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Panduit Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
307 Reviews
2.4
307 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  

    Terrible structure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Intern in Tinley Park, IL
    Former Employee - R&D Intern in Tinley Park, IL

    I worked at Panduit as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Overtime pay and a few nice people

    Cons

    Managerial structure, lack of direction, boys club culture, overly conservative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get more structure

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

    Change is good?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, 401K match, New corporate headquarters.

    Cons

    Lots of inner circles which most of the times work against them selves. Within the last 5 years the company has changed from a family owned company that cared about its employees and products to a company that was more concerned with following the industry standard and volume of products sold.. Quality of products tanked once production was sent over seas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to practice what they preach. Promote from within stop passing up internal qualified talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    awesome manager and very flexible work

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

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

    Pros

    1) friendly coworkers;
    2) flexible hours;
    3) decent pay;

    Cons

    1) far away from city;
    2) slow pace

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great at first....

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panduit

    Pros

    Most of my co-workers(the ones who aren't afraid of hard work)...the foremen from first shift.

    Cons

    The equipment we have are old and constantly breaking down, conveyors system needs an update, upper management needs to be more involved, using paid sick days and getting punished for using our paid sick days, the BRAVO system is a joke when it comes to the lower warehouse workers(it's not hard "Thanking" a co-worker for helping out in person), sometimes it feels like I'm back in high school with the favoritism game being played, no room for advancement......

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We should get rid of the BRAVO system and come up with a new system that will make us lower warehouse worker feel appreciated. We shouldn't get punished for taking our paid sick days.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Hired as an intern in 2012 as a sophomore in college. 40 hours per week at about $10/hr.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Panduit (less than an year)

    Pros

    Exposure to many departments. Excellent learning opportunity for a current undergraduate in Business, Economics, Finance, or related discipline. Great food in the cafeteria.

    Cons

    Internships were fairly unstructured. Most work was ad hoc and a sizable portion was mundane. Not much room for advancement.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Entry Level Position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Tinley Park, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Tinley Park, IL

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

    Pros

    never bored
    strengthened multi-tasking skills and customer service
    great training program

    Cons

    micro-managed
    no opportunity for growth
    all women... lots of drama
    high turn over rate
    understaffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more flexible with bathroom/lunch breaks, staff appropriately, and give better raises to motivate reps to provide better customer service

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    I enjoyed working there at first.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scheduler in Bolingbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Scheduler in Bolingbrook, IL

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

    Pros

    I was making a fair salary and had good benefits.

    Cons

    Proclaiming themselves a "family" company was hogwash. It was about profits. There was a huge component of the workforce that was dead wood. They often kept these folks during the 11 layoffs I went through. (Ten survived, one not) This environment of continuously worrying about your job was very hard to deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest. I was flat out lied to several times by management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Some things never seem to 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

    Pros

    Some of the positives include reasonable employee benefits like 401k matching, decent insurance, flexible work schedule (somewhat), and reasonable salaries.

    Cons

    Company still operates in the old world - salaried employees clock in, employee review and compensation plans are a joke, company seems to make efforts to modernize, but too slow and incomplete efforts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with a strategy/plan and follow through

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great internship experience, learned a lot

    Former Employee - Intern in Orland Park, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Orland Park, IL

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

    Pros

    Good pay, flexible hours, friendly employees very open to helping/teaching

    Cons

    Easy to confuse products when I wasn't familiar with them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A more standard method of teaching the basics of types of products (basic overview in the form of a digital handbook, PowerPoint slides, etc.)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 7 people found this helpful  

    Very dysfunctional place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer in Orland Park, IL
    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer in Orland Park, IL

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

    Pros

    Staff developers are generally competent and personable.
    A paycheck.
    Easy commute.
    Being gone.

    Cons

    Development and architect managers who have very little idea of how software development works from neither a theoretical or practical point of view.
    Actual product resembles a newbie developer's or hobbyist's side project used to tinker with multiple technologies and went horribly wrong.
    Claims to be Agile, yet, practices almost no Agile methods (other than a "scrum" session that lasts close to an hour a.k.a. a status meeting). Then the managers causing the disconnect complains about not being Agile.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ship out the development management team.
    Assign the technical research team to architect a new solution.
    Start from ground zero because you are building on a foundation of sand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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