Underwriters Laboratories

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Project Engineer

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Former Employee - Project Engineer in New York, NY
Former Employee - Project Engineer in New York, NY

I worked at Underwriters Laboratories full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Its mission of safety. Work flexibility and the culture. Great experience to work in a very global environment.

Cons

Cross-functional training is not there or promoting moving within the company to get greater indepth knowledge of different industries.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Your workforce is your best talent, work hard at keeping it and making them better.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Middle management can make or break this job...

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Camas, WA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Camas, WA

    I have been working at Underwriters Laboratories full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Decent pay and benefits, although the sales incentives are nothing exciting.
    - Core hours, allowing a somewhat flexible schedule.
    - Great coworkers and a strong sense of camaraderie.
    - If you get good team leaders and managers and manage to hold onto them, it can be a great place to work, if not...

    Cons

    - Micromanagement - the worst I have ever seen. It's as though they're trying to justify the need for their positions, and it actually hinders our success.
    - Multiple sweeping changes in structure and procedures every year. It doesn't matter if we tried it before and it didn't work, and we will do a complete 180 degree turnaround within nine months.
    - Even with all the changes and attempts at improvement, the bureaucracy is consistent.
    - It does no good to be truthful when asked for input from managers. They only hear what they want to hear. You play their game the way the want you to, or you fear for your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Be very careful about whom you promote to leadership positions.
    - Seek out and accept employee feedback about supervisors.
    - Be more open to ideas from employees.
    - Stop restructuring every few months.
    - Before you do implement a major procedural change, take the time to really find out how it will work in practice, not just in theory.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hopeless and directionless company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL

    I have been working at Underwriters Laboratories full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    less workload, flexibility to work from home, vacation

    Cons

    exploitation in pay and work hours, unstable, directionless approach and planning, continuous lay offs every quater

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop acquiring more company and think about paying your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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