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2.8
Average Rating
(based on 5 Universal Instruments Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
2.7
Growth Opportunities
2.2
People You Work With
3.8
Person You Work For
2.8
Rewards You Receive
2.4
Support You Get
2.6
Way You Work
2.6
Work Setting
3.0
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Universal Instruments Employee

"Absolutely no Work-Life balance! Stay away from this place please! Expect to work 10+hours/day! Don't get fooled by what they tell you to get you on board. Once you get here, it's only downhill. This place will eat your health by getting you burnout 12 months/year! Just, don't do it! You will thank me for making correct decision!"

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Supply Quality Engineer

"helpful Working Environment."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

2.8
Universal Instruments (15)

4.5 Highest Rated in this Industry is Litton Industries (24)
2.8 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Universal Instruments (15)
3.6 Average of All Companies in this Industry (1,363)
Middle Manager

"Rattle the handle after a complete flush"

What do you like about working at Universal Instruments?

"Employees still care about what they do. Nice view from the building."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Don't sign non-compete contracts. Keep your other options open. Network your way to success (outside the company)."

What don't you like about working at Universal Instruments?

"Management and executives have MBA's but don't seem to connect with people (customers and employees)."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Read these reviews and others online and realize that investors and customers read the same stuff! You can spend 10 years trying to build value back into the place but past mistakes have destroyed much of what would be valued in the electronics assembly industry. For the sake of those left, please refocus on what made UIC great. I'd love to come to a UIC Clambake knowing that there will be one next year."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Industrial Engineer

What do you like about working at Universal Instruments?

"The bonus structure; training employees on a daily basis and insuring processes are maintained"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be prepared to be layed off; business is too cyclic"

What don't you like about working at Universal Instruments?

"Management was too passive and was not aware of day to day operations"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Get out of their offices and see who is actually doing their assigned jobs"

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Electrical Engineer

"Universal Instruments is a very good place to work."

Person You Work For 4.9 / 5 People You Work With 4.8 / 5 Work Setting 4.9 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4.6 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Software Engineer

"Universal Instruments is a good place to work."

Materials Specialist Manager

What do you like about working at Universal Instruments?

"The supervisors and coworkers"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Easy to talk to."

IT Manager

"Wrong Hiring policy"

What do you like about working at Universal Instruments?

"Good people, good place"

What don't you like about working at Universal Instruments?

"They hired too much during good times, then laid everyone off in the bad"

Senior Sales Engineer

"Challenging market forces difficult decisions."

What do you like about working at Universal Instruments?

"I received many opportunities to advance my professional career at Universal, and for that I am thankful."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Maintain an positive attitude, and work ethic."

What don't you like about working at Universal Instruments?

"The tough decisions brought on by difficult market conditions."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Focus on the winnable markets, and aggressively attack a specific segment."

Software Quality Engineer

"It was a good place to start as a Software Quality Engineer."

What do you like about working at Universal Instruments?

"Universal Instruments developed in house software that supports all levels of the the surface mount products, from lower level to higher level implementation (GUI). Was able to learn all aspects of software engineering. Met some fun and interesting people."

What don't you like about working at Universal Instruments?

"A lot of layoffs, and reorganization but didn't see any improvements on how the software department functions. No R&D group. Needs more innovation for the future."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Be more proactive instead of reactive to software development. Need more focus on employee's career development. Inspire new ideas and technologies to the current development process."

Buyer

"The once thriving flagship of the Southern Tier is going down like the Titanic!"

What do you like about working at Universal Instruments?

"The spirit of the long term survivors who have witnessed so many of their colleagues unfairly lose their jobs and livelihood. It's such a surreal place, almost like what it must have been like at the WWII concentration camps, watching your buddies get the gas chamber and wondering when it's going to be your turn."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"DON'T! Go try EIC, BAE or Lockheed instead! Folks, this place is a DEAD END! But if you do insist on working there, get EVERYTHING in writing and insist on a good severance package, since they completely eliminated this from their benefits package."

What don't you like about working at Universal Instruments?

"Where so I begin The current Sr management is ineffectual and needs to GO, before they completely tank this 90 year company and further destroy this local economy.They tend to keep you in the dark and manage by fear and intimidation. Be prepared to have your intelligence insulted by some very scared and insecure managers who quietly realize just how far they are over their heads!"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"To Senior management: RESIGN! Listen to your employees suggestions for a change. Be FAIR, HONEST and equitable to the employees."

Regional Service Manager

"UIC was sold to a private investor and began downsizing to reduce cost structure, but the people they are letting go, are the ones they need to maintain and grow the business"

What do you like about working at Universal Instruments?

"During my first 25 years with the company it was a family oriented business and allowed for personal growth. The retirement plan was a form of profit sharing that involved each employee an incentive to grow the company."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Watch out for yourself."

What don't you like about working at Universal Instruments?

"Over the past five years the day to day worry of downsizing and the actions of the new owners to focus on reducing benefits to increase revenue and the reduction of employee involvement and recognition of the contributions of a loyal staff."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Quit, and let someone else who knows what they are doing, run the place properly!"

Software Engineer

"Great opportunity but company is having financial difficulties"

What do you like about working at Universal Instruments?

"They gave me a chance at development when I had little experience and I had room to grow, push my ideas out, and really contribute."

What don't you like about working at Universal Instruments?

"Job security was very poor. If they can get their stuff in order and get R+D to make the appropriate advances necessary to stay alive, they could be stable again."

Project Director

"Great company to work for at the time I was employed."

What do you like about working at Universal Instruments?

"Challenges and product diversity."

What don't you like about working at Universal Instruments?

"Politics"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Since the organization has changed since I have been there, difficult to determine what would be a reasonable suggestion other than; greater teamwork is needed and cooperation between departments."

Senior Sales Engineer

"Great freedom to self manage my own territory, and promote a strong product."

What do you like about working at Universal Instruments?

"People, Products, Management"

Universal Instruments Reviews FAQs

Is Universal Instruments a good company to work for?

Universal Instruments has an overall rating of 2.8 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 5 Universal Instruments Review Ratings left anonymously by Universal Instruments employees, which is 28% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 60% of employees would recommend working at Universal Instruments.

Does Universal Instruments pay their employees well?

Universal Instruments employees earn $61,000 annually on average, or $29 per hour, which is 8% lower than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 2 Universal Instruments employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find Universal Instruments Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working at Universal Instruments?

60% of employees would recommend working at Universal Instruments with the overall rating of 2.8 out of 5. Employees also rated Universal Instruments 2.7 out of 5 for Company Culture, 2.4 for Rewards You Receive, 2.2 for Growth Opportunities and 2.6 for support you get.

What is the highest paying job at Universal Instruments?

According to our data, the highest paying job at Universal Instruments is a Director of Operations at $127,000 annually. Browse Universal Instruments Salaries by Job Profile.

What is the lowest paying job at Universal Instruments?

According to our data, the lowest paying job at Universal Instruments is a Material Handling Specialist at $24,000 annually. Browse Universal Instruments Salaries by Job Profile.

What are the pros and cons of working at Universal Instruments?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at Universal Instruments to be People You Work With and Work Setting, and cons to be Company Culture and Growth Opportunities.

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