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Ultra Electronics Chairman Douglas Caster
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    If you are bright and want to add-value (and be recognised for it) this is the company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Employee  in  Cheltenham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Employee in Cheltenham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Ultra Electronics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    No ideas or concepts are off-limits. They even have a fund to encourage people to come up with new (sometimes strange) ideas and get additional corporate funding to get them going.

    People are treated as adults with scope to do their job well and get recognised and rewarded for it. Flexible benefits (you can have extra holiday, buy cars, get shares (with tax benefits)) do help. I know some bits of Ultra do flexi-time (and don't work on Friday afternoons!).

    There's a lot of support for people that want to contribute their energy and ideas. One of the best things about Ultra is the people. A lot of very bright people work here and most are willing help and are very generous with their time irrespective of the pressures they are under.

    Cons

    I think the main problem is that the primary market for Ultra as a whole has been depressed over the last three years. Although this has impacted a lot of companies that target defence, it seems that some Ultra employees don't seem to realise that things are considerably better in Ultra than in other large companies with the same market. Having said that, Ultra has never made a loss and is still making significant profit. So I'm not sure why anyone has a downcast attitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In-general more people need to learn the benefits of failing-fast, rather than not trying anything. Some of the core-values of Ultra seem to be being misinterpreted by a few cynics and I think it may have a damaging effect.

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Ultra Electronics Interviews

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Updated 24 Jul 2014

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Annapolis Junction, MD (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Annapolis Junction, MD (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Ultra Electronics.

    Interview Details

    Received phone call from job application site and was brought it for the job interview. Typically this includes someone from management and the heads of possible departments that the candidate would be able to fit into. A verbal battery of questions will be asked of the candidate and a close door meeting will be head after they leave to see if they qualify knowledge-wise and if they can be placed into a department.

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    Phone call, state what you are looking for, and the company will decide what they can give you.
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Website www.ultra-electronics.com
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1920
Type Company - Public (ULE)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue ₹50 to ₹100 billion (INR) per year
Competitors BAE Systems UK, Thales, SITA

Ultra Electronics Holdings is big into supplying electronic and electric systems to prime contractors and aerospace/defense, security, transportation, and energy customers around the world. Operationally, the company is organized into three divisions: Tactical & Sonar Systems (intelligence, surveillance, communication, and combat equipment for submarines), Information & Power Systems (IT systems for airports and mass transit and sensors and controls for nuclear reactors), and Aircraft & Vehicle Systems (control and power distribution equipment for civil and military... More

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