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Government Contractor
Manager of SCM, Ops & Quality (Former Employee) –  Wake Forest, NCOctober 6, 2018
Design and built navy warfare products. Learned FAR. Very smart people, all of whom were Engineers of various disciplines.

I had responsibility for the entire back end of the business
Pros
Held various Pie events - 3pi
Cons
Dependent on winning government business
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Productive and fast paced environment filled with a plethora of intelligent individuals.
Mechanical Engineering Intern (Former Employee) –  Columbia City, INOctober 4, 2018
Working at Ultra was extremely helpful in bettering my design career and ability to work well with a product team. The management team was extremely helpful in certain parts of the company and very self centered in others.
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If you are an Engineer you are highly valued
Employee (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXSeptember 17, 2018
Engineers are well respected, the other teams get little to no recognition and are frequently overlooked. No cross sharing of ideas or interaction among the teams.
Pros
There is always fruit, free drinks and speciality coffee; frequently lunch leftovers from company meetings.
Cons
Management is not open to new ideas.
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3.0
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Good Hours
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  IndianaAugust 26, 2018
Good hours and a short drive to work. There is poor overall communication from direct supervisor on how you are performing. Always shorthanded and there is a zero chance of being promoted to a supervisor position for internal candidates. Huge discrepancy in hourly and salary employees and how they are treated. Much better off to get hired in here as a salary employee.
Pros
Hours
Cons
Little meaningful promotional opportunity
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Ultra Electronics
Office/Commercial Administrator (Current Employee) –  Columbia City, INJuly 23, 2018
Overall Ultra Electronics is a very good place to work, paid time off, 401K, Health Insurance and sick days.
I enjoy working at Ultra Electronics, I have been fortunate to have been to many many training courses in ITAR, EAR, OSHA, EXCEL, Outlook & Government Contracting all paid by Ultra Electronics.
Pros
Excellent benefits
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Ultra may not be adept at innovation
Portfolio manager (Former Employee) –  Hartford County, CTJune 5, 2018
Not a disruptive technology leader.
Nice people - yet holding onto "mature" product lines.
Canadian senior bosses seem to be risk-averse.
Seems to be in retrench mode in defense communications sector.
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Cleaning
Facilities Assistant (Former Employee) –  Victor, NYMay 14, 2018
I would get there at six am and would clean. I would do monthly inventory and used company vehicle to buy product. I would do a yearly stripping ans waxing of the floors.
Pros
Pay was great, picnic and Christmas party
Cons
cleaning a mens room
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Senior Machinist/Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) –  Round Rock, TXApril 19, 2018
It was a great place to work that is why I was there for the last 30 years. It was long hours, stressful but productive. I enjoyed the people I worked with.
Pros
good atmosphere
Cons
long hours
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Terrible place to work
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Chantilly, VAMarch 24, 2018
Very political, no career advancement , cut throat, they don't care about your concerns , prefer contractors than full time people. The environment is cut throat and they look for ways to cut you
Pros
None
Cons
Many, no career advancement, political, cut throat environment
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4.0
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Fun place to work at with basketball court
Software Test Engineer II (Former Employee) –  Severn, MDJanuary 12, 2018
Testing software through front end GUI and back-end database. Hands on experience with server and software testing. Great team and colleagues a fun place to work at.
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Very Poor Management
Manager (Current Employee) –  USAOctober 4, 2017
Lack of leadership, vision or accountability is common within upper management. Solid work is produced by staff and the products developed by engineers & manufacturing are innovative and tip of the spear. Standard offices and cubes.
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fun place to work
Material Supply Management/Assembler (Former Employee) –  Columbia City, INAugust 31, 2017
even tho you work 10 hour days a week and on your feet the whole time, its a very fun and relaxed placed to work even tho its fast paced. having 3 day weekends was a bonus!
Pros
3 day weekends and decent benefits
Cons
standing on your feet for 10 hours
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4.0
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Lots and lots of work
Intern (Current Employee) –  Columbia City, INAugust 27, 2017
In general, I love my job. I never have "boring" days because things are very fast paced and constantly changing.

Many of the upper management under-value and under appreciate the people that are the life blood of the organization.
Pros
Not boring
Cons
Under-valued compensation
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4.0
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Interesting Engineering Work
Senior Electrical Engineer (Current Employee) –  Hanover, MDAugust 20, 2017
Overall interesting work environment. Been allowed to expand my engineering knowledge and experience into other areas. Interacting will fellow employees due to multiple locations is a challenge. All in all a positive place to work with good people.
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Excellant
Electronics Technician (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAJune 29, 2017
Repaired ID badge printers and took care of customers over phones for troubleshooting on customer printers . Repaired printers to component level . Small company here in states but owned by England
Pros
Excellant working conditions
Cons
did not pay very good
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5.0
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Competitive Environment with great potential for advancement
Director of Information Technology (Former Employee) –  Omnitech Business Park, Victor, NYJune 27, 2017
Great Company to work for. The Staff are high energy, motivated individuals that work well together to create an excellent work environment. The company recognizes the value of its employees and go about and beyond to ensure adequate training and support are available to ensure continued productivity, and employee satisfaction.
Pros
Coffee / Snack Room, tuition assistance, great benefits
Cons
none
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3.0
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Independent work environment with great benefits
Soldering Technician (Former Employee) –  Yaphank, NYApril 11, 2017
Everyday I was instructed on my task to complete in the morning upon arrival. Aside from the general lack of transparent communication and job advancement, Ultra Electronics was a decent company to work for. In my opinion the management could use better communication and workmanship. The workplace culture was typical and that of a calm and collective workplace environment. I learned lots about the reading and understanding of schematics and following proven systems. The hardest part of the job were the coworkers and dealing with workplace issues. In my opinion the most enjoyable part of the job was the knowledge of building for military grade vehicles.
Pros
Education advancement abililty
Cons
Compensation
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4.0
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Great Job for hard worker
Technician (Current Employee) –  Manhattan, KSMarch 10, 2017
This is a great place to work as long as your willing to work your shift and follow the rules. Too many people here like to complain about ICE, but people who quit usually try to get their job back because they go somewhere else and see how good they had it here.

The benefits are great, the work hours aren't unreasonable and the company is growing which means the wages are increasing. Most of the people who complain about this place have either a bad work ethic and have to be babysat, or just plain don't show up for work and want to be able to show up whenever they want with no repercussions. Grow up people, this is the real world!

I love my job here and can't wait to be a part of where this company is 5-7 years from now!
Pros
Upward mobility, raises every year and maybe even a bonus, 401K with employer match up to 4%, paid sick time and vacation time, tuition assistance
Cons
You have to not act like a millennial scrub (not a con for me, but apparently for the other person who wrote a review for this location)
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Work is fast paced
Solderer/Assembler (Current Employee) –  Columbia City, INMarch 5, 2017
Very fast paced. Jobs are easy to understand. They give you a chance to aquire on the job training for soldering certificaton. Another great advantage is that they offer a four day work week.
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Military quality with positive results.
Assembly production (Current Employee) –  Columbia City, INFebruary 13, 2017
Very productive with high quality products. Company gym available to all employees very nice place to work. Management is very hands on fast pace assembly.
Pros
Ergonomics required
Cons
Short breaks
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