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Mary L. Jeffries
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  1. Team lead

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    Former Employee - Lead in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Polaroid

    Pros

    Flex hours in month end

    Cons

    Travel time for the job

    Advice to Management

    Work at home options

  2. Once great, but now a dinosaur

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    Former Employee - Product Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Polaroid full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    The best thing was the employees, however few remain due to downsizing and early/ regular retirement packages. Benefits were excellent

    Cons

    Technology is now old and redundant. Has lost its niche now that there isn't a large market for instant film and cameras.

  3. Working environment

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Polaroid

      Pros

      good team, good atmosphere, good products

      Cons

      location, employee discount, availability of current positions

    • The good old days

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      Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
      Recommends
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      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Polaroid full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      In its heyday, Polaroid was THE place to be. Great people, interesting projects, great benefits and a fantastic office location in Technology Square, Cambridge.

      Cons

      Back then, Dr Land had passed away and Polaroid didn't keep pace with the digital revolution. Add in some super-greedy top management and the place was doomed. What a shame. To anyone reading this review, I have written it to gain access to Glassdoor's reviews. My recent employers have been small startups and if I reviewed them, they'd know it was me, and that could compromise my career. So I wrote about Polaroid,...

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      Advice to Management

      Good luck!

    • lab manager

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      Former Employee - Lab Manager in New Bedford, MA

      I worked at Polaroid full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      was a strong company with great employees

      Cons

      the company is no longer viable

      Advice to Management

      maintain a vision

    • Struggling organization

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at Polaroid full-time

      Pros

      good people who believe in the organizaiton

      Cons

      organizational lack of focus on short and long term tactical goals

      Advice to Management

      focus on core competancy

    • Polaroid was an incredible wonderful company to be a part of.

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      Former Employee - Purchasing/Administration in Norwood, MA
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Polaroid full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Feeling of empowerment, respected for who you are and what you do, diversity acceptance, no micro management of individual contributors, employee stock/ownership, 401K match, great health insurance package, on-site fitness centers at most locations, family oriented with events for the entire family planned throughout the year. Employees are made to feel comfortable in being themselves and affording themselves the opportunity...

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      Cons

      Once Dr. Land passed away all hell broke loose. All employees were employee owners and should have played a major role if there was no plan in place as to the future of Polaroid. Great technology/marketing ideas which took too long, for whatever reason to market, thereby allowing competitors to launch a very similar product first.

      Advice to Management

      Once Dr. Land passed away, there should have been a plan in place. Employee owners should have had the opportunity to vote for Dr. Land's successor.

    • Great company to work for

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

      I worked at Polaroid full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Excellent people; excellent salary; excellent benefits

      Cons

      change came too late at the expense of valuable employees

    • Group Marketing manager

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Polaroid

        Pros

        great people and innovative products

        Cons

        out of business, bankrupt, gone

        Advice to Management

        too late

      • A bizarre ride with many ups and downs.

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
        Doesn't Recommend
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Polaroid

        Pros

        Worked with many hard working and dedicated people.

        Cons

        Allowed some employees to create a hostile work environment and never did anything to fix problems. Morale was extremely low.

        Advice to Management

        Need to openly communicate more.

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