URS a company of AECOM Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
626 Reviews
3.3
626 Reviews
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URS a company of AECOM Chairman, President, and CEO Martin M. Koffel
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Able to work from home periodically, which is very helpful to work-life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • They believe in family first along with flexibility and very good benefits (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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Experiance

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at URS a company of AECOM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People were very welcoming and nice at the office. Good working environment.

    Cons

    Projects in MEP group were not that great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work - Now it's URS/AECOM

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at URS a company of AECOM full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Phenomenal opps., decent salary... really fun place to work with interesting power, gas, local projects

    Cons

    The cost of living in Santa Barbara is rough, but if you can swing it, there is plenty to do and see all the time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Project Controls Lead/Manager for URS O&G

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    Current Employee - Project Controls Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Project Controls Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at URS a company of AECOM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Opportunities for advancement within this division.

    Cons

    Lack of procedures, processes and good leadership within the US

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get yourselves aligned with the Canadian offices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Instructional Designer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at URS a company of AECOM (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers and supportive management.

    Cons

    Uncertainty with acquisition of new company AECOM.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More career development.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Administrative Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at URS a company of AECOM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Allowed to work independently. Easy to talk with leadership.

    Cons

    Not challenged. Not many open opportunities.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place for career growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at URS a company of AECOM

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, multiple projects, networking between offices world-wide, only limitations is yourself

    Cons

    New company AECOM provides uncertainty in job security

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't use the employees like hourly workers, give them a little job security as a professional company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Challenging career with many opportunities for advancement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC

    I have been working at URS a company of AECOM full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment where ideas are and improvements are encouraged. Benefits, while consistent with the market, have been scaled back over past few years, but still in line with similar companies in the market sector.

    Cons

    Economic environment and government budget challenges create some uncertainty, but the company always overcomes these challenges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve cross divisional moves and opportunities within the company to retain top talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great work-life balance for Coporate jobs

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

    I have been working at URS a company of AECOM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice and professional working environment

    Cons

    The company is being acquired and people don't receive enough information about intergration, especially their jobs' arrangement.

  10. 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 a company of AECOM full-time (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
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    Recruiter

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    Current Employee - Recruiter
    Current Employee - Recruiter

    I have been working at URS a company of AECOM full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company really invest in their employees to help them grow in their career. Great perks working at URS. Offices are nice as well. Great opportunity to obtain diverse experience working on a broad range of projects

    Cons

    Office environment is terrible. Morale needs alot of work. Maybe more company events. Benefits are not as good as competitors. That goes for pay as well. Not much room to advance within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve office morale for this location

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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