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Disappointing Organization

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Management  in  Houston, TX (US)
Current Employee - Project Management in Houston, TX (US)

I have been working at URS full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Good Technical Expertise
Competitive Salaries
Average Benefits
Good Location
Safety is a core Value

Cons

Top executive in Houston, Engineering & Construction, is running his own business on the side
Senior leaders are focused on personal agendas
High turnover at leadership levels
Inconsistent and low workload- one major customer

Advice to ManagementAdvice

What kind of a message is being sent throughout the organization when they allow a senior high paid individual run his own business while on URS payroll?
Where is the focus and ethiscs?

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for URS

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting projects, good people, but you're on your own

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at URS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Projects worked on were interesting and varied in duration. Good people with a wide range of knowledge. Good policies & procedures and training program (mostly online). Ethical company. Good benefits consistent with peer companies.

    Cons

    People are more into their own thing and aren't particularly sociable. When a project ends, and there is not enough work to get you going on the next one right away, it is primarily up to you to find more work within the office or with other offices. Little effort spent to help you find work with another group, even though the work may not be the best fit with your skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interact more with staff to make it a little more familial, foster more collaborative atmosphere with less "siloing" among the various group. This would help bill ability and hopefully profitability.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Acquired

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Basingstoke, England (UK)

    I have been working at URS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Scott Wilson heritage of multinational working in emerging international regions, sound low risk business plan prospects in growth sectors with opportunity to export us expertise.

    Cons

    Limiting opportunities to pusue interests beyond conservative business plan

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