Planar Systems

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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

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

Other reviews for Planar Systems

  1.  

    Waiting for the other shoe to drop

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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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    Company not doing well...tough environment for remaining employees

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

    Pros

    Benefits, PTO, flexible work schedules, positive co-workers/environment, plenty of opportunities to contribute to projects across the company

    Cons

    Financial struggles, lay offs, reactive business practices, not enough up front research on products, markets/verticals, disorganized sales & marketing, impulsive decisions and poor communications by management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less reactive, more proactive/smart practices, better organization, communication and research. More productive employee feedback and opportunities/training for employees looking to develop careers within the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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