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Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Hyderābād (India)
Current Employee - Software Developer in Hyderābād (India)

I have been working at Polycom full-time for more than a year

Pros

flexi timings, oppurtunity to learn and explore

Cons

nothing much to say., stress is there

Advice to ManagementAdvice

nothing

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poorly managed and stressful environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polycom full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are still many talented engineers who know how to develop good products.

    Cons

    The upper and middle management pushes their agenda and creates a stressful environment for the product development teams.

    The vendors and contractors are selected using unknown criteria that appear to be based on personal connections and lead to bad results.

    The product team is constantly fighting over their pet projects. There is secrecy about priorities. The upper management is misinformed about the quality of the products. They prefer to shoot the messengers who provide realistic view. They prefer to send silly positive emails celebrating any milestone they can fake until they make it.

    There is a relatively new team of cronies in the new office in San Jose who keep bringing their incompetent friends to their team. They acquired fairly large amount of executive power to push other competent employees out.

    The forced vacation time was mandated twice in 2012. It significantly damaged the morale of the employees. It’s not clear what value it provided to the shareholders either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start from the very top and fire the CEO. Set a direction for the company and explain it without marketing fluff. Do not chace buzzwords such as Cloud that you do not understand. Reward technocrats who know what to do and how to do it. Do not reward fake achievements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very challenging due to the amount of near-constant change and competing priorities.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polycom full-time

    Pros

    The talented and dedicated engineers.

    Cons

    Senior management has difficulty balancing multiple priorities, especially those disruptive ones that come from the sales organization.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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