Panduit Reviews

Updated October 4, 2014
Updated October 4, 2014
295 Reviews
2.4
295 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The salary is competitive with the area and for me, it is close to home (in 19 reviews)

  • Flex time before it was so severely restricted and regulated (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper Management has destroyed the culture in every country (in 20 reviews)

  • Lack of communication, knee jerk reactionay management, poor work life balance (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Modern Day Concentration Camp

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pricing Manager in Tinley Park, IL
    Former Employee - Pricing Manager in Tinley Park, IL

    I worked at Panduit full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Don't work here it's a nightmare

    Cons

    Worst place I've ever worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees work in fear while management can't manage out of their own "whirlwind".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Cheap and Distrustful

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Development Manager in Tinley Park, IL
    Former Employee - Product Development Manager in Tinley Park, IL

    I worked at Panduit full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    OK pay and benefits. Nice HQ in Tinley Park some of the other locations have a poor environment.

    Cons

    Basically distrustful of their employees. They think you're out to steal hours ( all employees except the very top punch a clock), or you're going to have too much of a good time on a road trip and get a good dinner, or steal office supplies. They send warnings if you do things like personal banking using their internet connection. If you are a professional in Marketing or Management, you dont get a company phone, but they expect you to use your personal phone for company business--and dont allow expensing your personal phone for business use!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change this crappy culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Awful.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Manufacturing Engineer in Cumming, GA
    Current Employee - Staff Manufacturing Engineer in Cumming, GA

    I have been working at Panduit full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people on the shop floor.

    Cons

    Manufacturing leadership is very closed minded. Company is secretive to a fault. They make labels, twist ties, and snap together clips for heaven sakes. Processes are guarded like Fort Knox. If outside help is needed by expert industry leaders, Panduit will not let them in to assist. This is why the company technology is very far behind there competitors. We have control panels on critical machines that parts are no longer made. Electrical engineers and maintenance spends days and weeks trying to design, develop, make, and buy pars to supplement parts you can't buy.

    Manufacturing service organization Management is the reason Panduit will fell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You do not have a corner on the market of your product. You need outside assistance as every company in America and the world knows. Stop being hermits thinking you got some unique process niche in your market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Very dysfunctional place

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer in Orland Park, IL
    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer in Orland Park, IL

    I worked at Panduit full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Staff developers are generally competent and personable.
    A paycheck.
    Easy commute.
    Being gone.

    Cons

    Development and architect managers who have very little idea of how software development works from neither a theoretical or practical point of view.
    Actual product resembles a newbie developer's or hobbyist's side project used to tinker with multiple technologies and went horribly wrong.
    Claims to be Agile, yet, practices almost no Agile methods (other than a "scrum" session that lasts close to an hour a.k.a. a status meeting). Then the managers causing the disconnect complains about not being Agile.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ship out the development management team.
    Assign the technical research team to architect a new solution.
    Start from ground zero because you are building on a foundation of sand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Senior Web Developer and Scrum Master

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Developer and Scrum Master in Orland Park, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Developer and Scrum Master in Orland Park, IL

    I worked at Panduit as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people who liked working here cited that is was close to their home. Some also felt there was good job security.

    Cons

    Poor management, poor pay, poor quality application. talanted had to maintain an old application while new applications were being outsourced overseas, QA was 100% manual, no automated code checking was done, no code reviews, no unit nor integration testing. Management claimed they were "Agile" but they only Agile practice was Scrum, and I could not find a single Scrum practice in place, other than meeting names. The Scrum meeting was usually an hour long and consisted of status gathering. Code assignments were made by management, and they skipped the reconciliation meeting altogether. Basically it was a team of talented developers who could take no pride in their work and hacked together bug fixes, often causing other defects. Some senior developers refused to admit to bugs. They didn't invite ideas from the team and management often ignored problems reported from testers. Overseas development had no unit tests either, and both used CI as a build process rather than it's intended role. They maintained five different scripting languages. One was due to a consultant who left and used a language no one else knew. They threw in an array of technologies, often overlapping and underutilized. For instance they used Spring but did not dependancy injection. Th build process was a mix of Maven, Ant and scripts and obsolete steps had not been removed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership is well below standards. How do you intend to sell software that has been hacked at for the last two years and has no automated unit. integration, functional, performance or stress tests?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    It used to be good.....UNDER JACK'S DIRECTION!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Tinley Park, IL
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Tinley Park, IL

    I worked at Panduit full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Made alot of good friends over 19 yrs...still keep in touch with most of them,

    Cons

    Unless you are willing to kiss management's butt..you're done!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start by reading these reviews....they JUST MIGHT give you some insight as to the current culture of your team!! Go back to Jack's way and things will improve...respect the people who got that company where it was...BEFORE YOU TORE IT DOWN!! Respect the good,hardworking people and their skills,and prosperity may follow.Improve on Customer Service..if your customers aren't happy..they will make someone else happy with their business...GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Closing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panduit

    Pros

    The only pros come as a gift to Paduit competition via the Panduit management.

    Cons

    If dumb and stupid had offspring and that offspring inbred a few times that would describe the Panduit management. If you don't understand this then you are probably a good fit for Panduit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sorry I have degree, so they wouldn't understand.

  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    5 years of decline, grand plans with no staffing, chasing from strategy to strategy..

    Current Employee - Eng Management in Orland Park, IL
    Current Employee - Eng Management in Orland Park, IL

    I have been working at Panduit full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you have no other choice, they have a nice new building, the rest are not new... The new bldg does not have the gym as was planned, that should be a tell...

    Cons

    Lost their way, don't know who they are or where they are going. 3 years of no growth, plans to grow 10%, + staffing cuts lead to no growth and they ask why? Sales rep turn over and no control over the end user sales...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the leadership team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panduit

    Pros

    Location is favorable if you live near Tinley Park.

    Cons

    Micro-managing, processes need improvement, lack of trust in employees, systems need updating, terrible vacation policy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating employees like children. Start trusting employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 8 people found this helpful  

    Welcome to the beat down!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panduit

    Pros

    Was once a high quality engineering focused company. On time delivery of products. Great leadership from the founder...Jack!

    Cons

    When will the board of directors wake up and make a wholesale leadership change. They have created the present employee issues and departures. They have created the lack of quality in their products and the issues around inventory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice, they do not listen and think they know it all! What a shame.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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