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Flexible work environment, but lacks quality engineers.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Cypress, CA
Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Cypress, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

* There is quite a bit of flexibility in how and where the work is done, as long as it is completed in a timely manner. * The pay is average/decent, although I can't speak for others at the company.

Cons

* Managment is often unaware of the difference between "quality" of engineering versus "quantity". That is, they believe that throwing more engineers on a job, can get it done faster. However many of these engineers are right out of college and located thousands of miles away in India, which makes joint development projects difficult at best. * Amount of vacation time stinks, it takes 5 years with the company to get the 3rd week.

Advice to Management

* Look for quality engineers only, and when one is hired that can't cut the mustard, let them go.

Other Employee Reviews for Universal Electronics (CA)

  1. Good company to work at

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good R&D. New innovative products.

    Cons

    Nothing i can think of.


  2. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Universal Electronics (CA) full-time (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 Management

    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.


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