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Helpful (2)

"Once a great company now going all the way down"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Polycom full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

There are some really talented and great people in this company, who constitutes the past success of the company.

Cons

The executive team is very short sighted and is overly loaded, they do not have a clue about how to move this company forward

Advice to Management

Keep the dev team small and efficient, and make them focused.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "What a decade+ at Polycom is like."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Take Your Pick in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Take Your Pick in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Polycom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    1. You will have plenty of opportunities to “fight fires” –
         without any emotional or monetary recognition.
    2. Your personal life will be respected –
         relationships between HR and upper management are encouraged.
    3. They foster a positive work environment –
         where Dilbert and Office Space references, posters, etc. abound.
    4. You will have compensation stability –
         no raises of any kind for three years.
    5. You will receive innovation recognition –
         Not one of the ideas given on the internal website by employees have ever been implemented.
    6. There is plenty of career advancement –
        10+ year employees are not even considered for management positions, whereas the
         employees that have been there for a few months, and know where to please the boss, are
         expeditiously promoted.
    7. You will be a valued team member –
         since the team was created for the sole purpose of promoting a new manager.
    8. We promote from within –
         They will hire the CEO of a competitor as something less, then a year later, will make him CEO.
    9. You will have job flexibility –
        Besides doing your current job title, (which would be #0 on this list,)
        you will have the “opportunity” to:
          a. Replace (not help mind you,) the entire manufacturing department, (test, qa, inspection,
              repair, you name it.)
          b. Be a part-time Software QA Engineer
          c. Be a Test Network Design Engineer
          d. Be a part-time Training Instructor
          e. Be a part-time Documentation Specialist
          f. Be a ½ time (but actually it’s full time) Technical Support Engineer
          g. Be the site Janitor, cleaning out, and sorting every single lab and storage closet in the place
       For the entire year before you are “no longer needed.”

    Cons

    1. Absolutely nothing. It is the greatest company to have ever been in business.

    Advice to Management

    1. Absolutely nothing. C-level’s walk on water, and will show it.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Very disappointing and can't see it getting any better any time soon"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Polycom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people make this company
    Technology

    Cons

    The continued push towards this direct touch sales model
    Cutting channel resources in favour for more direct sales people

    Advice to Management

    Wake up, drop the arrogance and do away with this rubbish direct touch/selling model. Polycom is a channel led company and it is our channels who transact with customers.
    Start to employ more people who understand channels and what is important to them...we don't need anymore ex Cisco people.

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