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Ultra Electronics Reviews

Updated February 27, 2017
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Ultra Electronics CEO Rakesh Sharma
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Pros
  • Helpful support, Great people with a great deal of experience, Interesting projects to work on (in 13 reviews)

  • Decent pay and benefits package (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management team has no idea of what is going on on the shop floor (in 28 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't know what is going on at the lower levels (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Growing and stable company that has been around for 30+ years. Deep relationships with a large number of international and domestic customers. Diverse set of markets (nuclear, aerospace, automation, etc.) provides a very stable business. Talented employees are engaged and friendly. Company promotes a family friendly environment.

    Cons

    The end of the month can be hectic as we try to ship products out the door.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Ultra Electronics Response

    Nov 23, 2016 – Group Human Resources Director

    Thank you for your feedback. Ultra does indeed have a long history dating back to 1920. Many of the businesses that have been acquired by Ultra also have long histories and strong positions in their ... More


  2. "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..


  3. "Very unprofessional work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ultra Electronics full-time

    Pros

    The work can be interesting, although the codebase is a wreck. Some of the people were very nice.

    Cons

    Management here will make your life a living hell. There is politics galore and megalomaniacs everywhere. People tend to be very demoralized by the environment here. Management really needs to get its act together.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like human beings. Focus on the work and stop playing games and politics. Some of the management really needs to grow up and act like mature adults.


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  5. "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.


  6. "Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with there.

    Cons

    Small company. High risks.

    Ultra Electronics Response

    Jan 23, 2017 – Copywriter

    Thank you for your feedback; Ultra prides itself on having “great people” working for us and we appreciate your comments. We wish you luck in your future career.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Bad Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manassas, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing really comes to mind. Toxic environment, many layoffs.

    Cons

    One of the least professional experiences I ever had. I quit better jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Things have significantly changed since I worked there, recommendation won't matter.

    Ultra Electronics Response

    Nov 23, 2016 – Group Human Resources Director

    Thank you for your feedback. As you will know, your business has been merged with Advanced Tactical Systems based in Austin, TX. This will provide both businesses with a stronger base to provide ... More


  8. "UEAS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    An Outstanding Senior Leadership Team. It is clear that they are working hard at improving the overall atmosphere of the organization.

    Cons

    Some inherit challenges with working remotely.

    Ultra Electronics Response

    Oct 17, 2016 – Group Human Resources Director

    Thank you for your feedback.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Terrible from the ceo on down"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The medical dental vision and life benefits are good other than that the perks are few and far between.

    Cons

    There is no incentive to excel as you will only get more work and no recognition. All incentives go to senior management and raises were capped at 2% while promotions were nonexistent. Attitude comes from the top down, no respect for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Start recognizing and rewarding employees.for their efforts.

    Ultra Electronics Response

    Sep 2, 2016 – Group Human Resources Director

    Thank you for your feedback - are you able to share the business or location where you worked so the feedback can be reviewed by the appropriate team?


  10. "Great Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    - Very knowledgeable and hard working employee
    - Flex time
    - 4 Weeks vacation / year
    - Decent health insurance
    - Laid back work environment
    - Tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    - Too many managers
    - Upper management doesn't know what is going on at the lower levels
    - Hard to get a promotion
    - Unequal work loads, some do a lot while others talk all day.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the hard workers. Cut back on the managers, you only need one person telling you to get the work done, not 3.

    Ultra Electronics Response

    Jul 25, 2016 – Group Human Resources Director

    Thank you for your feedback - could you identify which business location you work at as this would help us?


  11. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ultra Electronics full-time

    Pros

    good, nice people to work for.

    Cons

    havin to spray tan weekly

    Ultra Electronics Response

    Jul 8, 2016 – Group Human Resources Director

    Thank you for your feedback (and humor)



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