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

  • Since being bought out by AECOM lack of opportunity for being carried over to new projects once current job ended (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Former Corp IT"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Direct exposure to a lot of different technology.

    Cons

    IT Leadership is basically non-existent. No clear IT path exists and the direction, or lack of direction, depends on who is the favorite pet of the month. All managers have an ego and the group has too many chiefs who are more interested in their own Ego over getting anything done.

    Advice to Management

    Retire and allow new blood to take over.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Don't Plan On A Career Here"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good experience, particularly for younger engineers and staff. Interesting and big projects, in some offices. Lots of resources. Decent compensation, commensurate with industry. As long as you're billable, you're OK!

    Cons

    Benefits, company-wide and in the office, were steadily decreased over my 5 years, all to save money.

    Annual reviews are only for show-and-tell, so Management can say they do them to new hires. You'll soon find out they have no real relevance or connection to job performance, compensation, or promotion.

    Career paths are a joke. The only promotions are for people that can bring in new work. You can get promoted to Management if you're a good talker or have a good golf game. Great incubator for the Peter Principal!

    The URS Project Manager Certification program is a joke. Anyone and everyone is a PM sooner or later. Too many wanna' be managers, not enough workers.

    Management has a "Job Shop" mentality. Hire and fire the help at will, as needed!. Don't plan on a career here. You'll be let go as soon as you're unbillable for a few days! No work sharing among offices. Plenty of work in one office; layoffs in another. Expect to be asked to use sick time and vacation to keep you're job, even though you'll still be let go when its used up. This is also against company policy, but Management turns a blind eye when going against policy benefits the bottom line!

    Management talks big to employees about ethics and proper billing for payroll, particularly for Federal work and fear of Federal audits, knows better what the employees are asked to do to keep their jobs!

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Old School Company with no talent"

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    Current Employee - CORP IT in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - CORP IT in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can basically just sit around and do nothing and collect a paycheck.

    Cons

    IT Leadership is clueless. Political fights between business divisions. Ego's everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to the board. Get new Management.


  4. "I have worked at better places and worse places."

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a large enough company to maintain a secure working enviroment during hard times. There are opportunities for travel and transfer to other cities or countries. Total benefit package is considerably better than most engineering companies. A large number of the employees that do leave the company wish they had not left, and want to come back.

    Cons

    The company is so large at over 50,000 that the individual is often lost in the masses. The paperwork, regulations and procedures are often over bearing. It is similar to working for the Federal government.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the employee complaints, and actually act on some.


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