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www.ul.com
Northbrook, IL
10000+ employees
1894
Company - Private
Business Services
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
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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 ... Read more

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Northbrook, IL
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    I have been working at Underwriters Laboratories full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work colleagues at UL are friendly, helpful, and want to do the right thing for the client. Makes it a pleasant place to work. Great Benefits, Health Club onsite and good programs to take advantage of such as pathfinders health, weight watchers, fun-runs, charitable events, craft fairs, discounts to theater, onsite oil change, and much more

    Cons

    Confusing matrix of roles and responsibilities, business units, and leadership. Workflow can get bogged down due to antiquated systems. Operationally, things seem to be more complicated than necessary. Processes could be streamlined

    Advice to Management

    Managers tend to be in different locations than their employees and therefore tend to micro-manage based on data pulled from systems. This doesn't paint an accurate picture of daily activities and surely creates blind spots when it comes to employees who stand out as absentee managers are unable to see/hear/experience employee performance.

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Underwriters Laboratories Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Underwriters Laboratories.

    Interview

    Received email requesting phone interview. Scheduled phone interview. Interviewer double booked, we rescheduled phone interview. Interviewer missed the rescheduled phone interview. After following up, the interviewer asked for times to reschedule phone interview and schedule in person interview. After offering several options I never heard back from interviewer despite follow ups via phone and email.

    Interview Questions

    • Would you like to schedule a phone interview that I will double book, then reschedule again and miss and then never reply afterwards?   1 Answer
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Underwriters Laboratories Awards & Accolades

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

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