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Polaris Industries Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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Polaris Industries Chairman and CEO Scott W. Wine
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  • Work-life balance is not always the top priority (in 33 reviews)

  • There really is no work / life balance within ORV (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Accounts Payable Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Spirit Lake, IA
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Spirit Lake, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Polaris Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Polaris is a company that helped allow me to find my potential and help me grow with them for 21 years. I was continuously changing as a professional and a team member to all my internal and external customers.

    Cons

    There was a reduction of my position, although I loved my job. In my situation, the only con I can think of is because I didn't have a degree, my future growth opportunities were limited.

    Advice to Management

    Carry on.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Polaris Industries full-time

    Pros

    Profit sharing, stock ownership, great overtime policy

    Cons

    Not much to say for cons


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Nice company with great potentials"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Polaris Industries full-time

    Pros

    Most of the employees are very friendly and hard working.

    Cons

    Those who are good at manipulating politics and not adding values to the business stick together preventing company from further growing.

    Advice to Management

    Org chart should be revisited by third party evaluators, wasting budget on low quality/political manipulators who are not adding values to the business.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "If you have man parts you can work here"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Polaris Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits - profit sharing is nice, but even that is paid out unfairly at the professional level - more given to men than women

    Cons

    You won't get promoted if you are a girl and you don't swear, drink, hunt and fish with the boys. Not equal pay for women - pay men far better. Is it still 1970?

    Advice to Management

    Many gals could have sued you many times over. I'm not sure why sexual harassment in today's workforce is taken as "funny" and something to talk over when drinking beer.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun products
    Great co-workers
    Casual dress environment

    Cons

    Lack of systems and automated processes
    Micromanagement
    Management structure and style


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseau, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseau, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Polaris Industries (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, fun products,

    Cons

    Stressful, remote location, not much room for advancing.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Not small anymore"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Medina, MN
    Current Employee - Manager in Medina, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Organic career growth can be good if independent

    Cons

    Suffers from too much growth too quickly
    Little room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Get back to planning and listening to employees, the mass exodus has already started...


  9. "Fun and Frustrating"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer & SME in Wyoming, MN
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer & SME in Wyoming, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, much responsibility, travel opportunities, seat-time in offroad vehicles and motorcycles, flexible work format, close to Minneapolis and St. Paul, good benefits

    Cons

    Non-receptive management, Poor decision making, unbalanced engineering ability, lack of communication, lack of structure, unrealistically short lead-times

    Advice to Management

    Stop making decisions based on emotions or hunches (not supported by real data). Develop and enforce a product development process - there must be structure and something or someone enforcing the structure that employees of all levels can relate/refer to.


  10. "Definitely not a good place to work for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Straight day shift, cool product that they produce that's about it they have nice t shirts that you can purchase

    Cons

    Salary, Management, opportunities to grow need to hire supervisor that know about manufacturing and how to start of a new plant

    Advice to Management

    Rethink your strategy on supervisor and operations managers


  11. "Friendly Work Environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Very friendly work environment. You keep pretty busy so time goes by quickly. I enjoyed my time at this company.

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime sometimes with only a few hours notice.
    Managers don't seem interested in creating opportunities for employees to go further in their career

    Advice to Management

    Take even the lowest level employee's advice seriously. We are the ones doing the work and we tend to notice inefficiencies since we are exposed to them for a lot more time.



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