UST Global Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
347 Reviews
2.7
347 Reviews
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UST Global CEO Sajan Pillai
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Moderate work life balance, more dependent on the kind of project manager you have (in 23 reviews)

  • I like the work culture of UST Global and it is a very comfortable place to work (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • very bad dress code policy mon to frd you have to wear tie (in 12 reviews)

  • Work life balance is a challenge (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay away!

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    Former Employee - Appraisal Assignments  in  Coraopolis, PA
    Former Employee - Appraisal Assignments in Coraopolis, PA

    I worked at UST Global full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Decent pay compared to other companies in area and coworkers at same pay grade are great (not key word, SAME pay grade)

    Cons

    This place is a joke when it comes to being hired on! You start out as a 6 month temp to full time employee but when 6 months comes around you have to hunt down your manager to ask if your being hired on... Same with month 7...8...9.... And almost at 10 they layoff you with a group of others. This place is a joke!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating your employees like people and not dogs... In fact dogs are treated better!

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company to work for

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    Current Employee - Associate Architect  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Architect in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Compensation is much less than industry standards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Read below and think twice before working here.

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    Former Employee - Business Operations  in  Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Business Operations in Aliso Viejo, CA

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

    Pros

    1. 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.

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    Invest in employees, change the culture, and take notice or the company will fail.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company for starters.

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst

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

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere. Good work culture.

    Cons

    As growing company the company is performing ok.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Worst place to work in the 20th Century

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    The hiring process is quick

    Cons

    DO 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Does not pay travel expenses

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Columbia, MD

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

    Pros

    turns a deaf ear to employee concern

    Cons

    1. 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Bad experience

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    No pros from my experience

    Cons

    I 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.

  9.  

    Blood Suckers !!!

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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    There's nothing positive to say about this company.

    Cons

    DO 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 ManagementAdvice

    you are running a body shop - reform or perish !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Work Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UST Global

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Salary is less compared to other firms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Stay Away

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Flexible 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 ManagementAdvice

    - 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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