Polaris Industries

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Polaris Industries Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
49 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Best company in power sports as far as innovation and new product. Management is caring, and really do listen to feedback. This company is always trying to improve processes and deliver a better experience to the consumer. The compensation is adequate, and the job definitely has it's perks.

    Cons

    Opportunity for advancement is slim, unless you're willing to move to Minnesota.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    High stress, no focus on work/life balance. Company politics similar to a high school social scene.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Polaris Industries full-time

    Pros

    Interesting and innovative product. Currently excelling in the markets of most their core businesses. Company is willing to take product chances that it's competitors will not.

    Cons

    No formal training for managers. Promotion opportunities based on politics, rather than capabilities or experience. There is a lot of turnover as valuable employees leave the company in frustration. Top level leadership is either blind to the situation or condones it, neither is a good long term strategy. Low employee morale is costing the company money and experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look closely at Director level management. Most employee turnover starts with an inadequate skill set at the top. Learn to ask why Directors and their Managers have high turnover. Carefully read employee exit interviews. Hold those that are responsible accountable for their actions, regardless of tenure or seniority. Dismantle the LSDP program.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fast moving, allow new employees to take on high visibility projects, rewarding.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medina, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Medina, MN

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

    Pros

    Non-monentary benefits (discounts)
    Profit sharing
    401k match by company
    Upper management is driven and knowledgeable
    Great coworkers that are hard working

    Cons

    Run very lean
    sometimes not enough personnel to get the job done correctly
    always pressed for time (read: high stress at times)
    a TON of tribal knowledge exists (no official on-boarding process / varies by dept)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If HR is going to tout product use as a benefit - don't make it a challenge to use the product (the ability to obtain and ride products (if you don't work at the Wyo facilitiy) is very hard to do)

    Give employees a chance to move up and forward at Polaris, opportunities to advance in some depts. are hard to come by.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best Powersports Company in the World

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Awesome product, passionate employees, work hard play hard, highly functional staff, financially stable company

    Cons

    Work life balance, politics, HR, low pay, never offline- never

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We used to have leaders in positions of mgmt., now we have managers. The organization has become top heavy with people who manage and do not lead. Take a hard look at why people are leaving.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    My home away from home.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people are great and you have so many benefits available to you. You fell like you are part of something bigger not just doing your job, You feel like you are impacting the whole company

    Cons

    Understaffed and the work load is some time overwhelming but you have support through it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Review

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polaris Industries

    Pros

    Other Benefits, Comp, Products, other

    Cons

    Pace, work load, size, other

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Fast Paced, Fun Culture, Work Hard / Play Hard Environment. At Polaris - you are constantly growing and constantly being challenged. It's a phenomenal company to work for.

    Cons

    You work long hours at Polaris and are always "on." Vacations typically mean you still respond to e-mails and the occasional conference call. But, the concept of being "plugged in" is also something that keeps me engaged in the companies success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it Up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good people, tight IT budget

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    Former Employee - Technology in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Technology in Plymouth, MN

    I worked at Polaris Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Polaris has lots of talented people in the technology department. Polaris has a great sales culture that knows how to get results and meet aggressive goals. The company also provides great benefits and bonuses.. 20% and above is a realistic expectation for performers.

    Cons

    Polaris doesn't respect information security or technology investment like they should. Too busy rubbing pennies together for a company with goals to grow to $10B and beyond in revenue. They need to spend less time worrying about whatever fad tech sales people are pitching to executives, and focus on developing a faster, more resilient, and more secure infrastructure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more money on technology. What do you think drives your business?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    disappointing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    you learn some new skills and gain good experience

    Cons

    not good training, managers don't care, less then average pay! not chance for advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    It was overall not bad.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Polaris Industries

    Pros

    They offer a good starting pay and some benefits. They are decent to work for. And after 90 days you are eligible to roll over from temerity staff to fill time Polaris staff.

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours with overtime pay depending on your status. Make you a slave of labor. They are not willing to work with you if you need to stay on a certain shift, forcing you to a different shift.

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