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Universal Electronics (CA) Reviews

Updated 11 July, 2014
Updated 11 July, 2014
13 Reviews

3.1
13 Reviews
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Universal Electronics (CA) Chairman and CEO Paul D. Arling
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  1.  

    Sr. Mgmt is not focused on leveraging its Information Technology dept. to increase employee productivity ...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company has excellent potential and has cornered the market in their niche. There are some very good people here.

    Cons

    Management is so focused on not spending money on I.T. that the state of the I.T. infrastructure is very sad. Bring a good supply duct tape and bailing wire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop replacing I.T. Director's every year. Maybe you should look at the root cause here ...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A little set in their ways but OK place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Strong financials
    Dedicated employees
    Good benefits
    Bonus structure with regular payouts

    Cons

    Not very willing to change
    Inflexible management
    Draconian financial monitoring
    Micromanagement at some Sr levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to make the environment more open and be willing to take more risk for future reward.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    The workplace was clean, strict, and comfortable.

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    Former Employee - Technical Support  in  Twinsburg, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Twinsburg, OH (US)

    Pros

    There was potential to grow with the company. Managers was the most helpful to me. Talked to customers on the phone daily.

    Cons

    The shift was horrible, and it was going to take a long time to get moved off of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Ana, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA (US)

    Pros

    Overall the company treats its employees well, with perks, nice accomadations and descent pay.

    Cons

    It really depends on who your manager is. If you happen to have a bad one than you will be treated poorly in your dept.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your subordinates know that they are appreciated by connecting with them. Make sure supervisors/managers are approachable. Train supervisors better, because if you have a supervisor that treats you respectfully then you will have a better team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Ok job but would not recommend.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Twinsburg, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Twinsburg, OH (US)

    Pros

    Same schedule each week, coworkers are nice and big pay increase for full time.

    Cons

    Supervisors will not hesitate to fire employees who do not meet their quota or even just because they can. Breaks are bad as in a 5 hr part time shift they only give you one 10 minute break. Management will also write you up for whatever they decide to enforce that week. Many good employees were let go becauae of this

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont fire your full time agents and hire part timers because it is cheaper

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A decent company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant  in  Santa Ana, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Santa Ana, CA (US)

    Pros

    Decent salary; will only get a bonus for non-managers if the company is doing well.
    The hours are actually not bad in the accounting department; some overtime during quarter end and year end but it's expected.
    People are friendly.
    Okay perks, some internal events and nice annual Christmas party.
    The CEO holds a quarterly all-hands meeting.

    Cons

    Because it's not a big company, growth opportunities are limited.
    Vacation sucks; 10 days to start, 15 days after 5th year, and 20 days after 10th year.
    Senior management = old boys' club.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not a great place to work, but an opportunity to work with latest technologies in consumer electronics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Exposure to latest technologies in consumer electronics, especially universal remote controls

    Cons

    Unhealthy work environment
    Lack of clear-cut direction in what one should work for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more faith on DRs

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Typical medium sized company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cypress, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cypress, CA (US)

    Pros

    Benefits: low premium health insurance. profit sharing. company matched 401k to 7.5 % of salary
    People: except few, friendly environment

    Cons

    No real room for growth
    can be monotonous

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try cross training employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    This place sucks

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    Former Employee - Technical Representative  in  Twinsburg, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Representative in Twinsburg, OH (US)

    Pros

    if you find any let me know

    Cons

    management does not know how to talk to anyone or manage, they do not work with school or even real life issues, very secretive, and management actually enjoys firing people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go to college and get some education on how to actually manage and motivate your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome!!!!!

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrative  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Systems Administrative in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    Great work environment and colleuges

    Cons

    In IT dept the technical expoure was more to the US staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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