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Polycom Overview

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

Working at Polycom

Our history reflects the amazing journey a company can make in growth and innovation. Since our founding just over two decades ago, we’ve become the global leader in voice, video and content sharing collaboration solutions.

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Mission: To Unleash the Power of Human Collaboration.

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Polycom – Why Work For Us?

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In 2015, we celebrated 25 years of industry leadership with trailblazing technology that helps unleash the power of collaboration by people at the center.

Now, our innovative solutions—and more than 950 patents—provide superior user experiences that are flexible and easily integrated to help our customers defy distance. And not only do our customers defy distance with our solutions, but also our employees! We live and breathe what we put out.

Polycom is a globally dispersed company with a diverse group of employees. We have employees who work from home, work in an office, work abroad, work at the beach—work anywhere really! We’re transforming the way people work together and are always looking for great talent to help us build the Workplace of the Future.

The question now is—will you join us?



400,000+ customers

using Polycom to remove the barriers of distance and time, connect with experts, create trust and understanding through visual connection, and accelerate business while cutting travel costs and time

7,000+ partners

working to make Polycom video collaboration ubiquitous in every environment: on the go, home office, work office, conference room, and immersive theater

800+ patents

issued and pending plus over 100 awards for voice, video, telepresence, content-sharing, and networking technologies that make meeting and collaborating remotely as life-like as being there in person

Polycom makes a real difference in people's lives. Our solutions help people work more effectively in today's mobile and globalized world by giving them the flexibility to meet face-to-face, simply and securely, wherever they are.

People use Polycom solutions to meet with others to make decisions, solve problems, evaluate situations, learn, review progress, manage projects—in short, to collaborate for a better tomorrow.

We invite you to learn more about Polycom and join us on our mission to push forward the greatness of human collaboration!

Our Values

• We deliver the best customer experience
• We are market-driven innovators
• We keep our promises
• We lead from a foundation of integrity and respect
• We are ONE team

Our Benefits

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All permanent employees regularly scheduled 20 or more hours per week are eligible for the following market competitive benefits:

•  Medical
•  Dental
•  Vision
•  Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment
•  Short- and Long-Term Disability
•  Business Travel Accident Insurance
•  Employee Assistance Program
•  Critical Illness (US only)
•  Flexible Spending Accounts (US only)
•  Commuter Flex Program (US only)
•  Health Savings Account (US only)
•  Retirement 401k (US) / RRSP (CAN)
•  Annual Holidays
•  Sick Time
•  Paid Time Off
•  Flex Time Off (US only)
•  Volunteer Time Off
•  Charitable Donation Matching
•  Tuition Reimbursement Assistance
•  Employee Recognition
•  Service Anniversary Awards
•  Employee Referral Bonus
•  Credit Union Membership (US only)

Last updated April 2016 


When getting started, you have a lot of options. Making the right decision is important. We can make your decision easy with our intern program and early-career jobs that give you both responsibility and room to grow. Expect challenging and meaningful work assignments with a focus on solving customer challenges. In fact, our interns and new grads often tell us they learn more in a few months with Polycom than in an entire year at school.

You will benefit from:

  • Hands-on experience
  • Real-world professional guidance
  • Opportunities to network with executive staff, leaders and experts around the world through video conferencing
  • Social events and collaborative team projects



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    Polycom employees are passionate and smart and dedicated to making the company great. Employees are obsessed with the products. Environment is collaborative made all the more so b/c of the technology.


    There are pluses and minuses about having such a liberal work-from-home policy. It's great for work-life balance but makes the offices barren.

    Advice to Management

    The new management team is very aligned and it makes a difference on employee morale and focus. Keep looking for ways to retain top employees.

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Polycom Photos

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Polycom Interviews



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    QA Tester Interview

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    Basic level on testing process, network layers, Protocols, basic programming language, Confident enough, basic communication, coming from good college background, Intern , Re feral would work well than attending drive.
    Written test would be on on os , c, basic concepts from college academics

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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
  • Skype for Business Pioneer Polycom VVX Business Media Phones; Office 365 Cloud PBX Integration, TMC Internet Telephony, 2015
  • CRN Women of the Channel, CRN, 2014
  • ITSPA Award for Best VoIP CPE: Polycom VVX 600 Business Media Phone with VVX Camera and VVX Expansion Module, The Internet Telephony Services Providers Association, 2015
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