Polycom
2.9 of 5 202 reviews
www.polycom.com San Jose, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Teleworking SE for Polycom is dream job

Sales Engineer (Former Employee)
Oxford, CT

ProsGreat industry, great products, great people. I was given all the resources...to be successful. I was given all the education...to keep current. I was given all the tools...to get the job done. I worked in the telecommunications business...in a brick and mortar building for decades...but there are not alot of telecom manufacturers in my geographical area. When the opportunity at Polycom came along...I was able to transition (with the right communication tools provided by Polycom) to the workplace of the future (home/office). These included hosted VoIP service for PSTN access, wireless access for cell and laptop, video codec for multiparty video conferencing, MS Lync for UC collaboration...and much more. It was excellent to see the telecom business change from analog to digital to proprietary VoIP to Open SIP VoIP...but to actually use it to be a productive teleworker is a dream.

ConsThe only downside that comes to mind is not being able to have lunch or go out after work...with fellow employees to share (in a group format on a regular basis) the personal side of life.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you are new to the company...do the research to find out the true value to the brand and how it was achieved...and integrate this into forward strategic plans. It is not possible to take a company from "point A" to "point B"...even if you have a great idea of what "point B" is...if you don't know what point A is.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    World changing tech, ambition crushing management

    Senior Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Polycom


    Pros: We make solutions that actually make the world a better, more human, place. Our solutions are being used to help educate kids in far off… Cons: Incompetent middle management. Abysmal onboarding and HR policies. Bigotry against travel. Inability to… Advice to Senior Management: Keep the smart, passionate lower tier people; fire the managers and VPs… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Long and rewarding

    Senior Director (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Polycom


    Pros: Polycom is a multi-culture company, with interesting products, in a size that make it not too big… Cons: Video Conferencing never took off and always kept as niche… Advice to Senior Management: Focus, Focus, Focus - The company lately try to focus on many area, I beleive that… More
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