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6 people found this helpful  

A very tough place to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Polycom full-time (more than an year)

Pros

decent benefits and pay (middle of the range). the people you work with are generally fun and trustworthy.

Cons

So many---clueless executive staff, no accountability for their bad decisions, brutal work environment and culture (I've never seen so many people get fired so quickly), inept CEO who blames everyone else around him, nasty emails from leaders are the norm, terrible financial performance, no merit or bonuses, and if you see HR on your floor--there's another layoff, which happens every quarter. Engineering HR is terrible to deal with and very hierachal...unless you're a VP, they won't talk to you.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

clean house, start over or sell the company--it's been on a downward spiral for 18 months and getting worse. your workforce is very, very unhappy.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Poor place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polycom full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    *many good people
    *snacks in the break room
    *decent pay
    *good ebenfits

    Cons

    *rule by fear
    *no career advancement
    *no training
    *mandatory PTO usage
    *toxic moral
    *finger pointing mentality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over, the executives and CEO seem to be very self serving and the future of the company doesn't seem to matter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Sweatshop for sure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polycom full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good technology to work on, people are some of the best engineers I've worked for. Money is good.

    Cons

    Last 4 months of 2012, we literally worked every day (almost). I think I had 4 days total off during that time. Managers have no clue of how to motivate people to stay here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open in discussing status of projects and upcoming technologies with employees. Keep us in the loop!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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