UGN Reviews

Updated May 24, 2015
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  1. i worked in the headliner department

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Jackson, TN
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Jackson, TN

    I worked at UGN (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    i loved the people i worked with and i loved my job

    Cons

    we worked alot of hours and lunch break was not long eough


  2. Production operator

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UGN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I've grown to like the people I work with. The people in my cell are almost like family. It will be hard to say goodbye.

    Cons

    Did not pay very well. Slow to give raises and very hot summers.

    Advice to Management

    Do not overlook the employees that actually come in and bust there butts everyday. The employees that actually cares about there jobs, and who wants advancement.


  3. Product Engineering Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineering Manager in Tinley Park, IL
    Current Employee - Product Engineering Manager in Tinley Park, IL

    I have been working at UGN full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Huge growth and high profits. Very dynamic environment, and a great team spirit. Part of a larger international group.

    Cons

    Lot of pressure on available resources. Mid or long term vision and strategy not clearly communicated.

    Advice to Management

    Define a strategy, communicate and deploy it in a way that will motivate individuals and improve team contributions even further.


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  5. It's OK place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, KY

    I have been working at UGN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime
    okay beginner job

    Cons

    Pay could be better
    health insurance ain't that great


  6. Stay away!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UGN

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    decent pay and decent benefits.

    Cons

    everything else! no chance for advancement.


  7. Interesting

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valparaiso, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valparaiso, IN

    I worked at UGN full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Valparaiso Management Team is great and led by a wonderful plant manager

    Cons

    Corporate interference in the plant operations comes out of the blue with no reason causing difficulties in continuing positive operations. Very gender biased towards males which leads to unfair treatment of females as well as increased turnover in senior management positions. CEO is extremely controlling in nature and does not allow senior management to display core values in treatment of each other.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate needs to allow the plants to operate without interference as long as all is well.


  8. It was a very challenging but fun experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Valparaiso, IN
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Valparaiso, IN

    I worked at UGN full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The opportunities to showcase your talents

    Cons

    I feel that the yearly compensation for the production team members should increase. Most team members do a great job working hard and follow company requirements. It is not fair for that team member to get penalized for other team members that are not performing well. The point system for wage increase needs major improvements.

    Advice to Management

    My advice is to interact and support the leaders at all times. There may be some leaders that are going above and beyond, but are being over looked. These leaders are loyal, be loyal to them as well. However, keep up the great job that you have been doing and continue to grow. May you have good fortune...


  9. Helpful (1)

    Hopefully they are better now

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Accounting in Chicago, IL

    I worked at UGN full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Product are of good quality
    Good sales force and good people

    Cons

    Overly demanding executives
    Heights plant was a pit

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees- they are the most important asset you have


  10. Helpful (1)

    UGN = U Get Nothing

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Materials in Jackson, TN
    Former Employee - Materials in Jackson, TN

    I worked at UGN full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are good people out on the floor to work with. The hard-working, senior team members are the main reason for this company's success.The customer base for the company's products are solid. Benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    Non-competitive pay, unfair practices, an inconsistent and unappreciative lower management, a distant and un-involved human resources department, an upper management that spends more time performing "damage control" than actually managing issues tends to make this an unsavory place to work. This facility is highly chaotic and unorganized from the very top going down. The political and cultural atmospheres trend toward "back-stabbing" and "one-up-manship" instead of reward for hard work. Not conducive to promoting from within at all.

    Advice to Management

    As managers, it is not your job to have all the answers, but rather to know where to find them when needed. You cannot possibly have a more in-depth and intrinsic knowledge of a job or manufacturing process than a person who does it all day, every day. That is not logical and you are doing yourselves and your company a disservice if you think you do. A company's success hinges on its ability to function as a team. There are no dictators, kings, or queens on a team. Everyone is equally important and vital.


  11. Great company to work for with string leaders.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Plant Human Resources Manager in Chicago Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Plant Human Resources Manager in Chicago Heights, IL

    I worked at UGN

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Team of Managers
    Challenging
    Good Systems
    Supportive Environment
    Team Oriented Environment

    Cons

    Long Hours - 3 shift operation

    Advice to Management

    Keep communication lines open.



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