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"Big company, small office feel"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Geologist in Santa Barbara, CA
Current Employee - Geologist in Santa Barbara, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Encouraging of professional growth, will pay for professional licensure
Field work in Santa Barbara just may have an ocean view
Well established company provides excellent support, resources
Excellent safety culture

Cons

Salary discrepancies between people at same level
Waves of busy times (60+ hours weeks) followed by lulls (scraping for billable hours)

Advice to Management

Thanks for working so hard. Please continue to listen and respond to staff suggestions. We appreciate it.

Other Employee Reviews for URS Corporation

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Don't apply"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at URS Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is ok company for some recent graduate. You will gain lots of experience with an intersive on-the-job training. Basically, you will perform all the work they would trust to a matured engineer, except you will get 60-70 hrs of work a week with a minimum pay.

    Cons

    Worked 60 sometimes 70 hrs a week, including weekends and afterwork hours, with no overtime compensation. It would not even be that bad if they didn't have a "no reference" policy. After working you b--t off for several years, they don't even want to provide you with recommendation. There is no way to work your way up. After four years without a raise I tried to re-negotiate the salary and benefits, and the HR's answer was "if you don't like what we give you - good bye - there is a long line outside waiting to fill in". Other than HR personnel, the staff was courteous and professional. But the corporate policy is very negative towards the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest, and say as it is - you don't give a d--n about your employees.


  2. "Big company; but good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at URS Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    although it is a large company and sometimes very hard to navigate, it treats its employees rather fairly. Had an HR issue that was dealt with quickly and effectively

    Cons

    can be difficult to get the necessary information needed to perform job tasks as the company is so large. an internal 'social' networking site would be helpful

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