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Polaris Industries Reviews

Updated April 19, 2018
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Pros
  • Decent benefits and profit sharing (in 36 reviews)

  • Polaris makes great products and there are opportunities to get out and enjoy our product (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • There is minimal work-life balance (in 40 reviews)

  • Fast paced learning on job that may be hard for some to pick up (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lean Manufacturing Process Technician in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Lean Manufacturing Process Technician in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have gained 2 pay level job titles in less than 2 years in which my pay increased by $3.98. Never worries of lay offs. Overtime

    Cons

    At times the long hours of overtime 6 days a week wears on you

    Advice to Management

    Stay connected to your team, observe your supervisors and most of all, develop your people. I would say this is Polaris's weakness is underdeveloped personnel, train your workforce .


  2. "HR"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture - fun place to work. Great people. Amazing products. Flexible schedules makes for great work life balance. Just be productive and efficient - and get results. Total compensation is solid as well -base+bonus+equity+401k+ESOP for salaried employees, along with access to free product use.

    Cons

    None that I can think of at this time. I think senior management is doing a great job - every company has pockets of pain (bad managers, team members, challenge issues etc.) but in total Polaris is outstanding.

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving the current strategy.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Worked there 8 years"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Polaris Industries (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits good
    location great
    products awesome

    Cons

    Salary to low
    management delusional


  4. "District Sales Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Demo Toys, Autonomy, Fair Compensation

    Cons

    Really a great company to work for. Bit of pressure to perform. Multiple layoffs in recent years

    Advice to Management

    Take advice of reps


  5. "Great Career Choice"

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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, pay, benefits, people passionate about their work and the success of the company.

    Cons

    Haven't found any at this time.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Great place but beware!!"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Polaris is a great company overall. Innovative products, aggressive mindset, benefits, fast pace.

    Cons

    Overwork employeer. Sometimes they forget there is life beyond the 4 walls we work in. Appreciation is rare especially on the small daily stuff. You will be forgotten easily but easy to blame even if it wasn’t your fault. The more you do the less chance to advance. Seems like the less you do the more money they want to give you.

    Advice to Management

    On site management needs to pull there heads out of the holes they are buried in. This old way of thinking is what is destroying the company from the inside out. Get of the office and see what your doing to the other employees. Working employees to the bone is not the way to manage. They need leaders not bosses. The old Roseau boys need to be fired. Only seem to care about self.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Poor organizational culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Great product and fun industry.

    Cons

    Horrible culture from senior management that people are expendable. The only thing that matters is profit. Base pay isn’t competitive.

  8. "Polaris"

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    Current Employee - DSM in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - DSM in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Innovation, very technical sales process, fast paced,

    Cons

    Disconnect between business units and sales staff

    Advice to Management

    Alignment


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not perfect, but really rewarding and fun place to work"

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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

    - Unabashedly ambitious
    - Strong total comp & benefits package
    - Great people to work with
    - Products are fun and employees are encouraged to ride
    - Growing company - This can sometimes seem hectic, but I'd much rather have a growing and changing company than stagnation

    Cons

    - Upward movement can be limited due to a flatter structure. Not the best place to work if you're driven by title
    - Lack of process can sometimes limit productivity

    Advice to Management

    Keep focus on improving productivity


  10. "#1 Best Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility, positive empowering culture, passionate coworkers who share similar interests, ability to experience the product, good benefits, developments employees by encouraging promoting from within. Innovations is important and new/different ideas are encouraged. A large company with a family/friendly feel.

    Cons

    Opportunities for continuous improvements on additional benefits. The basic benefits are competitive but would like to see them be more creative.


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