UST Global
2.9 of 5 267 reviews
www.ust-global.com Aliso Viejo, CA 5000+ Employees

UST Global Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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66% Approve of the CEO

UST Global CEO Sajan Pillai

Sajan Pillai

(169 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Moderate work life balance, more dependent on the kind of project manager you have"
    in 20 reviews
  • "I like the work culture of UST Global and it is a very comfortable place to work"
    in 23 reviews
Cons:
  • "Have a very strict HR dress code, and they stress on it as a master of factly"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Not much technical training and exposure in USA to enhance career growth"
    in 9 reviews
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Good company for starters.

Systems Analyst (Current Employee)

I have been working at UST Global full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood work atmosphere. Good work culture.

ConsAs growing company the company is performing ok.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Worst place to work in the 20th Century

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at UST Global full-time for more than a year

ProsThe hiring process is quick

ConsDO NOT TRUST THEM. If one team member does not like you they will fire you. They do not like Americans. They hire directly out of India not even considering US candidates. This company is a staff augmentation company and nothing more. SWEAT SHOT. It is one of the worse companies I have seen in this century. DO NOT WORK FOR THEM YOU WILL GET ------. They are extremely disorganized and do not know how to run a business. They have no project work at all. Even in there large accounts. All of the people over from India are treated like slaves. It is absolutely aweful.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Does not pay travel expenses

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Columbia, MD

I worked at UST Global full-time for less than a year

Prosturns a deaf ear to employee concern

Cons1. Will not pay travel expenses and HR/Middle Managers will force you to relocate or quit.
2. Will ask employee to bring own laptop to work
3. It will take you 2-4 weeks to get a UST laptop (or client laptop) to work
4. Middle managers will want to overpower you by threats of replacing you
5. Will quote policy in order to evade employee concern.
6. Its a body shop - no career growth for IT professionals

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Bad experience

Software Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at UST Global full-time for less than a year

ProsNo pros from my experience

ConsI got selection to UST thru campus recruitment. But unfortunately it was the recession time. So I had to wait for 2 yrs to get into this company after college. I was lucky that I was able to find another job as soon as I got out of the company. But when they called after 2 years wait, they were not ready to consider the 2 years experience I had. They told I have to go normal 3 month training process. They finally agreed to consider my experience after 3 months training, but they never kept their promise. I finally ended up in resigning UST job as I was moving to US. But I was highy dissatisfied with there approach.

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Blood Suckers !!!

Software Developer (Former Employee)
Richmond, VA

I worked at UST Global as a contractor for more than a year

ProsThere's nothing positive to say about this company.

ConsDO NOT JOIN - RUN FAR FAR AWAY !

Nepotism runs thru the company and is bordering racism - the middle managers have a team of bullies to control and command the so called workers. Worst culture ever - employees are considered money making machines.

Advice to Senior Managementyou are running a body shop - reform or perish !

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Work Culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at UST Global

ProsI like the work culture of UST Global and it is a very comfortable place to work

ConsSalary is less compared to other firms

Advice to Senior ManagementGood Job

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Stay Away

Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at UST Global full-time for more than a year

ProsFlexible Schedule based on client requirement

Cons- No growth opportunities (promotions based on service duration rather than performance)
- No training/development opportunities
- Sweat shop culture
- Non- existing HR
- Unethical HR Practices

Advice to Senior Management- Start giving raises based on client feedback
- Hire employees who are familiar with U.S work culture and have good commnication skills rather than sending cheap labor from offshore office

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Never join UST Global as a contractor at Philadelphia, PA, USA

Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I worked at UST Global as a contractor for less than a year

Pros1. You will get system/desktop after 1 month.
2. For 1 month you will have only worst documents to read nothing to work.

Cons1. Once you get the system, your job will be for 2-3 weeks. After this they will find someone inside UST Global and replace you without notice. This happened with me and with others also.
2. They end contract without any feedback from client. Even if feedback from client is good for you they don't care.
3. Generally they say that contract will be long term but max contract goes for 3 months.
4. They always keep on looking for contractors replacement inside UST Global. Once they get you will be fired. Specially for client in Philadelphia, PA.
5. Managers are not skilled. All managers in Philadelphia, PA accounts are from production support background.
6. Be careful to join them specially in Philadelphia, PA.
7. From interview pattern itself you will be able to know that they have production support wok. Though they say that work will be development but its wrong.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice to them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Unprofessional RMG and Lack of Opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at UST Global full-time for more than a year

ProsSchedule is flexible, but this of course depends on the client you're working for.

ConsRMG here is the worst. They're unprofessional, unaccommodating, and expect you to relocate in a heartbeat. Your experience with UST really depends on the client you're working with and your internal team and that, your fate, is left to RMG. The same goes for work life balance. I've been with clients where it was just 9AM-5PM, and others where its been 10AM-1AM. I've seen both sides of the spectrum, and overall I have gained valuable experiences, but is this a company that I would want to stay with long term? No. If this is the only IT consulting company willing to employ you then go for it, but otherwise reconsider. Pay is lower than industry standards and benefits are scarce.

Advice to Senior ManagementRethink those on the RMG team, your employees didn't sign up to be in the army. They need to learn to work with the employees and not just give out orders. RMG needs a major overhaul on current processes, procedures, and policies.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Compensation is worst

Systems Analyst (Current Employee)

I have been working at UST Global full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood culture and good internal trainings and process

ConsCompensation is worst
No career growth

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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