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Plexus Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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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. "Easy work"

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    Current Employee - Production Associate in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Neenah, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No heavy lifting,sit down job assembling products,seems easy so far,great job to get your experience in and use this place as a stepping stone for better paying jobs in the future.Health insurance is offered when you get hired along with the 401k right away.Incentives on your check for finding people to work at plexus with a referral.

    Cons

    Almost to much to learn and no incentive to learn more,constant changes to your work that make no sense,raises are 1x per year and if you get corrective action, your raise is gone,more then half the work force is female, alot of drama, back stabbing. Poor managers are moved around to other areas instead of demoted or let go. majority of the people that have 25+ years in, are making $15hr, you never see upper management greet the employees,morale is poor. Insurance is garbage but better then nothing.
    Constant revolving door,they put alot of training into employees and then they lose them right away to better paying jobs.
    No special parking for people that car pool to work.No pay increases for job advancement unless you get a certificate or degree.

    Advice to Management

    Go around the building and greet the employees and chat with each one.
    Maybe instead of one raise, you cut the raise in half and do it 2x per year.


  2. "Need better communication"

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

    Pros

    Fun office environment, friendly upper level management

    Cons

    Needs a lot of improvement in communication between departments. Too many revisions due to a lack of direction before beginning.

  3. "Rough"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Plexus full-time

    Pros

    Career progression if you please the right people

    Cons

    You will either work a significant amount of hours or be considered a failure. Frequent layoffs with no real reasoning given for decisions.


  4. "Production lead assistant"

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    Former Employee - Production Lead Assistant in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Production Lead Assistant in Appleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The hours consisted of 4 ten hour shifts at Plexus.

    Cons

    No job requirment support and low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Support supervisors and follow company policies.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Stress and Disorganized"

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    Former Employee - Former Employee in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was good. Lunch vendors everyday. Lots of fun activities from HR

    Cons

    Very disorganized. Spent a lot of time looking for lost parts instead of getting work done. I felt very underappreciated for the work that I did. Don't trust anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to care of their employees better. There is a lot to learn and I feel that I never got proper training.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Engineer in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent vacation, sick time alotment. Free to work somewhat autonomously.

    Cons

    Ridgid corporate structure that prevents ideas from flowing up. Numerous promises for advancement, but advancement largely depends on your social circle, rather than accomplishments, or qualification. Incentive compensation exists in name only. Telltale signs of a floundering / dying company.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a true rewards system. Ditch the 'good old boys attitude'


  7. "warehouse manager"

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

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

    Pros

    You have autonomous control of your operations. You get to interact with many other departments that teach you about manufacturing, engineering, and amazing medical products/machines.

    Cons

    the systems that you use for tracking your materials are 20 years old and very limited. You have multiple systems that interact but do not update or communicate well with each other. You are spread out over 3 separate facilities, never have the management team that you are supposed to in order to cover the bases, you have a never ending audit schedule to do ISO - FDA - Corporate - Internal - and Customer Audits. The company is making record profits, but the bonus reduction program is helping with that.

    Advice to Management

    look at all areas of the business, not just profit per square foot.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "High-speed Carousel"

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

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

    Pros

    The people at Plexus, make Plexus.

    Cons

    Implementation-of-the-week management culture. Upper management spends too much time preaching/lecturing to the boots on the ground, and far too little listening to them. Middle and lower management seem to find it difficult to communicate interactively, as well.
    The pay is substandard. Diversity is fine, as long as it conforms exactly to their way of thinking. We continue to hemorrhage the good people, as they leave for less frustrating, better paying opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Try a little critical pathing during the planning process. Quit running us into the fire, and *then* thinking about getting burned.
    Measure twice, cut once. It works.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate Accountant"

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

    Pros

    Some of the best individuals I met were let go.

    Cons

    Poor on--boarding from other divisions/departments. Corporate culture doesn't align with other divisions. Hear from too many former employees that the corporate culture is "chew you up and spit you out" -- wish I knew that prior to working there.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Has potential..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neenah, WI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Plexus full-time

    Pros

    There is a lot of passionate people I work with. The pay and benefits are fair, and there are promotion opportunities. Being a large company, there are plenty of new challenges to be involved with.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance, poor project management, disorganized documentation, limited sense of accomplishment at the end of the day

    Advice to Management

    The large amount of tribal knowledge will be very detrimental to the company once the 15+ year employees leave/retire. Invest in your new employees to fix the turnover problem.


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