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Polaris Industries Reviews

Updated October 26, 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 40 reviews)

  • "Really great people to work with" (in 24 reviews)

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

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

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  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. "Maintenance Tech II"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spirit Lake, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spirit Lake, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Polaris Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Profit sharing. Fair pay. Each dept. Very team oriented. Work with cutting edge equipment. Overtime after 8hrs daily until 40hrs is met. Then continues. Saturday's automatic time and a half. Sunday's double time or 7 days straight, 7th day double time.

    Cons

    Poor communication within dept. Even worse between depts. Deaf ear to the people on the floor actually dealing with production issues vs sitting at a desk or in meetings all day. Favoritism shown from salaried staff. Feast or famine. 10-12hr days 6-7 days per week to 4 days of going home early either before or after the previous statement.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your eyes and ears unless you work the floor. Your staff is full of answers if you'd just listen it edited safe so much time and stress. Don't wait till last minute to spring info on staff. Most are family oriented and bred the time to plan accordingly. Unrealistic expectations. Instead of office staff being supplied with vendor swag , hand it out to floor staff. Builds moral. Doesn't cost the company a dime and people feel appreciated.

  3. "Lack of opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Packaging Engineer in Medina, MN
    Former Employee - Packaging Engineer in Medina, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to vehicles , decent profit sharing each year.

    Cons

    Very bad health care plan, and vacation (two weeks). No diversity at most sites. Good old boys club, management does not listen to direct reports . First two years I worked at Medina site the culture was ok but started to decline.

    Advice to Management

    Improved the culture by listening to employees, and hire a diverse work.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Current employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wyoming, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wyoming, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice to have access to ride the product (but only because I work at a site
    With true access).

    Cons

    Horrible healthcare benefits. Poor vacation package (2 weeks), which can only carryover to the next year then expire. They have even worse maternity leave benefits (3 weeks at 100%) without anything for fathers. The grading system for profit sharing is deflating to most who think hard work pays off. Everyone is spread so thin and even with the tax cuts they don’t want to hire staff to do the job safely.

    Advice to Management

    Hire less managers that don’t have direct reports and appreciate employees by being honest.


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. 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


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