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"Solid, risk-averse engineering company"

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Former Employee - Project Manager in New Orleans, LA
Former Employee - Project Manager in New Orleans, LA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

One of the largest engineering companies in the world. URS has systems and procedures in place to minimize and manage risks, and does a good job at it. Workers are professional and tend to work hard, socialize little on the job, and go home exactly at quitting time. Overtime tends to be compensated, even for professional level employees.

Cons

If you want risk and excitement, this is not the place to be.

Advice to Management

Hire only employees who are satisfied with slow progress, not people who are aggressive and risk-takers.

Other Employee Reviews for URS Corporation

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fine if you prefer the "status quo""

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at URS Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of potential opportunities, if you can get in on them or at least know about them, and a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    A bit too big. Poor communication from senior and middle management to field employees. Tends to be somewhat bureaucratic - like working for a 'private' government. Decent benefits, though those have gone down-hill from what they used to be. Also tends to be, or at least feels like, it is everyone for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate career opportunities and training benefits to field/off-site employees. Loosen up on the bureaucracy. There are lots of good, talented employees who would do well if they knew potential mobility options available to them.


  2. "Great Opportunities Depend on your geographical location and business line"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Starting out this was a fantastic job - really exciting and interesting project work, travel for job assign,nets is voluntary and depends on the team you are in... My group had international projects and I was all for participating on the most interesting jobs and enjoyed the travel, but others that were not interested we're not forced if they could stay billable enough at the home office.

    Cons

    Your experience will depend entirely upon your business line and location. URS has an archaic business model that basis profit off of geographical profit centers and then location. As such, don't expect to work with other offices unless a special connection has been forged, and don't even expect to work with other groups inside your own office. Don't expect any training or real development unless your billable job requires it. Project managers end up being people managers. Feast and famine are based upon billability, but that's the nature of consulting.

    Advice to Management

    Provide your managers with training and be more proactive when it comes to retention of valued employees.

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