Polaroid Reviews

Updated June 20, 2014
Updated June 20, 2014
8 Reviews
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8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Polaroid was an incredible wonderful company to be a part of.

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    Former Employee - Purchasing/Administration in Norwood, MA
    Former Employee - Purchasing/Administration in Norwood, MA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent people; excellent salary; excellent benefits

    Cons

    change came too late at the expense of valuable employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    too late

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  5.  

    A bizarre ride with many ups and downs.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Polaroid

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Need to openly communicate more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    No comment

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

    I worked at Polaroid

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Supply Chain

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at Polaroid as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very good place to work

    Cons

    I do not have anything to say on this category,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very bad experiance here at Polaroid.

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Polaroid

    Pros

    Money and benefits are nice

    Cons

    elitist engineers and managers at Polaroid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new managers

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    OK place to work.

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor

    I worked at Polaroid

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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