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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Melville, NY

    I have been working at Underwriters Laboratories full-time (More than 8 years)

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    Pros

    Good life/family balance. Can work from home when needed (snow days, docs appts, etc.).

    Cons

    Lack of promotions. No career direction. Low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Help you engineers with their career path.

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Underwriters Laboratories (Melville, NY).

    Interview

    I was first contacted by the HR manager after she reviewed my resume from the college career fair. I had a quick over the phone interview with her, then I was invited in for an in person interview. I interviewed with the HR manager, hiring manager and two Staff Engineers.Nothing technical, all personality questions, to see how I would fit with the team. They asked if I was a Yankee or Met fan, if I could read an electrical schematic, if I am willing to travel and travel via airplane (they had a few people who couldn't travel regularly and wouldn't by plane). After meeting with everyone and being shown the building, they asked if this was a place I could see myself working at. Two days later I received an offer, which I accepted.

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Best Employers for Latinos to Work for, Latinos for Hire, 2008

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Website www.ul.com
Headquarters Northbrook, IL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1894
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors SGS, Bureau Veritas, Intertek

Products that pass the muster of this company get the UL symbol of approval. Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is one of the world's leading providers of product safety and certification testing services, performing more than 90,000 evaluations each year. Products that successfully navigate through its stringent tests are registered with the lab and can bear the UL Mark -- a widely trusted symbol for product safety and assurance. Nearly 20 billion products from 72,000 manufacturers bear the UL Mark each year. UL also offers commercial inspection and regulatory training... More

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