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Panduit Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
319 Reviews
2.4
319 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. 5 people found this helpful  

    The placed sucked to work for. Extra effort wasn't rewarded.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production
    Former Employee - Production

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

    Pros

    It was a job for the time I was there. There wasnt a whole lot of pros. Close to home.

    Cons

    Laid people off before their retirement. didn't compensate well even when you went above and beyond your job. Just laid my Mom off after 15 years of service right before she is going in for surgery.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Change

    • 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

    Steady paycheck, location, and mostly good people. Many employees know how good of a company we have been in the past, so trying to hang on until we change back.

    Cons

    Not a lot of trust of employees. Have not focused on the profitable business in years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust, trust, and make decisions in a timely fashion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 7 people found this helpful  

    Mediocre at best

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Asia, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Asia, TX

    I have been working at Panduit full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    No pros to begin with.

    Cons

    The company seems to harbour many people who are outcasts and rejects from other companies. Been here 5 years and nothing of strategic importance seems done. Frustration level is high. Tasks, processes are always in a mess and functions are disconcerted.

    There's a lot of empty talk, virtually no transparency and lacks of communication. There are many people who has stayed in Panduit for many years and seems to be rather complacent at all times. Management is always, has always been on the wrong focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The senior management and old timers should just quit and not hang on for the sake of hanging on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 9 people found this helpful  

    Believe Glassdoor reviews here

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    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Very nice people (excluding many execs) , nice building (way out in the sticks though)

    Cons

    All i can say is to read the other reviews here -- I ignored them but they are spot on. My mistake. This is the most dysfunctional place I've ever seen. And they are low-tech, not high-tech, as they will want you to believe. Execs rule by fear - ask about this. Believe what you read here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't think anything will here help, Too far gone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 6 people found this helpful  

    Not as it seems

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Secure and safe work place.
    Climate controlled, but from a different area.

    Cons

    Not military/veteran friendly
    a feeling of distrust with upper management
    Not very OSHA compliant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    On the outside Panduit looks very appealing to many of the co-ops that they run through. As a culture, the mistrust and heir of distrust with upper management is at a all time high. Hiding the true cost that it take to make product from upper management seems to be a way of life for mid level managers. If you are a veteran of the military, you are treated as if you already have PTSD. It doesn't matter if you have never shown ant signs. You are a powder keg to them. Sadly it is that way across the whole company. Mid-level management has lost touch with the production people, the same people that can make you look like a superstar. The feeling of all for none is starting to take hold. Lastly, once the family patriarch is gone this company will be divided up and sold off. Remember, its your choice......I work to live, not live to work.

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

    Panduit's focus is on the bottom line, they lost the human aspect to their "Family Company".

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

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

    Pros

    Only Pro is that Panduit is remodeling the existing buildings that they are not selling as they send production out of the US. If you are an HR person great! they built a whole floor in the corp. building to fill it, more HR people than actual working employees.

    Cons

    You get time off for sick but then again it counts agents you during your reviews. Promotions are based on "who you know" connections to the family or upper management and not job performance or qualifications. Employee building is a joke, instead of what use to be given $500.00 weekend away for 5 year service is now popcorn and carmel apple days, way to go HR, sure everyones looking forward to ice cream day too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has never had been interested in the employee's opinions. Even though HR's weak attempt to add questionnaires they offer employees to fill out. No one believes they are truly anonymous and fears retaliation for negative remarks. Face it, management wont even read them or take them into consideration.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Technical Growth and Education

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager III in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager III in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Panduit full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging environment with encouraged learning and technical growth

    Cons

    Politics can be complex and difficult to navigate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allowing personal growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Can't get out of their own way....

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Panduit full-time

    Pros

    Good products. Pockets of good management with a vision to move forward. Benefits are above average. Teamwork does exhist outside of the corporate location.

    Cons

    Good old boy network. All they do is shuffle the deck with the same leadership. Fundamental reason why they can't move into new directions and expand capabilities. Tremendous amount of back door politics that is sufficating growth potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in new talent at the high levels...and listen to them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Upper management team does not address the root cause of many of the problems-low margin business models allowed to continue and impact effectiveness of engineering, operations and quality.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Tinley Park, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Tinley Park, IL

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

    Pros

    Good people that work hard. Globalization of manufacturing has been done in different areas of the world to help with cost control.

    Cons

    Favoritism, OB network rules instead of real, consistent global team building. Resources are not allocated consistently to match corporate performance standards at all locations. If your group is not making sufficient sales, you are SOL on resources that are needed to excel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace upper management tier to get fresh perspective and eliminate repeated lack of unbiased, wholistic decision making.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 10 people found this helpful  

    Modern Day Concentration Camp

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pricing Manager in Tinley Park, IL
    Former Employee - Pricing Manager in Tinley Park, IL

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

    Pros

    Don't work here it's a nightmare

    Cons

    Worst place I've ever worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees work in fear while management can't manage out of their own "whirlwind".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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