Underwriters Laboratories

Underwriters Laboratories Employee Reviews in United States

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Worst place to work/ real dead end job!
Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Camas, WAJuly 4, 2016
The CEO is only worried about his pocket. He is not for his employees. He does not visit the offices or even try to get to know the people that keep everything running smoothly.

Recently they have fired people just because they want to cut back on budget. Their bonus program is a joke. Managers only approve those who kiss their butt. You can not survive on the starting pay. Positions here starting at $16 an hour, else where start at $20.00 it's a true dead end job with no room for growth. If you want to feel unappreciated work here. Managers are not personal and do not stick up for their departments/teams.

Communication sucks with management and managers show appreciation by throwing Pizza parties like people are in grade school. If this CEO cared he would reevaluate how he treats his employees and how he rewards them. The attendance policy is a joke as well. Management is so unprofessional they do not know how to approve vacation. Managers Tisha and Sonya walk around kissing the butt of manager Julie who never speaks to staff. These managers are not fit for these positions. If they cared they would stand up and demand higher pay for their departments but they do not care about anyone but themselves. Employees pull together to help each other because some have faced losing their homes due to crappie pay. Some can not afford to feed their families because the pay is so crappie. By far the worst company to work for!
Pros
Not one pro
Cons
Pay, management, worst CEO ever he needs training
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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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Great place to work!
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Northbrook, ILFebruary 26, 2016
While the pay wasn't the best, I enjoyed going to work each day! Worked with nice people, learned a lot, and management was awesome. Cafeteria on the premises, workout room, swimming pool, etc.
Pros
Great work environment
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Instructional Designer (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILFebruary 24, 2016
This company is an older company still stuck in their ways. If youre looking for a paycheck with zero work/life balance this company is for you
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Come here if you want to do nothing at work
Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Northbrook, ILFebruary 18, 2016
It is great if you want to sit and have minimal work. Antiquated. Pretty much all you need to know. Expect a nice easy, unfullfilling career here.
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productive greatest place I ever worked
Engineers administrative assistant (Former Employee) –  Northbrook, ILDecember 17, 2015
A typical day depends on what you make it, there's plenty of work to do and everyone is there to help. Management was wonderful and so was the co-workers, the hardest part of the job is staying focus, with so much interesting activities going on, you sometimes forget you were at work
Pros
Lunches, break when you want and always employees appreciation dinners
Cons
none
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Enjoyed the work load
Account Receivable Clerk (Former Employee) –  Northbrook, ILNovember 12, 2015
When I worked at Underwriters Labs in the accounts receivable department, I was never at a loss of things to do. I was able to drive myself to get a lot of work completed.
Pros
Large work load.
Cons
NA
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Good place to work
Account Executive, Medical Device (Former Employee) –  BostonOctober 25, 2015
UL has a right mix of people to run the organization. Management is fair. The compliance world is always changes and UL trys to stay ahead of the competition. I left this company to take a risk on a start up, I wish I would go back!
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Contract position - Temp to hire
Assist field representatives (Former Employee) –  Camas, WASeptember 16, 2015
Customer service representative hired as permanent employee after one year. A lot to learn at this company. Even after so many years there was always something new to learn.
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Difficult daily grind.
Technical Consultant (Former Employee) –  Enfield, CTAugust 31, 2015
Seems like a nice place to work on the surface but management invokes too many policies that undermine teamwork and calibration between different departments that are already needlessly split into sub-departments. Uneven accountability as some employees are held reasonably accountable while others not at all, usually associated with their managers ego. Absentee HR for rank and file workers.

Great starting salary but near impossible to stay above the inflation rate after that.
Pros
Safety, starting salary
Cons
Poor teamwork, Cronyism and nepotism, Almost no opportunity for advancement, Disjointed management spread too thinly
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Great Company/ Long Commute
Engineering Project Handler (Current Employee) –  Melville, NYJuly 29, 2015
My typical day at work consists of writing emails, evaluating products (fittings, conduit, metallic outlet boxes, grounding conductors) to UL standards. From there I send them to the lab for testing. Once testing is complete and compliant I give them a listing mark.
Pros
Coworkers, flexibility
Cons
Pay, commute to work
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Exciting and challenging place to work
Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) –  Northbrook, ILJuly 4, 2015
Fast paced tempo. You get out what you put into it. As long as you have a good attitude and a willing to learn the company can be rewarding in the end.
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Solid, organized and productive work environment
Contractor for collections project (Former Employee) –  Northbrook, ILApril 6, 2015
Underwriters Laboratories is a solid and well organized company that provides a stable work environment that allows it's employees to be very productive and encourages a team spirited culture.
Pros
Stable, organized and good managers
Cons
None
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Would work there again if possible.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Northbrook, ILMarch 31, 2015
My time there under a number of different managers was well spent. Not too many major issues and consider this one of the highlights of my working career.
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Good Company to Work For
Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) –  Northbrook, ILMarch 17, 2015
My position was eliminated but many others have enjoyed great job security with this company for many years. It is a good company to work for.
Pros
Good atmosphere and friendly people
Cons
It grows and shrinks like any other large company
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Innovative culture, strong ethics
Consultant - Contract (Current Employee) –  Northbrook, ILMarch 11, 2015
Good working environment, high team spirit, strong ethics. Culture is very positive. Change management and communication is being addressed at the highest level to allow for improvements in the credit function.
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beautiful grounds, hands on/machinery involved
Lab Technician (Former Employee) –  Northbrook, ILMarch 5, 2015
It was a good experience, taught the value of hard work as you start at 6:30 and get off at 3 pm. Working all day with your hands and operating machinery to fit the engineers specifications. Co-workers are very friendly and helpful. Hardest part of the job was the time crunch for a lot of the projects, the company is located on beautiful grounds!
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3.8
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