GoodGuide and UL Information & Insights

Jobs at GoodGuide

In 2011, GoodGuide was acquired by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and today operates as an independent subsidiary of UL Information & Insights, located in downtown San Francisco.

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UL was founded in 1894 to create safety standards and conduct fire safety testing for the Chicago World's Fair. Since then, they have grown into a global company that conducts standards development and compliance testing for thousands of products, ensuring that buildings, appliances, electronics, and other consumer products are safe to use and manufactured in a environmentally and socially conscious manner. You've probably seen the UL seal on products you own – the average home contains over fifty UL seals on various products and appliances. UL Information & Insights is headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Northbrook, IL and delivers the information, resources and technologies companies need to innovate faster and manage their complex global supply chains with greater visibility.

GoodGuide and UL share a commitment to empowering consumers to find safe, healthy, and sustainable products. We believe that UL's global network of testing and auditing facilities, government partnerships, and legacy of trust with manufacturers, retailers, and consumers, combined with GoodGuide's consumer applications and SaaS-based PurView(SM) Platform will help further our mission.

GoodGuide has all the environment, culture, and perks that you'd expect from a San Francisco software start-up. Because UL is a privately-owned corporation, GoodGuide does not offer employee stock options, but we do offer employee salaries and bonuses that are comparable with other large, private technology employers. Learn more about what it’s like to work at GoodGuide.

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) was founded in 1894 to create safety standards and conduct fire safety testing for the Chicago World's Fair. Since then, they have grown into a global company that conducts standards development and compliance testing for thousands of products, ensuring that buildings, appliances, electronics, and other consumer products are safe to use and manufactured in a environmentally and socially conscious manner. You've probably seen the UL seal on products you own – the average home contains over fifty UL seals on various products and appliances.

Why did GoodGuide partner with UL?

GoodGuide and UL share a mission of empowering consumers to find safe, healthy, and sustainable products. We believe that UL's global network of testing and auditing facilities, government partnerships, and legacy of trust with manufacturers, retailers, and consumers, combined with GoodGuide's consumer website and data platform will help further our mission.

What's it like to work at UL?

GoodGuide is run as an independent subsidiary of UL from our office in San Francisco. We have the same environment, culture, and perks that you'd expect from a software start-up (see our list of common questions for details). Because UL is a privately-owned corporation, GoodGuide does not offer employee stock options, but we do offer employee salaries and bonuses that are comparable with other large, private technology employers.

Send your resume to jobs@goodguide.com.