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Updated September 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Close to home if you live in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago (in 28 reviews)

  • Friendly co-workers, work-life balance, support services (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Too many cooks in the kitchen and many upper management conflicts that need to be resolved (in 32 reviews)

  • No common benefits like work from home or summer hours (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
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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 8 years)

    Pros

    -Great work environment
    -Great pay
    -Great benefits
    -Great 401k and Profit Sharing
    -Plenty of room for career growth
    -Great work/life balance
    -Management make a great effort to ensure employees are engaged and involved

    Cons

    You will not get rich working at Panduit. However, the positives out weigh the negatives here.

    Panduit Response

    Mar 1, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Program Manager

    We appreciate your feedback! There are many advantages that come with working at Panduit and that includes being a part of a growing, fantastic team. Thanks again for taking the time to submit your... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Attorney"

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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

    Friendly co-workers, work-life balance, support services

    Cons

    Disorganized entry/orientation process, difficult integration/understanding of org structure and policies

    Advice to Management

    I see improvements, the management team all needs to be on the same page with coherent and consistent direction. Each org is unique- it is difficult to understand without a primer

    Panduit Response

    Jul 7, 2017 – Talent Acquisition Program Manager

    Thank you so much for your feedback! We're in the process of revamping our onboarding and orientation process for newly hired employees to make that experience as seamless as possible. Any specific... More

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Dilbert, but in real-life"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Panduit full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work at times.
    Good pay.

    Cons

    - Promotes people into important Manager positions based on tenure, not qualifications. Think pointy-haired boss.
    - Manager harped on perceived weaknesses and ignored strengths, ignoring workplace studies that show that employees flourish with praise and withdraw with verbal beatings. Going to HR wasn't a real possibility because HR is part of the problem and seems to only care about protecting the company.
    - Questionable ethics regarding software licenses.

    Advice to Management

    - Encourage Managers to truly empower their employees, not abuse them.
    - Evaluate your promotion guidelines closely, major players are in roles with minimal education and experience, just because they've been at the company a while.
    - Have HR be more than an advocate for the company. Have them actually help their employees.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Return to the successful ways of the founder"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Panduit full-time

    Pros

    beautiful, clean building, free parking, close to i-80, good for south suburb folks and northern indiana, free coffee

    Cons

    the main one is fear over being the next person to have your job eliminated. fear motivates people but it does not bring out their best.

    Advice to Management

    since you have not been able to create a culture of trust that you need to grow at the rate you want, go back to the ways the founder ran things which worked well...for decades. sincerely, I hope you can


  5. Helpful (10)

    "Turn for the Worse"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in DeKalb, IL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in DeKalb, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They gave me employment for 15 years.
    Benefits met my needs
    Time off was readily accessible

    Cons

    New management destroyed what was a successful operation for the company and employees. The majority of former management treated us like people often showing empathy for personal situations.
    2-3 years ago new management took over. They followed to trend of many companies - weeding out high priced older employees replacing them with cheaper labor. The problem is how they did it. They tried to ruin reputations of good people instead of offering them a respectful way out.
    What has happened since has been disgraceful and unethical. Everyone knows what's going on behind the scenes. I guess if you save the comapny millions you can sleep with whoever you want.

    Advice to Management

    You already know what's happening. When you sell your soul to the devil, it might finally catch up with you.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tinley Park, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tinley Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close to home if you live in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago.

    Cons

    Poorly managed and knee jerk reactions galore.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "The only person I would tell to work here is my worse enemy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Tinley Park, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Tinley Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is in the south suburbs so for people out in that area it is close to home. That's is about all that's good

    Cons

    The worst customer service I've ever worked in. The employees in this department do not matter to management and it's a dumping ground for what others don't want to do. Changes are touted as good for CS but it's really to benefit sales and marketing. Ultimately this adds more work for an overworked under appreciated department. Treated like work horses.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Not really Temporary"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Lockport, IL
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Lockport, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Panduit full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It started out there was plenty of work and overtime.

    Cons

    The department I started in was known for keeping temps as temps for long periods of time when they should've been made permanent long ago. Temps end up being used as cheap, replaceable labor and not treated like people there to improve their own lifestyle. They led me to think they were in the process of finding me a permanent position just to string me along for a longer period before firing me.
    New management brought in and messed up the flow of operations.
    Seasoned employees felt threatened and try to get you fired.

    Advice to Management

    Don't ruin what's been working well before you got there.
    Don't keep a temp longer than 3 months unless you plan on making them permanent.


  9. Helpful (13)

    "Local Company Trying to Be Global"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tinley Park, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tinley Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Local company, very involved in the community. Tuition reimbursement, good 401K match, decent benefits, good vacation after 5 years with the company.

    Cons

    Limited room for advancement, too much cover your butt situations, things are done backwards and fear of layoffs is always present, management pushes "Do More with Less," management wants you to do the work of 2.5 people. Many positions are low level and trying to improve yourself or your position is futile. Major management changes happen every 2 to 3 years and when this happens the entire organizational structure of the company changes, causing a ripple down affect that pushes any type of development progress to a halt and makes everything you did prior to the change, for naught.

    Advice to Management

    Increase morale, build development plans for employees that are honored, don't dismiss an employee that is improving his/her education and experience.


  10. Helpful (15)

    "They don't walk the talk"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Tinley Park, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Tinley Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Panduit full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits.

    Work life balance average

    Cons

    Executives and employees unwilling to change

    Advice to Management

    The change management training was excellent, but the entire management team has no idea how to implement the changes into their everyday decisions. The company lacks the motivation to truly change any of their entrenched processes or tools.

    New ideas are only given cursory consideration.


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