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URS Corporation Reviews

Updated August 8, 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 working environment"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "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.

  3. "Finance"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "Good Environment, Bad Structure"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "Sales Administrator"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Never had any issues with the management staff or the technical staff. There exists full coordination and harmony among the staff members. Peer to Peer communication is very effective. Administration is employee friendly.

    Cons

    The Timings were less flexible.
    The campus location is way too far from city facilities.
    No on campus medical facility.
    Food is not very affordable.

    Advice to Management

    It is suggested that the working hours may be changed a bit or facilities may be provided for long distance commuters


  6. "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.


  7. "Vice President, Construction Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent company up to aggressive takeover.

    Cons

    Company lost the identity and previous hard work acquired values.

  8. "Excellent to work with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work expectations and responsibilities were always clear. Communication from contracting manager was clear and abundant, as was their avaiability throughout the contract period.

    Cons

    None that I could detect.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  10. "Great work experience"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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