Panduit Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
289 Reviews
2.3
289 Reviews
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Panduit President Thomas C. (Tom) Donovan
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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 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper Management has destroyed the culture in every country (in 20 reviews)

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

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    Intern-Review

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Panduit as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I interned at this place in summer 2014. Very friendly environment, helpful people, great learning experiences is all that I can say.

    Cons

    Nothing-to be very honest. Some of the plants do not have its own cafeteria which can be a bummer at times.Time in Time out system is annoying. But apart from these factors -nothing about the company is bad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good for internship, not a career

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Panduit as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    As an intern I was able to work on a variety of projects. The people were usually very helpful.

    Cons

    Management, Outdated software, Unwilling to change, Not a place for a young graduate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to change. Embrace Technology.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Old Boys Club set in 2014

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Work life balance, decent pay.

    Cons

    Not a "team oriented" culture. Leadership is more concerned about empire building . Certain leaders believe they are more superior than the people that work for them and are condescending, and completely demotivating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read up on diversity and it's value in business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    One of the best places to work throughout my 20 year career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tinley Park, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tinley Park, IL

    I worked at Panduit full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, matching 401k, good work/life balance in general. Great family environment and good people all around. Family atmosphere and some excellent cross-functional coworkers who are serious about their work.

    Cons

    Some of the leadership seems to have no clue with product line problem areas, some of which are significant. Instead of regrouping they tend to sweep the dirt under the rug and buy their time, or blame others. This is the cancer of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get audited by an outside consultant and carefully review the results.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cheap and Distrustful

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    Former Employee - Product Development Manager  in  Tinley Park, IL
    Former Employee - Product Development Manager in Tinley Park, IL

    I worked at Panduit full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    OK pay and benefits. Nice HQ in Tinley Park some of the other locations have a poor environment.

    Cons

    Basically distrustful of their employees. They think you're out to steal hours ( all employees except the very top punch a clock), or you're going to have too much of a good time on a road trip and get a good dinner, or steal office supplies. They send warnings if you do things like personal banking using their internet connection. If you are a professional in Marketing or Management, you dont get a company phone, but they expect you to use your personal phone for company business--and dont allow expensing your personal phone for business use!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change this crappy culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awful.

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    Current Employee - Staff Manufacturing Engineer  in  Cumming, GA
    Current Employee - Staff Manufacturing Engineer in Cumming, GA

    I have been working at Panduit full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people on the shop floor.

    Cons

    Manufacturing leadership is very closed minded. Company is secretive to a fault. They make labels, twist ties, and snap together clips for heaven sakes. Processes are guarded like Fort Knox. If outside help is needed by expert industry leaders, Panduit will not let them in to assist. This is why the company technology is very far behind there competitors. We have control panels on critical machines that parts are no longer made. Electrical engineers and maintenance spends days and weeks trying to design, develop, make, and buy pars to supplement parts you can't buy.

    Manufacturing service organization Management is the reason Panduit will fell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You do not have a corner on the market of your product. You need outside assistance as every company in America and the world knows. Stop being hermits thinking you got some unique process niche in your market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not worth investing time in

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panduit full-time

    Pros

    The company seems to be making the right steps to improve the environment. Good work - life balance.

    Cons

    Management uses out-dated management practices, mircro manages too much, does absolutely nothing of value, and thinks more highly of themselves than they deserve. No one will ever listen to you. HR runs you around as well. The company would benefit from bringing in new management from outside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop telling and start listening to your employees. There are a lot of really good ideas out there. Stop the favortism and start enforcing all the rules not just the ones you want to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do you love feeling unappreciated and oppressed? This is the place for you!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Panduit is world class in many ways, and they have a track record of great financial success. Job security is probably the best reason to work here. They have a pretty strong benefits package and they are not going to go bankrupt.

    Cons

    The company is privately owned, and the founder was a raving madman, totally obsessed with growing the company. He literally would ask for updates from everyone in the family on their respective business units at THANKSGIVING DINNER. This company has an incredible lack of people management skills. It's almost shocking how poorly the managers treat their employees. The one bright spot in the company is the HR group, where they tirelessly work to try and transform the company and bring it into the 21st century. Unfortunately, most of them grow so frustrated and exhausted by fruitless efforts that they end up leaving prior to any real change happening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace senior leadership, and bring the company to the present day.

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

    Overall Relatively Positive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits, although they have evolved and decreased over the years.

    Cons

    Job security, used to be a company concerned for the people, but now it seems like they just want to get manufacturing out of the country.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great people to work with and nice friendly environment

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    Former Employee - ESM Consultant  in  Orland Park, IL
    Former Employee - ESM Consultant in Orland Park, IL

    I worked at Panduit as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly and knowledgeable people. Good management structure. Innovative team. Worked as consultant and was good environment to share information. Seemed to be lots of opportunity to work on new technologies and manager was open to suggestions.

    Cons

    Sometimes product releases took longer than anticipated to release.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the open lines going with the employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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