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Company does a big variety of work
Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  CaliforniaJuly 6, 2017
UL is a safety company with many divisions. The company does good work, important work, that helps keep America Safe. UL employees care a lot about what they are doing.
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Too many chiefs, not enough indians
Senior Business Analyst, under contract (Former Employee) –  Northbrook, ILJune 11, 2017
Confusing organizational structure and work division.
"two-in-a-box" management structure. Every department had 2 managers, one outside vendor Oracle contract employee and one UL employee. Getting consensus was sometimes difficult.
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Client Services/Data Entry (Former Employee) –  Canton, MAJune 9, 2017
I did what I was asked and paid to do. It was a very interesting project. The office environment was comfortable and the woman I was reporting to was very nice.
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None
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None
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Changing Culture
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Northbrook, ILJune 5, 2017
If you do not have anything nice to say do not say it at all... The first five years were much better than the last five years. Company culture changed drastically.
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Internship. Great place to work on a variety of products.
Internship (Former Employee) –  Northbrook, ILMay 25, 2017
Typical day was arrive any time in the morning and complete 8 hour day and leave. Typically multiple testing activities are completed simultaneously, so a good amount to do during the work day.
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Good place to work for.
Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) –  Northbrook, ILApril 27, 2017
As a lab tech I did all kinds of jobs which included set up, testing, recording data for the engineers and clean up. I enjoyed the work because we tested a lot of different products.
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Great company
Laboratory Assistant Intern (Former Employee) –  Northbrook, ILApril 11, 2017
Underwriters Laboratories is a great company to work for, providing a variety of opportunities to thrive in. All of the employees I networked with seemed to enjoy working there.
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Stressful
Senior Project Engineer (Former Employee) –  Melville, NYApril 10, 2017
Company evolved from a non-profit safety organization, where safety was the primary mission statement, to a company obsessed with making money and forgetting the primary mission.
Pros
Normal benefits
Cons
Too stressful
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Great place to work for.
Senior Lab Tech/Fire Testing (Former Employee) –  Northbrook, ILMarch 23, 2017
If one has a chance to work for underwriters. You will receive a great education in safety and work ethics. Co workers are a great help. Hours are sometimes long.
Pros
great training
Cons
long hours
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Great Environment
Senior Accountant (Consultant) (Former Employee) –  Franklin, TNFebruary 15, 2017
Workplace culture is laid back and has a good calm energy
Happy place to work - clean and full of light and nice cubicles
Nice boss and co workers - happy people
always having food
Pros
Good environment
Cons
None
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Great Place to Work
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT - UL (Current Employee) –  Nashville, TNJanuary 26, 2017
Great Environment, nice people, personable Team members.
Nice location in Franklin - nice offices - flexible hours
Comfortable - great parking area with a garage.
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Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Raleigh, NCJanuary 25, 2017
Top quality safety testing facility with recognition worldwide. One of the main safety testing service providers globally which offers every kind of safety testing for new products trying to get out on the market with their seal of approval.
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none
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none
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Not the best place to work
Lab Tech 1 (Former Employee) –  Melville, NYOctober 15, 2016
UL is primarily an engineering company. They certify electrical products. Engineers will deconstruct a product and set up a testing program. Each product is a project and employees will be appraised as to how many projects are completed. The job ends up to be one of production with fierce competition between employees.
There are many departments and each has its own management. These managers seem to have their own rules. Some definitely play favorites, some are fair.
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Great
Instructional Designer (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 3, 2016
It has a decent work life balance. The pay is decent as well. I would recommend this company as a company where one can stay and build a career. The people are very easy to get along with.
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Excellent Company
Manager (Current Employee) –  NorthbrooksSeptember 4, 2016
Great Safety Mission. If you work hard and stay visible to managers, advancement opportunities will come. You have the ability transfer to different areas at the company as well. Decent training but it keeps evolving to make improvements.
Pros
Great company mission. You feel like family with other staff members on your team.
Cons
Must have the ability multti task well and be very productive to complete many projects at one time, several company changes may come at the same time..
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Product Safety company
Project Coordinate (Former Employee) –  North brook, ILAugust 11, 2016
Well known Product Safety company with a long tradition. Started my career with the Business Excellence office and advanced to Project Coordinator with the Continuous Improvement department .
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Productive, never a dull moment
Collection and Credit Analyst (Former Employee) –  Northbrook, ILJune 20, 2016
Fast pace environment, always new projects and goals. Companies hires a lot of independent contractors, no medical benefits and compensations.
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Productive
Database Administrator (Current Employee) –  Camas, WAJune 15, 2016
Hard working, attention to detail, ready to take on multiple projects. I am vary competitive and take on any tasks. handling contracts as well as manufactures. Must be able to think clearly on your own and have to ability to adjust.
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autonomous work enviroment with support from the office
Food Safety Auditor Team Leader (Current Employee) –  Agoura Hills, CAMay 28, 2016
This position is a great position for self starters and highly organized individuals such as myself.

A typical day at work.
1. Review previous days numbers and follow up with team employees about their days and help develop employees on how to be more efficient and effective in their daily planning
2. Review client list and drive to locations.
-Audit client facilities and provide training to client employees on site
-Meet with clients and provide classroom style training when requested by clients
-Train, Coach and Mentor Employees
Pros
Car allowance, Gas Card, Travel around the world
Cons
Heavy Travel
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Good working conditions
Technical Writer (Current Employee) –  Northbrook, ILApril 22, 2016
Compelling company mission. Project was challenging and interesting. My team was intelligent and knowledgeable. We were able to capture the Oracle financial processes to complete our project goals.
Pros
Scenic location, good parking, excellent onsite cafeteria.
Cons
Working with another onsite consulting company.
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