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Washington Division Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director USR Martin M. Koffel
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  1. "was fine"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Mossville, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Mossville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Washington Division full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    was promising- then they were bought out by URS

    Cons

    did not really have any cons- they were bought out by URS


  2. "Culture suffered when purchased by URS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The pay is good compared to competitors.

    Cons

    Long work hours. Many employees worried about job stability.

    Advice to Management

    Need more opportunities for training and advancement

  3. "Great job for ex military"

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    Current Employee - Plane Captain in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Plane Captain in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Washington Division full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work with military but without all the bs.

    Cons

    E4 pay...but if you do dets you make good money.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the fat and pay better.


  4. "Good pay if you have a specialty, otherwise low pay and very impersonal company"

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    Former Employee - Technology Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Technology Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Washington Division full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was competitive but even that depended upon your niche. I had a niche so I did ok but I know other, including those under me, who we not paid adequately even though I championed their cause repeatedly.

    Cons

    One of the most dog-eat-dog environment I have work around in 35 years. Every man for himself was the unofficial motto. I am directly aware of a case when an employee added certification and yet was forced to take a paycut.

    Advice to Management

    Have the integrity to survey lower-level employees to learn their beefs (I was not one). This will reveal the REAL reason for the massive turnover -- dinosaurs that have been there for 30-35 years are over-paid and out-of-touch. They exploit and squeeze lower-income employees only so they will look better. Try all the artificial employee hooray initiatives and hiring incentives you want -- they won't ever succeed. The people down in the trenches know the real story and they talk, often warning new prospects from signing on. This company is the poster company for the Ivory Tower Syndrome.


  5. "Washington Division is fine,URS has a lot to be desired"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consulting Engineer in Richland, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Consulting Engineer in Richland, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Washington Division full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some very challenging positions are available.

    Cons

    Transfers are mostly up to employee, including cost of relocation.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so uptight. Treat your employees like assets.


  6. "Aix administrator to stand alone servers for multi projects"

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    Former Employee - Operations Supv in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Operations Supv in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Washington Division full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I was there for 34 years

    Cons

    Laid me off without even offering me another project.

    Advice to Management

    Don't release the older employees. We have the experience without trying to find us work.


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Enjoyed my coworkers and pay

    Cons

    You are working with projects so unfortunately the work doesn't last forever

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Watch Out"

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    Current Employee - BFO in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - BFO in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Washington Division full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good exposure to large projects, engineering and construction.

    Cons

    No internal growth, layoffs massive , education,experience means nothing, nickel and dime outfit now! Over 50 WATCH OUT!!!!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Process Engineer at URS Washington Division"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer III in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Process Engineer III in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Washington Division full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very intelligent and personable coworkers

    Cons

    A very large percentage of the employees are nearing retirement age, and a large percentage of employees have less than 10 years of experience. There are very few employees in the middle, which is going to make it difficult when the older folks start retiring.


  10. "Very good"

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    Former Employee - D/B SupervisorDrill Trainer in Soda Springs, ID
    Former Employee - D/B SupervisorDrill Trainer in Soda Springs, ID
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Washington Division full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very safety Company Lot of job oppertunites Lot of over time Paid vactions

    Cons

    Human Resoures Needs to be better lacking in comunications

    Advice to Management

    Use better judments follow up on comtments Be honest


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