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Poor working conditions
Inventory Manager (Current Employee), Nisku, ABApril 4, 2014
Pros: decent salary with company truck benefits
Cons: poor communication. will not improve facilities
Very poor at planning daily activites. Procesess did not have smooth flow. Other divisions did not work well with each other so it seemed we always putting out fires.
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OK
Assistant Engineer (Current Employee), Swindon, ENGMarch 28, 2014
Working in URS is generally OK. pleasant people, good work atmosphere.
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Good company to work for
NDE Requesting, Weld Mapping, Data Entry (Former Employee), Surmont 2 Conaco Phillips SiteMarch 26, 2014
Pros: good pay, paid flights
Go to work on site.Enter daily weld progress for site in database,Determine NDE Required.Notify all concerned regarding NDE. Speak with superintendants. Do weld mapping. The management is good work with.Co-workers are good to work with.The hardest part of my job is being away from home,however,we do what we have to do to attain gainful employment.The – more... enjoyable part of my job is the never ending of aspects of my job that I can learn and continue to do. – less
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Productive
Summer Intern (Project Management) (Former Employee), Calgary, ABMarch 25, 2014
Co-workers were helpful in the advancement of the company's system. Never a dull moment.
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disorganized upper management, constant payroll issues
Instrumentation Technician (Former Employee), AlbertaMarch 3, 2014
Pros: good group of guys to work with
Cons: horrible shift, travel compensation is low
great guys to work with out in the field, but upper management very disorganized. Orientation was a complete joke.
work is not bad, but constantly looking for supplies to complete the job.
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Polite and Friendly Environment
Senior Inspector (Current Employee), MarkhamFebruary 28, 2014
I have always felt a satisfaction in working in URS. Great place and Great experience.
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Financial Analysis and Planning
Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis (Current Employee), Calgary, ABFebruary 20, 2014
o Report and manage financial budgets, forecasts and outlooks with in-depth performance and variance analysis for the Oil & Gas facility construction business units.
o Compile, research and analyze complex operations data, industry trends and customers CAPEX.
o Translate the business dynamics into a challenging short and long term business plan to steer – more... operations and business development towards goals.
o Adopt early warning process and provide analytical to allow operation management to act proactively and ensure any deviation is promptly spotted, analyzed, and reported.
o Forecast projects financials and cash flow curves to eliminate cash gaps and improve working capital
o Achieved ROCE growth and improved working capital by improving invoicing business process, billing techniques and optimizing contract terms.
o Improved liquidity ratios and DSO and through optimizing the cash conservation cycle and adopting electronic billing system.
o Manage and develop models statistical and financial models to evaluate projects and analyze current and new aspects of business performance using business intelligence and predictive analytical tools
o Undertake ad-hoc projects, researches, assignments, presentation work and other relevant initiatives as requested by the executive management. – less
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Boo not good
CSU LEAD (Current Employee), Fort Mackay, ABFebruary 16, 2014
A place to start, not a place to stay.not my 1st choice, but the project was what i wanted to be apart of.
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Excellent Place to work
Project Manager (Current Employee), Calgary, ABJanuary 7, 2014
Pros: good office atmosphere
Cons: we always do it this way
It is an excellent organization to work. But you cannot go against the system. New ideas are entertained to the extent that you can tell people about it but it does not change anything.
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Good wages and workplace
Carpenter (Former Employee), Surmont 2 Conoco Phillips Oil Sands ProjectDecember 28, 2013
Go to work each morning. Have tail gate safety talk. Get ready to do daily work activities safely and efficiently. Work as a team safely and productively. The hardest part of job is being away from family. The best part of job is learning new skills of my job and being part of a great team and also making a good living for my family.
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very comfertable company to work for
Haul truck and pit Dewatering Equipment Operator (Former Employee), Kapuskasing, ONNovember 21, 2013
Pros: good work environment and good peaple to work with
Cons: bad weather and shut downs
was always happy to go to work.learned how to operate haule trucks heavy equipment and pumping systems
management where very easy to talk to and where very considerate to job needs
got along great with all my co workers
the hardest part of the job was weather conditions that would slow or stop operations would make for a very long shift
most enjoyable – more... parts of the job was when everything went well and their where no delays and the people I worked with – less
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productive place to work
777F and 777D Haul Truck Operator (Former Employee), Kapuskasing, ONAugust 9, 2013
loading and unload haul truck, to and from the dump area. Maintaining a safe and good work place.
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URS Flint
SR Data Control Adminstrator (Current Employee), Conoco Phillips Surmont 2June 16, 2013
Pros: great people
Cons: work/life balance
I thoroughly enjoy the many different personalities that I work with. The company overall has some areas that could be improved on.
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work schedule and homelife balanced out perfectly
Heavy Duty Mechanic (apprenticeship) (Former Employee), Kapuskasing, ONJune 11, 2013
Pros: good pay
Cons: not having to go home after every shift.
come in the shop, have a safety meeting with crew, plan out the assigned work. working at a mine has given me the chance to work on various kinds of equipment. management always provided tarining when neccessary. My co-workers were all easy going and patient. i enjoyed working with them. The hardest part of the job was having to be away from home. most – more... employees were fortunate to go home at the end of every shift. and the most enjoyable part was being able to work on and operate these huge pieces of equipment. – less
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great place to work
Heavy Equipment Mechanic Apprentice (Former Employee), Kapuskasing, ONMarch 28, 2013
Pros: education and money
Cons: kap site closed
it gave me my start paid us really well and let us work at a pace where no one would get hurt, no stress at urs
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productive place,safety oriented,great people to work with
Heavy Equipment Operator (Former Employee), Kapuskasing, ONMarch 18, 2013
Pros: great wages
Cons: mine life project too short
the day start with a safety meeting then job assignments and off to work,we always watched for one another to make sure every one was safe.I learned that working as a team can move mountains,and that is what we did:) The management was there to help us i nay way possible to make life smooth and answer any questions we might had,The hardest part of the – more... job was to change pumps and or lines in cold days when it was -30 to -40 ,but we had to do it to keep the mine operational.The most enjoyable part was knowing you were going to work in a safe environment and to work with knowlegeable coworkers. – less
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good place to work
Journeyman Carpenter (Former Employee), anzac albertaMarch 15, 2013
Pros: wages and camp
Cons: long travel to get to work
Co-workers were great bunch of guys. Learned alot about industrial and about working in the oil sands.
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very good work environment with excellent on hands training classes
Toll System Monitor (Current Employee), Austin, TXApril 15, 2014
Pros: flavor of the month treats, free meals, prizes for employee of the month
Cons: no lunch break, job down sizing
URS is a great company to work for, there's adequate on hands training for any new software that we encounter. I have experienced how to perform other job essentials such as management reports and deployment support. my experience with my co-workers is so amazing. we work together as a team to solve issues and problems.my work environment at URS will – more... forever impact me because it has taught me how to identify, remedy, and communicate with customers and co-workers. – less
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Productive and exciting place to work
Environmental Engineer (Current Employee), Anniston Army Depot, ALApril 14, 2014
I feel very blessed and fortunate to have the opportunity to work with such a great group of people and managers. Working alongside the ANCDF environmental, safety and waste management groups has prepared me very well for the next opportunity that comes along.
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no coment
Aircraft Mechanic I (Current Employee), Coronado, CAApril 14, 2014
relaxed for the most part,the crew I worked were wonderful with the exception of a few but thats understandable. Its not a perfect world. management could be better,Nothing was hard about the work day.

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About URS

URS Corporation provides a range of¬†engineering, construction, maintenance, and technical services for customers around the world. – Read more