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Updated 17 Jan 2015
Updated 17 Jan 2015
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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norfolk, VA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norfolk, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at URS Corporation, an AECOM company in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Why did you choose to be a Mechanical Engineer?

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Graduate Water/Wastewater Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at URS Corporation, an AECOM company in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    2 month process - applied online and then had a follow up in an email after which I got an interview. The interviewer asked me several technical questions and they were a little unexpected.

    Interview Questions
    • Did the amount of work you put in reflect on your GPA?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at URS Corporation, an AECOM company.

    Interview Details

    My interview was simple because they need a person with my skills. The VP is a stand up person and just expects you to do your job. Very easy to work with.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Environmental Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at URS Corporation, an AECOM company.

    Interview Details

    I was turned down by the computer genereated reviewer. But then a week later I was contacted by a recruiter. I had a phone interview with the recruiter the following monday and by thursday of that same week I had and in-person interview. By friday (the next day) they were starting the background check. And they actually called all 3 of my references. In-person interview should have lasted an hour but I had many questions and last much longer. I thought this interview process went very quickly, not sure if this is standard for the company.

    Negotiation Details
    They offered to pay for relocation but if you are unsure about the job, do not take the relocation money. You will have to pay back if you do not stay at the company for longer than a year!
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Scheduler-Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at URS Corporation, an AECOM company.

    Interview Details

    As with most companies, the initial application process is online so need to include key words in resume. Then a phone interview with some brief interest questions. Lastly a face-to-face. Expect safety related questions along with relevant experience.

    Interview Questions
    • HR does the hiring so they will probably ask more difficult level questions than the job actually requires because the rep doesn't know exactly what you will be doing. Be prepared to have to know more than the job will require.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much room for negotiating due to their strict pay structure. They bill the client for a limited range of salary. Try to get a little more, but know they may be bringing you in close to the most they will be able to pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Entry-Level Geologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    On-campus interview. Recruiter was very kind and helpful. She was very excited and willing to hire entry-level students. URS was very informational.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Environmental Engineer/Specialist (Entry Level) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at URS Corporation, an AECOM company in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was ridiculous in Cleveland, most likely because of a specific individual in my case. I interviewed 4 times for the same position, and 3 of the 4 interviews were with the same individuals. This was an entry level job mind you. I had to take days off work because the commute was so far, and I felt like each experience was just a repeat of the last. Cost me over 200 in gas and almost 40 dollars in parking passes, not to mention the day(s) salary I lost coming to interview each time. How many times does one have to interview for the same job in Cleveland? Especially an entry level position. Even after the 4th interview salary was never even discussed.

    Negotiation Details
    I was offered the job, accepted, and then put in my two weeks notice with my current employer. The individual who drug out the interview process was also the same person to call me and retract the offer AFTER he knew I had put in my two weeks notice with my current employer. There was no legitimate reason for the rescinded offer (nothing in my background check, nothing in my work history, etc.) nothing that would draw a red flag. The person withdrew the offer for no legitimate reason (other than personal reasons) and caused my current unemployment. Anybody out there looking for an environmental job?.....Please do yourself a favor and don't wast your time at this location, until this one specific individual quits or gets fired.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Germantown, MD (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Germantown, MD (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at URS Corporation, an AECOM company in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    First step was a phone interview that lasted an hour and consisted of medium difficulty questions about your current job and what you do in specific details. I Felt good afterwards and I got an invite to an onsite interview the following Monday.

    Next was an onsite with the manager and we went over the same topics from the phone interview which was very easy until the director came in. The directors overall demeanor was completely opposite of the manager's which was difficult for me to quickly adapt to. His questions came fast compared to the managers conversational interview style. I quickly got nervous and found it difficult to answer his questions the way I was trained to answer interview questions. To pass this round of interviewing you must be very confident and an excellent interviewer or you will not stand a chance here.

    I didn't receive an offer or a response after my thank you letter.

    Interview Questions
    • what would your current managers say about you?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newport, MI (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newport, MI (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at URS Corporation, an AECOM company.

    Interview Details

    One of the engineers called me in for an interview. He discussed the tasks of the position with me. Then the engineering manager ask me questions on courses I had taken in college and how I would react to certain situations. Then the manager and engineer took me to lunch.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview was not difficult at all. They just seemed to need more engineers.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Graduate Civil Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at URS Corporation, an AECOM company in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online by giving my CV and answered a question. After about 3 months I had a phone interview based on competency questions and my CV. I passed the phone interview and now I got an assessment centre on the way.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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