We interviewed Rod Wright, the COO of Urban Science, an exciting company hiring at hiredMYway.com. He told us about his company, their jobs, and advice for job seekers – read on to learn more!
Founded in 1977, Urban Science is a global automotive retail consulting firm that takes a scientific approach to help companies identify where they should allocate resources in order to increase their market share and profitability in the most effective and efficient manner. With headquarters in Detroit, Urban Science serves its global clientele from offices in the United States, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, Australia, China, Mexico, Russia and Japan.
Describe your company in one sentence:
Urban Science delivers business performance solutions rooted in predictive analytics and relentless science to virtually every automotive manufacturer around the world, giving these companies the tools to make effective business decisions that drive the future.
What is the work environment like at Urban Science?
We have more than 750 highly talented people working together every day around the globe to solve our clients’ business problems. Our culture is extremely high-energy and collaborative, with entrepreneurial-minded people working together to make a difference.
What is a typical day like at Urban Science?
Team-based, project-oriented and results-driven. A typical day for an Urban Scientist depends on the teams they work with, which range from software development to information technology to client management. Our common mission is to make our clients’ businesses work better, and we have an intense focus on innovation to provide solutions for our clients’ challenges.
What is your favorite thing about your company?
Our work matters. We solve mission-critical problems that have high value for our clients. We don’t do everything, but the things we choose to do, we are the best in the world.
How did you get into this field?
I have a passion for using science to solve complex business problems. Throughout my 20+ years of experience I’ve been able to understand complexity and make it simple.
How has technology changed or affected your business?
Technology has allowed us to provide simple, yet sophisticated decision making tools to end-users anywhere in the world. With the democratization of technology, we can take complex systems and bring them to our clients to allow them to make better, faster business decisions.
Where do you see your company in five years?
A lot of companies project rapid growth – we’ve delivered very rapid growth throughout our history, and we will continue that growth because of the quality of our people and our products. The proliferation of data and the advances we are making in applying science to marketing and sales creates a world of opportunity for us.
What characteristics do you look for in job seekers when hiring?
Highly motivated people with engineering and math backgrounds combined with strong interpersonal skills. An Urban Scientist is a person who is committed to making a difference.
Any advice for job seekers looking to work in your industry?
Continue to sharpen your math and technical skills, and never lose sight of the business value that is created. What you do will help make your company better, faster, cheaper.
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