Universal Electric Corporation

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Universal Electric Corporation Reviews

Updated March 20, 2015
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  1. Great full-time environment, but rough for temporary hires.

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    Former Contractor - Drafter
    Former Contractor - Drafter
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Universal Electric Corporation as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Excellent work-life balance -Great benefits (Good health program, multiple yearly cash bonuses, on-site gym, flexible hours) -Strong company values, with a focus on meeting diverse customer needs and ensuring product reliability -Friendly and approachable management and ownership -A focus on growth and technological advancement, with large investments in R&D and cutting edge hardware

    Cons

    -Very little job training -Frequently shifting goals and expectations due to the smallish company size and varied customer requests -Contractors do not get access to the cash bonuses, health program access, or many of the various other amenities offered by the company to direct hires, and you are more likely to be kept on as a contractor for long periods of time than you are to be hired directly. Despite this, you will still be expected to attend events and ceremonies where all of your direct hire colleagues are given these rewards. This can be demoralizing, especially after you've worked there for a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to offer full time positions to contractors...it might be expensive, but keeping them temporary for years without pay raises or bonuses will gradually affect the quality of their output. At the very least, allow them to skip various events where their colleagues are rewarded, as this can turn the rewards intended to create cohesion among employees into a source of division instead.


  2. Good company, great benefit.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Universal Electric Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back work place. No real pressure.

    Cons

    Buddy system. Lack of respect for the talented professional.

    Advice to Management

    Let go of the buddy system and this will be the greatest place work.


  3. OK

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great employees, health benefits, work schedule, beautiful building, free parking, tons of perks, great location

    Cons

    Lack of communication, poor management; this could be the best company in the area to work for if not for these two issues

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication, employ stronger managers with relevant experience, promote employees to explore other positions in the company if they have the background to suit them


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  5. electrical assembler

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    Former Employee - Electronics Worker in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Electronics Worker in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly people. Relaxing job.

    Cons

    Very poor management. The shift manager was very unprofessional and talked in back of other employees(she had 30 years of housekeeping experience which was very usual to work as an manager of the manufacturing department)

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who has real experience in the field.


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    Current Employee - Shop in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Shop in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Electric Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Indoors, Heat in winter Air in summer

    Cons

    They watch over you all the time


  7. Mixed review about tenure

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    Former Employee - Kitting in Canonsburg, PA
    Former Employee - Kitting in Canonsburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Universal Electric Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company has had continued growth in this industry during my tenure. The average environment is good with their normal snags you find anywhere. The owners care about the company and realize, and I mean truly realize, the major component to their success is the employees getting the job done. Benefits package is awesome if you take full advantage. The owners and management agree that an employee informed about the company's standing and direction is an employee with a vested interest. This is serves in the matches mandatory company meeting.

    Cons

    The cons were not really that different from other jobs such as the drama between departments or shifts or employees. The big con that led to my departure was the time frame for advancement in the company, which I believe is due to the size of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Don't overlook ideas not filtered up through lifers. Have a possible route to suggest straight to the top.



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