UniversalPegasus International

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UniversalPegasus International Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
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  1.  

    Decent company, bad management.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UniversalPegasus International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    relaxed dress code, kept on overhead in between projects. Relaxed atmosphere. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    culture of contempt, disrespect and condescension. Worst I've seen in this business. If you don't like being addressed like an idiot then stay far away from this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't say much without disregarding my anonymity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    More change is more of the same.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Staff in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Design Staff in Houston, TX

    I worked at UniversalPegasus International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good salaries, previous 401k was good.

    Cons

    Broken bonus plan that isn't tied to performance. Rumors of extreme bonuses for senior staff, some over 100k. Two of the top HR people have jumped ship as well as the CFO in the past six months. The CFO jumped shipped after only a year and then wasn't allowed to stay on during the transition.

    Culture was suppose to be the focus last year and the chief idea was placing pictures on every floor on every wall. They left the pictures up even after they fired and laid-off employees. Unreal? Yep. Just what you want to see every morning, pictures of people that got dumped by the company. Company survey was last year and the results were never released. People talk about it all the time.

    They say keeping top talent is a focus but recent changes are they took away all cell phones and made you buy your own. Insurance costs jumped by a large amount and the 401k match amount was lowered. The formal bonus plan of the past was removed without any announcement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back an actual bonus and incentive plan. Figure out why so many people are leaving. This company should have been booming based on the location and industry it is in. When hard times do come in the industry this company will get leveled.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Place to Work - Don't Count on Job Security

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at UniversalPegasus International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work environment. Diverse projects. Open door policy. If you are fortunate to jump on some exciting projects you will get some good experience.

    Cons

    Buddy system exists. If your on overhead for 30-60 days, keep a look out for layoffs because they are coming your way. Will drop 60%-70% of their workforce to stay afloat when business is slow and no new projects are coming in.

    No training programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of buddy system. Figure out a way to hire enough employees to get the work done without over hiring.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    What goes up must come down!

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    Former Employee - Lead Mapping Designer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Mapping Designer in Houston, TX

    I worked at UniversalPegasus International

    Pros

    Pay was decent, Updated Technology (computers, software etc.)

    Cons

    Incompetent Management without credentials for positions in which they are placed. The Buddy system remains there as long as your friends with any management or supervisor then your job is safe. Structure isn't there, standards aren't present and if questioned scare tactic emails are sent letting employees know the job market isn't that great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher Qualified individuals with a Degree, cut the Buddy system out and work on improving the structure within.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Just routine. Nothing special about UniversalPegasus.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at UniversalPegasus International

    Pros

    Came into the company to gain more project management experience. The company gets engaged on projects because of their misconcepted strength.

    Cons

    Too many 'Managers' with no responsibilities. Title is thrown around like baseball. Even a Secrertary is called 'Project Coordinator/Scheduler' etc. Vice Presidents' infighting is very dorminant in the company, with each competing for unhealthy relevance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Steamline your organization. Too many duplicity in functions, amounting to waste. Let a manager be a manager and don't be hiding the bonus sharing formula. It hurts to find out a subordinate earns more than a supervisor. Very common at UniversalPegasus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at UniversalPegasus International

    Pros

    Money and over all the people a nice

    Cons

    No place to grow in your career No place to get prompted.
    A lot of politics….From up to down everybody is more focus in politics then on the work.
    The upper management is working for the last 3 years on the job descriptions and job titles.
    You can not trust anybody

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes before is not to late

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    UniversalPegasus Review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at UniversalPegasus International

    Pros

    The best reason to work at UniversalPegasus is the money. They pay well for people who are in positions they would not be able to get else where. They also have lots of over time available.

    Cons

    The downside the management is horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to what your employees are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Good place if you need a heavy paycheck.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at UniversalPegasus International

    Pros

    Good location within the city. Universal is focusing on better overall health of its employees and have provided seminars, contests, etc to benefit them. A recent reorganization has helped clear up the overall structure of the company. The company seems to have a good foot hold in the industry. Pay is good.

    Cons

    The HR group seems to have hands tied due to the buddy system that is still in place even though a reorganization has occured. It does not matter how long you worked with the company but how much you make the company. Promotions are only given if a vacancy opens or if you complain. They pay well to hope you put up with the lack of middle management. Training is not available to those who work with growing technologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let HR enforce the company policies accordingly. Do not hire/lay-off based on billable hours but on work ethic and overall worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    disorganized, weak credentials, management is patronizing

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at UniversalPegasus International

    Pros

    Good pay, relaxed work environment, friendly people. Pipelines are their bread and butter - they are good at that.

    Cons

    For work *not* related to pipelines - Poor work quality, managment and top employees have weak credentials so they are losing contracts to stronger competitors (Fluor, Bechtel, Jacobs, KBR, etc)

    I don't see how this company expands beyond pipelines. Favor loyalty over competence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Complacency in an immature corporate environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer

    I have been working at UniversalPegasus International

    Pros

    There is a pool of employees with an incredibly diverse range of talents. Projects are consistently challenging, the work is satisfying, and instances of pidgeonholing employees are rare. The work environment is extraordinarily flexible and accommodating.

    Cons

    For most positions pay is around 10-20% below industry standard. Professional development, while not inhibited, is rarely encouraged. As such, professional growth is largely an independent pursuit. Corporate incentives are either token or non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With only an exception or two, Project Managers are knowledgeable and wholly competent. Projects are run very cohesively and, as such, the quality of our results is demonstrable - for now. Senior management, however, is mostly disassociated from the workforce.

    As of now company growth seems to be dictated by the whims of stockholders rather than projected industry demand. While there is certainly a need to grow as a company, the current directive is overly aggressive and poorly managed. As a result the quality of our products in certain markets has been steadily declining as we divert attention to attaining unrealistic expectations. Dissemination of corporate information needs to occur more regularly and with clearer, reasonable objectives. The average employee, on the whole, needs to be made aware of where we sit as a company and be given opportunity to grow within. The alternative is to continue watching the turnover rate rise and the quality of product fall.

    Doesn't Recommend

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