Planar Systems - Waiting for the other shoe to drop | Glassdoor
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"Waiting for the other shoe to drop"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I have been working at Planar Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Flexible schedule, decent PTO (though not accrued), well-known company, interesting products

Cons

Cronyism, lack of effective management, sailing without a rudder, not many perks left except for paycheck

Advice to Management

It's too late for advice - they need to vacate. Keeping home theater division this long has become the albatross around Planar's neck. Besides layoffs, not sure if activist investor can help to right this sinking ship...

Other Employee Reviews for Planar Systems

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Company not doing well...tough environment for remaining employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, PTO, flexible work schedules, positive co-workers/environment, plenty of opportunities to contribute to projects across the company

    Cons

    Financial struggles, lay offs, reactive business practices, not enough up front research on products, markets/verticals, disorganized sales & marketing, impulsive decisions and poor communications by management

    Advice to Management

    Less reactive, more proactive/smart practices, better organization, communication and research. More productive employee feedback and opportunities/training for employees looking to develop careers within the company.


  2. "Miserable"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The amount and availability of PTO is the one good benefit left, as all the others have been reduced or taken away completely.

    Cons

    No clear leadership direction at any managerial level, lower benefits, low wages.

    Advice to Management

    Do more in-depth industry research to determine what future customer needs are; set clear goals that are measurable and attainable, and hold key players accountable to performance related to those goals.

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