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Plantronics Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Pros
  • And it has a good work/life balance philosophy (in 10 reviews)

  • Great work environment, friendly coworkers (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Unless you live in Santa Cruz the drive over the hill can be tough on a daily basis (in 15 reviews)

  • Additionally, the total compensation package is lower than comparable companies in Silicon Valley (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Reverse Logistics/Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reverse Logistics/Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Reverse Logistics/Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Plantronics (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best place to work there is always a smile on every associate.

    Cons

    During my working period there was not a bad thing to say about Plantronics.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Plantronics"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Cruz, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Plantronics (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent culture and environment to work in

    Cons

    Plantronics can sometimes seem stuck in the past, seems like they need an infusion of new blood

    Advice to Management

    Hire more young people

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place but frustrating processes"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Cruz, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Cruz, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice working environment. "Smarter Working" allows for flexible work locations and times. Friendly culture.

    Cons

    Process heavy. Not very agile. Consumer products are low priority and under resourced.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Production Buyer/Planner - Administrative Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer/Planner in Santa Cruz, CA
    Former Employee - Buyer/Planner in Santa Cruz, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    This is a very good company to work for. Dynamic environment, Customer Service oriented, they treat each employee with respect and they are clear about expectations/responsibilities.

    Cons

    When we were laid off, (38 employees on 4/20/2006) after 6 years of hard work, my supervisor told me that HR's instructions were that we had 4 hours to leave the premises and the supervisors were to "shadow" the employees to make sure that the exit was on the up and up. That made me feel like a criminal and I do not agree with that policy.

    Advice to Management

    Review your employee exit strategy and be more human about it. After giving the company 6 years of my life and hard-work, this is a terrible way of letting an employee go.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good people and treated well, not top pay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Cruz, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Plantronics (More than a year)

    Pros

    Real nice facilities, good events, good high level business strategy

    Cons

    does not pay top salaries compared to silicon valley, a lot of inertia to change due to many employees that have been there a long time, too many tactical and small projects that distract from the main business strategy


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Plantronics - Finance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Cruz, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Cruz, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere - working environment is comparable to top companies in Silicon Valley. Stable company but restructures happen every three years. Work life balance is fair. work from home options are a plus.

    Cons

    Political environment. Constant push to shift work to Mexico location to cut cost. Unless you live in Santa Cruz the drive over the hill can be tough on a daily basis. vacations are not tracked and not taken very often.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on products that will compete with large companies instead of being a one dimensional company. Increase product awareness with a better marketing strategy. Bring more focus toward innovation and take on more risk.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Plantronics - Santa Cruz"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Tooling Engineer in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Tooling Engineer in Santa Cruz, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Plantronics (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pays well, flexible hours, great location.

    Cons

    Bad decisions at senior level. Continually moving more positions from Santa Crux to Tijuana even after negative outcomes.

    Advice to Management

    Just ask yourself how many innovative companies are doing their design and development in Mexico.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "lots of people jumping ship"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Cruz, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    coworkers.
    flexible wfh policies.
    companay has a good brand so looks good on resume.

    Cons

    horrible, complacent HR. implementing bad changes. haphazard software development.
    need to clean house in mid-level management.

    Advice to Management

    take employee surveys seriously and CHANGE before this ship sinks!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Support"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Killeen, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Killeen, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Plantronics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice company to work for, offer WFH and pay is not to bad. If you know your job, less micro manage is a plus with this company.

    Cons

    Seem to be no direction on where the company and the goals for the company. A lot of tenure employees however no room for growth. The headquarters is in California, seem that the upper management is only concerned with employees at that location. Benefits are not bad. Try an offer a better remedy of resolving issues, or new ideas that could work tenured employees are not ready for changes.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not a Consumer Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Santa Cruz, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Santa Cruz, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Plantronics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working, decent benefits, majority of associates are really good people.

    Cons

    Salary not competitive with rest of Bay Area; C-level management is out of touch; No interest in supporting consumer business.

    Advice to Management

    Either invest (and not with just dollars) in your consumer line, or cut it loose.


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