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Polycom Overview
San Jose, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
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 Wow Our Customers
We do whatever it takes to make our customers successful - today, tomorrow and always.

We Succeed Together
When we come together as "One Polycom," collaborating across
boundaries toward our common goals, we all win.

We are Creatively Bold
We have the vision and confidence to do things differently.

We are Relentless
We ensure success with our persistence, commitment and passion.

We are Authentic
We are true to ourselves and others, in intent, words and deeds.

Our Benefits

United States

Regular employees scheduled 20 or more hours per week.

Effective Date
Date of hire for eligible employees or the date an employee begins a regularly scheduled work week of 20 or more hours per week.

Polycom, Inc. provides a competitive benefits package which includes:

•   Major Medical
•   Dental
•   Vision
•   Life and AD&D Insurance
•   Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance
•   EAP
•   Retirement 401k 
•   PTO
•   Flex Time Off 
•   Annual Holidays


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

Click to see what our new graduates learned their first year on the job



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    "Solid Company"

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    Excellent technology and a lot of good people work there. They do a good of eating their own dog food when it comes to collaboration tools.


    A lot of turnover, which is particularly surprising at the executive level. Company direction seems to change along with the change in management.

    Advice to Management

    Settle down, pick a direction and stick to it. Effectively communicate the plan to all employees.

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Polycom Interviews

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    Consultant Interview

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Polycom.


    I interviewed at the San Jose office with 3 employees, 1 in person and 2 on video chat. All were very friendly and I was walked out by a senior level manager.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked the basic questions to get to know you, about the position and relevant experience   Answer Question
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Polycom Awards & Accolades

  • Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award RealPresence Trio, TMC, 2016
  • Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot, 2016
  • Comms Business Award: Channel Product of the Year - Hardware 2016 VVX Business Media Phones, Comms Business Awards, 2016
  • ITSPA Award for Best VoIP CPE: Polycom VVX 600 Business Media Phones, The Internet Telephony Services Providers Association, 2016
  • 2015 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award : Polycom CX5500 Unified Conference Station, TMC Internet Telephony, 2015
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