Planar Systems
2.4 of 5 12 reviews
www.planar.com Beaverton, OR 150 to 499 Employees

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Do your homework before joining

Product Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
Waltham, MA (US)

I worked at Planar Systems

ProsPlanar offers Great benefits. Work life balance is good. Very pleasant people and team. Individual business units vary a lot in terms of growth opportunities. There are some employees that have been there for a while and know the markets really well, but it is hard to retain talent if the company performs this bad.

ConsCompany is not doing good. The overall strategy the company has chosen seems to be headed in the wrong direction. All time low stock price, employee morale seems to affect productivity and confidence in a recovery is lost. Acquisition seems to have been done on the fly with limited due diligence on the segment. This has put a lot of burden on the current business units.

Individual business units vary a lot in terms of growth opportunities, but overall layoffs have demanded more work and less rewards.

With 17M in cash, and 12M market cap, if the company is not buying back shares, or going private, it shows the confidence they have in themselves and the market.

Advice to Senior ManagementSome good business units should be spun off, and some shut down. At 12M market cap now, planar should just buy themselves out and go private. There is no reason for this company to be public. They are spending more money auditing and maintaining staff to meet sarbanes oxley that they can cut. With 17M in cash, and 12M market cap, if the company is not buying back shares, or going private, it shows the confidence they have in themselves and the market.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Used to be a wonderful place to work unforunately now its a shell of its former self.

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Portland, OR (US)

I have been working at Planar Systems


Pros: Used to be a wonderful place to work unforunately now… Cons: worst management at al levels. Hire bottom of barrel instead of the… Advice to Senior Management: Fire non-performers. Look for results and be accountable. Get rid of the home threatre business unit. They have never made money… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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A leader to the race to the bottom

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Beaverton, OR (US)

I worked at Planar Systems


Pros: Money, desperation - it's good enough if you have no… Cons: Layoffs, poor compensation - not the worst in town but… Advice to Senior Management: Retain employees, cut your own salaries No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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