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Former Employee - Engineer  in  Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Engineer in Redmond, WA

I worked at Universal Avionics full-time for more than a year

Pros

Good place to learn practical electronics (Hardware), application (software), systems as well as component testing. The company has lots of instruments (and in fine shape).
Learn here and move to Hardware development (Microsoft's Xbox etc) campus in Redmond.

Cons

Too much loud voice, Real bad breadths, Look busy-do-nothing, Flop in integrating new employees with work, Very low academic qulification among staff (mostly technicians), Poor pay, Development projects being shelved because of recession.
Very narrow customer base.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do less bragging and more real work. Spend less on advertising and more on improving the quality of avionics products. The top management in US lack brains to make calculated buisness moves. The whole top hierarchy in US is junk. Fire the CFO immediately (Deliberately provides wrong numbers to CEO who flies his own plane from Switzerland AND also provides wrong advice for funding the right project).

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great place to work with exciting, innovative technology and extreme tenure among the employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Universal Avionics

    Pros

    The knowledge and experience in aviation and avionics here is excellent. The commitment to customer service and satisfaction is better than anywhere else I have ever worked or conducted business. The employees relate to one another like family. Pay is competitive for the market and there is a great benefits package to go along with it.

    Cons

    The company is making strides to bring unity among all it's divisions but there is still room to improve. Still have individual locations carrying out there functions as silos and not under one company umbrella. I still recommend this employer though as a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue efforts to have open communication with the employees on a regular basis. Continue funding training opportunities. Continue asking the employees within the company for their ideas on how to contribute to the company success.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    A Place to Keep Your Head Down and Take Home a Paycheck

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Universal Avionics

    Pros

    Universal Avionics (UA) provides a solid and steady place to work. Most departments have a low attrition rate. Management and staff are professional and there isn't much office drama. Privately-owned company. Self-insured. Very nice facility with lots of office space. Plenty of parking.

    Cons

    This is a very staid company and the pay is abysmal. This is not the place to come for working in a fast-paced, innovative environment. There is little room for career advancement. Promotions seldom occur unless someone has vacated their post by retiring or leaving. There seems to be a perceived division between corporate employees and staff employees, almost like a company "caste system". The benefits are okay, but far from stellar. Tuition reimbursement rates have not kept up with the true cost of education. Medical premiums are high. Did I mention the pay is abysmal?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create an environment that cultivates dynamism. There's no vibrancy in this company; morale is low. This company once had employees excited about coming to work, but has since failed to nourish that enthusiasm. There is little show of appreciation for employees. The fact that UA does not appreciate its employees enough to fund a holiday party without mandating a fee is indicative of how little this company values its' employees and their morale. The benefits package is in dire need of updating to reflect the fact that the year is currently 2010, not 1994. There is little in the way of encouragement for employees to continue development and growth; it's critical to offer more opportunities for career advancement and promotion. Otherwise, employees atrophy. Although money isn't everything, it is something. It would be nice if employees were compensated with real, competitive wages.

    Disapproves of CEO
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