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"Good Stable company but..."

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Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Low turnover since last 6 years. Good salary and friendly environment

Cons

Very bad IT management. All indians and get kickbacks from various channels. Theese guys keep consultants around even when there is no work.

Advice to Management

Please get rid of the CIO. He is really no good

Other Employee Reviews for Polycom

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Gaining market share in a tough market"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Although the numbers look bad at first glance, Polycom is gaining video market share is a competitive market and a troubled economy. The company is hungry for talent and rewards performance. I feel the company goes out of its way to treat employees fairly. Polycom is trying to get ahead of the technology curve and seems to be allocating resources accordingly.

    Cons

    The company sometimes misses opportunities to address product marketing and product development issues proactively, leading to fire drills that may not produce the best possible results. In response to earlier customer miscommunications, there is now a widespread tendency to under-communicate technical information that members of the team need to perform optimally; the pendulum has swung too far in the direction of compartmentalization.

    Advice to Management

    Overall good marks. I'd like to see Andy and his senior staff actively encouraging more proactivity (but being careful not to smother creativity with paperwork) and more cross-functional input so our products and services go to market with fewer gaps in features, pricing policies, channel policies, documentation, and support. Not all managers are managing well. Clear out some deadwood in the management ranks. Identify promising employees and groom them for advancement.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Competitive Pay but somewhat unstable environment"

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Westminster, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits were very competitive. Training is somewhat available as is room for growth. Bonus plans can be rewarding.

    Cons

    Endless rounds of layoffs while more and more VP's and other execs are brought in. At least my department had different upper level management once or twice a year, with different visions each time. Employees would disappear (without notice or replacement) leading to a gradual and continual decline in office morale.

    Advice to Management

    Stability, consistency. Less execs, more worker bees.

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