Universal Electronics (CA)
3.2 of 5 12 reviews
www.uei.com Santa Ana, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Universal Electronics (CA) Reviews

Updated May 8, 2014
Universal Electronics (CA) – Whitewater – “Floor”

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3.2 12 reviews

                             

62% Approve of the CEO

Universal Electronics (CA) Chairman and CEO Paul D. Arling

Paul D. Arling

(8 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A little set in their ways but OK place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStrong financials
    Dedicated employees
    Good benefits
    Bonus structure with regular payouts

    ConsNot very willing to change
    Inflexible management
    Draconian financial monitoring
    Micromanagement at some Sr levels

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork to make the environment more open and be willing to take more risk for future reward.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The workplace was clean, strict, and comfortable.

    Technical Support (Former Employee)
    Twinsburg, OH

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

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

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    Ok job but would not recommend.

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
    Twinsburg, OH

    ProsSame schedule each week, coworkers are nice and big pay increase for full time.

    ConsSupervisors will not hesitate to fire employees who do not meet their quota or even just because they can. Breaks are bad as in a 5 hr part time shift they only give you one 10 minute break. Management will also write you up for whatever they decide to enforce that week. Many good employees were let go becauae of this

    Advice to Senior ManagementDont fire your full time agents and hire part timers because it is cheaper

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Santa Ana, CA

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

    ConsIt 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 Senior ManagementLet 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.

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

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    A decent company to work for

    Senior Accountant (Former Employee)
    Santa Ana, CA

    ProsDecent 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.

    ConsBecause 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 Senior ManagementNone.

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

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave more faith on DRs

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    Typical medium sized company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Cypress, CA

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

    ConsNo real room for growth
    can be monotonous

    Advice to Senior Managementtry cross training employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This place sucks

    Technical Representative (Former Employee)
    Twinsburg, OH

    Prosif you find any let me know

    Consmanagement does not know how to talk to anyone or manage, they do not work with school or even real life issues, very secretive, and management actually enjoys firing people

    Advice to Senior Managementgo to college and get some education on how to actually manage and motivate your employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome!!!!!

    Systems Administrative (Former Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsGreat work environment and colleuges

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work

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

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    Flexible work environment, but lacks quality engineers.

    Senior Firmware Engineer (Current Employee)
    Cypress, CA

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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