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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. "Poor wage, decent management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Plexus full-time

    Pros

    At the time I was working on the floor, they allowed employees to wear headphones, which helped massively with the boredom of repetition.

    Cons

    High turnover of floor workers.

    Advice to Management

    Exploit the abilities of your workers better, there is already some cross training available but there should be a better way of creating an advancement path for competent workers.


  2. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Plexus full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are great and driven.

    Cons

    Managment needs work, not any communication with people under them.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Just a number, not a person when you work for Global corp"

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

    I worked at Plexus (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is a pro only if you are management or HR production associates are not part of the team and communication is a big issue. They push quantity over quality.

    Cons

    Production associates are afraid to speak up because HR and management targets them if they do. They claim they want passionate, courageous people who will speak up if something is wrong but, when there is no communication, that is hard to do. Production associates do not recommend friends and family to work there because it has gone downhill, with bad management and HR on the floor. Upper management does not seem to care, they assume it will turn around on its own. They can not get experienced production associates to be PLs, supervisors or managers because, HR asks them to target certain production associates so, they take them from, Target, McDonalds ect. then tell associates to go to them when they have an issues. They have temps training temps because the training department is so bad, and nobody speaks up anymore because they say, it does not matter, and it will just get you targeted and fired. Most temps start and leave quickly when they find out things such as, you get fired before you can retire, and floor management and HR think anyone can be a class 3 solder in 6 weeks. 2 to 3 years, more like it. So, Not true but, company runs a lot of class three boards. You do the math.

    Advice to Management

    Go down and talk to the people on the floor. If you dont care that they are pushing quantity over quality then, do nothing, like you have been for the past 8 years. Get rid of your one sided HR and start over. The ones that stay are the targeters, the ones that leave are the good ones. Your current head of HRs are not good and dont listen but, you already know that based on your surveys which do not produce good results, yet you do nothing. The lady that gave the stress relief classes was so stressed out by our answers to her, she said if management in the upper offices knew this, they would not be happy. Well you must be because, we know you know. Have a floor full of people too afraid to speak up, is not good for your business as you can see but, keep blaming the people on the floor. That will fix nothing. Keep telling us to go to our HR, manger, supervisor and PL, when they are your issue, and know nothing and either guess, or straight out tell us they dont know. We know they dont know, but you leave us nobody to go to, when we say nobody, it is everyone involved with your floor operations.In turn, upper management gets lied to, not all their fault as they are believed. They should come to production associates that do the job but, their egos run high and they would not take the blame. Well someday they will, then there will be a change. Where there is a will, there is a way. Ignoring the issues production associates have, just grows your current issue you have, with people above them, not solves. Stop having friends advance friends, base it on skills. Your culture and values you show, are not what is currently going on. Cant hide behind words forever. Discrimination is rampant among current protected floor management and HR, that upper management is aware of, not everyone signs your termination agreement for many, many, many reasons, and upper management does not seem to care, it goes on. You can fool some of the people some of the time but you cant fool all of the people all of the time. Having to raise your hand to go to the bathroom, then be denied may work overseas, but not in America. Next youll be handing out depends, when people start their shift. Wisconsin is one of three states that picked free enterprise, now live with that choice and stop asking the state to bail you out, start listing to your production associates on the floor, dont ask your current floor management and HR, to ask for you, they are your issue and blame the people below them for their bad choices. Send someone from the top to ask, one on one. There is bad moral and a whole lot of people afraid to speak up. If that is how you want your business to run, then stop asking every year how to fix it. Its annoying, we speak, floor management and HR twist what we say, to take the blame off them, and you believe them. Free enterprise. Keep terminating good employees based on age, and disabilities, not many new people come in and stay, so stop wondering whats going on. Not many recommend Plexus to friends and family, stop wondering why. You either want to fix your issue or not. When its been 8 years, cant see any end in sight. We know, your Global, you dont care.


  4. "Good company...if you live in Wisconsin"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Plexus full-time

    Pros

    Good technologies, processes and people in general.

    Cons

    Very inbred in terms of leadership and culture

    Advice to Management

    Open your aperture to new ideas and people.


  5. "Manufacturing Technician"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Nampa, ID
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Nampa, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Any easy company to get into the field with.

    Cons

    Very poor compensation when compared to local comparative companies/positions. However, this is expected when correlating required qualifications.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A introspective look at Plexus Nampa, Id Branch"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Nampa, ID
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Nampa, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relatively easy to start working, no experience needed as you are trained during hire/ orientation (approx 1 week paid training) and there is further "peer" (1-6 months depending on aptitude/complexity of job) training once you position to be is selected. the only true requirement to get hired is to be willing to show up and do what you are told to.

    Cons

    Communication between associates building product and customers is nearly zero unless there is a on site audit, the communication that does happen between customer and production associate is often passed down by a long game of telephone and the result is considered as gospel no matter how inaccurate or far from the customers true intent for the build. This issue of communication is only temporarily rectified by the customer threatening to take business elsewhere, which will result in a furious attempt to reconcile accounts to mollify the angry customer.

    not to belittle the previous reasons this is probably the most poignant Con:
    Site management has a very aggressive approach to attendance, in more recent years the freedoms of being able to negotiate absences (planed or unplanned) have been reduced to a point of inflexibility that doesn't account for the nature of manufacture and production which is a very boom and bust industry based solely on customers projected orders and is made or broken on the backs of green or red lit orders.

    Advice to Management

    Meeting with and impressing your customer is important, you would make a better and longer lasting impression with them if you spent more time with your production team and less time in budget negotiation with prospective employers(customers)


  7. "Engineer"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Very busy dynamic environment.
    Lots of customer attention

    Cons

    Very busy and very heavy workload

  8. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Plexus full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly atmosphere. Lots of talented people. Nice work-life balance.

    Cons

    Sometimes slow pace. Quite a lot of process.


  9. "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


  10. "Pretty Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machine Set Up in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Machine Set Up in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    money, easy, paid lunch is there

    Cons

    hours, basic work, can get boring


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