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Panduit Reviews in Tinley Park, IL

Updated November 14, 2014
Updated November 14, 2014
303 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Up and Coming

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Tinley Park, IL
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Tinley Park, IL

    I have been working at Panduit full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I have been with the company for four months now and the change that is taking place is very exciting. The management here is very open to suggestions for improvement and change. I'm not hearing that old phrase "that's how we've always done it." Instead I'm hearing, "Those are great ideas. Lets get them implemented!"
    The people I work with are very helpful and the projects I am working on make me feel fulfilled.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is that there is not a "work-from-home" policy. This is one of those changes that will need to take place in the near future to attract talent to the suburbs. I strongly feel that this will take place soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to stay open minded and embrace change as you have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Believe Glassdoor reviews here

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 an 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
  3. 1 person 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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    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
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    Modern Day Concentration Camp

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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 an 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
  6. 5 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 (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
  7. 9 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 (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
  8.  

    Family owned

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Tinley Park, IL
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Tinley Park, IL

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

    Pros

    Great Products, good employees, progressive company

    Cons

    Always looking to cut cost and automate, Not looking for more people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let somebody else drive the boat!

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

    Terrible structure

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    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Change is good?

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  11.  

    awesome manager and very flexible work

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    • 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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