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Plantronics Reviews

Updated July 24, 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)

    "Receptionist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Receptionist/Operator in Gilroy, CA
    Former Employee - Receptionist/Operator in Gilroy, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Slow paced position, a lot of calls


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Silicon Valley in Santa Cruz"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Aptos, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Aptos, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Recognizes employees as most valuable resource, but does not lose customer focus. World class products and world class teams. You get to work in Santa Cruz (I mean, come on!! How cool is that?)
    Flex work hours, work from home, honor system for vacation, outstanding medical benefits. This company really takes care of you and the customers. Always ranks extremely high in "Great Places to Work".

    Cons

    Very little promotion from within. Since it is such a great place to work, there is very little turnover in management. However, they still provide you with a very comfortable work-life balance, so there is a trade-off.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Overall a great place to work."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Santa Cruz, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plantronics treats its employees very well and seems to care about them a lot. We have a gym with daily fitness classes and weekly yoga classes. There is a mindfulness community within Plantronics that holds two group meditations per week. There is also an unlimited paid vacation policy, you just need to work your time off with your manager. Bright future ahead. Company headquarters are located in beautiful Santa Cruz. Awesome work environment. Plantronics is very open about the direction it is moving with all employees; Not many secrets.

    Cons

    The business may be in a bit of a lull currently. Plantronics can be a little slow to move products to market. Some people can be inflexible to change because they have been doing things the same way for so long.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward with the mindfulness program and all the fitness classes. These really make this place a gem to work for and provide a much needed break from the office and set Plantronics apart from a lot of other companies.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Reverse Logistics/Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Plantronics"

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    • 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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place but frustrating processes"

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    • 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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Production Buyer/Planner - Administrative Assistant"

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    • 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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "design"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Plantronics full-time

    Pros

    Career Opportunities
    Work/Life Balance
    Senior Management
    Culture & Values

    Cons

    Compensation could be a better point


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture, great people, great products"

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

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

    Pros

    I'm a current employee at Plantronics and have no complaints. Even though a corporate office, the company culture highly respects the work life balance offering a lot of onsite perks, events and flexible schedules. I can truly say I support (and actually use) the products we offer, and look forward to working with a ambitious and creative team.

    Cons

    Pay might not be as high as over the hill - but for someone who lives in Santa Cruz - I can't complain as I don't have to commute over the hill daily.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Wonderful Office Environment for the site

    Cons

    Bad commute on highway one


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