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UL President and CEO Jennifer Scanlon
Jennifer Scanlon
51 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work-life balance and flexible working schedule(in 89 reviews)

  • "new things to learn, nice work environment overall(in 55 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Goals keep being pushed creating an unhealthy work/life balance(in 33 reviews)

  • "Pay, upper management isn’t great, communication, expect a lot of work for not enough pay(in 27 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee
      Featured Review

      Diverse Opportunities

      Nov 10, 2020 - Senior Safety Engineer in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Wide depth and breadth of opportunities within the company across multiple locations. Great training opportunities internally w/ a dedicated training group.

      Cons

      Relatively slow PTO acquisition. Labyrinth like main office.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Awesome Company with Great Career Potential

      Jun 29, 2021 - Associate Field Engineer in Dallas, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company culture Wide range of jobs in many industries Committed employees and supportive managers Mission Driven

      Cons

      Not the highest paying positions Change can be slow

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Decent work with a purpose, outdated benefits and disconnected departments

      Sep 13, 2021 - Staff Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The work you do serves the general public with regards to safety. There are some opportunities for travel if you want them. Annual bonus is nice.

      Cons

      The PTO needs to be updated for senior employees - you get the same time off after 10 years as somebody that starts today. The company seems very siloed and disconnected, and departments fight over revenue ownership. Little to no advancement opportunities (besides a title change with the same basic responsibilities). Feels as if there is very little effort taken to keep employees, and seems they'd rather replace experience with somebody younger and willing to accept lower pay.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good start

      Sep 20, 2021 - Chemist in Melville, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good coworkers, flexible work hours, 1 hour lunch, good training

      Cons

      low pay, unclear management, difficulty moving up/promoting.

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      They will manipulate and run you into the ground until you leave.

      Aug 4, 2021 - Global Leader of Software Quality Assurance in Colonie, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      * You get to work in renewable energy in some capacity. * I got to work with some bright people I learned a lot from.

      Cons

      * Focus only on short-term profits. * Don't care about the quality of software. * Refuse to hire people even when the data shows people are working way too much. * Zero growth with their ABC levels. * Terrible pay. * Complete disregard for mental health and mocked people who were struggling with it during the pandemic. * Went to HR about the treatment there, and the person I complained about told me they were disappointed in me. * Non-stop red tape that only stops innovation. * They encourage long hours and won't pay people anything additional when you have to be on-call for systems that won't stay up because they only understand short-term solutions.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Overall Good Company

      Aug 31, 2021 - Senior Manager in Raleigh, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Career focus - keeps people for 20+ years Treats employees well

      Cons

      Not enough vacation - Only 3 weeks in a Sr Manager role Internal Politics - Teams don't want to work together

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great Potential --Poor management Layer

      Aug 18, 2021 - Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very helpful team mates Great benefits and flexible hours Learning new things on the job is very exciting Good industry to be in and good resume builder with UL brand

      Cons

      Managers have no clue Poor leadership , promotion is solely based on number of years Some have been there from out of college and never saw outside world at all making decisions. Pay is so out of place , where undergrade starting somewhere else gets more. No better than ETL, actually ETL will pay you better Over worked and no employee appreciation Get out while you can. All who left has grown to levels far beyond

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      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Terrible Management

      Sep 2, 2021 - Senior Security Engineer in Northbrook, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The engineers were nice. Other than that, for a period of time, you could get gelatos from the cafeteria every other Tuesday from 2:00PM to 2:15PM.

      Cons

      The managers, three of which they ran through during my one year there, were not qualified to be security engineering managers. Very much a waterfall mentality. No real growth mindset, or appropriate ways of growing a team. For security engineering and research, getting industry training was awful and almost non-existent

      3 people found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great Company

      Aug 30, 2021 - Administrative in Pittsburgh, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Pay. Great Work and Life Balance

      Cons

      Good insurance but would like to have lower employee contribution.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

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      Aug 30, 2021 - IT Project Manager in Northbrook, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible schedule great working atmosphere opportunity to grow

      Cons

      Compensation compensation compensation compensation compensation

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