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Updated February 20, 2018
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Pros
  • Close to home if you live in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago (in 28 reviews)

  • Flexible schedules allow for a decent work-life balance (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management is the old boy's clubs (in 32 reviews)

  • No common benefits like work from home or summer hours (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Very happy!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tinley Park, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tinley Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and able to contribute to work that is making an impact. Flexible schedules allow for a decent work-life balance. Like working at a place where quality matters.

    Cons

    Agility isn’t strong, but is improving. Communication could be better.

    Panduit Response

    Feb 8, 2018 – Talent Acquisition Program Manager

    Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review! We are grateful to have so many amazing people at Panduit who are committed to providing top-notch service and solutions for both internal... More


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Panduit warehouse"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Tech I in DeKalb, IL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Tech I in DeKalb, IL

    I worked at Panduit full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fairly easy work, decent pay and benefits.

    Cons

    They went on a rampage around 2015-2016, firing almost every manager and replacing them with young or inexperienced people to save money.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Not Too Bad At All, Really."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Panduit full-time

    Pros

    I've been at Panduit now for almost half my life. One of the things that's been consistent about the company throughout all this time is the people. I've been very fortunate to work with a lot of good people over the years. Sure, there are jerks occasionally but you're going to find that anywhere you go to some extent. I also find that Panduit is really good about investing in its employees. Through programs like tuition assistance and mentoring, they have a good track record for helping employees evolve personally and professionally. Of course, you have to be realistic about your goals and requirements in order to make best use of this but for me personally, it has been really good. Don't be a jerk, and it's a pretty good place to work!

    Cons

    Cons? Well, the biggest con I see is that Panduit is slow to change. Some practices here are pretty anachronistic... but this is also a pro because Panduit is aware of it and making efforts to correct these outdated practices and policies. Another con is more around the people... like I stated earlier, some people just have unrealistic ideas about what they deserve, where they should be, what they should make, what other people should be doing. All of this is something you'll find at almost any company, so it's not like this is specific to Panduit, but it is a somewhat prevalent view. This can have an effect on newer employees or employees who don't know better and are seeking advice. I'd recommend you take everything with a grain of salt because people tend to color their story with their own point of view which doesn't apply to you. Get multiple points of view and make sure you look at all sides of a story.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to drive change. Don't change for the sake of change, but getting more up to date will be a good thing. This is a top-to-bottom approach too, everything from time & job practices to processes and procedures can have a look. You're doing great work so far, but keep it going.

    Panduit Response

    Dec 12, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Program Manager

    We appreciate your review and your insightful feedback! Our people are truly what make Panduit an industry leader and providing continuous growth/development opportunities will only make the... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "what to expect if you are hired by Panduit."

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    Former Employee - Receiving Tech II in Burr Ridge, IL
    Former Employee - Receiving Tech II in Burr Ridge, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Panduit full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    people they hire are team players

    Cons

    management doesn't take care of people who have worked for them a long time.

    Advice to Management

    realize your employees want to know they are appreciated.

    Panduit Response

    Dec 12, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Program Manager

    Thank you so much for your review and for your 10+ years of service at Panduit! While we have tools in place to reward and recognize employees for the hard work that they do (including various events... More


  5. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Panduit full-time

    Pros

    Good career opportunities in this growing company. Easy access to upper management, decentralized culture and lots of opportunities to train and learn from your peers.

    Cons

    A little slow-paced in new projects and initiatives.

    Advice to Management

    Panduit has a great potential to grow and expand into other similar markets through acquisitions.

    Panduit Response

    Dec 27, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Program Manager

    Thank you so much for your review! Panduit strongly believes in providing our employees with continuous opportunities for career development from developing their skills in their current position or... More


  6. Helpful (5)

    "21'st Century version of Raceism"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Panduit full-time

    Pros

    If you are a minority consider looking at different opportunities.

    Cons

    The people at this company call the Black Americans "BOY".
    If you are a minority and a white native insults you physically and verbally, it is accepted practice and you do not have any re-course.

    The middle level managers are experts on almost anything except the tasks they are hired for.

    Advice to Management

    The company is privately held company, the upper managements are not accountable as one might expect to see at a public held company. The company claims to be profitable, but you can not find any evidence of it. They had huge layoffs. Company relies heavily on buying products and changing the labels and selling it.
    Family held companies generally fail, because they do not innovate and rely on their once viable products to carry them over, while competition are passing them with better products and services.

    The simple advice is, go public with the company, change the racist culture at once, hire talented staff at all levels.

    Panduit Response

    Jan 11, 2018 – Talent Acquisition Program Manager

    Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your review and share this feedback. Needless to say, the behavior you've described in your review is very concerning since it is not aligned with... More


  7. "Headed in the right direction - glad to be a part of the transformation!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tinley Park, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tinley Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Panduit full-time

    Pros

    Enjoying the private company perspective. They have established a growth strategy along with a cultural transformation. The change is slow, however, "most" of the leadership is on board. A company that invests in their employees - you just have to have the initiative to invest in your own development. Overall benefits are good - not many company's provide profit sharing these days. Health benefits are excellent along with schedule flexibility. World class facility along with the proper tools to do your work.

    Cons

    Historically promotions have been a result of rewarding who you know. As a result some of those in leadership and management positions may not be placed in the right position to drive the organization to the future. Changes will need to be made - doing so may move the cultural change forward. Pay while fair, may not be as competitive beyond the base salary - bonus, long term pay, cell phone coverage, etc. lacking. Diversity and Inclusion - significant gaps. Long overdue for a program. A quick look a the organization charts and it is very clear, the company is white male dominated thinking - at all levels of leadership and management. This too, is a barrier to change.

    Advice to Management

    Expand Strategy beyond the Growth Initiatives. Address the leaders, managers that are preventing change - the majority of the organization is on board. Management training on how to treat and value employees to drive some consistency and respect for all positions within the organization.

  8. "Sr Business Development Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tinley Park, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tinley Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team environment, no-one is too high level to be approachable

    Cons

    Change directions, sometimes too reactive

    Advice to Management

    Change is a good thing and Panduit is instilling good change, but change takes time and does not happen overnight. Settle in on a plan and realize year 1 goal may not be where you want it but year two should start to move in the right direction in the right strategy


  9. "Panduit Long Term Employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Tinley Park, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Tinley Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Panduit part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Panduit is a unique place to work because it is private, yet it is global and large scale. Our strategies and tactics are not driven and designed to react to daily stock market performance. The decision lens is tuned to long term results, innovation and quality. Panduit also has many tenured employees. This is the result of the shared sense of ownership you get when you work at Panduit and the desire to see this company have long term success.

    Cons

    Decision rights can be a struggle as the organization still works through being Business Unit lead. A work from home policy/flex schedule is needed to make recruiting easier. It is currently per individual manager's discretion.

    Advice to Management

    Panduit leadership should continue to reward employees with profit sharing and attractive salaries and find ways to develop talent and promote within. This produces long term loyalty and dedicated employees that tie their drive and achievements to the successes of Panduit. Employee shareholder options would be a great benefit to consider to help retain and attract talent.


  10. "Panduit is a great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting high-tech products. The company is very willing to invest in its people. They will promote from within and bring people from the plant floor to responsible, product management positions.

    Cons

    Working from home is not as common as it should be and vacation policy.


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