Plex Systems, Inc. Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2020

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Plex Systems, Inc. CEO Bill Berutti
Bill Berutti
7 Ratings
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  • "Plex is going through some growing pains(in 11 reviews)

  • "Much management turnover and new management not proving any better than the old in being able to properly "scale up" the business from its beginnings(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (9)

    "Plex is still a great place to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Plex Systems, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    With the negative reviews that have piled on lately, I'd like to take a minute and remind everyone that Plex is still a great place to work and is a company with a lot of upside. Pros: Product - For the manufacturers where Plex is a fit, it's a fantastic solution that has very few peers in the industry. Commitment to Customer Success - Plex is more committed to customer success then any other company I've worked at. Doing right for the customer is still a guiding principal for decision making. Autonomy - I have yet to experience a micro-manager at Plex. This is the type of company that provides you with tools, goals and resources and then expects you to get the job done your way. Transparency - Very little is hidden at Plex. Despite being a private company, all the employees know our revenue, sales goals achievement, profitability, product launches, product delays, NPS scores etc. Good, bad or ugly, senior management treats employees like adults/partners and shares the news. Experienced Team - Most the people at Plex are 10+ year veterans in manufacturing and/or enterprise software. You can trust that the team knows what it's doing. Corporate Vision - Plex has a massive vision that involves really changing the game in a stagnant manufacturing ERP market. People who've been around in ERP for a while understand that what Plex is attempting to do is both ambitious and exciting. Compensation - At or above industry norms for the geographic locations. Rewards proactive employees - What I've seen is that employees who display an ownership mentality and make a strong business case for what that want to do are often rewarded with the responsibility.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, there have been some growing pains at Plex that have ended up creating a few casualties, many of whom are probably the authors of the negative reviews. I'm sure that their experience is the truth from their perspective, but it's not the full truth of working at Plex. Cons: Growing too fast - Plex tried to compete in a lot of new sales territories all at once when the product (and the infrastructure) weren't there to support it. Development delays - I give Plex credit for having ambitious goals on the product side, however, when those product enhancements end up being delayed for over a year (even when delaying the launch is the right thing to do) it's going to create challenges on the sales execution side as we try compete in opportunities outside our comfort zone without the product we need to back us up. Lack of customization options - Another major challenge to selling Plex is that we don't have any way to customize the solution to meet the needs of unique manufacturers that don't fit the mold of the Plex platform. This has definitely impeded our ability to sell the solution in new markets.

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  2. Helpful (3)

    "Best Place to Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Plex Systems, Inc. full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work Employees treated like adults Investment staff functions to build a bigger better company Employee programs released regularly Incredible product Massive market opportunity

    Cons

    Very few, typical growing pains - lots of new people trying to make a difference and sometimes get in each others way - but hearts are all in the right place. Still a few cliques, but blending better each day.

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  3. "Good Culture"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Account Executive 

    I have been working at Plex Systems, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Good people, healthy work environment, and good product.

    Cons

    Very niche product with limited TAM.

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    ""Not what it used to be.""

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Shelby Township, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Plex Systems, Inc. full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The customers were great. I came from small manufacturing, and the community was very terrific.

    Cons

    Regular turnover of talent. Management was made up of friends from past work. People are just a number. Nobody matters.

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  5. Helpful (5)

    "-"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Software Engineer 

    I worked at Plex Systems, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    had fun corporate events back then

    Cons

    pay was way below average

  6. "Great Company!"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Plex Systems, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Collaborative, progressive, dynamic, flexible, work life balance, tremendous learning opportunities

    Cons

    Can be difficult working remotely as things can change quickly.

  7. "Great Place To Work"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Plex Systems, Inc. full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Relaxed Environment, Good Life/Work Balance, Free food/snacks/beverages

    Cons

    free snacks not good for waistline

  8. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Plex Systems, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed dress code and healthy growth

    Cons

    Growing pains Make things challenging

  9. Helpful (8)

    "Top heavy management chain of mostly B players. CEO is well aware of the problems but is taking his time to react."

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Plex Systems, Inc. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Best and brightest workforce. Great culture that’s resilient.

    Cons

    Some top level leaders have little respect for anything that predates them. In case of my department specifically (product), people leading it often hold their nose when they talk about the PMC. It’s rather obvious to the workforce that the next big thing is the ONLY thing they are interested in.

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  10. Helpful (10)

    "Not what it used to be a couple years ago"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Answer in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Plex Systems, Inc. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Generous time off policy, free snacks and drink, massage chairs, talented individual contributors, some great talent

    Cons

    Things are changing very rapidly and not effectively. There’s a lot more rigidity in terms of working hours - a lot of focus on quantity vs quality. They want behinds in seats vs observing the quality of work being produced. This is how old leadership differs from new leadership. Things feel to be going backwards. We are no longer this innovative, progressive software company that we used to be. Also, leadership seems to hold their cards close to their chest vs being open from the top down. It’s affecting productivity and ultimately hurting our customers. People are unhappy and disgruntled for the most part. Things are tense and it isn’t a pleasant or invigorating work environment anymore. Too top heavy. Leadership makes decisions by dictating vs collaborative and open.

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