Polaris Industries

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Polaris Industries Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
55 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Profit sharing and vehicle leasing for personal use (in 8 reviews)

  • Lot of good people to work with (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance can be hard depending on which / how lean your dept is (in 6 reviews)

  • Fast paced, you are tested on how fast you can run (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast paced, exciting and dynamic company

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    Former Employee - Powertrain Calibration Engineer in Wyoming, MN
    Former Employee - Powertrain Calibration Engineer in Wyoming, MN

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

    Pros

    Exciting work content keeps the interest level exceptionally high.
    Efficient work force provides lots of responsibility, and the ability to obtain excellent work experience in a short period of time.
    Very good compensation

    Cons

    Due to the fast paced environment and relative high responsibility levels, the work environment can be very stressful if not appropriately managed. Polaris is a demanding company, but the rewards are very good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great Place to Work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polaris Industries

    Pros

    Great Passion for the product
    Culture is very results based

    Cons

    Growing pains...as company expands often understaffed
    non-flexible work hours, but I'm sure this also depends on the position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage frequent role changes to develop a broader understanding of the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polaris Industries

    Pros

    Good pay
    Decent benefits for the company.

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen to its workers.
    Little advancement if your from the community with an advance degree.
    Lazier workers advance more than hard working workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire right people and implement corrective actions instead of talking big and doing nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Not what I expected, because I didn't soak up knowledge from the air I was kicked out in less then two weeks.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Polaris Industries

    Pros

    its not hard work, the facility is clean

    Cons

    The environment is mostly twenty something's with no people skills, training is (OJT) but without people skills this doesn't work very well. the pay is embarrassingly low, if you don't live with your parents or have a second job you cant afford to work there, which is why the workforce there is so young. Young people these days communicate in a text message way in five words or less, some have difficulty explaining things and get frustrated with you if they have to. the young lady training me was only 22 and knew the work but became irritated when she had to explain something, she reminded me of that guy on the big bang TV show very anal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a training program for each cell section that a person can learn at there own pace within reason. increase pay, which will bring older people in and humanize the place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    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
  7.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    My home away from home.

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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 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
  11.  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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