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4.0 58 reviews

98% Approve of the CEO

Plantronics President, CEO, and Director Ken Kannappan

Ken Kannappan

(44 ratings)

85% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great culture, people and beautiful Santa Cruz(in 5 reviews)

  • Work from home, in the office, however it works best for you(in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Santa Cruz location means a reverse drive over the hill if you live in Silicon Valley(in 8 reviews)

  • Senior management at the executive level is out of touch with the real employees(in 4 reviews)

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    1 person found this helpful  

    I never know what will happen or what priorities will change from day to day.

    Marketing (Current Employee) Santa Cruz, CA

    Pros-location, nice to drive to the beach for lunch
    -good discounts on products
    -good people to work with

    Cons-unclear management goals (top-down communication is poor)
    -ever changing priorities
    -confusing bonus structure
    -mistrust among employees toward management

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter communication with the entire organization would be helpful. Product road maps and sharing of launch schedule would help everyone do their job better and feel as if they have a personal stake in what they are doing. A clearer bonus structure would help with the mistrust created between employees and managers. Taking the bonuses away would be better that what seems like this double talk we get.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Corporation works in the US - EMEA is a straight mess!

    Middle Management (Former Employee) Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    ProsStrong US based company and culture. Products with long history of quality and resemblence of sturdiness throughout the US organisation. Flat organisation for direct contact to top management

    ConsUS based company - which means that the EMEA organisation and behaviour differs a lot in consistency from the US. People are not committed to their job, middle management are indifferent and an insame loss of control of financel, logistics and channel management grey markets has been the waqy of the business for ages.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean up you channel management of customer behaviour and straighten out internal mis-communications between middle management. Get rid of the Top-3 dogs in EMEA - they dont apply ANY value vs there imposive paychecks!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Could be so much better

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat location, nice people in the trenches, nice office space if not a little old fashioned.

    ConsSenior management at the executive level is out of touch with the real employees. Human resources management is a joke. A complete overhaul of the building for everyone to sit in an open environment at the urging of the new VP of HR and she still sits in her own office. The only people who seem to be in the HR department consistantly are the recruiters. Finance or rather the CFO has too much time on her hands. Seems to micromanage the entire company. Salaries are not competitive with other companies. The ability to get promoted is nil. Sad really because there are a lot of people who deserve to be recognized and rewarded.

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    Good financially cautious company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice company for employees in design area.

    ConsCommunication is not clear. There is a huge disconnection between employees and senior management

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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