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A learning experience if you have a good manager.

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Former Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Responsible co-workers, generous benefits, good work-life balance.

Cons

Poor leadership, SJ office has no decision making power, not very competent tech team

Advice to Management

Invest in people, increase top down communication, reduce politics.

Other Employee Reviews for Polycom

  1. Deep technical expertise and scattered product management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Polycom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked at Westminster, CO location. I enjoyed the open outspoken culture. There is a great deal of technical knowledge and expertise accumulated by engineers. Many people have been with the company for more than 10 years. There is always healthy amount of skepticism that comes with expertise, which may be perceived as arrogance at first, but that perception goes away after you get to know the team better.

    Cons

    The company in general seemed to struggle to overcome the shifting market in 2013. The executive management did not provide fathomable product strategy, and could not prevent a number of selfish decisions made at the highest levels of the company.

    Advice to Management

    be honest with all employees, don't hide your strategy if you have one. Dear CEO, don't send surveys, come over and talk to engineers instead.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Culture of Fear. Relevant despite itself (culture)...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great sales teams- professional, dedicated and highly collaborative. Solid benefits and above average comp. Work from home environment is great. Polycom, in this way, truly "eats it's own dog food."

    Cons

    Corporate strategy is all over the map. The most unorganized company I have ever been associated with in my 20+ years in the business. If your a new hire be prepared to ramp yourself. Very brief and informal new hire training, including product, services and basic internal navigation. Corporate to employee communications is well below par. Process are improving but can be obstacle to both customer sat and sales/quota attainment.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to compensate well. You have a lot of talented and loyal professionals on your rolls. It's the only way you'll stop the bleeding (employees resigning) as the economy improves. Define and implement your strategy across all organizations. Overhaul your culture - it's toxic and is only being protected by the high compensation packages. Continue to innovate - great technology.


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