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URS Corporation Reviews

Updated November 7, 2017
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  • Upper management is very focused on how billable you are, not good with communicating new processes (in 31 reviews)

  • Low pay scale that is not a livable wage (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Sad to see this company absorbed by AECOM."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    My manager was the best! Was aware of what was what and always tried to be fair.

    Cons

    Sometimes I felt like I was back in kindergarten with other co-workers.


  2. "Material Expeditor"

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    Former Employee - Material Expeditor, Property Clerk in Pueblo, CO
    Former Employee - Material Expeditor, Property Clerk in Pueblo, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, great people tower with, great pay, great benefits

    Cons

    Many redundant computerized systems to navigate to get the job done.

  3. "Career oriented company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at URS Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Huge global Presence makes for great career opportunities.

    Cons

    Employment is reliant on contracts and customer needs

    Advice to Management

    Work with employees that are looking to work into different opportunities.


  4. "Large Company with stability but lack of Inovation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large and stable company. Each office is delegated a relatively large amount of authority to run its business operations with minimal corporate involvement in day to day operations. Relatively flexible schedules ability to transfer to many locations nationally or internationally.

    Cons

    Lack of proactive management or innovation on a corporate scale. Challenging to market or maximize the resources on a national or regional scale. Benefits and pay are average. IT and technical training are not as robust as peer competitors

    Advice to Management

    Need to invest in employee technical training and utilization of corporate resources to maximize its competitiveness.


  5. "Safety Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Safety EHS in Wood River, IL
    Former Employee - Safety EHS in Wood River, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited opportunities for those willing to work hard, and even more so for those who are willing to relocate or travel.

    Cons

    Some members of middle management are more concerned with their ego and appearance than they are the good of the organization, but that is not isolated to this organization of course.


  6. "Great working environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Newport Coast, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Newport Coast, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with smart, encouraging, smart professionals. Work is arduous, and challenging but it's rewarding to work with my colleagues who are team players

    Cons

    I sleep good at night. No additional stress or worrying. We are on contract, which requires yearly contract reviews. But other then that we are cool.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Piping Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Pay was above average for industry.

    Cons

    Benefits were weak.
    No connection to larger company.

    Advice to Management

    Try to engage new employees embedded at client locations to feel like a part of the company rather than just a warm body able to bill hours.

  8. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Progressive company looking to expand.

    Cons

    Not many negatives as there are many opportunities for employees.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Good Environment, Bad Structure"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair pay, good work/life balance (or overtime pay), benefits were nice. Also, for a large company it seemed they were able to make hiring/firing decisions quickly which is always good.

    Cons

    URS has a solid foundation, but that foundation is structured for large construction projects. We were trying to do smaller engineering jobs and that structure did not support our business model well, or help us be competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Apply different procedural and organizational structures to different areas.


  10. "apprentice fitter urs"

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    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.


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