Polycom Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
Updated Apr 21, 2014
40 interviews

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  1.  

    Product Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Polycom in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    I wasnt interviewed, becuase Polycom acquired my company

    Negotiation Details
    I didn't get to negotiate, per the terms of the acquisition
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Sales Engineering Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Polycom.

    Interview Details

    Company depends mainly on telephone interviews to get to next step. Strange questions.. No laid out agenda for discussion topics. Manager was all over the place in interview. Very unorganized and questions were not inline with the position.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Database Administration Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Polycom in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by the hiring manager. It was a very easy going call.

    Interview Questions
    • Where I saw myself in 5 years. I never thought I would be laid off and out of work. I had expected to retire from my previous employer. I had been out of work for several months and just wanted a job. I already know I had staying power but didn't want to blow the interview.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Little negotiation as it was a contract position which lasted 6 months. Salary was very competitive considering there were no benefits, bonus, stock option, vacation or allowance or involvement in company related give aways (ie no company tshirt given to cobtractors)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Polycom in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    First phone interview from manager. Asked OOP and C++ questions. OOP questions like what is inheritance and polymorphism. What is static in C++. State three uses of static. After the phone interview was called for onsite interview. Onsite was 1:1 with two software engineers. One Engineer had a set of 15 questions on OOPs again. Asked me to go through all the questions and answer one by one.

    Interview Questions
    • One Engineer asked me if there are threads which have loops in them. for example they are printing numbers from 1 to 100. how will u make sure all the threads print together in sync.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Polycom.

    Interview Details

    Very quick process. Emailed resume. Phone interview the next day. On-site interview later that week. Had the job before I even got home from the on-site interview.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions. It was an internship (experience preferred, but not required).   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Senior Marketing Communications Writer, Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Polycom in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interviews were relaxed. Usual questions asked. Wanted details on previous expereinces and how I could apply them to their company needs.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked to describe how I handle a difficult requests from middle managers, including how I would order the work when several ranking managers also made requests.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    If the interviewer can't answer one of your questions, request that they find out the answer prior to acceptance of any offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Technical Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Polycom.

    Interview Details

    Once I submitted an application it was less than a month before I was contacted via email to arrange an interview. I arrived at the interview and saw that the two people interviewing me were dressed in business casual. It was a standard interview: handshake, they asked me questions, they offered to answer my questions, etc. The pay and benefits were discussed on the first interview, tt was non-negotiable at my level. A couple of days after the interview, I was notified I got the job and was to start 2 weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    • Standard questions like "What brings you to us today?" "Why are you the best candidate?" The part that was difficult was where the interview took my answers and then turned those into more difficult questions. The interviewer seemed like a lawyer doing a cross-examination on a witness. Be prepared to give answers for your answers.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not able to negotiate. If you have previous experience directly relating to Polycom tech, your story may be different.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    SQA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Westminster, CO
    Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Polycom.

    Interview Details

    Proccess is quite lengthy. Took couple weeks to setup all interviews. Offer was made after couple more weeks.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Offer was well below what I wanted. I had notified what my salary expectations are before the interviews. Basically, HR ended up wasting mine and Polycoms time.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Senior Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Polycom.

    Interview Details

    Pleasant experience. Have been asked about my experience. Questions asked about what the work i have done.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Financial Planning and Analysis Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    interviewed at Polycom in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview lasted about 30 minutes. Typical behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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