I have been working at Underwriters Laboratories full-time (More than 5 years)
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
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.
I applied online. I interviewed at Underwriters Laboratories.
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.