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Universal Electronics (CA) Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Typical medium sized company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cypress, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cypress, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits: low premium health insurance. profit sharing. company matched 401k to 7.5 % of salary
    People: except few, friendly environment

    Cons

    No real room for growth
    can be monotonous

    Advice to Management

    try cross training employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "This place sucks"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Representative in Twinsburg, OH
    Former Employee - Technical Representative in Twinsburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    if you find any let me know

    Cons

    management does not know how to talk to anyone or manage, they do not work with school or even real life issues, very secretive, and management actually enjoys firing people

    Advice to Management

    go to college and get some education on how to actually manage and motivate your employees


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible work environment, but lacks quality engineers."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Cypress, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Cypress, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * There is quite a bit of flexibility in how and where the work is done, as long as it is completed in a timely manner.
    * The pay is average/decent, although I can't speak for others at the company.

    Cons

    * Managment is often unaware of the difference between "quality" of engineering versus "quantity". That is, they believe that throwing more engineers on a job, can get it done faster. However many of these engineers are right out of college and located thousands of miles away in India, which makes joint development projects difficult at best.
    * Amount of vacation time stinks, it takes 5 years with the company to get the 3rd week.

    Advice to Management

    * Look for quality engineers only, and when one is hired that can't cut the mustard, let them go.


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  5. "ECO Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Universal Electronics (CA) full-time

    Pros

    Great People, Great opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    So slight hesitation for change but overall not bad.


  6. "Its good for gaining experience but not long term."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electronis Technician
    Former Employee - Electronis Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Universal Electronics (CA) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with. The technology is fun and interesting.

    Cons

    Company tends to micro manage and the pay increase is a no effort to show employee appreciatiaton and respect.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees some respect and show you care about their job in what they do. The employee will appreciate and work to better serve you and the company.


  7. "It was okay for the time..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Universal Electronics (CA) full-time

    Pros

    The pay was good if you lasted past the 90 period... I did not.

    Cons

    As a call center rep, be prepared to get yelled at by people almost all day long. The biggest complaint I ever received was customers saying that techs that were supposed to come to their home to fix their cable or internet never showed up, or DID show up and slowly drove by their home without ever knocking or ringing the doorbell to see if the client was home, and therefore I had to escalate the order.


  8. "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Universal Electronics (CA) full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, friendly environment.

    Cons

    No upward mobility. Doesn't pay as per bay area standards.

    Advice to Management

    Provide incentives to move up the ladder.


  9. "Poor work life balance and software engineering practices."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can work with cool leading edge technology --RF, sensors.

    Cons

    Aggressive managers. Little respect for personal schedules. Poor documentation etc. Outsourcing. Legacy code. Many weekends and late-work BS.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your engineers. They are the source of your wealth.


  10. "Part-time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Universal Electronics (CA) (More than a year)

    Pros

    The job is very easy.

    Cons

    The compensation is too low.


  11. "Sr. Mgmt is not focused on leveraging its Information Technology dept. to increase employee productivity ..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has excellent potential and has cornered the market in their niche. There are some very good people here.

    Cons

    Management is so focused on not spending money on I.T. that the state of the I.T. infrastructure is very sad. Bring a good supply duct tape and bailing wire.

    Advice to Management

    Stop replacing I.T. Director's every year. Maybe you should look at the root cause here ...


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