Urban Science - More cons than pros at the moment, but there are signs of change | Glassdoor
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"More cons than pros at the moment, but there are signs of change"

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Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Long Beach, CA
Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Long Beach, CA
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Urban Science full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Amazing travel opportunities, good opportunities to grow and develop with the company.

Cons

Lacking in competitive compensation. Company striving for huge growth in the coming years, but behind the best when it comes to company culture. Somewhat lacking in solid people management, and a feeling of disconnect between Senior Management and their employees. Again, it seems they are looking to address these.

Advice to Management

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Other Employee Reviews for Urban Science

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great place for a college grad to kick off their career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Urban Science full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work with a team of intelligent and driven people
    Be a part of a rapidly growing company with opportunities for upward mobility
    Above average pay for entry level positions
    Competitive Benefits Package

    Cons

    Because a lot of employees have a technical background, they are introverts by nature, so you have to have strong communication skills to gather all the information you need.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A once great company, ruined by poor leadership, poor work life balance, and below market compensation"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Urban Science full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice facilities, company invests in technology, some great co-workers. Reasonable benefits, although increasingly hard to take time off.

    Cons

    Very poor work life balance - long hours with little to no recognition. This company runs *very lean*, to the point of it being detrimental to employee health.

    Compensation is below market, especially considering the level of stress. Office politics are extremely unpleasant and vicious. There is open disdain for teams/departments and various individuals, justified or not. Backstabbing is common practice.

    Company is on a path to failure with decreased profitability. Incredibly low employee morale compounds the troubles.

    Advice to Management

    You have completely lost all regard for the most important asset of any business - the employees who deliver. Urban Science got to where it is with a culture of openness and team work, allowing idea generation and innovation. This has disappeared.

    Soon enough, especially with the job market in Detroit looking positive, people will look elsewhere. Nothing could be more costly to the business.

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