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Universal Electric Corporation Reviews

Updated June 6, 2017
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  1. "I LOVE MY JOB"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembler in Canonsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Assembler in Canonsburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Electric Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Universal Electric is one of the best companies I have ever worked for. They have excellent benefits and the schedule is really nice.. the supervisors and helpful and understanding and I also have made new friends while working here.

    Cons

    honestly can't think of any at the moment....

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  2. "Mindless work, Very clicky, lots of gossip, Dim supervisors. Like working in a High School."

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    Former Employee - Assembler in Lawrenceville, PA
    Former Employee - Assembler in Lawrenceville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Universal Electric Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, The place is clean and temperature controlled....Thats about it

    Cons

    Mindless work. If you are brain damaged or have no skills what-so-ever this is the place for you. They really seemed to be genuinely surprised if you have electrical experience or know which end of a screwdriver to hold. If you have electrical experience or assembly skills and experience dont go there you will be treated like a total moron. And you will get sick of it really fast.

    Advice to Management

    Get some supervisors or leads that aren't so obnoxious and incompetent. Dont hire experienced people, then treat them like they are idiots.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent employees, but management lacks experience and ambition"

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

    I worked at Universal Electric Corporation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The employees ("do-ers") are a blessing to work with and are some of the most talented people I have ever met.
    The facility is new, very nice, and has comfortable working conditions.
    The owners care deeply about the company and the working-man (or woman).
    The company is investing a lot into equipment and processes.

    Cons

    Employees that go above and beyond get paid almost the same as employees that slack off and do next to nothing. (Good employees are not rewarded or appreciated)
    Most of management has been promoted into their roles due to tenure, not experience or value and this can be extremely frustrating at times, especially given that most of them are very self-serving.
    Sales says "yes" to almost any customer request, so a lot of times you are expected to build a product that is almost impossible to assemble. It also doesn’t help that Engineering’s designs have issues a lot of the time and their managers are never available

    Advice to Management

    Hire more experienced managers that care about more than just themselves.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "electrical assembler"

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    Former Employee - Electronics Worker in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Electronics Worker in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly people. Relaxing job.

    Cons

    Very poor management. The shift manager was very unprofessional and talked in back of other employees(she had 30 years of housekeeping experience which was very usual to work as an manager of the manufacturing department)

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who has real experience in the field.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Tester"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Shop in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Shop in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Electric Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Indoors, Heat in winter Air in summer

    Cons

    They watch over you all the time


  6. "Mixed review about tenure"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitting in Canonsburg, PA
    Former Employee - Kitting in Canonsburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Universal Electric Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company has had continued growth in this industry during my tenure. The average environment is good with their normal snags you find anywhere. The owners care about the company and realize, and I mean truly realize, the major component to their success is the employees getting the job done. Benefits package is awesome if you take full advantage. The owners and management agree that an employee informed about the company's standing and direction is an employee with a vested interest. This is serves in the matches mandatory company meeting.

    Cons

    The cons were not really that different from other jobs such as the drama between departments or shifts or employees. The big con that led to my departure was the time frame for advancement in the company, which I believe is due to the size of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Don't overlook ideas not filtered up through lifers. Have a possible route to suggest straight to the top.


  7. "Best growth market opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Universal Electric Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Excellent electrical products in the rapidly growing data center market. Generous owners making large investments in the business.

    Cons

    Turnover in operational management. Common issues with family owned businesses.

  8. "Consider working here with caution"

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

    I worked at Universal Electric Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people who work in production.

    Cons

    HR. The human resources management has no empathy for people and enjoys destroying moral. The owners support the initiative despite the fact of increased turnover falling moral. Do not ever go to HR with anything confidential, it will be gossiped about! And forget about moving up in the company. HR hates internal candidates and if you do happen to get a promotion, HR will do anything it can to prove you are not competent. Office politics run rampant. People forget that about their common goals and focus on ruining people.

    Advice to Management

    Fire HR management!


  9. "Look elsewhere if you wish to grow as a professional"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Electric Corporation full-time

    Pros

    The pay is reasonable, the bonuses are nice for the time being, good 401k

    Cons

    There are very few smart, honest people at this company. It's the most political place I have ever worked at, and few take ownership of their responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Sales is your best asset. Focus on supporting that team. Remove & replace the operations and engineering management as they are astoundingly inept. Hire real professionals


  10. Helpful (1)

    "OK job if you need it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ok job does have benefits

    Cons

    If you don't brown nose you don't get promotion

    Advice to Management

    Your leads aren't as knowable as you might think


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