UniversalPegasus International

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Updated Jun 22, 2014

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2.4 36 reviews

55% Approve of the CEO

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Philip Luna

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29% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good people but the quality of work produced is mediocre

    Staff Engineer (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsFriendly and comfortable work environment with people that get along well. You can gain field experience.

    ConsThe mentorship was very weak and they didn't do a good job of providing the necessary tools to succeed in the engineering environment. Not enough control over the client and their overall needs and always in a reactionary mode.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed some more strong mentors and better organization of tools and more structured use of the tools.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Place to Work - Don't Count on Job Security

    Project Engineer (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGood work environment. Diverse projects. Open door policy. If you are fortunate to jump on some exciting projects you will get some good experience.

    ConsBuddy system exists. If your on overhead for 30-60 days, keep a look out for layoffs because they are coming your way. Will drop 60%-70% of their workforce to stay afloat when business is slow and no new projects are coming in.

    No training programs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of buddy system. Figure out a way to hire enough employees to get the work done without over hiring.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The love - hate relationship

    Engineer (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsManagement treats you well
    The pay is good
    The environment and the people are good

    ConsUncertainty
    Random layoffs
    Contradicting/puzzling memos from management

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire and keep good employees = restore confidence
    Get good sales people/business developers and go out and get projects. No excuse laying people off for lack of work when other companies are desperate for people
    The buddy system needs to go

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

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    Stabilized and Growing

    Engineering (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsPleanty of opportunities for career growth. The company has seen a pretty remarkable turnaround this year with lots of new faces and new work. Pretty good atmosphere. New corporate culture appears to genuinely value doing interesting things with the employees.

    ConsSome of the longer term employees still harp about the "good old days at Universal and Pegasus". the merger was in 2008, they need to look at the company for what it is today.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the employees; employees have plenty to contribute to improving the company. and that isnt just the simple stuff.

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

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    Some good people but definitely needs some help

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGreat benefits and 401k, 9/80 work schedule, some really good people work there

    ConsRegular lay offs/poor employee morale. In a 6 month span there were 2 major lay offs based on loss of projects or no new business. Constant turnover/attrition of staff. Lots of baggage/attitudes still prevalent from the Ensco/ Pegasus days. Get over it, move on and for those that can't, show them the door.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet as lean as you need to be in one fail swoop. Then go out and land some decent projects and start to build your company again. There is a good core of some really strong people, but they need some direction and something to get excited about.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Blissfully ignorant ?

    Advisor (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsMoney is near top pay. Delegation of work is challenging. No politics, Evolving culture, friendly environment. New management seems familiar and knowledgeable. I love coming to work.

    ConsPast has been unnecessarily up and down. Uncertain future, past loss of employees is still causing attrition due to uncertainty. Would have been nice if stayed on westside, but move not as bad as expected. Let's move back west!

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the current course. Get back to better communication.

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

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    New management team rebuilding employee confidence!

    Subsea Engineering (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsSalary, upward opportunities, positive atmosphere. The new management team is making a real effort to involve the employees in getting the company rolling again. The attrition has finally stopped and a positive increase in new hires each month is really encouraging. Past clients have begun to return with new projects and working clients are increasing their workloads!

    ConsSome employees still carry baggage from the 2008 merger. This is unfortunate because that was almost 5 years ago and a lot has changed in the past 6 months.

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to the employees, they understand what the clients are asking
    continue to build the training programs
    continue to hire young engineers, they have a lot to offer to this company.

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

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    A good place to work in general

    Designer (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsFlexible schedule, nice co-workers, decent pay

    ConsLack of corporate training, "buddy system"

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Too many Chiefs not enough Indians

    Former Employee (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsNice People to work with

    ConsManagers form Amec they actually brought managers in from another company that failed, why would you do that???
    They Lie to people to get them to stay and when the time comes to go into your new position they give it to someone who has ass-kissed enough to get the position not the person who deserves it.
    They have someone in IT who is a complete failure at what he does since he has been hired they have lost All of their Server Support and most of their Helpdesk people at least the ones who were worth anything. why cant management see that when you loose 6 people in the matter of 2 months something is wrong!
    I watched Senior people leave this company for competitors for over a year and noone did anything about it. I watched as we lost employees when i started there was over 3000 employees now the company is at only 750 something is wrong.

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

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    What goes up must come down!

    Lead Mapping Designer (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsPay was decent, Updated Technology (computers, software etc.)

    ConsIncompetent Management without credentials for positions in which they are placed. The Buddy system remains there as long as your friends with any management or supervisor then your job is safe. Structure isn't there, standards aren't present and if questioned scare tactic emails are sent letting employees know the job market isn't that great.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHigher Qualified individuals with a Degree, cut the Buddy system out and work on improving the structure within.

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