Plantronics

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  1.  

    Comfortable place to work if you like settling for the status quo

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Cruz, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice people creates a positive culture, high quality products, strong enterprise and call center business, quarterly earnings management, 7 minutes to the beach.

    Cons

    Little appetite for change, biggest risk to company is being too risk averse, unable to keep pace with the industry, quarterly earnings takes away from its focus on the future, questionable ability and limited patience to create and execute to a long term vision.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Focus, Focus, Focus

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Lack 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 ManagementAdvice

    Provide an understandable road map for the future not just a bunch of buzz words.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Excellent Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Cruz, CA

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

    Pros

    Takes good care of employees.

    Cons

    Mid to small Size company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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

    I worked at Plantronics full-time

    Pros

    Plantronics 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Some 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Collateral producer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Cruz, CA

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

    Pros

    Plantronics 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A company that veiws thier employees as their largest resource and creates a culture to support it.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Plantronics full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have worked for the company 10 years and would never think of leaving. The pay is excellent. Employees are passionate about their jobs and the products they make.

    Cons

    Little turnover in senior management so advancement for those positions are limited however the company is expanding with an increase in Dir & VP positions being created.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to making timely decisons based on the input of your employees to avoid missing the market opputunity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great teamwork, positive environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Santa Cruz, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Santa Cruz, CA

    I worked at Plantronics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Easygoing company, easily one of the best gigs in town

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Public Relations in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Contractor - Public Relations in Santa Cruz, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Undiscovered Jewel

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Santa Cruz, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be wary of changing the culture. This is unique and the most successful I have seen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place 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 Plantronics

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Conservative culture makes people work scared
    Location

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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