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URS Corporation Reviews

Updated February 6, 2017
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  • Upper management is very focused on how billable you are, not good with communicating new processes (in 31 reviews)

  • Senior management is not engaged with workforce even minimally (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Great work experience"

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    Former Employee - Drafter III in Longview, TX
    Former Employee - Drafter III in Longview, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at URS Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was a great place to work. All the employees that I dealt with were very professional and worked well together as a team.

    Cons

    There were no real cons to this job.


  2. "URS Now AECOM"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid well, large corporation. Customer focus.

    Cons

    Large corporation, if you did not work in a corporate building you were on your own. AECOM was a construction company that was moving into IT, bought URS. Could not win IT contracts.

    Advice to Management

    Get an understanding on what IT really is.


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    "Document Control Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are decent, employee stock plan available

    Cons

    Don't look out for their employees once a contract has entered closeout. Start looking for employment alternatives early and if you find something good, take it. Dont let them talk you into staying thru the end of a job.


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  5. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I like that the health benefits are good, but other benefits can be improved

    Cons

    Worked at a function and location (contractor site) where there is no direct career growth path

    Advice to Management

    focus on integrating the acquired companies


  6. "Marketing Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, it was good for new parents to be able to come in later or leave earlier. Friendly staff, collaborative atmosphere.

    Cons

    Pay raises little to non-existent, good old boy management style, antiquated systems, the only way to get a raise is to leave, the only way to get a promotion is to leave for the most part.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying people what they're worth, give decent raises, re-vamp the career planning system.


  7. "Great career builder!"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at URS Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great entry level positions to engage in professional engineering career. Senior staff is knowledgeable and willing to share and teach proper design method.

    Cons

    None experienced during my employment

    Advice to Management

    Have greater training options to new hires


  8. "Records Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hutto, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hutto, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good team environment and program policies.

    Cons

    Not a lot f room for growth.


  9. "Multimedia Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly and easy going work environment.

    Cons

    I was a contract employee, so I worked sporadically.


  10. "URS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at URS Corporation (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay used to be good but the new contract messed that up.

    Cons

    Pay, hours, shift diff. Loss of qualified personal due to new contract.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people and they will support you.


  11. "Archaeological field tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at URS Corporation part-time

    Pros

    Meeting new people and digging sites in various locations.

    Cons

    Low pay scale that is not a livable wage.



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