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URS Corporation Reviews

Updated August 30, 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. Helpful (1)

    "1"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people, places and opportunities are/were great until Aecom bought them

    Cons

    They got bought by AECOM


  2. "Director, Public Affairs & Communications"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at URS Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, leadership and training

    Cons

    Tendency to reorganize and downsize

  3. "Good place to work, but hard to get noticed"

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    Former Employee - Geologist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Geologist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, abundant work, opportunities to travel

    Cons

    It's a big box company, hard to get noticed. Work hard and produce quality products and you will move up.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "URS Portland Office"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transportation Planner in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Transportation Planner in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at URS Corporation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great group of people, interesting work, opportunities to collaborate with other departments and offices, opportunities to develop skillsets (although independently, don't expect support)

    Cons

    Horrendous disconnect between upper management and technical staff, felt very powerless as a junior staff over my fate at the company, little opportunity for advancement, terrible morale by the time that I left, definitely some borderline illegal labor practices, empty promises about raises/promotions

    Advice to Management

    Things have probably changed drastically since I left, with the AECOM takeover, but things were definitely not trending in the right direction. There were a number of business groups within URS that it seemed very clear upper management didnt understand given their focus on large federal/defense contracts.


  5. "L-70 PPSL"

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    Current Employee - Safety Manager in Idaho Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Safety Manager in Idaho Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    We work as a team

    Cons

    They are none as we believe working issues together as team.

    Advice to Management

    full steam ahead


  6. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Program/Project Manager in Stockton, UT
    Former Employee - Program/Project Manager in Stockton, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was with URS before they were merged with AECOM. I was in the Federal Services Division, and they were an excellent company to work for. I'm not sure if things have changed much since the merge, But while I was with them they were very ethical, took care of their employees and rewarded good performance. Good pay and decent benefits.

    Cons

    Can't think of any bad things to say. Benefits seemed like they could have been a little better (health care) but given the circumstances they were probably as good as could be. It is still a business.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the URS culture in AECOM.


  7. "construction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at URS Corporation full-time

    Pros

    team leaders, benefits, being able to work in various offices.

    Cons

    Need organization and quality control

  8. "Financial Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    My Supervisor was the best. I feel with any company you choose to work for a good match to your supervisor is key. The CMPM (Construction Group was the best).

    Cons

    They were recently bought and their structure has changed and affected a lot of the outcomes. I am sure things will be brighter in the future.


  9. "URS/Advatech/AECOM"

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    Former Employee - Document Control Specialist & Executive Site Assistant in Newton, IL
    Former Employee - Document Control Specialist & Executive Site Assistant in Newton, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked with the most amazing people on a FGD project. It was by far the best job I have ever had. I learned so much and truly enjoyed my work!

    Cons

    Unexpected lay off in January, ruined my hopes of seeing this project through til the end and witnessing the start up of the scrubbers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at URS Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment, good opportunities, flexible hours, convenient location.

    Cons

    Benefits can bettered th comparison to their competitors


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