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Panduit Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
327 Reviews
2.6
327 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The salary is competitive with the area and for me, it is close to home (in 19 reviews)

  • Flex time before it was so severely restricted and regulated (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • a feeling of distrust with upper management (in 23 reviews)

  • Lack of communication, knee jerk reactionay management, poor work life balance (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Technician I in DeKalb, IL
    Current Employee - Warehouse Technician I in DeKalb, IL

    I have been working at Panduit

    Pros

    Good work environment and get what needed

    Cons

    A lot of channels to go through sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to ideas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Definitely Changing for the Better

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

    I have been working at Panduit full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company is making clear moves in the right direction. The new lines of businesses make sense to me and sounds like we are going to be allowed to focus much more and prioritize better. I like the recent statements on getting results instead of tracking hours in the office a lot. I feel much more optimistic that we are going in the right direction now.

    Cons

    Lots of change going on which is hard for some of my coworkers but at least it is change for the better. Some people see only the negatives of the changes, but I think it is a good thing and overdue. Health insurance is expensive for employees - maybe the company can pick up more of that cost?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Customer Service Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Coordinator in Tinley Park, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Coordinator in Tinley Park, IL

    I have been working at Panduit full-time

    Pros

    No weekends, latest shift ends at 6:30pm, able to flex a bit in a call center environment, variety of work within the call center. There are times where the calls do come non-stop but not the norm. Able to multi-task between calls keeps your mind fresh and not the same mind numbing questions and answers in a typical call center environment. Generous 401k plan, health, dental and vision insurance. Very diverse workforce. Free coffee, tea, hot chocolate and free women hygiene products in bathroom.

    Cons

    The pay is low for the amount of knowledge expected to learn and retain. When trying to inform management of how something may not work, it has to be seen before management believes. Managers not consistent among themselves on how things should be done or offered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with the flexibility in scheduling and working with your employees. Has really increased morale since this has been done. Ask why we think something will not work and then explain to us why it has to be done the way you are requesting it to be done. Be consistent among each other.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company for growth

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

    I have been working at Panduit

    Pros

    Great company for encouraging growth. If you are a hard worker and push yourself the right managers notice. Fun dynamic group of people I work with that make work life entertaining and enjoyable 90% of the time.

    Cons

    There are some managers that it is questionable how they got to their position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you don't have a degree, it doesn't mean the person isn't qualified for the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Opportunity for Advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tinley Park, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tinley Park, IL

    I have been working at Panduit full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I've been with the company for over 10 years and have moved into several positions along the way, each of them a promotion opportunity. Company offers tuition reimbursement which is a huge benefit. Flex time is great, good benefits and friendly people.

    Cons

    Over importance placed on an Engineering Degree
    Experience is taken into account more than skills at times
    Executive Leadership isn't always visible/accessible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate your employees for opportunities for advancement, a lot of good talent within the organization.

  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Boasts about teamwork, opportunity to grow, great environment, none is true it's all about cutting cost and bottom line.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tinley Park, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tinley Park, IL

    I worked at Panduit full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working in a new "green" building, ha! however even that is false, they claim it is green as it runs electric pumps 24/7 to circulate rain water and then when there is no rain water they fill water tanks with city water to show visitors they are green, it's all a circus. The truth is it's a scam to get millions from Illinois tax payers to pay for the building. But it's a nice building to work in for being in the suburbs.

    Cons

    The environment is hostile, layoffs wait at every corner. The competition is furious fight and back stabbing for small crumbs of false appreciation from Management. Between the lies Marketing tells about the products and falsifies claims about product quality or performance. HR's ability to over look every opportunity to show concern for their employees rather they are a puppets to management whims. Management treats every employee with disrespect and totally feel as if they are beneath them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks to blowing million of dollars on sales trips to tropical locations for a retreat. Then investing a couple more millions on a useless CAD software that can't compete with the over 200 existing Cad softwares that can do the same processes better. Your next investment should be skilled experienced workers who have history working with your products. Oops sorry too late for that, you laid off all the experienced workers for inexperienced kids straight out of college just to save the bottom line and create a younger feel in the company. Next question is who are the skilled workers to pull you out? The experienced workers usually train the inexperienced passing on their knowledge so the new employees have the tools and real world knowledge that made this company originally great. oh yeah you forgot that step, good luck with that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Not the same

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tinley Park, IL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tinley Park, IL

    I worked at Panduit full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours (some jobs), profit sharing, insurance

    Cons

    This is not the same company it was years ago. WHen the old man was in charge at least you knew where u stood. Now there is so much underhanded and secretive stuff goin on that the employees don't know where they stand. The company was built on a solid foundation, but lost its way. So many cutbacks within the last few months they don't know who is doing what.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There was a "cafe" meeting of the minds (2013-2014?) - re-read what was said then and heed it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    They really don't know what they are doing in IT

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Panduit full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    One of the better companies on the edge of the South Chicago suburbs.
    Pay is decent.

    Cons

    Management has no idea what they are doing.
    They don't know how the business or practices of IT work.
    Marketing drives the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell your IT half, and concentrate on what you do well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Panduit

    Pros

    Employee benefit package is acceptable

    Cons

    Too many upper managers just keeping their chairs warm but not making decisions. They know very well how to milk the company petty cash funds. A lot of smoke but no fire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Secretive Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tinley Park, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tinley Park, IL

    I have been working at Panduit full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    US Company with Mediocre benefits

    Cons

    Managements is very secretive and seems to have a knee jerk reaction to negative stimulus. Nepotism allowed within the management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course more than just a year or two. It takes time to develop new markets and changing market approach can have detrimental effects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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