Plantronics
3.9 of 5 51 reviews
www.plantronics.com Santa Cruz, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Plantronics Reviews

Updated Apr 8, 2014
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3.9 51 reviews

                             

97% Approve of the CEO

Plantronics President, CEO, and Director Ken Kannappan

Ken Kannappan

(38 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Focus, Focus, Focus

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Plantronics full-time for more than 5 years

ProsReverse commute for people on the valley side of the hill. Strong company financially that will continue to grow. Good benefits.

ConsLack of real plan for the future. Too many people who have been there for a long time and aren't able to change.

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide an understandable road map for the future not just a bunch of buzz words.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A very mixed bag -- the devil is in the details.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Plantronics full-time

ProsPlantronics has a strong contingent of competent, satisfied, local, long-time employees. It has successfully maintained its core market niche for decades, and it is aggressively trying to evolve.

ConsThe company is in flux, and change is challenging. Engineering has some highly skilled veteran contributors, but it is struggling to adapt to new opportunities and technologies, and the current senior management is well worth being extremely wary of. Morale is not high.

Advice to Senior ManagementSome key resignations might allow some less arrogant and manipulative leadership to come in and exert a positive influence more in keeping with Plantronics' historical reputation as a good place to work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Santa Cruz, CA

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

ProsTakes good care of employees.

ConsMid to small Size company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Collateral producer

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Santa Cruz, CA

I have been working at Plantronics full-time for more than 5 years

ProsPlantronics has a very unique culture that is all their own. It is a friendly, comfortable place to work. The employee are all very helpful to one another.

ConsDriving to Santa Cruz can get old however working from home helps considerably.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to make sure everyone is aware of who is responsible for what and who the true owners are.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great teamwork, positive environment

Sales (Former Employee)
Santa Cruz, CA

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

ProsFor the most part, employees are valued for their contributions. Perks and rewarding team and community activities are fun and inspiring. Good corporate social responsibility.

ConsIn some ways employees are not valued, jobs are moved to areas less expensive to operate, an economic decision, but demoralizing,

Advice to Senior ManagementIf an employee MUST justify their existance, make it more transparent and purposeful, not some vague thing in the background that everyone has to guess, "Am I doing it right?" If the mission is to measure success, then by all means use the same yardstick on both sides of the table.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Easygoing company, easily one of the best gigs in town

Public Relations (Current Employee)
Santa Cruz, CA

I have been working at Plantronics as a contractor for more than a year

ProsAssociate loyalty is impressive, laid-back work culture, newly remodeled campus, inspiring facility, fun and smart co-workers.

ConsProgress typically occurs but at a snails pace. there is not much opportunity for growth

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
Santa Cruz, CA

I have been working at Plantronics full-time for more than 5 years

ProsExciting opportunities, collegial working, financially and ethically sound, innovative work practices and facilities, caring and engaged management, small town, family feeling.

ConsPeople are very loyal to Plantronics so low turnover...this also means that advancement opportunities can be fewer and require patience to get.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe wary of changing the culture. This is unique and the most successful I have seen.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Plantronics

ProsPeople are kind
Open culture that has a great work-life balance
Passionate

ConsConservative culture makes people work scared
Location

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I was an intern at Plantronics

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Plantronics

ProsIncredibly friendly people, lots of opportunities to meet with upper management, you're given important projects, and the work environment is spectacular.

ConsSometimes too caught up in the old ways of doing things. There's not a lot to do in Santa Cruz

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Nice comfortable place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Plantronics

ProsSteady and stable company
Decent management, not great, just decent
Flexible workplace. Nice building and workspace.

ConsNot risk takers. Slow and steady with growth.
No real advancement opportunities.
Location in Santa Cruz with horrible access and local area. Homeless area.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a risk. Forecast growth for more than 6% a year.
Evaluate senior management. Not all stellar people.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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