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Polycom was going through some rough times

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Former Employee - IT Architect  in  San Jose, CA
Former Employee - IT Architect in San Jose, CA

Pros

- Co-workers and people are great to hang out with
- Pay is great
- Interesting technology

Cons

- No clear communication between upper management and workforce. This is because of poor middle management.

- Somehow bad talent never seems to get figured out and stay there for long periods of time

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Can't say now since most upper management has since been replaced

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Polycom Response

Nov 7, 2013Communications

Appreciate your post. I'd comment that much of the UC&C industry is facing the same challenges, and while we have had changes (and will probably have more), what tech company doesn't? If you stand ... More

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sweat shop

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Austin, TX

    Pros

    I have been with the company for over 10+ years.

    There are teams that run like a start up.
    You get opportunities to push technology to next level if you are in those teams.

    Cons

    Some teams work day and night while others pretend working hard.
    Lot of bitterness in the company. You never know who is scheming to screw you up.
    Some folks are pretty savvy managing Sanjose management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire top class executives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Polycom Response

    Nov 7, 2013Communications

    Thanks for posting. Agree we in times of major change in the UC&C industry and sometimes that takes hard work. Recommend you manage your manager, influence working smarter vs harder, and take time ... More

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could be better with more thought out project planning

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    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Austin, TX

    Pros

    All of my coworkers were great.
    Onsite cafeteria made lunches very easy (not always a huge selection of food, but better than driving someplace)

    Cons

    Bad contractor planning (was supposed to be contract to hire, but HR pulled the rec before hiring was to happen)
    Budget issues
    Sales-driven engineering

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you bring contractors on as "Contract to hire", have a job rec open and ready when the contract time is up.

    Have engineers plan release schedules and drive those dates, not sales reps who lie to customers, then force development to try to come up with solutions that wind up failing in the long run, and then at the last moment, pull all the "new features" and only half-assedly allow QA to finish up testing before release.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Polycom Response

    Oct 29, 2013HR

    Thanks for your comment. We are addressing the contractor issue, and will have a new process in place early next year to ensure this process is seamless, communicated openly and increase ... More

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