Universal Laser Systems

www.ulsinc.com
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6 people found this helpful  

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

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Universal Laser Systems full-time (more than a 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. 4 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
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    Confusing work directives. Recognition based on job title.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Universal Laser Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Constant work. No lay offs. Overtime sometimes, depending which department you work in. You can work on your own in some cases. Nice location. Paid benefits.

    Cons

    Management needs a backbone. Certain employees seem to be allowed to tell management what should be done. Lot of us vs. them with departments. No raises. No room for advancement. People there are not allowed to be used for their skill level ( demotion of skills).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management system needs to have high regard for all employees, and not base it on which job that they do. All jobs within a company are important. Stop letting other employees influence management in how a department should be run and what people are important.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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