UST Global
2.9 of 5 265 reviews
www.ust-global.com Aliso Viejo, CA 5000+ Employees

UST Global Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated Mar 26, 2014
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2.7 26 reviews

                             

53% Approve of the CEO

UST Global CEO Sajan Pillai

Sajan Pillai

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57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Nice Company !!

Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

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

ProsGood working environment, Colleagues, Good learning curves in terms of domain knowledge.

ConsLow Salary and hikes compared to similar jobs outside in other companies.

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

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Good company to work for.

Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
Newbury Park, CA

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

ProsWilling to train if you possess some experience.

ConsCommunication between management and staff.

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

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Not a good IT firm to work for

Consultant (Former Employee)
Aliso Viejo, CA

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

ProsStrong list of blue chip customers
Gain broad IT experience on multiple platforms
Free soda in AV headquarters

ConsRace to the bottom approach
Only wins new clients on price, not quality
Will say 'yes' to any client at the detriment of consultants
Believes only India has capacity to fill positions, but it's really a problem of low US pay

Advice to Senior ManagementSource locally, pay more, get more quality, grow clients on quality

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Great Company to work for

Associate Architect (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at UST Global full-time for more than 10 years

ProsEmployee friendly, good health benefits and a lot of growth potential

ConsCompensation is much less than industry standards

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

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Read below and think twice before working here.

Business Operations (Former Employee)
Aliso Viejo, CA

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

Pros1. Some of people are very nice and easily to get along with. 2. Billiards table to take a break and relieve stress. 3. Free drinks in the break room. Not many pros about working here.

ConsI am rating this on the Aliso Viejo HQ. My experience does not range outside of that office. If this is your only option for employment then take it but beware. Instantly working there you can tell the company culture is a like a caste system. The company is Indian based one. Therefore most of full-time employees are Indian while the non-Indian employees are treated like second class citizens and most of them are contract workers. The non-Idian employees work in major fear of being fired. You can be let go for no particular reason. In my short time when I worked there more than 5 people were let go. One lady in recruiting was let go for speaking up. She was promoted from receptionist to recruiting and for three months after she was being paid her receptionist salary. Be careful of what you say because they will let you go if any negativity about the company. Meanwhile the Indian workers are more worried about their titles, offices, and appeasing the CEO to move up.

The culture is horrible. Employees are not happy there and often can be seen grieving to one another about their problems. Low wages are a problem, barely any holidays because someone in India complained, and no company outings/team activities. I would often see on many occasions the CEO getting private massages in his office. Why can't you spend that money on employees so that they maybe more satisfied? One employee told me that her boss said when she first started there that he wouldn't be surprised if she left after what she saw. There is also not much collaboration. The office space has major problems. The Indian workers are often in their offices with their doors closed. Meanwhile the non-Indian workers are stuck in their cubicles spread out and this does not encourage collaboration. Lastly on many occasions I saw women being treated horribly. I will not name names but I was sad to see these women who work hard not recognized for their hard work.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in employees, change the culture, and take notice or the company will fail.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Overall nice company to work

Associate Software Architect (Current Employee)
Aliso Viejo, CA

I have been working at UST Global full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood work culture
People friendly
Options to choose the career path

ConsCompensation below industry standards especially for client site people
Company becomes more corporate as it grows

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease stick to the employee friendly work culture. It is slowly changing as the company grows. Identify the loyal employees and pay them according to the industry standards.

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

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Great place to work, but becoming more corporate every day

Delivery Manager (Former Employee)
Aliso Viejo, CA

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

ProsGreat benefits and work/life balance. Interesting work that makes an impact on people's lives.

ConsNone. Many opportunities for career advancement.

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat training. Many opportunities for career advancement. Fun working environment.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Rewarding and high growth

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

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

ProsCareer growth, compensation, job security

ConsWork life balance, more benefits

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

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Associate Account Manager (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at UST Global full-time for more than 10 years

ProsUST provides good job stability

ConsUST compensation is very low

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good environment in most cases, bad HR and probably indifferent management

Senior Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
Newbury Park, CA

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

ProsIn most of the teams the colleagues are great and they work together
Flexible work times with most of the teams and clients
More management opportunities compared to other companies for similar experience

ConsHR team is bad especially at onsite, they fail to treat people as people most of the time
Nepotism
HR policies are not mature enough to cover all scenarios
There are many opportunities for technical and management work but its not publicized well so you may not know those exist
Resource management team may not know all opportunities as managers hoard information
No clear career growth plan
Salary ranges for various roles are not published
Over the past year senior management has become too focused on business means less focus on people, company's strength used to be people

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people better. Gather information from people who work rather than from HR and reports as now a days they are not giving you the current picture. Make HR policies better/little flexible

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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