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Updated Sep 14, 2014
Updated Sep 14, 2014
155 Interview Reviews

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    Human Resource Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Calgary, AB
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at URS in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied on-line, first contact with recruiter a phone call then within a week called for interview with recruiter and HR manager.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Senior Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Vancouver, BC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at URS in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I'll be brief : (biased toward negative, however a collective view on the reader is strongly advised)

    Their HR department does a good job of setting up the interview and communicate thoroughly.

    However, the management and interviewers rank very poorly in my many years of work experience as a Professional Engineer and years of experience in interviews and engineering consulting. They basically give you a massive false hope for the job and a sense of urgent need on a job to a level that you almost basically give notice to current career. BUT be careful NOT to do so .

    My experience:
    1- was that they wanted to interview me a for senior engineer position, but when I showed up for the interview after one of month of organizing for the interview, timing issues,... , they said they have somebody for that position and they are looking for a much junior position!

    2- The junior position was to start "immediately" and I sensed that they were just kicking the tires in the tight British Columbia, Canada engineering consulting market and giving some false hopes to potentials, So I provided that I like to move forward with their junior position they are offering and communicated that to their HR, interviewer(s) by email and phone message after after the interview process.

    3- No answers for couple of weeks, until I followed up the followup by calling one of the VP interviewers on the provided cell to get an update. Response was "we are still evaluating the offered position and we will let you know". Was that a joke or lack of integrity and professionalism, I would let the reader to judge based on this brief experience.

    I would give one advice to all North American fellow engineers and other professionals:

    1- Due to economic conditions in North America, a lot of engineering consulting companies are able to get away with their hiring, firing, and employe(r) royalty Mal-practices, lack of integrity, and their hire/fire practices. At the end, the engineer or technical professional always is the damaged product and always ends up in the street. Having your own best interest in mind is a good policy to follow. The royalty era is to be framed and be sold in small town antique shops.

    2- Engineers are being thought in many school events and lectures to talk about knowledge modesty, however, a slight "fake it until you make it" within reach usually helps you to exceed in your field if you are the ambitious type.

    Disclosure : I never heard back from them.

    Interview Questions
    • unexpected : going for senior position, telling you that position is already fulfilled but there is this really junior position available. do you want it ?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Site Supervisor/Safety Adviser/Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fort McMurray, AB
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort McMurray, AB
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at URS in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    interview was great, old school, by an awesome person who had worked there for 25 years, not like these retarded behavior based interviews by some dumb hr person, who has never worked. It has been said that the behavior based interviews weed out the good people, and actually hire people who should not have been hired.....

    Interview Questions
    • the questions were normal and the interview was great, and I in turn, did a great job!   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    negotiate, once they make an offer, because then you know that they want you.....
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Human Resources Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Calgary, AB
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at URS in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    had a phone screen interview for appoximately 45 minutes with basic questions and an interperson interview over a month later. Very slow process and no communication bettween phone screen and actual face to face interview. It took them almost 3 weeks to call back to book the face to face.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    not much room for negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Billing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at URS.

    Interview Details

    Two step process with current employees. I felt as if they already knew who they wanted but were going through the steps to make it seem fair. The interview went well, I felt very positive, received both the one on one interview and the panel interview, yet did not receive the job. Asked later for pointers on how to improve interview next or for feedback that would help me to avoid any danger areas that I may have stumbled into, never received follow-up.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at URS.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with a Project Managers. Lasted about an hour. Asked questions about work experiences and classes. Talked about their job responsibilities and the company culture. Very laid back and was a get to know you interview. Not many technical or behavioral questions. The overall interview process was quick. They were flexible about speeding up the whole process and quick to make a decision. Employees are very knowledgeable and always willing to answer questions. Great office.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Cvcx Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at URS.

    Interview Details

    So the process was easy for me because I was recommended to the hiring manager. He was kind and asked me general questions about my knowledge and understanding of maintenance concepst

    Negotiation Details
    vxvxcvxcvxcdd
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    CM Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fort Meade, MD (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Meade, MD (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at URS in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Easy interview, one party was late, but I do believe I spoke to the wrong person who was one time regarding my past experience. He wanted his friend all along to get the job even though he possessed ZERO experience or knowledge about the job.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Invoice Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Denver, CO (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at URS in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    One interview. Great people, atmosphere, and benefits. Everything went smoothly from the interview to the hiring process, and new hire orientation. I enjoyed working for URS very much.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Graduate Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at URS in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very straight-forward interview with the people I would have been working with. Don't over-prepare for trick questions like I did. Be measured and comprehensive. Chances are they are trying to gauge your communication skills and professional manner, not your specific knowledge. Be prepared to discuss accomplishments on your resume in a way that does them justice. I regret using the term "y'all."

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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