University Research Co.

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I needed them and they got an experienced professional for cheap!

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD

I worked at University Research Co.

Pros

An OK place to work for young, entry-level professionals or executive level staff nearing retirement. Company is growing and therefor experiencing a lot of churn. Well educated staff with Masters (MPH) or working towards one, and many of them from reputable schools (Johns Hopkins, etc.). Company does want to push/improve the use of technology to communicate with their International offices. Decent benefits and holidays.

Cons

The company needs a better recognition system. Many people work hard and sometimes long hours and do not get the appreciation they deserve. Although, there are groups who do a better job than others. Lots of turnover due to growth and although well-educated, computer literacy/skills are poor to average at best.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Design a company-wide recognition system that can be used within groups/departments or company wide (ecards, etc., similar to a well known company I currently work for). Better starting salaries and raises.

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    A learning and forward thinking organisation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University Research Co.

    Pros

    Opportunities for skill development. Emphasis on creativity. Flexibility and minimal supervision.

    Cons

    Only one project in India. Short duration of project

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparent promotion policy.
    Improvement in HR support is needed

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Company works on good causes. Good for beginning professionals.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University Research Co.

    Pros

    Worthwhile projects in the international health field and a chance to travel. Decent benefits. Weekly all staff meetings were a good way to know what others were doing. A lot of activities and support for entry-level workers.

    Cons

    There was a lot of staff turnover, especially among middle level managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider investing in improved office space and opportunities for mid-level managers.

    No opinion of CEO
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