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Former Employee - Senior Marketing Communications Writer, Web Editor in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Senior Marketing Communications Writer, Web Editor in San Jose, CA

I worked at Polycom full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Pleasant co-workers, good management style.

Cons

New headquarters a little out of the way.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be willing to liston to suggestions from staff.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    All Kinds of Dysfunction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO

    I have been working at Polycom full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    With recent pushes to save money on facilities, the company encourages employees to work from home.

    Cons

    Pretty much everything. Lack of vision, dedication, and cohesion from the executive team. Management team which is basically un-empowered. Front line employees who are overworked, underpaid, and continually asked to keep doing more with less (the executives keep asking this over and over from the org with each round of layoffs over the past 6 years. They don't seem to understand that maybe *their* lack of strategy and acumen is what is causing the problem, especially since it is an easier short term solution for them to continually do layoffs). HR is a joke and are the worse advocates for the workforce I have ever seen, including being passive aggressive, letting the company exploit employees, trolling these boards to plant fake reviews / offer defensive explanations of our failings, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a good look at yourselves and ask if you're really that much smarter/better/harder working/etc. than the rest of the work force that you feel entitled to higher than average compensation while exhibiting less than average leadership skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great people to work with. Management approach is challenging to work with at best.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polycom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Chances for Training and advancing knowledge base,
    Incredible Benefits!
    Location Perks are wonderful.
    You have all the tools and resources available to do your job comfortably and with the best technology available.

    Cons

    Culture of fear and exclusion.
    Very little leadership from management.
    Complicated procedures make it hard to get anything done or effect positive change.
    Work life balance is dismal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut out the micromanagement. Your employees are professionals that are willing to go the extra mile to get things done. Forcing authority without respect results in loss of production and complete atrophy of a team environment. Respect and value the players on your team and they will follow you any where.

    Look at your business practices. There's a reason why the nick name "Polycomplicated" is passed around so frequently.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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