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Polaris Industries Reviews

Updated September 20, 2018
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Polaris Industries Chairman and CEO Scott W. Wine
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Pros
  • "The management unit after one year is a great perk, and profit sharing is unheard of" (in 38 reviews)

  • "Great work environment, great people, fast-paced environment" (in 22 reviews)

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

  • "Fast Paced (Can be good though)" (in 15 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Quality Assurance Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Polaris Industries full-time

    Pros

    Great People. Great work environment.

    Cons

    No cons. I truly enjoyed my experience. I only left because I was injured off the job.


  2. "Parcel worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Like having weekends off and working with great people as well.

    Cons

    Some of the leads were lazy

  3. "Great place. Great pay. Free vehicles"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great stock plan. Great benefits

    Cons

    Non flexible work schedule. Tough commute


  4. "Polaris is Competitive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Polaris Industries full-time

    Pros

    Fun, high-paced energy. Great people!

    Cons

    Heavy workload at times. Competitive environment.

    Advice to Management

    Need to grow our workforce.


  5. "Welder"

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    Former Employee - Welder in Roseau, MN
    Former Employee - Welder in Roseau, MN

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

    Pros

    Pay was good, co-workers were great

    Cons

    Either working 6 days a week every week or there was lack of work.


  6. "Opportunity to Lead at an Exciting Growth Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Company gives its people the opportunity build and create as part of a growth environment
    Collaborative, genuine/direct, and open culture
    Aggressive total compensation package at all levels of the organization

    Cons

    It's a growth company, so its hard work - but definitely worth it if you can thrive in that environment


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Product management"

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    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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "None"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "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


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