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"My very first contracting experience was great."

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Former Contractor - TMC Console Operator in Atlanta, GA
Former Contractor - TMC Console Operator in Atlanta, GA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at URS Corporation as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Pros

Compensation was very good, recognition given constantly, timely increases.

Cons

HR wasn't always expedient, job security, performance reviews were shaky at best but this is because it was done by the client, more oversight was needed to be fair.

Advice to Management

get more involved with employee development to make contract more sucessful

Other Employee Reviews for URS Corporation

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid URS Dallas"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at URS Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good technical experts in their respective fields

    Cons

    Office management doesn't communicate the office direction to the staff.
    Business decisions don't appear logical. The only way it is logical is if there is something they're not telling the staff.
    No opportunity for advancement.
    Office management isn't forward thinking. 1 week of low sold time will get you laid off irrespective of the future outlook.

    Advice to Management

    The office is under performing and has been for some time. URS corporate should replace the entire office management staff or close the office.
    Everyone knows that the office is not performing well, don't insult the staff at town hall meetings by sugar coating the situation.


  2. "Good company, but still victim of the many pitfalls of consulting"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in North Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in North Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at URS Corporation full-time

    Pros

    -Decent pay
    -Good people to work with
    -Plenty of opportunities to get outdoors and not be cooped up in the office

    When there's work to go around (more on that later...) it's a pretty good place to work. The projects are interesting, the clients are definitely not bottom of the barrel, and the coworkers are good.

    Cons

    -Always feeling like there's a noose waiting to cinch around your neck
    -Inconsistent work load, contributing to the first problem
    -not many opportunities to advance beyond being "the field guy".
    -like 20 managers for 3 field geologists/scientists.
    -laughably expensive insurance if you have a family

    Just like all engineering consulting companies, if you aren't billable, you're costing them money and liable to end up on the chopping block. You can't really help this, as it's the responsibility of the project managers to bring in work to keep everyone busy. They consistently fail at bringing in steady work. You'll be booked solid two months in advance, but after that you might be looking at a whole lot of nothing. Also, it seems like there are a huge number of project managers there and only a few actual "do-ers". The pyramid seems inverted to me.

    Advice to Management

    Be more aggressive at bringing in a consistent work load. Keep everyone busy, keep everyone happy.

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