Universal Electronics (CA)

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Universal Electronics (CA) Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
16 Reviews
3.0
16 Reviews
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Universal Electronics (CA) Chairman and CEO Paul D. Arling
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  1.  

    The workplace was clean, strict, and comfortable.

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    Former Employee - Technical Support  in  Twinsburg, OH
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Twinsburg, OH

    I worked at Universal Electronics (CA) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There was potential to grow with the company. Managers was the most helpful to me. Talked to customers on the phone daily.

    Cons

    The shift was horrible, and it was going to take a long time to get moved off of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome!!!!!

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrative  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Systems Administrative in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Universal Electronics (CA) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment and colleuges

    Cons

    In IT dept the technical expoure was more to the US staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work at

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Universal Electronics (CA) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good R&D. New innovative products.

    Cons

    Nothing i can think of.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Universal Electronics (CA) full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Overall the company treats its employees well, with perks, nice accomadations and descent pay.

    Cons

    It really depends on who your manager is. If you happen to have a bad one than you will be treated poorly in your dept.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your subordinates know that they are appreciated by connecting with them. Make sure supervisors/managers are approachable. Train supervisors better, because if you have a supervisor that treats you respectfully then you will have a better team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A decent company to work for

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant  in  Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at Universal Electronics (CA) full-time

    Pros

    Decent salary; will only get a bonus for non-managers if the company is doing well.
    The hours are actually not bad in the accounting department; some overtime during quarter end and year end but it's expected.
    People are friendly.
    Okay perks, some internal events and nice annual Christmas party.
    The CEO holds a quarterly all-hands meeting.

    Cons

    Because it's not a big company, growth opportunities are limited.
    Vacation sucks; 10 days to start, 15 days after 5th year, and 20 days after 10th year.
    Senior management = old boys' club.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good work culture other than library team

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    Current Employee - Database Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Database Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Universal Electronics (CA) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible Timings
    No Work Pressure
    Good Managers(Except Library)

    Cons

    No career growth
    No Proper Hike
    Worst job in library team
    No good exposure
    No apraisal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give some good compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    A little set in their ways but OK place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Universal Electronics (CA) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Strong financials
    Dedicated employees
    Good benefits
    Bonus structure with regular payouts

    Cons

    Not very willing to change
    Inflexible management
    Draconian financial monitoring
    Micromanagement at some Sr levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to make the environment more open and be willing to take more risk for future reward.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Not a great place to work, but an opportunity to work with latest technologies in consumer electronics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Universal Electronics (CA)

    Pros

    Exposure to latest technologies in consumer electronics, especially universal remote controls

    Cons

    Unhealthy work environment
    Lack of clear-cut direction in what one should work for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more faith on DRs

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Typical medium sized company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cypress, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cypress, CA

    I have been working at Universal Electronics (CA) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits: low premium health insurance. profit sharing. company matched 401k to 7.5 % of salary
    People: except few, friendly environment

    Cons

    No real room for growth
    can be monotonous

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try cross training employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Flexible work environment, but lacks quality engineers.

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    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer  in  Cypress, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Cypress, CA

    I have been working at Universal Electronics (CA) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    * There is quite a bit of flexibility in how and where the work is done, as long as it is completed in a timely manner.
    * The pay is average/decent, although I can't speak for others at the company.

    Cons

    * Managment is often unaware of the difference between "quality" of engineering versus "quantity". That is, they believe that throwing more engineers on a job, can get it done faster. However many of these engineers are right out of college and located thousands of miles away in India, which makes joint development projects difficult at best.
    * Amount of vacation time stinks, it takes 5 years with the company to get the 3rd week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Look for quality engineers only, and when one is hired that can't cut the mustard, let them go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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