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Updated November 9, 2017
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  1. "Temp Assembly Line"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UTStarcom (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pretty easy job. Got treated well.

    Cons

    Workers spoke a lot of different languages. Hard to communicate.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hit the higher-ups.


  2. "awful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I have no pros for this place.

    Cons

    they will lie to you about compensation / benefits. Make sure to get everything in writing.

  3. "Sr. FAE Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Telecom FAE Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Telecom FAE Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UTStarcom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Atmosphere in this company is good. No too much pressure, good balance between work and life. It's a good place if you don't have too much ambition.

    Cons

    The peak of utstarcom passed away. I can't see the good expectation of it. Only access network devices left in it's product line, which are not competitive in this field.

    Advice to Management

    It is better to find new product line. Set clear goals. It sounds obvious, but too many managers simply tread water or get pulled in too many directions instead of figuring out what the most important things for them to achieve are and focusing there. Try this exercise: Pretend it’s a year from now. Looking back on the previous 12 months, what would you need to have accomplished for it to have been a successful year? After you’ve figured that out, make those things your concrete goals for the coming months. Write them out, form plans to achieve them, and then be disciplined about sticking to them.


  4. "Sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Accounts in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Accounts in Alameda, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Best salary
    Best environment
    Care for employee
    Best benefits
    Best flexible env

    Cons

    China focused
    Not forecast
    Negative revenue


  5. "Have worked for this company for 10 years."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    U can realize your plan if you put effort to do it.

    Cons

    Keep changing high level management team makes company very unstable and lost direction


  6. "Neutral"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UTStarcom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The compensation was great for a North American sales rep.

    Cons

    The company doesn't know how to sell to North American customers- at all.


  7. "Many missed opportunities."

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    Former Employee - Software Designer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Software Designer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UTStarcom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It paid well, but was very frustrating, in that direction changed dramatically every few months.

    Cons

    Different branches of the company often worked against each other.
    No one criticized the company, or critiqued our performance. This was not openly discouraged by management, but it was also never, ever done.

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest with employees.

  8. "Unsophisticated, not market-savvy, willing to cut corners"

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    Former Employee - Vice President
    Former Employee - Vice President
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UTStarcom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some truly bright technical people who want to do the right thing. The video technology is truly unique and compelling.

    Cons

    "Strategy" doesn't last longer than one quarter. Always chasing the buck, regardless of what it takes. The original founders are like Rasputin - they just won't go away.


  9. "Never ending Layoffs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Tools, Good local team

    Cons

    Over extended themselves in early 2000's and had nothing but product line sales and layoffs since.

    Team in US was not respected and software developed in US was taken to create competing products in China including overall framework and individual features with no corresponding return of features

    Management switched from a highly respectable Hong Lu to been counters concerned only with the stock price and not with product integrity and company productivity

    Rather than leveraging two teams working on the same types of products they let them run independently resulting in neither product being a success.

    Advice to Management

    Your work is all in China now, might as well keep it that way.


  10. "Not satisfing"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good location hard working lower management.

    Cons

    Chineese management. Lies and deception

    Advice to Management

    Company will shutdown if continued this way.


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