PolyVision Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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  1. Good work life balance. Can work from home 1-2 days per week. Would return if another job was available. Would recommen

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere. Able to work from home sometimes. You are given the tools and freedom to do your job.

    Cons

    None. I thought it was a good place to work.


  2. Great until corporate takeover

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suwanee, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suwanee, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PolyVision full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Before the Steelcase corporate takeover, Polyvision was a great company to work for - almost like a family. Everyone knew each other. Lots of company get togethers and interactions.

    Cons

    After the takeover, the Steelcase corporation began dismantling the company and layed off most of the workers plus reducing the pay of others even below what they were hired at. This caused fear of losing jobs which didn't stop others from losing their jobs anyway. NO ONE was happy at the company except for the Steelcase stooges put in place to dismantle the company.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to advise. The company is barely in business anymore. I don't see it lasting much longer. To top it off, Steelcase has no clue about how to properly run this company.


  3. Great Coworkers

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    Current Contractor - Mechanical Designer in Suwanee, GA
    Current Contractor - Mechanical Designer in Suwanee, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PolyVision as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Positive environment, Great direct management.

    Cons

    Commute to Suwanee was not exactly ideal.


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  5. No plan, no direction....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    working with teachers throughout the United States

    Cons

    Poor salary poor work/life balance abusive co worker and nothing done to remedy the situation no matter how much was witnessed or tracked by HR


  6. Karma comes home to roost - karma from Steelcase, that is.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suwanee, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suwanee, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PolyVision full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Original company with original owner was an awesome place to work. Exciting, family atmosphere. Good salaries and hours.

    Cons

    After Steelcase took over and kicked out the original owner, it was on a solid downhill slide to nowhere. Laid off a bunch of people, cut the salaries of those they kept and kept the worthless managers they needed to fire. Had it not been for the decisions of a particular manager, PolyVision may have pulled out with the Thunder product, but it was grossly mishandled.

    Advice to Management

    No advice necessary. Finally closing the doors to the main office and downsizing. One word - don't keep ANYONE you had before from Steelcase.


  7. Good place

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    Former Employee - Director of Finance in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Director of Finance in Alpharetta, GA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice office, decent place to work

    Cons

    Steel case ownership, strong dealers network


  8. Helpful (1)

    Horrible place to work.

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Suwanee, GA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Suwanee, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company has very flexible hours. And ability to work unsuperviised.

    Cons

    Too many meetings, no support from management. No decisions are ever made Deadlines never met. Always working in a reactive mode. Cheap company...travel and salaries. Hires unqualified people due to low salary. Managment does not take ownership or accountability for anything.

    Advice to Management

    Sr. Management needs to take ownership and accountability for their departments. Currently no consequences if not met, therefore nothing gets done.


  9. Regional Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent products Overall company atmosphere Good package

    Cons

    Decision making process not always in line with the market specifics.

    Advice to Management

    More adaptability / change management required to gain new markets.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great first job to grow.

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Location was great. The work was gratifying.

    Cons

    Managment needs some refresher courses.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a salesperson that is looking to grow business.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Polyvision is a Joke!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    broad variety of work because everyone left is doing what 7 - 10 others did before they were let go.

    Cons

    This is a company that had unique and ground breaking products. They just couldn't develop into durable hardware and software.

    Advice to Management

    Turn out the lights allready!



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