Polycom - Interesting technologies, ok pay and benefits, but chaotic like a start-up | Glassdoor
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"Interesting technologies, ok pay and benefits, but chaotic like a start-up"

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Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Westminster, CO
Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Westminster, CO
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Interesting technologies to work with, possibilities for career growth and movement within the company, a growing company, Very lenient policies regarding flextime and working from home.

Cons

Never-ending emergencies (quick fixes to bugs reported by customers), badly defined processes and corner-cutting, which leads to ad-hoc approaches to nearly everything. Since I have been there, twice a year we have been forced to take vacation time before a deadline or on specific days (determined by upper management) in order to make number better looking to Wall Street analysts.

Other Employee Reviews for Polycom

  1. "Good Learning experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Product Marketing in San Jose, CA
    Current Intern - Product Marketing in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Polycom as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good exposure to Video-Conferencing/Networking Industry

    Cons

    the payroll agency is external


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Great people, clueless management, troubled company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Westminster, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong technology--Polycom's products are the best in the conferencing industry
    Smart, experienced people that are generally fun to work with
    "Drinks after work" culture--not excessive, but fun on Fridays
    Still a small-company feel to the campus

    Cons

    Polycom is slowly sinking financially. The stock is 1/3 of what it was 18 months ago.
    US jobs are moving to the China & India offices
    Mid-level management seems to understand that changes need to be made, but upper-level keeps pushing for more, faster, cheaper & quality be damned

    Advice to Management

    The Westminster campus represents hundreds of man-years of experience that Polycom really needs to innovate its way out of the hole it's in. You can't cost-cut your way to success here guys! Cisco will eat your lunch.

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