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Company has potential, but odds of it being reached under current structure are slim.

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Universal Laser Systems full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Current employees in general are pleasant to work with. Fun company and product. Generally a low stress environment. Unusual to have to work more than 40 hrs a week in most positions.

Cons

Very little room for promotion or professional growth. Benefits are minimal; average health care and no retirement programs (401k, etc). Salary is not higher to compensate for this, in fact, it is considerably lower for equivalent positions elsewhere. Salary program based on company performance is also nonsensical for certain positions.
Management structure, direction, accountability, and capability are often laughable at best. High quality employees are often brought in, but then completely stifled and allowed no freedom or decision making capability in their areas of expertise. This quickly leads to frustration and a high turn-around rate in most departments. Unfortunately these short-comings are systemic and not limited to a small portion of the company. There are some bright spots, but not many.
Company has potential, but unless major changes in culture are made, they will not be realized.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Accountability. Clear direction and follow through; projects often muddled and constantly changing direction; stop dropping projects half-way to fruition and just finish something. If no promotions, raises, etc to occur, some recognition and thanks would go a long way toward making current employees feel appreciated.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Crazy Micromanagement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Universal Laser Systems

    Pros

    Location is nice. Facility is nice.

    Cons

    Employees are given neither direction nor authority.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great staff with incompetent management

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    Former Employee - N/A in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - N/A in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Universal Laser Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I would have to agree with the previous reviews, great staff, decent pay, and pretty good environment.

    Cons

    Again, I agree with the previous reviews. There is nearly ZERO advancement and the benefits are terrible (no retirement plan and horrible insurance). There are no reviews, therefore, you will never receive a raise, ever, whether it be for cost of living or performance.
    The company only hires from without, which is an indication of how it treats it's employees. In other words, they hire for a position but then management believes that your ideas are worthless. This leads to EXTREME micromanagement and lack of direction. Imagine a ship at sea in a storm without a rudder, that would pretty much describe the management ethos and performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a great amount of potential in the employees that have been hired. They are your greatest asset, utilize them. Employees bring ideas and experience to the table, this in an incalculable asset to ANY company. It would be nice it management could see this and not grind this asset to dust under their micromanagement heel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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