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Polaris Industries CEO Scott W. Wine
Scott W. Wine
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  1. "In the process"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Polaris Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They seem to have great benefits. Not having to be a temp.

    Cons

    None that I'm aware of.

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not a good place to stay for long - high turnover"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Polaris Industries full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    High levels of independence, fun product, nice office, many hard workers within the lower level employees, good cafeteria. Total compensation is competitive. Casual.

    Cons

    Extremely political- hopefully you are good at jockeying for promotions and manipulation. behind closed doors otherwise you probably won’t go far once you’re in. Very top heavy at the leadership level- it is unclear what their contribution is (beyond taking credit for the work of others and doing it with a smile) since most of the time once you make director or higher you kick your feet up and mail it in. Very little...

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    Advice to Management

    Polaris lacks strong leaders who can advocate for their people- vet your leadership before you promote them due to tenure. There is a reason Polaris’ performance continues to dwindle but no one seems to want to address the elephant in the room around your toxic leadership examples at all levels of the company and the high levels of turn over you have in critical positions related to product and beyond. Also, where are...

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  3. "Good Small Office"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Polaris Industries full-time

    Pros

    The team is creating UI for real vehicles with designers in the same facility

    Cons

    The work scope is limited

  4. "Good company"

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      Current Employee - Production 

      I have been working at Polaris Industries full-time

      Pros

      Good company . Good company . Great people

      Cons

      The pay could be better

    • "Exactly what I signed up for"

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      Current Employee - Human Resources in Medina, MN
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Polaris Industries full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great people, culture, work and benefits.

      Cons

      There is nothing that I can think of

    • Helpful (2)

      "Stressful job with good benefits"

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      Current Employee - Material Handler in Spirit Lake, IA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Polaris Industries full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Profit sharing and employee stock ownership program

      Cons

      very stressful, lack of communication

    • "Beyond fast paced"

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      Current Employee - Design Engineer in Wyoming, MN
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Polaris Industries full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Offers a wide variety of experience.

      Cons

      Extremely demanding work environment. Lacks training.

    • "Great Internship Experience"

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      Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Polaris Industries

      Pros

      No micromanagement. Exciting projects. Great work culture.

      Cons

      Slightly disorganized, but partly due to being in a relatively new location.

    • Helpful (4)

      "Happiness depends on which group you end up in"

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      Former Employee - Marketing Director 
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Polaris Industries full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Polaris makes really cool products across snowmobiles, motorcycles and ATVs and have great customers

      Cons

      Some supervisors are great, but it’s completely hit or miss. A few senior folks are way beyond their competency level but politically manage upward really well, so somehow survive.

      Advice to Management

      You need to stop promoting people just because they are top performers - without changing their responsibilities. Some teams are incredibly top-heavy because all the staffing budget was spent on promotions, so there are no longer any worker bees to actually do the work.

    • Helpful (5)

      "Initially Thrilling.... but it quickly fades"

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      Former Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Polaris Industries full-time

      Pros

      Great people at the mid and lower levels and opportunities to use some amazing products.

      Cons

      Highly political upper management who primarily look out for themselves. Middle and lower levels are pushed to burnout, and then removed and replaced via layoff.

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