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Ultra Electronics Reviews

Updated Nov 10, 2019

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2.6
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Ultra Electronics CEO Simon Pryce
Simon Pryce
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ultra Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Good culture Professional staff half day Fridays

    Cons

    Compensation Advancement long term planning business acquisition learning curve

    Ultra Electronics2018-03-06
  2. "Really great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Facility Security Officer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ultra Electronics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company is off every other Friday and you work 9 hour days.

    Cons

    You are worked extra hard and usually given more than one job title.

    Ultra Electronics2019-10-23
  3. "Good Work- delivering for military"

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    Current Employee - Production Technician in Woburn, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ultra Electronics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very busy producing products for military. Team very dedicated to delivering quality product.

    Cons

    Ramping up for all the new work.

    Advice to Management

    Implement the improvements the team is working on. We will be able to improve output.

    Ultra Electronics2019-10-07
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Wire Bond Technicians in Woburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ultra Electronics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Salary, Some people were nice, Work that matters.

    Cons

    Not a very diverse company when it comes to hiring African Americans, Some of the very long term employee's thought they actually owned the company. Some harassment and overt racism. A employee used the N word.

    Advice to Management

    Diversity Training to all employees. Harassment and Racism should be handled with a Zero Tolerance policy. Otherwise, Law Suite's are inevitably.

    Ultra Electronics2019-09-03
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Not for the faint of heart"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ultra Electronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Solid growth outlook and great people to work with. Benefits are average.

    Cons

    Management team is not good. Makes promises it can’t or won’t keep. Morale is very poor and I believe a lot of folks are looking elsewhere. I miss my previous manager(s). No real growth opportunities either.

    Advice to Management

    The top better start realizing what’s going on below them, because it’s worse than they are being told.

    Ultra Electronics2019-05-28
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Where’s Waldo"

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    Former Employee - Production Technician in Lancaster, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ultra Electronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits acceptable, Worker tribal knowledge can only go so far!

    Cons

    President out of touch and lacking basic mgmt skills. Sr. staff lacks leadership abilities with a mouse leading the rank & file. No 9/80 workweek.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the business, before it sinks!

    Ultra Electronics2019-05-12
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Worked over 10 years"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Ultra Electronics full-time

    Pros

    Free sodas, half-day Fridays, and professional staff,

    Cons

    Low job security, top heavy management, company was once a thriving productive company, but is having problems

    Ultra Electronics2019-05-09
  8. Helpful (5)

    "They will lead you on and treat you bad"

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    Former Employee - Assembly Technician in Manhattan, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ultra Electronics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People, benefits, location, and opportunity for over time

    Cons

    Senior management, treatment, pay, constant need for overtime

    Advice to Management

    Don't continue treating your employees badly and expect them to work harder foe you

    Ultra Electronics2019-04-22
  9. Helpful (1)

    "No Work Life Balance"

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

    I worked at Ultra Electronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some of the employees are great people to work with.

    Cons

    Work Life balance dose not exists at this company. If you are a salaried employee, be expected to be there all hours to complete the job. Employees have been known to regularly miss important personal events to complete a job due to managements CONSISTENT REACTIVE APPROACH TO EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME!!! To make matter even worse the company dose not train or provide the necessary tools (or software) for an employee... to perform at a peak level. This is painful for Engineers and all other departments at this company. The only high point is for an entry level Engineer, that would be able to see the entire process and not be siloed into one role as would be at a larger DoD company. Employees who remain in the company too long have skills that are clearly out dated and would suffer or not make it in the current workforce. You leave this company with the skills you originally came in with. However some of the employees are great people and that can not be discounted.

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    Advice to Management

    The company is reactive and the employees suffer a great deal. Updated skill sets and software would make all the difference in the world. Also management needs to be aware how some of the poor communication skills have tremendously hurt the morale. What may have once been a positive place has turned sour and negative. Take a real pulse of how people feel (without asking the employees because they will not tell you... the truth. Everyone is aware of the screaming and time to time disrespect and due to that employees will keep the truth to themselves).

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    Ultra Electronics2019-04-02
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Don't Accept the Offer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ultra Electronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Overall good benefits due to size. Build good products. Work is challenging.

    Cons

    UK based company with no leadership in US. Management within the business is out of touch with employees and often rude. No values. Work at own risk.

    Advice to Management

    Stop Yelling and Listen

    Ultra Electronics2019-02-26
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