Urban Science Employee Reviews

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Wonderful place to work!
Business Intelligence Management Analyst (Former Employee) –  Detroit, MIApril 17, 2018
Managment was AMAZING- that made all the difference. The team was AMAZING. Made you want to get up every morning to go to work. They have a huge kitchen/sitting area equipped with anything you would want in a home, and it was designed with a comforting and a relaxing atmosphere. Everything is designed so you feel right at home. Snacks, luxury, and daily coffee were offered FREE. anything you could wish for at a job - it was there. Highly recommend job seekers to apply for a position at Urban Science. It was a short-lived and wonderful experience with this company. I had to relocate very shortly after being hired.
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Horrible Manager and Tools
GM Team (Former Employee) –  Detroit, MIJanuary 17, 2018
The main reason I left was management. The work was often last minute. If something breaks it takes IT a week to fix. The only reason they left SQL Server 2008 is due to it no longer being supported or they would use it for a indefinite amount of time.
Pros
Snacks
Cons
Working through the night often. Manager
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Good Company
Net Developer/UI Developer (Current Employee) –  Detroit, MINovember 7, 2017
It has good work culture. The work environment is really motivating. The coworkers are friendly and very supportive. My reporting manager was supportive and helping if I am faced with any challenges.
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Great Corporate culture & beautiful offices
Sr. Treasury Analyst (Former Employee) –  Detroit, MIOctober 15, 2017
New CFO set out to implement correct GAAP accounting standards, best practices, etc.

Good corporate culture

long days & long commute

Beautiful offices & talented personnel
Pros
Great corporate setting
Cons
long commute
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Your typical medium company
Software Developer (Current Employee) –  Detroit, MISeptember 26, 2017
USAI is for starters, not so much for career growth. If you're fresh off college, this is the place to be for a few years. Unfortunately, the politics of who-knows-who gets into play and management doesn't acknowledge the mass exodus of employees because of management and job culture.
Pros
flexibility, time off
Cons
culture, low compensation
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Good for fast paced growth
Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Detroit, MIJune 11, 2017
Constant upward and onward growth; very good for young professionals in an urban area looking to work in the Automotive Industry. It has truly expanding my career.
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Avoid at all costs
Developer (Current Employee) –  Long Beach, CAMay 24, 2017
If you have a technical mind, do your best and find another company. They will pay you a substandard amount, and your mind will slowly rot away while using a home built framework built on .net 2.5. Management is too busy trying to please clients with a terribly performing product instead of investing in the people. Generally the smart people all leave cause they want more of a challenge whereas the sheep stay to make an easy cheap paycheck.
Pros
9-5 job
Cons
Everything else.
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Easy going atmosphere
Network Analyst (Current Employee) –  Woodcliff Lake, NJOctober 19, 2016
Ping Pong room was a big de-stressor but the hours were not typical for work life balance, this begins to take a toll on your mind especially if you have family obligations.
Pros
young workers with ideas
Cons
too focused on keeping cost low at expense of performance
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Productive
Sr .Net developer (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, ILAugust 30, 2016
Im glade to write some thing about my company.
productive.
Healthy relationship to each other.
Every body here are very professional.
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Stay Away
Associate (Former Employee) –  United StatesJune 17, 2016
If you have the technical skills to perform well at this company, you're better off elsewhere. Urban Science will pay you below industry standard given your skill set and your expected workload will be absurd. Your opportunities for advancement and bonuses won't be based off merit and most attempts to go above and beyond largely go unnoticed. Upper Management is terrible, and couldn't solve organizational issues to save their life. Don't be fooled by any impressions that this is a competitive company. They try to come off as an innovative software company, but the technical debt at this place is so high that they might as well be technically bankrupt. Look elsewhere, you won't regret it.
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4.0
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Nice place to work
Contractual Manager (Current Employee) –  Detroit, MIDecember 30, 2015
Nice place to work. Co workers are very supportive with nice managers to back you up. Only negative part of the job is the commute in winter and busy time of the day.
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Fun people, but a struggle to work and get through the day
Analyst (Current Employee) –  Detroit, MIOctober 18, 2015
People are mostly friendly, but many secrets, and lack of communication really brings down this company. Lots of internal fighting between teams, and you are bound to get caught in the crossfire. Hard to approach upper management and executives, even though they say they are approachable. Workload is a constant struggle; company does not hire enough people for productivity purposes.
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Great team members, old technology
Associate Developer (Former Employee) –  Detroit, MIJuly 28, 2015
Nearly everyone I worked with was a pleasure to be around. However the work itself was not very satisfying. In my position we used a 10 year old, homebrew framework to run our website, and rarely were allowed to train with/incorporate newer technologies.
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Productive and fun workplace
SSIS, SSRS and MS SQL Developer (Former Employee) –  DETRIOT, MIJuly 28, 2015
Good team player, Excellent interpersonal and communication skills combined with self-motivation, initiative and the ability to think outside the box.
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Poor Culture, Poor Management, Poor Development
Senior Consultant (Current Employee) –  Herndon, VAMay 29, 2015
This company has a sever lack of leadership and employee involvement. While the work is good and the experience is great for a junior employee, there is no focus on employee development or harnessing a positive work culture and environment. Burnout is common among lower level employees. While they constantly preach innovation and best-in-class technology, Urban Science does not empower its employees to be innovative or give them the tools to do so. Instead, they are loaded up with work and evaluated on non-development related goals.
Pros
Interesting work, access to corporate automotive offices
Cons
Bad leadership, bad development, no inspiration
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terrible culture
Senior Consultant (Current Employee) –  Detroit, MIMarch 18, 2015
The company has a nice culture HR and Finance division. but the core groups are terrible. Managers are trained to micro manager and the compensation is way below market average
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Productive and fun place to work
Human Resource Associate-Benefits (Current Employee) –  Detroit, MISeptember 6, 2014
Very busy, high workload. Great co-workers, motivated management.
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4.0
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Nice place to work
Associate (Current Employee) –  Detroit, MIJune 25, 2014
The company has many opportunities for the employees to come together and enjoy the work environment.
Pros
Great work environment
Cons
Unprofessional workplace relationships
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Fun place to work, demanding job
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Detroit, MIMay 28, 2014
This organization is a fun place to work with co-workers, but expects lots of hard work and the job is demanding.
Pros
Work environment, location
Cons
Career growth
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Not recommended at all
junior developer (Current Employee) –  detroit, miMarch 15, 2012
From what I hear from the more experienced Urban Science employees, this used to be a decent place to work - there used to be work/life balance, company sponsored bar nights, team lunches, etc.. Nowadays, you get long hours instead, which could be OK if you got recognition for your time spent. However, the highest recognition you can receive for busting your tush is a "challenge coin". Give me money instead! On top of that, the salary really is only middle of the road, though when I was hired, I was told that they offer very competitive salaries to hire/keep "best in class" people. Needless to say, I do not plan on staying with Urban Science.
Pros
benefits are decent, people are generally nice to work with
Cons
no work/life balance, mediocre compensation, lack of clear career path, poor management
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