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"Avoid URS Dallas"

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for URS Corporation

  1. "Broad range of opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at URS Corporation full-time

    Pros

    This company has thousands of really smart people and skills in every discipline. Great reputation with large global companies and government. Excellent place to gain experience and work with great senior consultants.

    Cons

    The company is very risk averse, and slow to recognize and respond to new trends and markets. Very centralized administration and controls. If things get slow, run!

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up


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

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    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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