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Panduit Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
315 Reviews
2.5
315 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. 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.

  2. 1 person 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
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Cumming, GA
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Cumming, GA

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

    Pros

    Great salary, Outstanding benefits, Awesome training programs, structure, Team environment, Positive employees.

    Cons

    one may perceive change as a con, I like positive change and Panduit provided me a work life balance with positive change and growth opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Owners more involved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ps1

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Burr Ridge, IL
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Burr Ridge, IL

    I worked at Panduit full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, medical, dental, profit sharing.

    Cons

    Low salary . Not enough. Vacation time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employee's better hourly pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Conservative business approach

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

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

    Pros

    Several branches in Chicago suburbs. Some business connections with the big IT companies. Internationally recognized brand name in the industry.

    Cons

    Do not care much about their employees. Afraid to take risks. Trying to save penny by loosing dollar. Do not have clear understanding of where to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use more modern and progressive approach to do business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Panduit

    Pros

    Not afraid to spend money

    Cons

    ineffective engineering and product management. They seem to keep the senior staff, which some should definitely go and get rid of the lower seniority people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop relying on your bloated inventory and get real about managing your business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great company (from a business perspective), horrible culture (from an employee perspective)

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

    I worked at Panduit full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you live in Southern Chicago Suburbs and want a Global Corporate job that doesn't require trips into downtown, this is the company for you.

    Cons

    If you want a place that values diversity in it's employees, fosters a trusting team environment, and values the opinions of all employees regardless of their position, this is not the company for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees. Actually seek out and then value the diverse experiences and ideas that a diverse workforce brings to the table. I know the company is private, but please stop imparting the personal interest of the owners (politically, socially, and religiously-speaking) to the employee population.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Save Midnight Shift

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

    I have been working at Panduit

    Pros

    I like working at Panduit.
    Pay is better than surrounding companies.
    Benefits are fair.
    Work is not that hard.
    Bosses leave me alone. I am trusted to do my job.
    Atmosphere is clean, quiet, and climate controlled.

    Cons

    Midnight shift does the best job in the department.
    The supervisors are actually working with employees to get the job done.
    We get along with our bosses and each other.
    They are getting rid of our shift and it does not make sense.
    Our most important customer - Graybar - their orders arrive on our shift.
    They are "moving the employees" where the work is.
    The most important orders arrive on our shift.
    I am being forced to leave my shift that works perfectly with my family.
    The majority of the people on my shift feel the same way.
    We are having record sales and they are trying to save pennies on shift bonuses.
    If they want to shut down the warehouse for a few hours a day how about closing at 7pm.
    No orders come in.
    No orders leave.
    No trucks come in.
    They didn't even ask the management that works in our building before making a huge move.
    Some of them actually know what is going on. Might want to ask them.
    People on midnight shift like working where they work.
    How is this good for the customers?
    How is this good for engagement?
    Does not seem to make sense.

    They have been planning on shutting our shift down for a year now and everyone is afraid for their job.
    Maybe they will rethink this and do what is best for their customers, employees, and future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what is right for your customers and employees.
    Your customers and your employees are your future.

    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Regret coming here 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 Panduit full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable pay. Good vacation accrual policy. Flex time. Healthy profit sharing.

    Cons

    Management tends to drive by mandate rather than lead by example. The unofficial policy is to treat all of the employees as if they are lazy, stupid, and dishonest for reasons only they know. One of the most closely guarded secrets in this facility is the pay scale. The management is short sighted in the "Lean in Everything" policy, they do not see the long range impact of some of todays short term cost saving actions. They will pay lip service to what employees tell them but will only listen to what they want to hear. The general environment between management and employees in this facility is too adversarial for true teamwork to take root. Many vary good employees have left this company to get away from this environment. People with many years of service are having their "position eliminated". many others fear for their jobs. All this in the name of Lean in Everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to take constructive criticism from employees as well as you expect them to take it from you. Talk to and treat your employees as valuable assets instead of tolerated liabilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Glad I left

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Panduit

    Pros

    If you live in the southwest burbs, the location is close to home. However, close to home doesn't matter when you're miserable at work.

    Cons

    Too many to name, which is why I left.

    Doesn't Recommend

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