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Polycom Overview

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San Jose, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Poly
1990
Company - Private
Telecommunications Manufacturing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors

Cisco Systems, Lifesize, Citrix

Plantronics and Polycom are now Poly.

Our comprehensive set of smart endpoints for unified collaboration span personal and group communication systems, with a full range of headsets, desk and conference phones, and video collaboration solutions. Our cloud ... Read more

Mission: Poly is the global communications company that powers authentic human connection and collaboration. A world where you can listen, communicate, dream, and create, wherever you are. A world where we connect humans, not just things. One to one. One to many. Many to many.

Polycom Reviews

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    "Senior Account Manager"

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

    I have been working at Polycom full-time

    Pros

    Solid company and the best at what they do

    Cons

    Pay is below average I think people would really like to stay but they can make more money at another company

    Advice to Management

    Nothing I feel they are solid and going in the right direction

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Polycom Photos

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Polycom photo of: Andover team volunteering for Lowell Conservation & Trust - they're cleaning up!
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Polycom Interviews

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  1. Helpful (5)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Westminster, CO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Polycom (Westminster, CO) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Very long interview.

    1. HR had to send a questionnaire answered for initial screen.
    2. After that, I had a coding assessment which was for 1 hr and 15 minutes, this was entirely in java multi threading and object oriented concepts.
    3. HR Interview - Just regular questions about job, and my experience.
    4. Technical Interview with the hiring team - 3 Persons interviewed me, mostly questions were based on multi threading, problems with that like deadlock, race condition and some object oriented patterns.
    5. Finally called me for an onsite interview which lasted for 2 hours and 30 minutes..

    First interview was with a group of 3, they were testing my coding skills and problem solving skills with some tricky questions, so they can play with you for a while.

    Second interview was with the hiring team, they asked questions on how you do that (eg: testing, design, challenges etc).

    For an entry level software engineer, I thought this was little too much, they take the juice out of candidates and I wouldn't recommend anyone interviewing and wasting time with this company. Just invest your time and resources in some other place

    I also heard some bad reviews that they don't treat employees well. Also, they force some employees to work from home so they could save some office space and expenses.

    I would have rejected them even If I got the offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Phone Interview
      Multi threading, Deadlock, race condition, patterns.

      Onsite-

      a) Write a program to reverse words in a string eg: "This is my book" expected output: "book my is This"

      b) What is the value of b at the end of the program? a is passed as method parameter.

      int b = 1;
      While(a > 0){

      a &= b
      b++;
      }

      return b;

      c) given an array of size k and the array elements {1, 2, 3...k-1, d}, algorithm to find the extra duplicate element?

      d) How do you design a video conferencing device that will be able to connect 5 people? how do you test it? what challenges?

      e) How do you choose between two job offers?

      f) How do you solve problems in your development life cycle?   1 Answer
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Polycom Awards & Accolades

  • Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award RealPresence Trio, TMC, 2016
  • 2015 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award : Polycom CX5500 Unified Conference Station, TMC Internet Telephony, 2015
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