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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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    Avoid URS Dallas

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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    Good opportunities, little investment in people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at URS part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    -Great people
    -I have been allowed flexible hours and a great deal of independence
    -Pro-rated benefits for part time people
    -Opportunities to try new things and work on many different types of projects

    Cons

    -work load often a problem (too much or too little)
    -very little investment in people in terms of support for training, education, or marketing
    -no job security (although this is true of most consulting companies)
    -planning appears to be very short term (how billable is this week?) and long term planning, strategy, and investment does not get communicated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -provide more context for over-all planning, rather than so much focus on the latest billable numbers

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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