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"Company has potential, but odds of it being reached under current structure are slim."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I worked at Universal Laser Systems full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Current employees in general are pleasant to work with. Fun company and product. Generally a low stress environment. Unusual to have to work more than 40 hrs a week in most positions.

Cons

Very little room for promotion or professional growth. Benefits are minimal; average health care and no retirement programs (401k, etc). Salary is not higher to compensate for this, in fact, it is considerably lower for equivalent positions elsewhere. Salary program based on company performance is also nonsensical for certain positions.
Management structure, direction, accountability, and capability are often laughable at best. High quality employees are often brought in, but then completely stifled and allowed no freedom or decision making capability in their areas of expertise. This quickly leads to frustration and a high turn-around rate in most departments. Unfortunately these short-comings are systemic and not limited to a small portion of the company. There are some bright spots, but not many.
Company has potential, but unless major changes in culture are made, they will not be realized.

Advice to Management

Accountability. Clear direction and follow through; projects often muddled and constantly changing direction; stop dropping projects half-way to fruition and just finish something. If no promotions, raises, etc to occur, some recognition and thanks would go a long way toward making current employees feel appreciated.

Other Employee Reviews for Universal Laser Systems

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Crazy Micromanagement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Location is nice. Facility is nice.

    Cons

    Employees are given neither direction nor authority.


  2. "Collective purpose towards collective goals"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Laser Systems full-time

    Pros

    I enjoy the team of people working together at this company. I enjoy the reliable constructive attitude of the managerial staff.

    Cons

    As with any privately owned company there isn't a group decision making process. Sometimes people forget that the company is owned by an individual with all the decision making power, as a company gets to be larger. People become critical of decisions because they don't feel their struggles were considered.

    Advice to Management

    Make good decisions. There are families depending on your decisions. We have faith in your because you have been doing this successfully for nearly 30 years.

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