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Plantronics Overview

Santa Cruz, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
1961
Company - Public (PLT)
Telecommunications Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Jawbone

Working at Plantronics

Plantronics is a global leader in wearable technology and audio communications for businesses and consumers. We have pioneered new trends in audio technology for 50 years, creating innovative products that allow people to simply communicate. From unified communication solutions ... Read more

Mission: We are striving every day to deliver simply smarter communications with innovative design and technology.

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Plantronics President and Chief Executive Officer Joe Burton
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  • "Good place to work in Santa Cruz"

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    I have been working at Plantronics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    • Good work life balance
    • Strong employee benefits (stock, healthcare, allowance for education, etc)
    • Great team camaraderie
    • Open office work stations or work at your own desk
    • Remote working

    Cons

    • Driving over highway 17 during the winter is a pain (accidents)
    • There are divides between different teams within the organization but what company doesn't have this? If every team agreed with each other, then the company wouldn't grow and people wont learn from one another
    • People do feel entitled at the company because they have been there for years
    • Some people don't like the new CEO's tactics (you will hear it), probably because they are use to Ken. Plantronics is a legacy tech company and we need to shake things up...Joe is doing this. We are staying true to what we do best (enterprise) but we are also trying new things where in the future we might look back and say "Wow...that calculated risk paid off."

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to your word and don't let your associates down.

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Plantronics Photos

Plantronics photo of: Salt water aquarium with sea anemones and clown fish, designed to enrich the work environment. Photo: Craig Cozart
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Plantronics photo of: Break out rooms in Santa Cruz Offices
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Plantronics Interviews

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    Marketing Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Cruz, CA
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Plantronics (Santa Cruz, CA).

    Interview

    Lengthy process over four months involving multiple phone conversations with recruiters - (including one who went line by line with the job description asking if I had that experience- yes/no), video conferences with key stakeholders, in-person interviews with potential peers, hiring manager, VPs. Process also included personality test (Results were shared with me). Nice people, and I was treated well throughout the interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for Plantronics? What's interesting to you about this role? Why are you looking to leave your current job? What is your current compensation?   Answer Question
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Plantronics Awards & Accolades

  • Secretary of State Award for Corporate Excellence, U.S. Department of State, 2013

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