Planar Systems

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A leader to the race to the bottom

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR

I worked at Planar Systems

Pros

Money, desperation - it's good enough if you have no other alternative

Cons

Layoffs, poor compensation - not the worst in town but you'll have entirely precarious employment and sub par compensation.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Retain employees, cut your own salaries

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    I hope it all works

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    Current Employee - Regional Product Specialist in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Regional Product Specialist in Beaverton, OR

    I have been working at Planar Systems

    Pros

    Good company with excellent products and an aggressive growth plan. The recent aquisitions of Runco and Vidikron have greatly enhanced the product offerings to the residential market and should boost the bottom line greatly.

    Cons

    Some of the management are known for running other display companies into the toilet. With the recent departure of Scott Hix this is hopefully no longer an issue. The biggest risk faced by Planar is the potential destruction of the Runco and Vidikron brand names. If these products are all just turned into different Planar models, without the emphasis on performance and brand discinction, this experiment is doomed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't run Runco and Vidikron into the ground

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Waiting for the other shoe to drop

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, decent PTO (though not accrued), well-known company, interesting products

    Cons

    Cronyism, lack of effective management, sailing without a rudder, not many perks left except for paycheck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's too late for advice - they need to vacate. Keeping home theater division this long has become the albatross around Planar's neck. Besides layoffs, not sure if activist investor can help to right this sinking ship...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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