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"Too buraucratic and sometime even feel racist"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate Project Engineer in Northbrook, IL
Current Employee - Associate Project Engineer in Northbrook, IL
Approves of CEO

Pros

The public safety mission and schedule flexibility

Cons

favortism, bureaucratic, too much politics

Advice to Management

Reward performance not politics

Other Employee Reviews for Underwriters Laboratories

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    "A Good Company with a Public Safety Mission"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PROJECT HANDLER II in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - PROJECT HANDLER II in Melville, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. One of the best reasons to work at UL is the belief in the Public Safety mission. The main and only focus is ensuring that normal everyday products that you and your family find on your store shelves are safe from any electrical, mechanical or fire hazards. You can't help but feel good about that.
    2. The environment is friendly with a good racial and gender mix of employees.

    Cons

    Changes....and there are a lot of em. There are implementations of new processes that have not been successful. Some of the software is old and slow actually inhibiting the mission to be the Be the Fastest, Highest Quality, Most Client Friendly safety certification organization in the world.

    Advice to Management

    Management is performing well with regards to its leadership in keeping employees abreast of whats is new. This is key because, as an employee of any company, the worst thing is any situation is uncertainty. You take uncertainty away, and whether a change, for example, is impending, at least you can prepare. Also, as an employee, it is great to to hear about impending expansions in the the company to new and upcoming technologies in order maintain its leadership in the public safety testing marketplace.


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    "Underwriters Labs"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Work Life Balance, supportive management and environment

    Cons

    Slow to change, still in the 80's way of doing business

    Advice to Management

    Embrace change and challenge the company to go lean.


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