Universal Electronics (CA)
3.2 of 5 11 reviews
www.uei.com Santa Ana, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Universal Electronics (CA) Reviews

Updated Nov 18, 2013
Universal Electronics (CA) – Whitewater – “Floor”

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3.2 11 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

Universal Electronics (CA) Chairman and CEO Paul D. Arling

Paul D. Arling

(7 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Awesome!!!!!

Systems Administrative (Former Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsGreat work environment and colleuges

ConsIn IT dept the technical expoure was more to the US staff.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not a great place to work, but an opportunity to work with latest technologies in consumer electronics

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Universal Electronics (CA)

ProsExposure to latest technologies in consumer electronics, especially universal remote controls

ConsUnhealthy work environment
Lack of clear-cut direction in what one should work for

Advice to Senior ManagementHave more faith on DRs

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The workplace was clean, strict, and comfortable.

Technical Support (Former Employee)
Twinsburg, OH (US)

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

ProsThere was potential to grow with the company. Managers was the most helpful to me. Talked to customers on the phone daily.

ConsThe shift was horrible, and it was going to take a long time to get moved off of it.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Santa Ana, CA (US)

I worked at Universal Electronics (CA) full-time for more than 10 years

ProsOverall the company treats its employees well, with perks, nice accomadations and descent pay.

ConsIt really depends on who your manager is. If you happen to have a bad one than you will be treated poorly in your dept.

Advice to Senior ManagementLet your subordinates know that they are appreciated by connecting with them. Make sure supervisors/managers are approachable. Train supervisors better, because if you have a supervisor that treats you respectfully then you will have a better team.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Ok job but would not recommend.

Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
Twinsburg, OH (US)

I worked at Universal Electronics (CA) part-time for less than a year

ProsSame schedule each week, coworkers are nice and big pay increase for full time.

ConsSupervisors will not hesitate to fire employees who do not meet their quota or even just because they can. Breaks are bad as in a 5 hr part time shift they only give you one 10 minute break. Management will also write you up for whatever they decide to enforce that week. Many good employees were let go becauae of this

Advice to Senior ManagementDont fire your full time agents and hire part timers because it is cheaper

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A decent company to work for

Senior Accountant (Former Employee)
Santa Ana, CA (US)

I worked at Universal Electronics (CA) full-time

ProsDecent salary; will only get a bonus for non-managers if the company is doing well.
The hours are actually not bad in the accounting department; some overtime during quarter end and year end but it's expected.
People are friendly.
Okay perks, some internal events and nice annual Christmas party.
The CEO holds a quarterly all-hands meeting.

ConsBecause it's not a big company, growth opportunities are limited.
Vacation sucks; 10 days to start, 15 days after 5th year, and 20 days after 10th year.
Senior management = old boys' club.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Typical medium sized company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Cypress, CA (US)

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

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

ConsNo real room for growth
can be monotonous

Advice to Senior Managementtry cross training employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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This place sucks

Technical Representative (Former Employee)
Twinsburg, OH (US)

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

Prosif you find any let me know

Consmanagement 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 Senior Managementgo to college and get some education on how to actually manage and motivate your employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Flexible work environment, but lacks quality engineers.

Senior Firmware Engineer (Current Employee)
Cypress, CA (US)

I have been working at Universal Electronics (CA) full-time for 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 Senior Management* Look for quality engineers only, and when one is hired that can't cut the mustard, let them go.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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convert career path

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

I worked at Universal Electronics (CA)

Prosthis is a common company and can learn something, then can convert to other big company to get more salary.

Consthis is a small company for there are many operator needed there. Just like a factory, so need less engineers.

Advice to Senior Managementthis company should have more meeting to make employees to communicate their skills and know every one's progress and performance.

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