Analyst (Former Employee) – New Jersey – March 21, 2018
It's a great company to work for as you get our of school and need experience. The company lacks advancement at least in any of the offices that are not in headquarters. The compensation is good but they do not offer you many options for advancement. They do have great benefits including PTO, insurance and unlimited sick days.
Business Intelligence Management Analyst (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – April 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.
GM Team (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – January 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.
Software Developer (Current Employee) – Detroit, MI – September 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.
Developer (Current Employee) – Long Beach, CA – May 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.
Associate (Former Employee) – United States – June 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.
Fun people, but a struggle to work and get through the day
Analyst (Current Employee) – Detroit, MI – October 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.
Associate Developer (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – July 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.
Senior Consultant (Current Employee) – Herndon, VA – May 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.
Interesting work, access to corporate automotive offices
junior developer (Current Employee) – detroit, mi – March 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.
benefits are decent, people are generally nice to work with
no work/life balance, mediocre compensation, lack of clear career path, poor management