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"Disappointing Organization"

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Current Employee - Project Management in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Project Management in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at URS Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Good Technical Expertise
Competitive Salaries
Average Benefits
Good Location
Safety is a core Value

Cons

Top executive in Houston, Engineering & Construction, is running his own business on the side
Senior leaders are focused on personal agendas
High turnover at leadership levels
Inconsistent and low workload- one major customer

Advice to Management

What kind of a message is being sent throughout the organization when they allow a senior high paid individual run his own business while on URS payroll?
Where is the focus and ethiscs?

Other Employee Reviews for URS Corporation

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting projects, good people, but you're on your own"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at URS Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Projects worked on were interesting and varied in duration. Good people with a wide range of knowledge. Good policies & procedures and training program (mostly online). Ethical company. Good benefits consistent with peer companies.

    Cons

    People are more into their own thing and aren't particularly sociable. When a project ends, and there is not enough work to get you going on the next one right away, it is primarily up to you to find more work within the office or with other offices. Little effort spent to help you find work with another group, even though the work may not be the best fit with your skills.

    Advice to Management

    Interact more with staff to make it a little more familial, foster more collaborative atmosphere with less "siloing" among the various group. This would help bill ability and hopefully profitability.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Welcome to URS Dallas .... now find something to do or you'll be fired."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at URS Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My manager and colleagues were a pleasure to work with. By todays standard they have good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    There's no such thing as a perfect company to work for however URS Dallas is a total nightmare. The name of the game is to remain billable and it is up to each employee to find a project to work on without any internal help. If you aren't billable then your head is on the chopping block and you are reduced to walking around the office begging managers for a project to charge your time to. This is referred to "Pimping yourself out" by many employees. Morale doesn't exist here anymore and "executive row" is more concerned about holding on to power than developing a business plan.

    Advice to Management

    Local executive management needs to realize that they have very intelligent and dedicated employees however when the economy improves there will be a mass exodus if conditions remain the same.

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