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My very first contracting experience was great.

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Former Employee - TMC Console Operator  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
Former Employee - TMC Console Operator in Atlanta, GA (US)

I worked at URS as a contractor for more than 3 years

Pros

Compensation was very good, recognition given constantly, timely increases.

Cons

HR wasn't always expedient, job security, performance reviews were shaky at best but this is because it was done by the client, more oversight was needed to be fair.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

get more involved with employee development to make contract more sucessful

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great PR during interview process. Not so much after that....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Leased a really nice office suite strategically placed beside a gas driller in Pittsburgh. (URS has since closed the office)

    Cons

    Opened an office, didn't staff it, didn't fund it and eventually closed it after luring me out of a permanent job with promises of a new and growing office. I left after 8 weeks of staring at an empty office. I had to bring my own garbage can and coffee pot. Terrible. Biggest mistake I've made in a 25yr. career. Fell for a huge bait-and-switch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Had some interesting benefits that other companies typically don't (pet insurance, etc.). However, the employer contribution to the real benefits was almost nil. Much like working for a temp agency where the costs are almost all paid by the employee. Company of this size should be able to find a health insurance plan for their employees that doesn't have a $5000 deductible, cover no prescriptions and still cost $600/mo. Shameful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Avoid URS Dallas

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at URS full-time

    Pros

    Good technical experts in their respective fields

    Cons

    Office management doesn't communicate the office direction to the staff.
    Business decisions don't appear logical. The only way it is logical is if there is something they're not telling the staff.
    No opportunity for advancement.
    Office management isn't forward thinking. 1 week of low sold time will get you laid off irrespective of the future outlook.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The office is under performing and has been for some time. URS corporate should replace the entire office management staff or close the office.
    Everyone knows that the office is not performing well, don't insult the staff at town hall meetings by sugar coating the situation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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