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"Member Brand and Creative Team"

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Former Employee - Senior Marketing Communications Writer, Web Editor in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Senior Marketing Communications Writer, Web Editor in San Jose, CA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Polycom full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Pleasant co-workers, good management style.

Cons

New headquarters a little out of the way.

Advice to Management

Be willing to liston to suggestions from staff.

Other Employee Reviews for Polycom

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    "Polycom is what you make of it"

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    Former Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Polycom full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits. Opportunities for professional development.

    Polycom is challenged by the commoditization of conferencing technologies. This is exceptionally difficult to navigate no matter how well you execute. Success will depend on more risk-taking than the company is used to. The original CEO and CFO created a culture and value system of "pay as you go". This translates to an edict to fund development out of cash flow and leave the big pile of cash untouched except for acquisitions. This was a wise discipline when VC was growing. But now the conservative approach is holding Polycom back from funding the development of the Next Big Thing.

    That said, Polycom is big enough that the ship is likely to keep floating for quite a while no matter what happens. This means that there are plenty of opportunities for individuals in the organization.

    The most impressive thing about Polycom is that it does have a culture of genuinely valuing its people and holding performers in esteem. There is more a true meritocracy at Polycom than you will find most places.

    If you work hard, own your career path, make things happen, and stay creative, you'll find opportunities at Polycom.

    Cons

    At Polycom you will find people who extoll the wisdom of "The Innovator's Dilemma" and then in the same breath of air, go on to tell you about product ideas that have to be killed because they might cannibalize the current product portfolio. Polycom, you will innovate or die. What currently passes for innovation is merely incrementalism. As I heard a Polycom talent developer once say "If you're not risking your job, you're risking your job".

    Advice to Management

    Take more risks. Commit to longer term. Be brave enough to take a hit this Q for sake of future. Stop the much hated mandatory PTO. This costs more in morale than it helps you this Q. It emphasizes the message that you only care about this Q.


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    "Great people make up Polycom"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Operations in Westminster, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The technology is the biggest perk. Working remote is ingrained in the culture. It is great to work for a company that you are working with the technology that your bring to market and it makes your work life so much more productive as a result.

    Cons

    Senior leadership stays for only 2 years. This has made an work environment difficult during the best of times. Strategy has been changed so may times it is very disheartening for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring resumes.

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