Underwriters Laboratories

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Internship. Great place to work on a variety of products.
Internship (Former Employee) –  Northbrook, IL25 May 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, IL27 April 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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flexibility work environment
Senior Sales Executive (China) (Former Employee) –  China21 April 2017
UL is a flexibility company, I can go to work by myself. But everyone has his/her target, all of the employees should following those target, so maybe the employees feel high pressure on their work. By the way, UL company has so many meetings. I learned self-motivation, self-management in the two years.
Pros
Many holidays
Cons
Litter high pressure
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Great company
Laboratory Assistant Intern (Former Employee) –  Northbrook, IL11 April 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, NY10 April 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, IL23 March 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, TN15 February 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, TN26 January 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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Underwriters Laboratories
Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Raleigh, NC25 January 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.
Pros
none
Cons
none
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Buon ambiente lavorativo
Tecnico di laboratorio (Current Employee) –  Cabiate, Lombardia19 January 2017
Ditta seria, buon ambiente lavorativo, gestione ottima, responsabili preparati e sempre disponibili
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Not the best place to work
Lab Tech 1 (Former Employee) –  Melville, NY15 October 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, IL3 October 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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friendly employees
Summer Trainee (Former Employee) –  New Delhi, Delhi16 September 2016
Employees are not only good in their own sectors but also good in the other sectors for the company, so everyone in the company never try to hide for the opportunity for helping other employees.
Pros
free transportation
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Excellent Company
Manager (Current Employee) –  Northbrooks4 September 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, IL11 August 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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Laboratory Technician in the Softlines Department (Current Employee) –  Winnersh13 July 2016
• Main Duties: Laboratory Technician in the Softlines Department at UL working in fibre composition. Clients send in a piece of fabric or a garment for fibre identification and also determination of the percentages of different fibres present via a microscope, chemical extractions and various calculations. The results are made into a report and sent back to the client for evaluation. I will later be cross-trained on different fabric techniques investigating colourfastness, stability and physical properties of materials.
• Skills: Gained experience of working in a textiles laboratory. Able to comply with EU and global rules and regulations easily. Interpret test results and prepare reports, whilst communicating with clients regarding tests, equipment and results. Helping to train other staff in specific test methods and enhancing my mathematical skills when carrying out a range of different calculations.
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Productive, never a dull moment
Collection and Credit Analyst (Former Employee) –  Northbrook, IL20 June 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, WA15 June 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, CA28 May 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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Productive
Associate Project Engineer (Current Employee) –  Bangalore, Karnataka25 May 2016
Good Experience and fun filled. But it is too long to travel. Need 14 hrs to finish the wor ka nd go back to home. From banshankari to uttarahalli too long to travel. But nice company to work.
Pros
free cab
Cons
long journey
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3.9
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