Polaroid Reviews

Updated May 5, 2015
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  1. Polaroid was an incredible wonderful company to be a part of.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Purchasing/Administration in Norwood, MA
    Former Employee - Purchasing/Administration in Norwood, MA

    I worked at Polaroid full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Feeling of empowerment, respected for who you are and what you do, diversity acceptance, no micro management of individual contributors, employee stock/ownership, 401K match, great health insurance package, on-site fitness centers at most locations, family oriented with events for the entire family planned throughout the year. Employees are made to feel comfortable in being themselves and affording themselves the opportunity of serving on varied and diverse committees if they chose to. Great internal application process to have the chance to be promoted from within. The culture was phenomenal and I knew of no one who did not look forward to going to work at Polaroid every day.

    Cons

    Once Dr. Land passed away all hell broke loose. All employees were employee owners and should have played a major role if there was no plan in place as to the future of Polaroid. Great technology/marketing ideas which took too long, for whatever reason to market, thereby allowing competitors to launch a very similar product first.

    Advice to Management

    Once Dr. Land passed away, there should have been a plan in place. Employee owners should have had the opportunity to vote for Dr. Land's successor.


  2. Struggling organization

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polaroid full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    good people who believe in the organizaiton

    Cons

    organizational lack of focus on short and long term tactical goals

    Advice to Management

    focus on core competancy


  3. Great company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Polaroid full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent people; excellent salary; excellent benefits

    Cons

    change came too late at the expense of valuable employees


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  5. Group Marketing manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Polaroid

    Pros

    great people and innovative products

    Cons

    out of business, bankrupt, gone

    Advice to Management

    too late


  6. A bizarre ride with many ups and downs.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Polaroid

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked with many hard working and dedicated people.

    Cons

    Allowed some employees to create a hostile work environment and never did anything to fix problems. Morale was extremely low.

    Advice to Management

    Need to openly communicate more.


  7. No comment

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    Former Employee - Manager in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Polaroid

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a very progressive company with a very dedicated workforce before the bankruptcy. Things changed dramatically with new ownership.

    Cons

    The new ownership was not interested in running the company. Their concerns centered around squeezing as much money out of the company before they flipped it.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the impact you are having on the employees and their families.


  8. Supply Chain

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Supply Chain in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Contractor - Supply Chain in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at Polaroid as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good place to work

    Cons

    I do not have anything to say on this category,


  9. Very bad experiance here at Polaroid.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Polaroid

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Money and benefits are nice

    Cons

    elitist engineers and managers at Polaroid

    Advice to Management

    Get new managers


  10. OK place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor

    I worked at Polaroid

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty tough. A paycheck is about the best.

    Cons

    Senior management is clueless about how to run a business let alone a technology business in an extremely fast paced environment.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and get some real views from people who are not yes people. There were a lot of really good dedicated hard working individuals who put all their effort and dedication into doing what they were supposed to do, but because of lack of direction and the ability of the company to shift gears with the real world, they lost an awful lot.



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