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Ultra Electronics Reviews

Updated July 3, 2017
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Ultra Electronics CEO Rakesh Sharma
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Pros
  • Decent pay and benefits package (in 9 reviews)

  • Helpful support, Great people with a great deal of experience, Interesting projects to work on (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management team has no idea of what is going on on the shop floor (in 29 reviews)

  • Upper management has on occasion cut off their nose to spite their face, on things from position name changes to salaries (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ultra Electronics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love the atmosphere.
    Love the coworkers.
    Love my office.

    Cons

    None everything is amazing I love the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ultra Electronics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people across the company, pay and benefits are competitive

    Cons

    Standard people issues. Honestly, you're going to find people that you disagree with wherever you go. Part of the job is figuring out how to work with others. I'm very surprised by the other reviews of USSI. It's been a very good place to work for me and I've been very happy with my experience overall

    Ultra Electronics Response

    May 25, 2017 – Group Communications Officer and Copywriter

    Thank you for providing us with Feedback here on Glassdoor. We appreciate your comments and would like you to know that they are received and read by Head Office in our ongoing mission to improve and... More

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Once a vibrant company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ultra Electronics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have worked with some wonderful, smart, hard working and talented people here and have learned a great deal. I have also worked on some very interesting and challenging projects and have been treated extremely well by management.

    Cons

    The people and projects are all gone now. Also, the location is horrific.

    Ultra Electronics Response

    Apr 18, 2017 – Group Communications Officer and Copywriter

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We value the opinions of our employees and we appreciate both your positive comments and constructive advice. We'd also like to thank you... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Human Resources did nothing when complaints of harassment were received."

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ok salary and interesting work. Innovative SW teams and individual contributors. Small company but acquired by larger company. Developing hardware side.

    Cons

    Management was not honest. Too many people trying to just "work" the dishonesty to keep their job or move up. Managers not as competent as individual contributors.

    Advice to Management

    Replace President and HR with better and honest leaders

    Ultra Electronics Response

    Apr 24, 2017 – Group Communications Officer and Copywriter

    Thank you for providing Ultra with Feedback. We are sorry that you didn't fully enjoy your time with us but we wish you a long and successful career in your chosen field. We take our employees... More


  5. "3eTI was a great first job and the great people there helped jump-start my career!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Engineering management, especially of the direct client delivery divisions (the people who actually perform and project engineering and installations) are fantastic, and some of the nicest people I have ever worked with. Their commitment to their co-workers fosters a great camaraderie.

    Cons

    Upper management has on occasion cut off their nose to spite their face, on things from position name changes to salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the positive environment and provide more stability at the top of the organizational ladder.

    Ultra Electronics Response

    Mar 21, 2017 – Group Communications Officer and Copywriter

    Thank you for taking the time to review your time at Ultra and provide us with feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us and that we were able to help develop your skills and aid you... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "hourly experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia City, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia City, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ultra Electronics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    paycheck when you need one

    Cons

    Management is horrendous from directors to group leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Get all new management get rid of the boys club mentality.

    Ultra Electronics Response

    Apr 18, 2017 – Group Communications Officer and Copywriter

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. The happiness of our employees is intrinsic to the success of the business and we have made a note of your constructive comments. If you... More


  7. "Ultra Electronics/Magicard support role"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Technical Support in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Laid back Atmosphere. No micro management. Good benefits/pay.

    Cons

    Not very organized. No room for growth.

    Ultra Electronics Response

    Mar 6, 2017 – Group Communications Officer and Copywriter

    Ultra would like to thank you for taking time to provide us with positive and constructive feedback. We always like hearing from employees and would like you to know that your comments have been... More

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Once Great, Now..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Office Space
    Work Life Balance
    Cool People
    Good Snacks
    A lot of Engagement

    Cons

    Office Location
    Lost a lot of good people

    Because this was a military contract based company a lot of what goes on in the government directly effects the company, and ultimately, paychecks.

    Advice to Management

    The loss of contract work led to large lay-offs, while could not have been avoided, definitely seemed arbitrary regarding who was let go. Some positions were redundant, but a lot of people that we choosen over others ended up leaving. Some people were asked to come back after this process; not the best decisions were made.

    Ultra Electronics Response

    Mar 13, 2017 – Group Communications Officer and Copywriter

    Firstly, Ultra would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We appreciate hearing from employees who really know the company so we can make real improvements across the... More


  9. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ultra Electronics (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Unique group of loosely affiliated companies with innovative products/services. R&D money available is

    Cons

    Board of Directors are focused on an aggressive return on investment which can destabilize small businesses they purchase.. No real cohesiveness or synergy between business units.

    Advice to Management

    Less aggressive quotas on newly acquired businesses will help them be successful and overall Group success. Local management should resist signing up fro unrealistic quotas/goals..

    Ultra Electronics Response

    Mar 6, 2017 – Group Communications Officer and Copywriter

    Thank you for providing Ultra with constructive feedback. We appreciate your comments and have made a note of your opinions. Ultra prides itself on being a unique group of businesses, each run... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer I in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer I in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is for ATS - Most of your coworkers are great. Has a little onsite gym that you can use. Sometimes you can work on some exciting projects

    Cons

    This is for ATS - The main codebase is ancient, impossible to understand, and not improving anytime soon. There are too many chiefs and not enough indians.

    Advice to Management

    The codebase is crappy as hell. That's why keep loosing engineers.

    Ultra Electronics Response

    Jan 23, 2017 – Copywriter

    Thank you for your positive comments and constructive feedback. We love hearing that our employees found the work “exciting” and have made a note of your views.


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