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"Interesting projects, nice people!"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Project Manager in Oakland, CA
Current Employee - Project Manager in Oakland, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at URS Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

- Work features large, interesting projects that make a difference in our communities. The focus is on public civil infrastructure and fortune 500 industrial clients.
- The office is full of talented scientists, engineers, and planners at the staff and manager level.
- The managers are mostly supportive, and competent.
- Excellent career growth opportunities for go-getters and self-starters. You can take on as much responsibility as you want. You have control over your future at the company, and won't be bossed around.
- Work hours are very flexible.
- Good focus on employee safety.

Cons

- The forms and approval processes can be onerous.
- Some managers get too busy with project work and don't delegate enough. Staff could grow more if these managers passed on their work.
- Laptops and PDAs are generally not available.
- You'll have to work hard at building the internal relationships that will advance your career. Don't count on it happening automatically, or assume your manager will do it for you.
- Some practice areas are more vibrant/robust than others.

Advice to Management

I know you are busy, but take some time today to show a junior person how to do something new. Transfer your knowledge and understanding of our business before you retire.

Other Employee Reviews for URS Corporation

  1. "Large corporation, large profits...some potential, large concerns"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Draftsman in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Draftsman in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at URS Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of potential to expand ones career. many areas for growth (when company is flourishing), great people to work with.

    Cons

    Publicly traded company...have stockholders to satisfy!!! Employees can be seen more as a profit/loss factors than as meaningful contributor to the Co. Billability is KING!

    Advice to Management

    Respect the "cogs" (employees) more!! Be proactive rather than trying to apply a "one size fits all" philosophy to management.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Just like working for any large bureacracy and this includes the Federal Government."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at URS Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Steady paychecks, once you are in the system (took me 9 weeks initially)

    Cons

    At the international level, one has to try and work with numerous URS cyber people, located in many time zones all over the place. HQ in San Francisco, local offices all over, most of the processing in Houston or Austin Texas.
    With the firm, there are no principles or real values, its mission is simply to make money. Hard to live with year after year. No soul.

    Advice to Management

    Limit the chain of comand.

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