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Great company

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

I have been working at Urban Science

Pros

Company is doing a great job at expanding into a large company. Definitely feel job security here, and most co-workers are very friendly and helpful!

Cons

On a client team, you will be pretty much expected to work beyond the 40 hour work week every week. Once in a while is fine, but this seems to be standard.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Encourage individual team spirit, have more lunch outtings or beer fridays., It is a great way to get to know your team beyond work.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great culture, could allow for more growth potential

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at Urban Science

    Pros

    The people are great, and the workload is manageable

    Cons

    Workload is different between teams, but titles remain the same.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A lot of good people hampered by bad decisions from the top.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Urban Science

    Pros

    Lots of bright, young people work there.
    They give everyone access to the latest software development tools, nice laptops with docks & dual screen monitors, etc.
    Some cool things about new offices includes lots of conference rooms with big TV's, and dry-erase paint on the walls.

    Cons

    They force clunky, outdated, horrendous software development processes on everyone that makes them spend more time on process than actual development.
    They have unqualified people in several key positions and this stymies growth, potential and change. Despite big disasters in previous efforts, they kept (and sometimes promoted) those responsible.
    Morale is generally very poor and turnover is high.
    The new open office environment looks nice aesthetically, but in practicality makes it much more difficult to work. Impossible to concentrate let alone get a moment of privacy. Seems dreamed up to take a good PR photo or by a Big Brother mico manager rather than by the people who have to work in it.
    For a company whose lifeblood is the capture and transformation of data, they devote shockingly few resources to database design, development, or maintenance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emphasize results over process.
    Revamp the open office environment to allow some privacy - it is a morale killer.
    Embrace ideas from your developers rather than listening only to managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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