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Plantronics Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
62 Reviews
4.1
62 Reviews
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Plantronics President, CEO, and Director Ken Kannappan
Ken Kannappan
47 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work from home, in the office, however it works best for you (in 4 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Upper managements decisions are destroying this gem in Santa Cruz (in 9 reviews)

  • Usually people stay on the team or in the function they were hired to do (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Local Company Making Poor Business Decisions

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer  in  Santa Cruz, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Santa Cruz, CA

    I worked at Plantronics as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Small local company, great location, relaxed culture, flexible work environment

    Cons

    Outsourcing our jobs to Mexico!!! Upper managements decisions are destroying this gem in Santa Cruz!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back our jobs to the USA!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Santa Cruz, CA

    I have been working at Plantronics

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Better 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Middle Management  in  Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I worked at Plantronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Strong 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

    Cons

    US 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 ManagementAdvice

    Clean 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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Could be so much better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Plantronics

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Senior 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.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good financially cautious company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Plantronics

    Pros

    Nice company for employees in design area.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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