URS Interview Questions

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 (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Civil Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Baton Rouge, LA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baton Rouge, LA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at URS.

    Interview Details

    I loved the work culture and the interviews themselves. I was interviewed by two different groups - Geotech and Infrastructure. I decided to go with Infrastructure because the managers were so nice and the work seemed to be what I wanted to do.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at URS.

    Interview Details

    My interview was simple because they need a person with my skills. The VP is a stand up person and just expects you to do your job. Very easy to work with.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Civil Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Next day received an email saying 'thanks for applying, but we are no longer considering you for this position'. Several weeks later received an email asking to call them if I was still interested. I called and the first impression was positive. A phone interview followed. Later a job offer came (without any additional interviews or ever meeting anyone in person). Hiring process seemed extremely atypical.

    Interview Questions
    • No hard or tricky questions. Asked me to explain past professional experience, and why I became an engineer.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They asked my desired salary range. They came back with a lower offer. Tried to negotiate for more.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Piping Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Princeton, NJ (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at URS in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and got a series of emails to fill out questionnaires on my background and work experience. 2 weeks following that a call scheduling a phone interview with the Head of the Mechanical Engineering Dept. and the head of the Piping Engineering Division. about a month after that got an email saying another candidate had been chosen. Interviews were all very easy, minimum questions asked. Interviews mostly consisted of explaining what the job would entail and asking if I was up to the tasks and hand, explaining how I would get started, what was expected of me, etc.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Environmental Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at URS.

    Interview Details

    I was turned down by the computer genereated reviewer. But then a week later I was contacted by a recruiter. I had a phone interview with the recruiter the following monday and by thursday of that same week I had and in-person interview. By friday (the next day) they were starting the background check. And they actually called all 3 of my references. In-person interview should have lasted an hour but I had many questions and last much longer. I thought this interview process went very quickly, not sure if this is standard for the company.

    Negotiation Details
    They offered to pay for relocation but if you are unsure about the job, do not take the relocation money. You will have to pay back if you do not stay at the company for longer than a year!
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Junior Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at URS in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Received phone call from HR to conduct phone interview. Next interview was scheduled with eventual coworkers. Interview was conducted by employees, not HR. Questions were direct and easy to answer. They were more concerned that I had a foundation to build on rather than all of the skills necessary to perform the jobs. Was allowed to grow into my current position

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They beat my asking, which was a little disheartening because afterwards I felt I lowballed myself.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Scheduler-Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at URS.

    Interview Details

    As with most companies, the initial application process is online so need to include key words in resume. Then a phone interview with some brief interest questions. Lastly a face-to-face. Expect safety related questions along with relevant experience.

    Interview Questions
    • HR does the hiring so they will probably ask more difficult level questions than the job actually requires because the rep doesn't know exactly what you will be doing. Be prepared to have to know more than the job will require.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much room for negotiating due to their strict pay structure. They bill the client for a limited range of salary. Try to get a little more, but know they may be bringing you in close to the most they will be able to pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Project Controller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Falls Church, VA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Falls Church, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at URS in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview was okay. Asked a lot of questions. Got asked a lot of questions. No pressure.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your biggest weakness? I hate that question because it's a trick question. If you say you don't have any, then you appear to be cocky and arrogant. If you state a weakness that is job related or was the same weakness as the previous person, then you have just shot yourself in the foot.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Entry-Level Geologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    On-campus interview. Recruiter was very kind and helpful. She was very excited and willing to hire entry-level students. URS was very informational.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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