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URS Corporation Reviews

Updated June 22, 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. "Associate I"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paramus, NJ

    Pros

    My experience was limited to an entry level position, but I think think URS offered a great opportunity to learn a wide range of skills.

    Cons

    The company wasn't exactly clear on what it wanted to do with it's IT group. I think this had a lot to do with the constant restructuring of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Please pay attention to the suggestions that employees make. Don't simply ask someone for their opinion, but dismiss it once it's offered.


  2. "Environmental Scientist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with staff at all levels.

    Cons

    Limited environmental, ecological work at time. Now merger with AECOM has opened up this area and opportunity with a much larger and stronger local presence in the ecological field.

  3. "Nuclear Criticality Safety Officer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Nuclear Criticality Safety Officer in Oak Ridge, TN
    Former Employee - Nuclear Criticality Safety Officer in Oak Ridge, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The company give me opportunities that I was not exposed to in my previous position while working for SRNS nuclear site.

    Cons

    Every company has some down side to it and URS is no different, other than that I have no comment...

    Advice to Management

    No comment


  4. "Senior Structural Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Structural Technician in Elizabeth City, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Structural Technician in Elizabeth City, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked for LSI/URS Corp from 2005-2011 at both CGAS Elizabeth City and WR-ALC depots. I led teams at both sites doing Mods and depot level repairs. The majority of our management team was very helpful and worked with the employees as much as they could

    Cons

    Cons- The senior manager from NC that took over operations at WR-ALC was extremely difficult to work with and extremely argumentative/disagreeable which caused a lot of issues with both the USAF team and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and stop cutting benefits/pay/time off, etc! Your employees will work a thousand times harder if you quit nickel-and-diming them and their time/hours constantly.


  5. "Not To Bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Mechanic in Albany, GA
    Current Employee - Heavy Equipment Mechanic in Albany, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at URS Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with,pay is good, overtime is plentiful, great company for a single guy or gal to work for.

    Cons

    Contractor, does a lot of layoffs, well, at my location they do, I haven't been laid off yet( knock on wood). Topside management always changing, some ok some are real sticks.

    Advice to Management

    Get in and get out, do your best, don't get wrote up at all, folks with write ups are top of the list for layoffs. Learn all you can, the more you know the better.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Merger woes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at URS Corporation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    URS team members are good to work with

    Cons

    Recent merger with AECOM has everything in uproar. Trying to consolidate too many systems offices group end up hap hazard

    Advice to Management

    Slow down you can't integrate everything and everyone in the first year


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Its a whatever company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facility Maintenance Technician II in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Facility Maintenance Technician II in Bakersfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at URS Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work independently and okay pay and only work mon-fri

    Cons

    no communication with managers, management really sucks in this company, they expect you to work and switch shifts with people whenever they want without your consent

    Advice to Management

    need to hire qualified management and stop treating employees like they are slaves

  8. Helpful (1)

    "job experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    up to you to the good opportunities

    Cons

    salary could be better, lower than average salary

    Advice to Management

    increase salary, do not let good people leave the company


  9. "Room For Improvement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Albany, GA
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Albany, GA

    I have been working at URS Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Company contributions to the 401 K are based on federal law and the Service Contract Act and on actual hours worked per employee. They have been good for the time URS has had the contract

    Cons

    The company as a whole seems to be well managed since the merger with AECOM. But that opinion is based only on what I read from other sources. As far as site specific where I am, management has problems. There are clashes of personality, issues of closet racism which are denied but exist nonetheless.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together for the location. Follow policies expressly as they are written. Forsake the rampant despotism.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager/Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Program Manager/Engineer in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at URS Corporation (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Firm, talented staff, lots of resources to draw from

    Cons

    Very Corporate, bureacratic, too much political correctness. q

    Advice to Management

    Praise Down, Publicly
    Criticize Up, Privately


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