Ultra Electronics Reviews

Updated Jan 22, 2022

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3.7
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Ultra Electronics Chief Executive Officer  Simon Pryce
Simon Pryce
92 Ratings
Pros
  • "A fantastic, fully inclusive and flexible work environment(in 25 reviews)

  • "The people - Ultra has some great people and now with the oneUltra initiative I feel more part of the wider Ultra(in 22 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Clueless senior management need training(in 39 reviews)

  • "Poor upper management 'empire' not valuing staff or paying for role promotions, causing a 'revolving door' i(in 22 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Jan 21, 2022 - Corporate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay and benefits, transforming working

      Cons

      Uncertain future but should thrive

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good Company

      Jan 10, 2022 - Quality Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice environment, friendly, good management

      Cons

      Shift pattern can be tiring

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      Ultra Electronics Response

      We are glad you are enjoying your time at Ultra, thank you for leaving a review!

    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Interesting People but Poor Benefits

      Dec 31, 2021 - Director in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great people to work with, including genuinely world leading experts in some technology areas - Always plenty of work - There may be a lot of red tape but with enough willpower you can get pretty much anything with a reasonable business case approved, including real moonshot ideas - Opportunities for rapid advancement

      Cons

      - Endless and ineffectual head office / divisional / local management communications that 99% of staff don't care about and forget the second they walk out the room / hang up the call / close their email - Senior leadership that talks a good game but offers no real clarity of purpose - Paying lip service to things like DE&I, CSR, ESG without actually committing to targets - Head office directed reward bands have become completely disconnected from reality; engineers leaving in droves because of it, often for 50%, or higher, pay rises. Even recent hires are leaving for better offers. - Benefits package is basically all PAYG, no medical or dental included even for senior managers (vs many of the big defence primes who do offer this), legal minimum for maternity and paternity leave, no allowances for training or home office setup, etc.

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      Ultra Electronics Response

      Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We really value all feedback!

    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Rapidly evolving company

      Dec 28, 2021 - Senior Project Manager in Greenford, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Rapidly evolving systems of work. Gray to be a part of.

      Cons

      Can be difficult to work in an agile manner

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      Ultra Electronics Response

      Thank you for your review, there are certainly lots of positive changes ahead for Ultra in the next 12 months!

    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Strong company to work for

      Dec 22, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Weymouth, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay Strong opportunities Attention to career guidance

      Cons

      No major issues with the company. Great people and nice place to work.

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      Ultra Electronics Response

      Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are glad that you enjoy your role at Ultra! There are lots of great changes ahead for Ultra in the next 12 months!

    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great company with wide and varied opportunities

      Dec 20, 2021 - Sales Person in Greenford, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really enjoyed my time at Ultra. Lots of interesting projects and very talented people to learn from and grow

      Cons

      Sometimes a little slow to change/adopt new ideas.

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      Ultra Electronics Response

      We are glad you enjoyed your time at Ultra! Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review!

    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      old and slow

      Dec 7, 2021 - Manufacturing Engineer in Stevenage, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It pays the rent. There is some prospect of the group moving into new markets down the road.

      Cons

      A lot of legacy work and people who are resistant to change. They have their empires and friends and resistant to anyone chalenging that.

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      Ultra Electronics Response

      There are lots of positive changes ahead for Ultra in the next 12 months! We value your feedback and thank you for leaving a review.

    8. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Be careful

      Jan 5, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Its very difficult to think of pros at the moment, considering what is going on within the organisation. Having worked in many IT departments in my long career, I do not think I have come across one that is run by such a narcissistic person as the current CIO. He has surrounded himself with yes people and has sold a vision to the board that is impracticable to operate at the business function level.

      Cons

      There is no opportunity to discuss ideas or thoughts; you do it the CIOs way or its the highway. He sold a vision of everyone being able to participate in workstreams across the globe, but only if you follow what he decides and says. Senior management have been brainwashed into thinking this is the best way to run joined up department. This outsourced IT but not outsourced, its being run from within. One other thing, giving someone an increase in salary because they are increasing the amount of responsibilities and then moving them into a different setup and taking that salary increase back is unfair and unjust. There was a person employed to carry out those tasks that was never replaced when they retired but the tasks still needed to be carried out and still do today but forcing someone to do them without reviewing the salary is almost illegal, but is definitely immoral.

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      Ultra Electronics Response

      Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We encourage all employees to use our "Speak Up" platform if you have a concern regarding any behaviors or actions. It is entirely independent, anonymous and confidential. You can contact "Speak Up" via phone or online. Information is readily available on the UltraNet.

    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Just needs more people

      Nov 20, 2021 - Engineer in Ferndown, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Job interesting, challenging, rewarding. Pay competitive. Good work / life balance. Flexible working.

      Cons

      Overpowering managers. Detached HR. Low trust. Little empowerment. Small training budget. Some things done cheaply.

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      Ultra Electronics Response

      Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, there are lots of positive changes ahead for Ultra in the next 12 months. All feedback is extremely valuable! Thank you!

    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good company

      Nov 8, 2021 - Compliance Officer in Greenford, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good colleagues and supportive team

      Cons

      Location isn’t very lively and the office environment was very dull

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      Ultra Electronics Response

      Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, your feedback is extremely valuable!

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