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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)

    "Civil Engineering Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at URS Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ability to interact directly with clients, very good stability since the company is so big. People you work with are down to earth.

    Cons

    Not too much vertical growth if you are a younger employee. A lot of upper management are there because they are connected with other employees. For the difficulty of work, not too many monetary perks.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "AECOM Is Ruining URS Federal Services Division"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deputy Technical Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Deputy Technical Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    URS Federal Services Division was a great place to work. Very talented and competent professionals who worked collaboratively on many projects in support of DOD Tasks.

    Cons

    AECOM bought URS in late 2014. The culture has changed and the employees are no longer valued as they were when at URS. The bottom line and the board room is having too much say now.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your former URS Federal Services and Defense Industry Employees better or you soon will lose much more than just a group of very talented and competent professionals.


  3. "Scared to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at URS Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people but scared of the government

    Cons

    Wimpy people and not real engineering.being done. ...just go to meetings and keep your mouth shut

    Advice to Management

    $$$$$$$--Your goals are clear =======-how can I give advice?


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  5. "Challenging career with many opportunities for advancement"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment where ideas are and improvements are encouraged. Benefits, while consistent with the market, have been scaled back over past few years, but still in line with similar companies in the market sector.

    Cons

    Economic environment and government budget challenges create some uncertainty, but the company always overcomes these challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Improve cross divisional moves and opportunities within the company to retain top talent.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities within the company and all internal job openings (throughout the world) are posted weekly. A good amount of independence and ability to manage your own work.

    Cons

    Annual raises are minimal, health benefits have recently gone downhill, holidays just went from 10 to 9. Employee recognition is minimal.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Overall Disappointing"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at URS Corporation as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits were ideal but not competative

    Cons

    Managers out of touch and did not communicate, favoritism shows, "team" does not always mean team, management does not reflect the company values


  8. "Unsatisfying"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at URS Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lower management and peers are very dedicated, collegial people to work with. I enjoy the projects I have worked on and the clients I have worked for.

    Cons

    There is no work-life balance, little opportunity to take a vaction or enjoy personal time. Upper management is disengaged from the working level employees and the day to day aspects of the business. There has not been much in the form of development or upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Get in touch with your employees, treat the employees with greater respect, realize that in order to get the best from an employee s/he must have vacations and space for personal and family needs.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Information Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Good steady work, good processes.

    Cons

    Low pay, low benefits, blue collar mentality


  10. "Good place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, and understanding management.

    Cons

    Low pay, must work even when clients are not working.

    Advice to Management

    Share project details.


  11. "Eventful"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Support in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Support in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity is good for younger people just coming into the company

    Cons

    Too many chiefs that are not doing anything and their salaries are too high

    Advice to Management

    Some of those in management are not equipped to do their jobs



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