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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
    Current Employee - Employee in Cheltenham, England

    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

Updated Jul 24, 2014
Updated Jul 24, 2014

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Greenford, England
    Anonymous Employee in Greenford, England
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Ultra Electronics in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was called by a recruiter for the role and they submitted my CV to a consultancy. I was then interviewed by telephone where the interviewer just went through my CV. I arrived at the site to have a face-to-face interview. I couldn't find a parking space and there were no visitors parking. One of the building contractors said I could use his space and I went into the building. The reception staff were extremely rude about me using his empty space and told me I had to move my car. When I asked where I could park they pointed vaguely. After looking around the estate I could not find a parking space so I phoned up the interviewer and told him that I was canceling.

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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 £500 million to £1 billion (GBP) 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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