Ultra Electronics Reviews

Updated 13 May 2021

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3.8
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Ultra Electronics Chief Executive Officer  Simon Pryce
Simon Pryce
43 Ratings
Pros
  • "Working on projects that matter with great people(in 21 reviews)

  • "I love the flexible hours and the work environment at the office(in 19 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Senior management act like school bullies, zero clue on how their short sightedness impacts everyone else(in 36 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

      Ultra

      20 Mar 2021 - Production Operator in Cheltenham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      well manages and maintained buildings

      Cons

      poor pay and micro managed

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      Ultra Electronics Response

      Sr Talent Acquisition Partner

      Thank you for leaving a 5-star review!

    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      A good and friendly place to work

      13 Mar 2021 - Graduate in Greenford, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Very interesting work/projects - There is a lot of flexibility in being able to carry out work in the way you see fit - Lots of opportunity to upskill and take on greater responsibilities - Flexible work arrangements - New company direction and vision is promising - Friendly staff and good atmosphere, lots of knowledge and expertise to learn from - Management generally do listen to staff and their suggestions - Company is growing and doing well in pandemic

      Cons

      - Company can be quite stingy with capex, there is a general need for investment into IT and other work tools to enable more efficient and productive working - HR department can sometimes be rather unorganised. - Configuration management system and surrounding processes are poor - this is being addressed in the new company transformation but it has been an issue for a very long time which doesn't fill one with hope... - While being light on processes is sometimes a good thing, there is a fine line between being light on process and having a severe lack of them which the company tends to stray a little bit too close to in my opinion - It is difficult to understand how some systems/processes work and little documentation on their proper use - Not a hugely diverse staff, especially when looking at senior management but some progress has been made in the last few years to promote diversity and inclusion

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      Ultra Electronics Response

      Sr Talent Acquisition Partner

      Thanks for leaving a review, we are glad that you are experiencing autonomy and interesting work!

    3. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Crap over small firms

      13 May 2021 - Systems Engineer in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Any 'pro' is long gone

      Cons

      Buy out and asset strip small outfits. Management are not qualified or experienced.

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Stagnant, mismanaged business with a toxic culture.

      13 Jan 2021 - Head of Sales in Greenford, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Basic Salary was inline with market. - Change in C-1 Group leadership

      Cons

      - 3x Managing Directors from 2018-2020 - 5x Sales Directors from 2018-2020 - Poor Leadership at Divisional and SMT Level (Within CIS) - A dinosaur like business model aligned to Blockbuster, in that it does not change with the times. - Lack of Diversity. - Risk adverse SMT with most out-of-depth in their role - SMT Lacked engagement with employees and created a toxic culture - Staff in ALL departments spoken to and treated with constant disdain by the SMT. - A lack of Leadership accountability for poor KPI's, Revenue and Delivery. - Empowerment given to those without the ability to lead. - Witnessed first-hand SMT members berate and joke at others expense. - Withnessed first-hand SMT members swear and abuse employees. - The Groups transition to a US-centrique model highlights that it is being setup to be acquired within the next 5 years.

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      Ultra Electronics Response

      Sr Talent Acquisition Partner

      We appreciate all forms of feedback. Sounds like we really missed the mark, and hope to do better in 2021.

    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Quality staff

      25 Apr 2021 - Project Engineer in Southampton, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly staff. Good working environment.

      Cons

      Clueless senior management need training.

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      Ultra Electronics Response

      Sr Talent Acquisition Partner

      Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad it was a good working environment for you at Ultra. We now offer Linked In Learning to all employees!

    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good employer cares for staff

      18 Mar 2021 - Chief Engineer in Cheltenham, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Looks out for wellbeing Flexible employer

      Cons

      Some conflicting processes Methods a little dated

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      Ultra Electronics Response

      Sr Talent Acquisition Partner

      Thank you for the review! As we move forward with our 2021 initiatives, some processes will conflict at first. By this time next year we hope to have state of the art methods across One Ultra!

    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Financial Accountant

      18 Mar 2021 - Financial Accountant in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      A Flexible Financial Accountant Position

      Cons

      None None None None None

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      Ultra Electronics Response

      Sr Talent Acquisition Partner

      Thank you for leaving a review! We love that you didn't experience any cons!

    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Fantastic Place to Work!

      24 Feb 2021 - Systems Engineer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Wonderful people, Interesting work - you feel like you can make a difference. Great values and environment, supportive management

      Cons

      Not really a con but if you don't like change or a fast pace then this isn't for you!

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      Ultra Electronics Response

      Sr Talent Acquisition Partner

      Thanks for such a wonderful review, and honesty about our fast paced environment. We are so glad you are with us making a difference.

    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Place to work

      24 Feb 2021 - Bid Manager in Loudwater, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      plenty of variety in projects and scope.

      Cons

      - management not a fan of remote working

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      Ultra Electronics Response

      Sr Talent Acquisition Partner

      Thanks for leaving a review. A new remote work policy has recently been published!

    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      ok

      19 Mar 2021 - Postman in Cheltenham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good working hours out in open

      Cons

      Not so good in bad weather

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      Ultra Electronics Response

      Sr Talent Acquisition Partner

      Thank you for leaving a review. We are curious about why it is not so good in bad weather?

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