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"Good company with bad management"

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Former Employee - Engineer in Northbrook, IL
Former Employee - Engineer in Northbrook, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Underwriters Laboratories full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

A company that works to improve public safety

Cons

Upper level management doesn’t understand how to comply with company mission & real market requirements

Advice to Management

Get out

Other Employee Reviews for Underwriters Laboratories

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Brought in from the outside to "change the culture" - that was a lie, still great place to start a career"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Camas, WA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Camas, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Underwriters Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance.
    SO many different business units and opportunities to move into
    Benefits above average
    Beautiful campus in Camas, WA
    Laid back environment - easy going people.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic
    Management incompetence
    Low morale
    Customers are dissatisfied with inefficient pricing/turn around times
    "Playing the game" pays at UL

    Advice to Management

    There is such a disconnect between middle/upper management and what is actually happening on the front lines. UL has some really dedicated workers, but the culture created by management really throws the wet towel on any ambition generated. I received a verbal warning for approaching a VP after he invited us to come and talk to them after a meeting and ask questions - many at UL have told me that voicing your opinion is career suicide. Fix the management structure, and this could be a GREAT company to work for.


  2. "Lab Tech"

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    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Underwriters Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The mission is safety. comfortable environment, flexible hours, good people. god place to start a career

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and political. rarely any room for career growth. mediocre but not terrible pay. Red tape and redundancies part of everyday work.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline!

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