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Planar Systems Reviews

Updated April 13, 2017
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  1. "I work in the Production department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Planar Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say.


  2. "Regional Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Beaverton, OR

    I worked at Planar Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent product families and channel

    Cons

    Management is all over the place changing direction and strategies. It is exhausting trying to keep pace with the strategy of the month

    Advice to Management

    Need new Sales management


  3. "Sr supplier quality engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Senior management is well organized
    Good communication internally
    Support of upper management

    Cons

    Lots of fire fighting issues


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  5. "Material Handler III"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Material Handler III in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Material Handler III in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people at Planar are really fun and amazing. the benefits are some of the best I have seen a company offer. If you tend to get sick a lot that might be beneficial.

    Cons

    Logistics could use a lot of work. I feel planning aspects of the company tend to be lacking in expertise. A lot of lazy incompetent folks over at corporate make the jobs difficult for the production facility workers. Also the pay is not nearly competitive like they might think.

    Advice to Management

    Dig down deep and truly become the change you want to see in others. It starts with you and only you. Maintain strong values and commit to excellence for the customer every time not just when it's convenient. Stream line logistics processes and stop hemorrhaging money left and right.


  6. "Tech Support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Tech Support in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Tech Support in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products to work with. There's never a boring call, and there's always an opportunity to learn something new. Although the company is somewhat large-ish, it still feels kinda small.

    Cons

    Management is out of touch with the bottom rungs of the ladder. People get let go that shouldn't, resulting in other people leaving, and it's a loss.

    Advice to Management

    Come out of your offices, and spend some time getting dirty in the trenches. Because the people down towards the bottom don't get the recognition they deserve.


  7. "Great engineering team - poor management from the top down."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Planar Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits were fairly good. The people in the engineering group were the best reason to work there. Most are hard-working, nice and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Management does not listen to the people in the trenches, and therefore seems to make the same mistakes over and over again. They

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to your employees instead of paying them lip service. Saying in each quarterly meeting that "we have to work harder and smarter" hardly engenders any passion or loyalty.


  8. "Surprised the company is still standing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Planar Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working in a display company is pretty cool. You're surrounded by high tech tv's for heaven's sake! The benefits are pretty good - lots of vacation time and good health benefits as well as 401K contributions.

    Cons

    Leadership is terrible. High stress. Bad decisions are made there every day and still the CEO remains. Losing money up the wazoo every day.

    Advice to Management

    Rather than laying off and treating badly the very talented worker bees, start with the top and get in better leadership.


  9. "Miserable Company and going straight downhill"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Engineering Director in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Engineering Director in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Planar Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you are homeless and starving it might be good option but otherwise stay away. Constant layoffs and company not making money. Terrible leadership and no future. This company is a shell of its former self. It is astounding that that those leading this company are still here.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership, losing money and selling off profitable business units to stay afloat. Constant layoffs lead to low morale and lack of interest. No profits are leading to no bonuses and nothing but head count reductions. No upward mobility and nothing to keep highly qualified employees to stay.

    Advice to Management

    Look at you record and stop making excuses.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great culture to work in; questionable business results"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and friendly work environment. The products are interesting to work with.

    Cons

    The company struggles to make money and as a result has numerous strategy adjustments and layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on being successful at fewer things.


  11. "Going through some minor internal changes right now but great company overall"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pays well, respects ideas and contributions of employees, offers good benefits, provides flexibility in allowing employees to determine their projects and contributions based off their skill set, flexible work hours and good, friendly cohesive atmosphere among employees.

    Cons

    Some minor internal changes taking place that are confusing, some sense of frustration from a few employees about management/productivity/their roles but overall most employees seem to be happy and are making proactive contributions to improve the company as a whole.

    Advice to Management

    A little bit more communication/access to top executives and managers as well as a clear idea of where the head leadership wants to go with current internal changes would be nice moving forward otherwise company seems to be doing well.



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