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  1. "Working For UGL Unicco"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aiken, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aiken, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I liked working for UGL Unicco.

    Cons

    Working with other contractors was a challange..Need to work on comunacation skills. Not always on the same page..


  2. Helpful (1)

    "ex employee"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance and Performance Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Finance and Performance Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UGL Services (More than a year)

    Pros

    not much good things to say

    Cons

    Too much indecision at corporate level

    Advice to Management

    staff it better with on site people to deal with the client's side of the deal


  3. "Housekeeping/Janitorial is a beast"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Janitorial Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Janitorial Supervisor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at UGL Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Mid-Mid+Level Management Staff, Good Support staff at the regional level. I had good dealings with District offices. No complaints there.

    Cons

    Contract Janitorial accounts get beaten up by clients. Always pushing for more than is contractually paid for. Not enough pushback since the client can dump you for the next cheapest contractor.

    Advice to Management

    Don't offer 5 star service for a 2-3 star price. Always moving the bar on your staff makes for chaos.


  4. "Regional Finance Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Finace Manager in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Regional Finace Manager in Newton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UGL Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Growing Company with a lot of potential

    Cons

    None that I can think of right now


  5. "Napoleon Complex Rampant among Upper Management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at UGL Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are good, the compensation is competitive and the support staff (anyone not a broker) truly make the work environment bearable.

    Cons

    Upper Management can't seem to get it together when interfacing with the the people that make their organization run relatively smoothly. I've had to deal with upper management making bad decisions regarding the timing of deliverables and witnessed the total mismanagement of clients' expectations. Most of the time I've had to dance around a manager who was very poor at controlling his own crazy mood swings - one minute you're on the receiving end of easy praise, the next you're wondering if someone has pissed in his coffee.

    Advice to Management

    Leave the ego at home please. Trying to win business with the best team and materials produced with the limited time and resources available is tough enough without having to make sure that someone's thumb was stuck in the pie too (- and this person had no real input whatsoever to make a positive impact on the meeting).


  6. "Unicco employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shuttle Driver/Material Handler in Dyersburg, TN
    Current Employee - Shuttle Driver/Material Handler in Dyersburg, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UGL Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was treated fairly and I was treated like a person.

    Cons

    None, other than they are no longer open where i live.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful who you hire for Site Managers.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fast paced"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UGL Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There's always work to do and your days go by very fast

    Cons

    Sometimes work can pile up because it's a customer based company. work late a lot.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "I found it to be educational and informative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Janitorial Supervisor in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Janitorial Supervisor in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at UGL Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The workers are helpful and most try to do their best

    Cons

    They tend to favor the male work force in management positions

    Advice to Management

    Don't let your employees be taken advantage of by giving them more and more work and less time to do it in.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A good company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UGL Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Maintains constant communication to its employees with regards to benefits and compensation

    Cons

    No performance appraisal conducted during the period of my employment

    Advice to Management

    Conduct performance appraisal of employees with the corresponding merit increase


  10. "Not a great experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UGL Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Executives were always very helpful. They were always willing to take time to help me learn. They would sometimes surprise us with free lunches or breakfast.

    Cons

    The position gives no valuable real world experience. It was mainly clerical work day to day. All cold calling and I had to use my own gas to get to each office.

    Advice to Management

    Give more valuable work experience to your college level interns.


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