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A Great Company on the slide

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Austin, TX
Current Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX

I have been working at Polycom full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

There are some great and wonderful people working here. They are very knowledgable and creative.

Cons

Very executive top heavy, no long term plans in place, and if you're not from a competing company or "friends" with a manager, there is no real room for advancment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work on internal advancment more, stick with a business plan longer than 3 months

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Polycom

  1.  

    Great place to work in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Polycom full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits, people, opertunities, interest, atmosphere

    Cons

    Job is very demanding, yet satisfying

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    What a decade+ at Polycom is like.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Take Your Pick  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Take Your Pick in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Polycom full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    1. You will have plenty of opportunities to “fight fires” –
         without any emotional or monetary recognition.
    2. Your personal life will be respected –
         relationships between HR and upper management are encouraged.
    3. They foster a positive work environment –
         where Dilbert and Office Space references, posters, etc. abound.
    4. You will have compensation stability –
         no raises of any kind for three years.
    5. You will receive innovation recognition –
         Not one of the ideas given on the internal website by employees have ever been implemented.
    6. There is plenty of career advancement –
        10+ year employees are not even considered for management positions, whereas the
         employees that have been there for a few months, and know where to please the boss, are
         expeditiously promoted.
    7. You will be a valued team member –
         since the team was created for the sole purpose of promoting a new manager.
    8. We promote from within –
         They will hire the CEO of a competitor as something less, then a year later, will make him CEO.
    9. You will have job flexibility –
        Besides doing your current job title, (which would be #0 on this list,)
        you will have the “opportunity” to:
          a. Replace (not help mind you,) the entire manufacturing department, (test, qa, inspection,
              repair, you name it.)
          b. Be a part-time Software QA Engineer
          c. Be a Test Network Design Engineer
          d. Be a part-time Training Instructor
          e. Be a part-time Documentation Specialist
          f. Be a ½ time (but actually it’s full time) Technical Support Engineer
          g. Be the site Janitor, cleaning out, and sorting every single lab and storage closet in the place
       For the entire year before you are “no longer needed.”

    Cons

    1. Absolutely nothing. It is the greatest company to have ever been in business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Absolutely nothing. C-level’s walk on water, and will show it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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