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"Best employer"

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Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Chantilly, VA
Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Chantilly, VA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great benefits, perks, large company experience

Cons

Merger with other company makes it whole different company culture

Other Employee Reviews for URS Corporation

  1. "Environmental Compliance Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Hermiston, OR
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Hermiston, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at URS Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People, good training opportunities, one week off each month.

    Cons

    Worked a rotating shift, hard to get sleep patterns adjusted. After 25 years with the company I was laid off when the project I was working on ended and I was unable to obtain another position with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Need to maintain more of a plant presence.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Engineer in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    When I started at URS, the business was growing, there were major hiring rounds, and young employees were being given the chance to take on major responsibilities and growth roles early on. Leadership was fostering development of employees.

    Cons

    The financial crisis depleted clients' abilities to fund and commit to projects URS would perform for them. The project portfolio for the power division moved heavily toward nuclear power, which has been fraught with uncertainty (not opportunistic uncertainty, downside risk) for a long time was also disrupted by the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan.

    As business growth collapsed, management reacted by occasionally pursuing smaller opportunities, territorial squabbling, and avoiding strategic planning. Along with these challenges, the focus of work shifted from generating quality engineering deliverables and developing skilled engineers. Beaurocracies further eliminated opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Plan for the next new project before it happens, and pursue opportunities before they become necessities.

    Don't let under-performing employees muddy the waters for ambitious employees: give raises and opportunities based on merit, and encourage people who aren't ambitious to go elsewhere.

    There are ways to care for employees without breaking the bank.

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