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Learning things and spending long hours

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Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

I am exposed to new things every now and then. Also there is relative freedom at work.

Cons

Too many long hours at work.

Advice to Management

Work-Life Balance, and may be a little less use of own technology.

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  1. Helpful (6)

    A very tough place to work

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    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  2. Helpful (5)

    Poor place to work

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    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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