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Panini America Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Friendly people, hard working, fair and flexible"

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    Current Employee - Repair Technician in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Repair Technician in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Panini America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management and employees work well together in a fast paced production environment. Employees can expect fair treatment and flexible time.

    Cons

    Production environment is demanding, technical advancement not provided, not much expectation to advance within the company


  2. "Extreme Stress"

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

    I worked at Panini America as a contractor

    Pros

    There are some really good people working here. The pay is fair and benefits reasonable with some flexibility of hours.

    Cons

    The society of clicks is reminiscent of the worst times in high school and is rampant amongst the line staff. Unfortunately, management seems inclined to endorse the click atmosphere. To further complicate this is petty in fighting between VP's that seems encouraged by the CEO. Also, communications is extremely weak but mostly because of the clicks and managerial support of the clicks.

    Advice to Management

    The parent company needs to dump all the executives and most the director level management to start over. The clicks and VP in-fighting facilitated by the CEO will limit this company's potential and can only be overcome by starting over.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "not what it seems"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Panini America (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    growing company, flexible hours, good benefits are offered, nice team of workers there, from time to time events are held for employees

    Cons

    building is divided into have nots (90%) and haves (10%) - the haves get every perk causing tension and low morale- upper management team is weak, petty and divisive - pressure to reach unattainable budget numbers - great is not good enough - political infighting among senior management - each with their own agenda - so much quality driven away due to paranoid exec team


  4. Helpful (7)

    "good benefits - very stressful work environment"

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

    I worked at Panini America full-time

    Pros

    relaxed daily rules - casual dress - hours somewhat flexible - many good people work there - if you like sports many athletes are in the building from time to time.
    benefits are acceptable
    exciting product line - company is growing

    Cons

    a massive amount of turnover - not all departments are treated equally - most company perks (tickets, products, event participation) are always for the chosen few - marketing dept receives every perk - some departments receive none - ever
    competent CEO is surrounded by weak childish VPs ( production VP is the exception) who are given complete control of their departments - major tension among departments . Marketing runs the business - rather than sales or the product team.

    Advice to Management

    be more responsible regarding production levels - and respect employees - major talent has left the business over the last three years - often due to stress or a lack of respect


  5. Helpful (4)

    "trading cards"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    fun company, fun atmosphere, cool product

    Cons

    The industry is dying and slow moving.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good people, stressful work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great. Great perks if your a sports fan. Chance for advancement - Panini will post jobs internally. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Recent rapid growth has strained the processes and workflow causing tremendous stress for employees. Salaried employees are expected to be available 24/7 - even while on vacation or sick leave. Pay levels are below local averages.

    Advice to Management

    Need to increase staffing level and increase pay levels to retain experienced employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "New Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX

    Pros

    This company has the potential to grow into new markets.

    Cons

    The transition of Donruss to Panini seems to be taking a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Processes need to be reviewed. Solid sales and marketing is needed to stay successful in this market. Need to hire new people with experience.