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URS Corporation Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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Michael S. Burke
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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. "Ordnance Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ordnance Technician in Pueblo, CO
    Current Employee - Ordnance Technician in Pueblo, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at URS Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits and pay are good.

    Cons

    One should never report negatively on a website.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "apprentice fitter urs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Pipe Fitter in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Pipe Fitter in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at URS Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    overtime daily, holiday pay 10%, 2 of 14 days were overtime all day, excellent pension

    Cons

    long hours, away from home for 2 weeks, work in all weather conditions.


  3. "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.


  4. "URS Now AECOM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Document Control Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Marketing Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager Nuclear Safety Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Ridge, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Ridge, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    They get lots of contracts

    Cons

    They treat their employees as disposable and benefits were cut every year I was with them

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to maintain a more stable job environment and for Heaven's sake improve your benefits


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