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Helpful (5)

"Poor place to work"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Polycom full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

*many good people
*snacks in the break room
*decent pay
*good ebenfits

Cons

*rule by fear
*no career advancement
*no training
*mandatory PTO usage
*toxic moral
*finger pointing mentality

Advice to Management

Start over, the executives and CEO seem to be very self serving and the future of the company doesn't seem to matter.

Other Employee Reviews for Polycom

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Sweatshop for sure"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good technology to work on, people are some of the best engineers I've worked for. Money is good.

    Cons

    Last 4 months of 2012, we literally worked every day (almost). I think I had 4 days total off during that time. Managers have no clue of how to motivate people to stay here.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open in discussing status of projects and upcoming technologies with employees. Keep us in the loop!


  2. Helpful (6)

    "A very tough place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent benefits and pay (middle of the range). the people you work with are generally fun and trustworthy.

    Cons

    So many---clueless executive staff, no accountability for their bad decisions, brutal work environment and culture (I've never seen so many people get fired so quickly), inept CEO who blames everyone else around him, nasty emails from leaders are the norm, terrible financial performance, no merit or bonuses, and if you see HR on your floor--there's another layoff, which happens every quarter. Engineering HR is terrible to deal with and very hierachal...unless you're a VP, they won't talk to you.

    Advice to Management

    clean house, start over or sell the company--it's been on a downward spiral for 18 months and getting worse. your workforce is very, very unhappy.


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