Press Release

Plantronics Named "Best Place to Work" in Mexico for Sixth Consecutive Year

Company Release - 6/8/2016

SANTA CRUZ, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/08/16 -- Plantronics(NYSE: PLT), a pioneer in audio and wearable technology, today announced that its manufacturing and distribution facility, Plantronics Mexico, has been named "Best Place to Work" in Mexico among companies with 500 to 5,000 employees by Great Place to Work® for a sixth consecutive year. This unprecedented winning streak validates Plantronics' reputation as an exemplary employer in the region and a model for manufacturing facilities worldwide.

"Six years of consecutive recognition speaks volumes about a culture at Plantronics Mexico that is working," said Alejandro Bustamante, Senior Vice President of Operations at Plantronics. "The environment of trust that we've worked hard to foster has not only created a positive work experience, it's helped us meet business objectives that further a sense of pride."

The Great Place to Work Institute has created the Great Place to Work® Model for building performance based on trust after 25 years of studying and identifying great workplaces around the world. From an employee standpoint, that means trusting managers, having pride in their work and enjoying colleagues. From a management perspective, a Great Place to Work is an environment in which business objectives are achieved by employees who give their personal best and work together as a team.

Plantronics Mexico -- A History of Excellence
Plantronics has been located in Tijuana for more than 40 years, and provides more than 180 programs for its more than 2,000 employees. These programs include everything from mass weddings each Valentine's Day to opportunities that help employees further their education. Educational support programs at Plantronics Mexico have helped employees attain more than 2,300 degrees. For the past five years, there have also been development programs that have enabled more than 1,000 employees to grow into new roles within the company rather than leaving Plantronics for professional growth opportunities.

The Plantronics Mexico team engages with the community on many levels including outreach to orphanages, donations to the community for natural disasters, reforestation efforts, and education about recycling. They encourage employee and family involvement, support the Children's Orchestra and the DARE Program, and offer medical consultations to family members at their facility.

Plantronics Mexico has received numerous awards and commendations for its excellence in environmental matters, community work, customer satisfaction, and work safety. Awards include:

  • "Best Place to Work" in Mexico: 500-5,000 employees (2011-2015)
  • U.S. Secretary of State's 2014 Award for Corporate Excellence
  • Mexico's National Quality, Export, Technology, Logistics, and Labor Awards
  • Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment's Safe Industry Certificate
  • SEMARNAT / PROFEPA's Clean Industry Certificate
  • PROFEPA / CNIME Environmental Award (EPA / National Council of Maquiladora Export Industry)
  • Asia-Pacific International, Ibero-American, Latin American Quality Awards
  • Business Initiative Directions' Century International Quality ERA Award

For more information, visit and follow on Twitter at @Plantronics.

About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries.

Follow Great Place to Work® online at and on Twitter at @GPTW_US. For information about global operations at Great Place to Work®, visit

About Plantronics
Plantronics(NYSE: PLT) is a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers. We have pioneered new trends in audio technology, creating innovative products that allow people to simply communicate. From unified communication to Bluetooth® headsets to gaming solutions, we deliver uncompromising quality, an ideal experience, and extraordinary service. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100™, as well as 911 dispatch, air traffic control and various mission-critical applications for those on the frontline. For more information, please visit or call (800) 544-4660.

Plantronics is a trademark of Plantronics, Inc. registered in the US and other countries, and Plantronics Manager Pro is a trademark of Plantronics, Inc. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Plantronics is under license. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Plantronics is a trademark of Plantronics, Inc. registered in the US and other countries. The Bluetooth trademark is owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of the mark by Plantronics, Inc. is under license. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Press Contact:
Lerin O'Neill
Senior Manager, Public Relations
(831) 458-7595

Source: Plantronics, Inc.