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Great place to work.

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Former Employee - Revenue Assurance Representative  in  San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Revenue Assurance Representative in San Jose, CA

I worked at Polycom as a contractor for less than a year

Pros

Friendly environment, awesome people, room for growth.

Cons

Need a free cafeteria. More compensation for contract employees.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Probably the worst place you could work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Polycom full-time

    Pros

    There's free snacks in the breakroom

    Cons

    -Terrible work/life balance
    -Terrible culture, culture it's all about playing the blame game rather than fixing the problem. Management always asks "who did it" rather than "what happened and how can we solve it"
    -People work hard in fear of losing their jobs, burning out fast
    -I've had to work weekends...sometimes at 6:00AM
    -Forced PTO
    -Incredibly disorganized, no processes in place, no clear direction, silo-ed efforts
    -Not really a reputable company that says "WOW" on your resume.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix your company culture, people are motivated by fear, which never really works out in the long run...
    Have a clearer direction and facilitate more teamwork

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    A company in a downward spiral

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Polycom full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Technology, people, products, good pay (bribe).

    Cons

    A management team who don't have a clue. Strategy changes every month. Need to decide what they want to be when they grow up. Keep throwing the words cloud and software about, but have no practical strategy around how to get to market. Andy Miller the CEO has an ego the size of the grand canyon, minus the intelligence. Add to that the CMO Kate Hutchison who doesn't even understand basic Marketing 101. A control freak who lacks leadership and wouldn't know the first thing about how to sell if it came and slapped her in the face. HR is a joke - making employees take PTO when it suits the bottom line. No culture building. Just tragic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the senior management team. Go back to innovation, and producing products that companies want. Sort out the cloud strategy before its too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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