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Polaris Industries Reviews

Updated July 10, 2018
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Polaris Industries Chairman and CEO Scott W. Wine
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Pros
  • "Fun products with good profit sharing" (in 37 reviews)

  • "Each day is challenging but that's why you want to work here, to get better and to be a part of a team that provides great products for our customers" (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is minimal work-life balance" (in 42 reviews)

  • "Fast Paced (Can be good though)" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Inside Perspective"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Polaris Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Polaris provides challenging assignments that help each person build their portfolio of accomplishments. During the interview process, I was sold on the opportunity to build within my function, that's what sold me on joining, and Polaris has followed through on that pitch. Compensation is great, the people are fantastic and my work has an impact. Each day is challenging but that's why you want to work here, to get better and to be a part of a team that provides great products for our customers.

    Cons

    When you're in high growth mode it can be challenging to step back and focus on your individual development. The team does a good job of providing training opportunities but it's sometimes forgotten in the day to day shuffle.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. I'm proud to work alongside the people I do each day.


  2. "Product management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation is fairly decent if you want to work a ton.

    Cons

    Management challenging to work with. Poor work life balance

  3. "Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Polaris Industries full-time

    Pros

    great products, that is about it

    Cons

    to many to list

    Advice to Management

    if you don`t ride the product you should find somewhere else to work.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "None"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polaris Industries full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good.. Pay is okay, but could be better..

    Cons

    Never have time to do things with the family because you only get one day off for the most part and usually spend that sleeping or simply resting.. They are basically slave drivers in a sense.. Poor leadership in some areas and having supervisors and team or group leaders that could really care less about the group's or team's needs, wants, and expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with a better work schedule where people can balance out work, family, and peace of mind.. Lots of people like there job but usually are tired and irritated from not ever getting proper rest, which causes then to apply for and find employment elsewhere. Talk to your employees and come up with a plan that allows goals to be met, if not exceeded; give the employee proper time in between work schedules to rest and recuperate, plan vacations with families months before the actual vacation, and they will want to come in and give 100% each and every day they show up for work.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Look somewhere else if you want to move up in the company"

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    Current Employee - Sub Assembly in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Sub Assembly in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    •Yearly bonus check
    •Good 401k
    •Pay is ok for those starting out

    Cons

    •Be prepared for overtime
    •They say occasional Saturdays in orientation, Saturdays are mandatory now for certain lines and have had some Sundays!
    •Fast paced environment with daily changeovers
    •Lots of people in charge who don’t care about those under them
    •You only move up if you “know” someone in higher department
    •HR is a joke and are there for higher ups
    •Your hardest workers go unrecognized and are not appreciated instead your lazy workers get promoted
    •They preach Quality over Quantity.. that’s a lie. It’s all about numbers for supervisors and managers.
    •Lots of Quality & process techs who absolutely have no idea what they are doing and allow products to pass without seeing that the part is not 100%.
    •Employees are overworked and under paid. Especially Grade 5 employees.
    •Insurance could be better

    Advice to Management

    •Start listening to your lower end employees.
    •Reward those who have been with the company over a year by allowing them to move up in the company instead of hiring those from other companies and off the street with NO experience.
    •Retrain your group leaders and supervisors by teaching them how to motivate employees with a simple “Job well done”
    •Stop holding employees back who have put their time into the company and give 110% on a daily basis.
    •Get better insurance


  6. "Robotics programmer"

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    Former Employee - Robotics Programmer in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Robotics Programmer in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture, mainly at other locations

    Cons

    Where do I start, there are to many Cons for me to have a good list to be honest

    Advice to Management

    Well management was by far the biggest problem. My advice to HR and the company is to remove the vast majority of management in Huntsville and start over before they shut the place down


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Auditor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Polaris Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cool products, profit sharing, plenty of overtime

    Cons

    Management, pay is not great, plenty of overtime

    Advice to Management

    Try hiring workers who are best qualified for the position instead of using a "buddy system" that keeps good workers from being promoted.

  8. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    401k. Profit sharing. Good pay for area.

    Cons

    Long days sometimes. Vacation time off policy


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Zero work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Assembly Line in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Assembly Line in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Polaris Industries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is decent and the job isn't to difficult

    Cons

    Upper management has no intention of solving the problem that their employees are burnt out from mandatory overtime every night and 6 day work weeks! People rarely get fired from this plant but I see an average of 5 people a week walk out and quit because they're burnt out!

    Advice to Management

    Plant employees do not trust upper management!!! STOP LYING TO US!!!!


  10. "work hard play hard"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Polaris Industries full-time

    Pros

    Great perks if you are into power sports, but the job is not a cake walk the culture is very work hard play hard.

    Cons

    work life balance is low, no career guidance from managers or HR, was told you have to make your own path from manager.

    Advice to Management

    need to focus on developing people and hiring the right people


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