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Updated February 19, 2018
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  • Work/Life balance can sometimes be challenging (in 11 reviews)

  • Then when you get everything done upper management gets all the credit (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Plexus full-time

    Pros

    Good investment in the people

    Cons

    Salary employees managed down to the hour on billable work

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like professionals and manage them appropriately


  2. "Systems Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People to work with

    Cons

    Currently on old JDE version

  3. "RUN"

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

    I worked at Plexus full-time

    Pros

    Phones are allowed, everyone smokes weed, attendance policy is a joke.

    Cons

    Unorganized management, constant change in policies


  4. "Down the rabbit hole"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are looking to build experience in a position, and learn how to *not* do things...

    Cons

    Extremely embedded brush-fire management in lower-to-mid management. Consistent "implement now,and plan later" chaos.

    Advice to Management

    implement critical path planning groups comprised of non-visionaries, with line item veto ability.
    Set success criterion on a per-development basis, *prior* to plan implementation.


  5. "salary"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Neenah, WI
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    a lot of interaction with different deparments

    Cons

    high stress, poor management and low pay


  6. "The Horror"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Plexus full-time

    Pros

    Medical insurance because you'll need it after working here. Always job opportunities because they love firing people. You'll be noticed when you work and wished you didn't have standards.

    Cons

    Family and work life ratio is a joke. Call overtime when there is no work. Raises are based on like ness not job performance or knowledge. Most group leads have no idea about what the product(s) the area builds. Verbal, mental and emotional abuse. They give you praise just to tare it down. Come work at Plexus if you wanna feel useless. %eww

    Advice to Management

    Get new group leads, supervisors and management. Stop promoting people because you like them. Not because they know what they're doing. Reward people on their work and knowledge.

    Have the group leads team do peer reviews.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good co-workers and work environment"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Plexus full-time

    Pros

    Good company culture, people who are both smart and good to work with, with emphasis on hiring to maintain culture.
    Being a contract design company, lots of variety in the work, both the sector and technologies.

    Cons

    Very limited focus on recognizing, growing, and retaining good engineers. For a company where engineers ARE the product (contract design work), it's surprising this is not done better. In the couple years I've been there, I think all the experienced engineers I've worked with have either switched to management roles or left the company.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to attract and retain experienced engineers (in engineering roles). The lack of these senior guys makes it hard to get mentoring and support with technical development.

  8. "Unfriendly atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Production in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Production in Neenah, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some nice people to work with,they have alot of food events where vendors come in and serve food that you pay for,every other week you get 1 soda from their coke machine and a bag of popcorn,basketball and air hockey to play in the breakroom as well as 2 tvs to watch on your breaks as well as computers to use for internet. Insurance is offered when you get hired as well as 401k, human resources is very friendly,most of the holidays are off with pay,climate controlled building,you can listen to music while working.

    Cons

    Upper management is selected by people they know,they pick and choose who they want for promotions,there is quite a few higher ups that have their kids working there and the kids are cocky and arrogant,there is a large Hmong culture working there and they seem to get a double standard, very few are friendly, as well as every other culture there,most of the employees are unfriendly, no team work.
    Raises are low,it would take a person 3 to 4 years to make an extra $1. The planners that order the supplies for the workers are always a week to 2 weeks behind, making the production employees fall behind,thus making us work overtime to make up for lost production. Technology is there to have the machines label parts but instead they are doing it by hand. The pay could be alot higher. The canteen is what they run for food in the breakroom and the prices are a rip off,outside company events where you get payed on the clock to pick up trash or give blood or what ever else, are usually all based on first shift hours.
    Constant revolving door with employees who get trained and quit.

    Advice to Management

    You guys are the management,you figure it out, you do not want our opinions anyways.


  9. "Quality"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Plexus full-time

    Pros

    Stong desire to improve quality in every area of manufacturing.

    Cons

    Not understanding the connection that increasing associates wages would improve both employee retention and quality of candidates.

    Advice to Management

    Trickle down economics doesn’t work when nothing trickles down to the people you’ve built the business on. This is a need across the USA - in most businesses. A little more sharing would improve life for everyone.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Manufacturing Issues - Buffalo Grove"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    The people here are nice.

    Cons

    Constant turnover of Manufacturing Engineers. Every 3 to 6 months they are always hiring a Manufacturing Engineer like clockwork. They are not expanding and no one is advancing up in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Find out why you are churning through so many Manufacturing Engineers at the Buffalo Grove plant. Maybe it is someone in the ME management?


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