Plantronics
4.0 of 5 57 reviews
www.plantronics.com Santa Cruz, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Plantronics Reviews

Updated May 29, 2014
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4.0 57 reviews

                             

98% Approve of the CEO

Plantronics President, CEO, and Director Ken Kannappan

Ken Kannappan

(43 ratings)

85% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great culture, career advancement difficult

    Senior Manager (Current Employee)
    Santa Cruz, CA

    ProsGreat people, culture and products. Beautiful and modern offices with lots of outdoor space, on-site cafe and state-of-the-art gym. Very flexible approach to work styles. Work from home, in the office, however it works best for you. Solid financials with great growth potential.

    ConsVery meeting-centric consensus-driven culture. Moving fast can be a challenge and empowerment in your role can be an issue. Most senior management hired externally, not a lot of opportunities to advance internally. Compensation not as competitive compared to other companies in the valley.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat culture, but the tech world is moving ever faster, Plantronics needs to figure out how to move faster with it. There are smart people at all levels, encourage more empowerment and provide a path for advancement to keep your high performers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Focus, Focus, Focus

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsReverse commute for people on the valley side of the hill. Strong company financially that will continue to grow. Good benefits.

    ConsLack of real plan for the future. Too many people who have been there for a long time and aren't able to change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide an understandable road map for the future not just a bunch of buzz words.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Santa Cruz, CA

    ProsTakes good care of employees.

    ConsMid to small Size company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Santa Cruz, CA

    ProsPlantronics has a very unique culture that is all their own. It is a friendly, comfortable place to work. The employee are all very helpful to one another.

    ConsDriving to Santa Cruz can get old however working from home helps considerably.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to make sure everyone is aware of who is responsible for what and who the true owners are.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great teamwork, positive environment

    Sales (Former Employee)
    Santa Cruz, CA

    ProsFor the most part, employees are valued for their contributions. Perks and rewarding team and community activities are fun and inspiring. Good corporate social responsibility.

    ConsIn some ways employees are not valued, jobs are moved to areas less expensive to operate, an economic decision, but demoralizing,

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf an employee MUST justify their existance, make it more transparent and purposeful, not some vague thing in the background that everyone has to guess, "Am I doing it right?" If the mission is to measure success, then by all means use the same yardstick on both sides of the table.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Easygoing company, easily one of the best gigs in town

    Public Relations (Current Employee)
    Santa Cruz, CA

    ProsAssociate loyalty is impressive, laid-back work culture, newly remodeled campus, inspiring facility, fun and smart co-workers.

    ConsProgress typically occurs but at a snails pace. there is not much opportunity for growth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople are kind
    Open culture that has a great work-life balance
    Passionate

    ConsConservative culture makes people work scared
    Location

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Life at Plantronics

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Santa Cruz, CA

    ProsThe people are great at Plantronics - the environment is like a large family. Many people have been there more than 20 years.

    ConsPLT is starting to feel like a 'big company'...some of the events that made it great are being done away with due to new management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management should listen to the employees more....

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company -- May be in financial trouble

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Santa Cruz, CA

    ProsKnown for good employee culture and competitive salary and benefits package

    ConsLong hours -- Engineering, & customer service positions are being sent to their facility in Tijuana, Mexico in order to cut costs which may be an indicator that company is losing market share and/or may be in financial trouble

    Advice to Senior ManagementCutting costs by moving jobs to Mexico is not the way to inspire company morale -- Recent Upper Management decisions have been questionable

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Exciting place to work and reasonable career opportunities

    Marketing (Former Employee)
    Santa Cruz, CA

    ProsTechnology leadership, great benefits, open to movement within the organization, well resourced business units, friendly and helpful team environment, Santa Cruz is a great location.

    ConsAs of a few years ago, there was a bit of micro-management from the C-level, which held back new ideas and approaches to new market areas.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe top down leadership style can stifle innovation - especially when addressing new product areas or markets.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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