Ultra Clean Technology Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
19 Reviews

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19 Reviews
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  1.  

    Ok - not horrible.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ultra Clean Technology

    Pros

    Good benefit. Going through changes. Many talented good working people and has good equipments.

    Cons

    Depending on which department. Disconnect between management and employees. Advancement in the company depends on who you know.

  2.  

    A decent place to be at if you're in a pinch

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Hayward, CA

    I have been working at Ultra Clean Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have a manager that is protective of the group and hired me when there was no other opportunities for me. I was able to take the time off to take care of my Dad while he was sick on Fridays. Received promotion where most people don't.

    Cons

    A lot of people who work here also seemed to be in a pinch such company downsizing, lay offs, new grad with no work, etc. Many co-workers here were laid off from other companies during times such as economic downturn and transferred their skillset here. I myself and the previous person in my position could not find jobs and ended up taking the offer. He ended up leaving for a much bigger company.

    A co-worker once told me that the guy before me was the only guy to take the low pay, all other candidates turned down the offer. The only reason I was hired was because the other more qualified candidate turned down the offer. There were several positions that took months to fill because every time the company gave an offer, it was turned down. My two new co-workers were out of a job for several months and took the offer.

    There is a lot of arguments and disagreements, even some backstabbing between different groups with little room to compromise. All the different groups seem to be low on resources and manpower.

    The only reason I have 3 stars is because despite the chaos at work, my manager watches out for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop looking at the front end savings and start trying to build a long term relationship with good reputable suppliers. A good supplier may charge higher prices, but won't have big blow backs that is costly and ruins our reputation as a contract manufacturer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Intimated, singled out, discriminated, verbally abused

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

    I worked at Ultra Clean Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The best place to work at if you can make it into the clique, you get well paid for doing nothing all day.

    Cons

    This company was beyond terrible with abusing power. Anyone in lead, supervisor, and manager positions took some sadistic pride in false discipline. This of course will not affect you if you rub elbows with the right people. This place has nothing to do with actual work, its politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no helping management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    All cons

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

    I have been working at Ultra Clean Technology full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Plenty of mistakes = Plenty of overtime to fix those mistakes

    Cons

    The management team and leads do not have UCT's best interests in mind. Rather than hiring talented employees they suround themselves with the least
    talented to maintain their control and position. Ultimately the quality and production efficiency is significantly jeopardized on a day to day basis.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unorganized, poorly managed, not a good place to work at

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

    I have been working at Ultra Clean Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good for people with little or no experience, an OK place to start.

    Cons

    Management is dysfunctional, poor benefits, no culture, high expectations with no gratitude what-so-ever.
    The company is like a bus stop, people come and go, a lot of people are constantly leaving the company. HR is completely impotent.
    No growth potential.
    Management declines to send employees to training that is essential to their job function

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show gratitude to employees and invest in current employees, try to make them happy instead of hiring more and more people because so many people are quitting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Company Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA

    I have been working at Ultra Clean Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are some great smart people working here.

    Cons

    Most employees feel under appreciated and over worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your employees. Even small things like a company picnic or "spot" bonuses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    High Expectations low return

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ultra Clean Technology

    Pros

    What you see is what you get

    Cons

    High turn around( layoffs monthly)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    More cons than pros at UCT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA

    I worked at Ultra Clean Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great comraderie and support from co-workers and mangement in my department. All pulling together and doing whatever necessary to get the jobs done well and on time.

    Cons

    Too much political in-fighting and posturing at executive level. New President micro-manges routine decisions of his VP's and below to save money. Penny-wise and pound foolish. CFO doesn't have the expertise or common sense to run Finance and HR. Out of the office most of the time. Some try to rule by intimidation. CEO lets it all happen. Survival of the fittest rules here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the mangers and employees under you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't waste your time

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

    I worked at Ultra Clean Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A good company model in a much needed niche industry with a lot of great human capital

    Cons

    A management team that things they know it all and will not listen to anyone's ideas. Proof is how they ruined the profitable AIT company when they purchased it in 2012. They instituted their ideas and forced their policies on a business they said would help their bottom line, and ruined their margins and profitability. They forced many talented people to leave because they refused to listen to ideas they didn't come up with themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to all ideas and not just your own! Employees are valuable assets and when you buy a company that is doing well, listen and learn!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Small time wanting to be Big time

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

    I have been working at Ultra Clean Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Seriously none that I can think of.

    Cons

    *Management constantly trying to find ways to keep profits out of the hands of the employees
    *CEO tired, has turned the keys to the building over to the President, who gets into the weeds more than anyone should
    *CYA 24-7

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people and don't promote in-fighting amongst functional groups.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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