anniston, AL
    Former Employee - Paramedic in Anniston, AL

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

    Pros

    Followed 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.

    Cons

    in 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 ManagementAdvice

    Same as mentioned in cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent company to work for

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant  in  Quantico, VA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Quantico, VA

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

    Pros

    Great work/life. Low drama

    Cons

    Eveyone is very busy and you will work independently

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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