Why choose Universal?
Universal is known as a global lighting industry innovator committed to quality and customer service. Our highly skilled employees – from manufacturing engineers and technicians to sales and customer service ‐‐ relentlessly explore technologies and service that deliver lighting solutions to exceed our customer’s unique challenges. We are focused on finding innovative ways to produce and deliver quality products. Universal’s focus on operational excellence begins with our employees. We believe that it is our people who truly make the difference. Working with top‐of‐the‐line leaders in our industry, Universal offers you more than just a job, we can offer you a career
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You want to work with the best
We attract some of the most diverse, brightest minds in the industry and it’s only getting better. Our people inspire enthusiasm and challenge the status quo while collectively working to achieve the same goal – to be the best. Every time the bar is raised, Universal wants to raise it a little higher.
“It is great to work for a company with such a rich history of innovation, and with all the changes happening in the industry, now is an especially exciting time to work at Universal Lighting Technologies. This is a company with so much focus and support offered on your personal well-being. The wellness programs are educational while adding an element of fun to your workday.” Director Product Development
"I started working for Universal Lighting Technologies (Universal) in August of 1997 as an Engineering Administrative Assistant; Universal provided educational assistance for my BS degree in Human Resources Management – obtained in 2002 from Faulkner University and my MS degree in Management / Human Resources Management – obtained in 2005 from Florida Institute of Technology. Since my start with Universal, I have been promoted 4 times and I am now the Human Resources Manager – Engineering Facilities. Great Talent, Great Culture, Great Company – Allow Us To Take Care of You - Join team Universal!" Human Resources Manager
You want to work for a leader
Universal is a global leader in design and innovation. As a division of Panasonic, we are aligned with a world-renown industry pioneer and technology powerhouse. We want to successfully drive business, effectively serve our customers and continue to always exceed expectations to maintain that status.
“If you want to work in an entrepreneurial company inside a global company: If you want to work in a company leading the implementation of disruptive LED lighting technology: If you want the freedom to present and implement your ideas Universal Lighting Technologies is the place for you." VP, Global Sourcing & New Product Operations
“When asked “why” I chose to work for Universal, to me it all comes down to commitment. Here we are all committed not to meet expectations but to exceed them internally and externally. It is important that we leverage our deeply rooted engineering history and our partnership with Panasonic to continuously grow, adjust and adapt our products to bring our customers the solutions they need – before they need them. At Universal your contribution means something – everyone has the ability to suggest and help us develop the best products we can introduce to the market, at Universal everyone’s input is valued.” Vice President of Product Management
You want more than a "Job"
You want a career and that’s what we provide. We not only give you the tools to advance, we encourage you to use them. From continuing education courses to tuition assistance, we help our employees build knowledge and create ideas today because we want them to be leaders tomorrow.
“A good salary and benefit package is a 'must,' of course, but so is the opportunity to grow and make a difference within the company. And that's exactly what Universal offers me. This is a place where open and honest communication are encouraged, my ideas are valued, and hard work is rewarded. Global collaboration happens here every day. I enjoy that! I also appreciate the fact that I can pick my own self-guided career path. I have the support and trust I need to be proactive in every project. Universal is a place where leadership and taking ownership are encouraged. When my ideas are implemented, I find it incredibly rewarding to see the result. I know that I am making a difference." Vice President of Marketing
You want more than a career
Your career isn’t your life, but it’s a huge part of it. Universal makes sure we take real, identifiable steps to contribute to your general well-being. We foster a respectful environment that promotes a healthy work/life balance by offering wellness and nutrition classes, paid time off and an excellent health care package. We want to take care of those who take care of us.
“I started working for Universal Lighting Technologies over 20 years ago. I have been given the opportunity to work in several locations in various roles. I have always found the company culture and environment fast paced, challenging, and rewarding. I have developed strong relationships with other fellow associates in locations around the world. I appreciate the support the company has provided in my development over my career.” Corporate Controller
“Investment in the future is key to success. Universal has made, and is making significant investments across all facets of its business including the people, products and technologies. As part of Panasonic Lighting Americas, Universal has invested heavily in North American manufacturing, engineering and research & development of new and emerging technologies including LED Systems, Dimming Systems and Controllable Lighting Solutions. All leading edge technologies, geared at supporting new products that are changing the lighting landscape and driving more efficient energy legislation.” VP, Sales-East
“When I arrived, everyone at Universal made me feel incredibly welcome. The working space is relaxed and professional. It combines a friendly, family-like atmosphere with interesting and challenging work; a great environment to grow and develop your career. Open and honest communication is a way of life here, as leaders regularly share details of company successes, setbacks, future plans, and strategies. Productivity is not encumbered by bureaucracy and office politics. I feel like every voice is heard and I can personally make a difference. If you like really cool technology and a fun, friendly atmosphere, Universal is the place for you!“ Vice President Sourcing and Materials