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"Culture of fear continues"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Polycom full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Some good people if you're lucky enough to work with them. New building/amenities, pay is average for silicon valley, good health insurance.

Cons

Everything else. Culture of fear that starts with the CEO, inept C-level, VP's & directors. No long term strategy or plan. Too many people that don't care.

Advice to Management

No advice for management because it wouldn't do any good, advice to the board - fire the CEO.

Other Employee Reviews for Polycom

  1. "Great place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Revenue Assurance Representative in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Revenue Assurance Representative in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Polycom as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, awesome people, room for growth.

    Cons

    Need a free cafeteria. More compensation for contract employees.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Probably the worst place you could work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Polycom full-time

    Pros

    There's free snacks in the breakroom

    Cons

    -Terrible work/life balance
    -Terrible culture, culture it's all about playing the blame game rather than fixing the problem. Management always asks "who did it" rather than "what happened and how can we solve it"
    -People work hard in fear of losing their jobs, burning out fast
    -I've had to work weekends...sometimes at 6:00AM
    -Forced PTO
    -Incredibly disorganized, no processes in place, no clear direction, silo-ed efforts
    -Not really a reputable company that says "WOW" on your resume.

    Advice to Management

    Fix your company culture, people are motivated by fear, which never really works out in the long run...
    Have a clearer direction and facilitate more teamwork

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