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"A very tough place to work"

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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.

Other Employee Reviews for Polycom

  1. "Solid Company with Excellent Value System"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Support Engineer in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have met some truly excellent people at Polycom. The culture is supportive and team based and working with the latest open standards for UC communications is very exciting. Management is very fair and coworkers are often eager to help.

    Cons

    At times it feels like career advancement can be limited.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job and taking care of your employees, they are your most valuable asset.


  2. "IT Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You have full freedom and flexibility work on your domain as the company operate in lean mode with regards to IT

    Cons

    No reviews for 2Yrs as the management kept changing during my tenure

    Advice to Management

    Please look at deeper into the organization and consider second and next level contributors input and feedback.

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