Universal Electronics (CA)

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Universal Electronics (CA) Reviews

Updated 25 September, 2014
Updated 25 September, 2014
17 Reviews
3.0
17 Reviews
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Universal Electronics (CA) Chairman and CEO Paul D. Arling
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  1.  

    Rewarding, challenging and much exposure to latest developments.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Manager  in  Enschede (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Network Manager in Enschede (Netherlands)

    I worked at Universal Electronics (CA) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I was able to understand and learn how an international diverse organization used IPSec, a mix of Open Source and proprietary software and modern firewall technologies managed to create and maintain a very cost effective intercontinental network.

    Cons

    There was a rather difficult international political situation between the European and the US IT departments. This was caused by a lack of overall IT direction, the existence of a few ivory towers and several corporate acquisitions. Just before I left this issue was being addressed by fresh IT management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integration and cooperation!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work at

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Universal Electronics (CA) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good R&D. New innovative products.

    Cons

    Nothing i can think of.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Office is still new and clean. Management is horrible. Maybe different in other locations.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Universal Electronics (CA) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    New office so desks and chairs are still clean.

    Cons

    1. No means of work/life balance
       A) HQ development team not understanding timezone differences. sometimes people calling at 1 or 2AM.
       B) Management asking to have a meeting at 2AM / 3AM in the morning & not attending to it.
       C) too dependent on one person. Once involved in 8 deals all running in parallel.
       D) even after resignation, constantly calling for help. Management not thinking this is a shame
            Once or twice, is understandable but almost everyday is not understandable.
            Side effect of counting too much on one person, but have no plans of increasing because of laws.

    2. Corporate culture
       A) scream more to get more (complain a lot for a raise)
       B) too many resignations (due to lack of management and harassment)
       C) not a manufacturer, but a solutions provider. no or little knowledge of manufacturing.
       D) Constantly preaching value (consulting), but in the end follow customer needs.

    3. Threatens to fire for arrogation of authority but Sales controlling the Application engineers.
        Does not realize that is also considered an arrogation of authority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Do not hire people with their background experience, but with their potential to dedicate themselves in an environment where a person is constantly screaming.
    2. Strongly recommend to show candidates reality instead of ideal image. Nobody is interested in your utopia
    3. Lead and show value before ordering others to show value. Should prepare an ideal role model up front.
    4. Highly recommend to stop making up selfish reasons to why people resigned.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good work culture other than library team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Database Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Universal Electronics (CA) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible Timings
    No Work Pressure
    Good Managers(Except Library)

    Cons

    No career growth
    No Proper Hike
    Worst job in library team
    No good exposure
    No apraisal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give some good compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Universal Electronics (CA)

    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
  7.  

    A little set in their ways but OK place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Universal Electronics (CA) full-time for more than 5 years

    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
  8.  

    The workplace was clean, strict, and comfortable.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support  in  Twinsburg, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Twinsburg, OH (US)

    I worked at Universal Electronics (CA) full-time for more than a year

    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
  9.  

    Great place to work.

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

    I worked at Universal Electronics (CA) full-time for more than 10 years

    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
  10.  

    Ok job but would not recommend.

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

    I worked at Universal Electronics (CA) part-time for less than a year

    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
  11.  

    A decent company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant  in  Santa Ana, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Santa Ana, CA (US)

    I worked at Universal Electronics (CA) full-time

    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

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