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Polaris Industries Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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  • Because of the pace work/life balance can be a challenge (in 34 reviews)

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

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  1. "Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Polaris Industries (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced environment with passionate people. Everyone there really loves the product and it was a cool experience to be a part of the company culture.

    Cons

    While the culture is very passionate for power sports, there did not seem to be a lot of diversity for interests outside of outdoor enthusiasts.


  2. "Quality Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun products with good profit sharing

    Cons

    Work volume is large and must pritorize

  3. "Politics at it finest"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Polaris Industries full-time

    Pros

    Fun products
    Great people at the plants

    Cons

    Politics politics politics
    Poor quality control
    Launch first fix later mentality
    Push volume over everything

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at your "leaders"


  4. "Micromanagers - 60+ hours a week - Stressful"

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    Former Employee - DRM - District Retail Manager
    Former Employee - DRM - District Retail Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They make cool toys and you get great discounts and 4 machines to play with a year as a sales rep.

    Cons

    Micromanagers - 60+ hours a week - Stressful environment - Expectations are to work work work work work with little reward. They launch and go to market extremely fast and are reactive to sales. The sales goals are incredibly high and virtually unreachable. They live and die by Wallstreet and expect you to get the job done at all cost, which includes working Sundays, forecasting your monthly number 2 times a week or more, having daily conference calls with management to discuss plan of attack to hit number, etc. Don't be fooled - my description sounds like expectations any normal job would have, however it is sooo much more high pressure than I can describe in this review.


  5. "Marketing Associate"

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced, great people, fun culture, great products

    Cons

    Lean company so employees are typically stretched


  6. "Group Lead"

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

    Pros

    Profit sharing, benefits, they try to provide family-friendly activities occasionally

    Cons

    The way HR operates, the first person to report something is always the "victim," whether that's really the case or not.


  7. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Polaris Industries full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people - great product.

    Cons

    Grew too fast and got caught with quality issues. Processes aren't mature enough for size. Middle management not very good at developing opportunities for good talent.

  8. "Assembly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Polaris Industries full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of hours to work, with decent starting pay, with benefits and bonuses. Average environment to work in with minimal injuries

    Cons

    Not an air conditioned facility. Hard to get to work during winter months. Fast paced learning on job that may be hard for some to pick up

    Advice to Management

    Work harder on employee training and making a more suitable environment for new hires. Treat all employees the same and no favoritism


  9. "operator"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Spearfish, SD
    Current Employee - Operations in Spearfish, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great pay nice people to work for and with

    Cons

    long hours little brakes


  10. Helpful (1)

    "It's a job."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's the only good paying job in the area.

    Cons

    They promote who they want, not the most qualified.


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