Plexus Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
83 Reviews
3.3
83 Reviews
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Plexus President, CEO, and Director Dean A. Foate
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good working environment, with good project management (in 8 reviews)

  • Most managers are easy to work with allowing good work / life balance (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-Life balance continues to be a struggle, but Management is finding ways to improve this (in 3 reviews)

  • The upper management really had no idea of the workings of the production floor (in 4 reviews)

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14 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Best company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Plexus

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Overworked and not recognized, no room for advancement

  2.  

    Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at Plexus full-time

    Pros

    Real Life-work balance. Great work environment. Good processes and procedures.

    Cons

    Punctuality of time management from most personnel is weak, even for the managers.
    The management team is not always look for personnel development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Stable company with a lot of growth opportunity, but at the cost of your time.

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

    I worked at Plexus

    Pros

    Growth opportunity.
    Plenty of stretch assignments.
    Reward hard work.

    Cons

    Costs a lot of your personal time.
    Poor capacity planning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more time and effort into correcting capacity planning to balance work load across talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Financial Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Plexus full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A great learning experience with a competitive salary.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth at the smaller sites.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Enjoyed working on a variety of projects

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    The working environment is Friendly and the varied content of contract projects can be more interesting than companies with a small product line. Also, overtime is rare.

    Cons

    Very few employees are over 40 and there is a focus on new college graduates. There is some pressure to move into management, which can be pro or con depending on what you like to do., equipment budgets are sometimes small, depending on the terms of customer contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some "grey hair" is valuable.

  7.  

    Engineering Solutions - fun place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, sharp engineers. Working hours not too bad (<45 hrs per week). Decent benefits and perks. Direct customer interaction, challenging and diverse project work.

    Cons

    Salaries a little low. Gender ratio pretty bad (<10% women) in Engineering design centers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall, a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Plexus

    Pros

    There is a lot of variety in the types of product and work that is done, which keeps people from being 'pigeon-holed' into a particular type of position within their field. The management is generally good and responsive. Within the engineering group, most of the managers are degreed engineers also, so it is easier to have technical conversations. The other people who work there make it a very enjoyable place to work.

    Cons

    The work is not always cutting-edge technology. Also, promotions to higher level positions are based on opportunity based experiences - if you haven't been assigned by management to a project that helps you meet your objectives for a promotion, you will likely not get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on ensuring that there is good quality work to keep the engineering staff engaged. Otherwise, there is a big risk of losing valuable employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place To Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI

    I have been working at Plexus

    Pros

    Good strategy, lots of growth, good people, strong leadership, good reputation in the industry, very nice locations, passion for success

    Cons

    No real downsides in my opinion. Could be more focus on promotion from within, but that seems to be improving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with current focus and strategy - it seems to be working well. Continue to communication vision to all employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Positive Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo Grove, IL

    I have been working at Plexus

    Pros

    Everyone respects others and wants to be successful for our customers. Management is cautious on growth so doesn't over extend.

    Cons

    Due to industry, it can be very busy at times with limited resources. A fiscally conservative company also results in lower wages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Agree with approach of how company is currently run. Management does not buy manufacturing from customers just to grow the business.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Phone Interview +on-site

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Plexus

    Pros

    knowledge sharing, great team, great place

    Cons

    career growth, lack of opportunities within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    mentor should be assigned for career growth

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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