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Polycom Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated Sep 26, 2018

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3.4
64%
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15 Ratings
Pros
  • "the Work from Home policy is generous so long as your manager agrees with your doing so(in 63 reviews)

  • "Perfect place for a work life balance(in 50 reviews)

Cons
  • "Didn't have confidence in upper management or direction the company was headed(in 23 reviews)

  • "Looking forward to completing integration with Plantronics and more stability with senior management(in 20 reviews)

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  1. "awesome company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Polycom full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    fast pace, switching to new technologies with each new product. Lot's of opportunities to learn something new every day.

    Cons

    not many cons. Looking forward to completing integration with Plantronics and more stability with senior management

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    Polycom2018-09-26
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Too much change, too often in the past 4-5 years."

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

    I have been working at Polycom full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great technology, flexible work policies (office and home work), good compensation.

    Cons

    Constant churn in senior management, product quality issues, climate of fear, ridiculous internal politics the closer you get to HQ.

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    Polycom2014-04-16
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  4. Helpful (7)

    "A lot of opportunities. Clueless, chaotic senior management"

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    Former Employee - Human Resource 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Polycom full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are many career advance opportunities. Demonstrate your ability and articulate your career ambition.

    Cons

    Senior management is completely clueless on how to manage their people. HR is not very helpful either on influencing and coaching the business leaders. Talented people are having "don't care anymore" attitude. It was a great company. Now it is in wreckage.

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    Polycom2013-12-04

    Polycom Response

    December 18, 2013HR

    Leadership development, including coaching and developing our managers, is a top priority for the HR organization at Polycom. A renewed focus on influencing our business leaders through trusted partnership will be critical for 2014 and beyond.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Engineer in Westminster, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Polycom full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits, ESOP was a very nice way to make extra money. A few good people to work with.

    Cons

    Senior management has to be the most clueless group I have ever seen. CEO forced out because of accounting irregularities and the misuse of resources (allegedly). Terrible internal politics and infighting and a clique-y atmosphere in IT that leaves the talented people out in the cold while the syncophants and incompetents are promoted. Dominated by a hire & fire culture that is free of any values except strict adherance to the bottom line as it exists at any given moment. Forced taking of PTO multiple times (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving) which left many people in the negative and completely demoralized as a result. Completely unprofessional atmosphere including HR. Complaining about being bulled or harassed gets you laid off so that they can make the problem "go away". I've worked in a lot of different enterprise IT companies, and this one is by the absolute worst on so many levels that one review couldn't do it justice. I feel bad for the good people who still work there, but most of the folks that were of any quality left Polycom long ago.

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    Polycom2013-11-11
  6. Helpful (6)

    "Delusional, aggressive management rife with paranoia"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Polycom full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good technology, good pay, generous benefits, a handful of special people who have mostly left the company as they're no fools...

    Cons

    Where does one start? The most important thing to note is that the positive reviews provided here are the work of HR in disguise. It is a known fact that one of HRs KPI's is to improve the public face of the company post the shameful dirty laundry airing that was firing the CEO Andy Miller. Don't be conned or fooled by the glowing reviews. You will be stuck working within a company that jis incapable of doing the right thing, or producing anything of substance. There are small groups of doers who get things done, only to have the glory taken by incompetent managers. The hiring practice is shameful. This is a company that just continues to reward underperformers who produce nothing over multiple quarters, yet walk away untarnished to take up posts elsewhere, having realized they're associated with a big old sinking ship. Just look at the recent departures and you'll know what I mean. The solution to every hire is to bring on some lazy, unqualified person from Cisco with a big mouth and not much else to show for it. You are told when to take PTO so the company can balance its numbers at the end of every quarter. Senior management is mean, and the place has a healthy approach to bullying anyone that won't conform. I could go on and on... In short: stay away.

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    Polycom2013-10-22

    Polycom Response

    October 25, 2013Communications

    From your angry post its apparent that your experience wasn't a good one. I can tell you that our HR team has no such KPI's to write reviews on glassdoor. That is not a part of the Values by which the company is run. We have significantly decreased our hiring from the competitor you mentioned, so I'd appreciate when you post comments to ensure they are factual and not stated out of anger or mis-information. Do feel free to take your anger to a competitor to help raise our stock price.

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  7. "Unpredictable"

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     in Pleasanton, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Polycom

    Pros

    Revenue growth, large market share

    Cons

    Senior management is very aggressive and unpredictable - good for challenging the competition but bad for employees and morale.

    Polycom2012-01-16
  8. "Good Place to work"

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     in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Polycom

    Pros

    Overall, good place where people are treated fairly Benefits are good. Products are exciting and challenging. Video space overall is hot.

    Cons

    2010 Senior Management Change is driving a LOT of churn. CEO is mercurial Jobs are moving to India Cisco becoming competitive so long-term risk

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    Polycom2012-01-05
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Better Places to work"

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    Territory Manager in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Polycom

    Pros

    -Compensation -Great Technology -Fantastic Tools to get your job done -Week off between Christmas and New Years -First line managers are given the tools to communicate company messages effectively

    Cons

    - Never really allowed to get a day off without working. -Stock price has suffered due to the lack of effective Senior management. -Compensation

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    Polycom2011-11-29
  10. Helpful (2)

    "A lack of communication for a communications company..."

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    Support in Westminster, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Polycom

    Pros

    Great benefits package is available for employees and it isn't too unreasonably priced. There is some flexibility to work from home and to have corporate network access at home to use products in the home office more effectively.

    Cons

    Management has taken great lengths to insulate themselves from the realities of day to day activities which leads to decisions being made in a vacuum. People on the front line are treated as expendable resources with no commitment or loyalty to the employee but the company demands unquestioning loyalty from the employees. Management is always preaching to desire to make Polycom one of the top ten places to work but they will never act on any of the necessary changes if they cost more than a couple dollars per employee to implement. Management doesn't put forth any effort to effectively communicate the company vision and direction to employees. Employees are treated as potential leaks instead of sharing all the information they need to do their jobs and plan effectively for the future growth of the company. Anytime there is even a slight downturn in quarterly numbers senior management always seem to choose to cut head count rather than accept that sometimes things are just tough. The cuts always happen in the dark with employees learning about them via the grapevine and no details about who you should work with when someone you relied on is suddenly gone. The company seems to rely heavily on forcing employees to burn vacation time to help improve the balance sheet with little consideration of the potential impact to the business and absolutely no consideration of the impact to morale. Employee morale is horrendously low already and every time a head count reduction occurs or a forced PTO occurs it further impacts morale. Management pretends to listen to employees during the all-hands meetings and occasional town-hall style meetings but they never follow up on any of the comments or concerns from employees so it becomes clear that they either don't really care or just don't want to commit any time to following up with employees.

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    Polycom2011-11-15
  11. "Great technology in growing market but challenged to retain people who know how to get things done."

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    Sales Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Polycom

    Pros

    World class collaboration tools to make working with distant colleagues easy. Senior management committed to vision and clearly communicating it to the market. Emphasis on quantifiable performance measures.

    Cons

    Long-time vacuum of leadership has created a cult of personality around CEO. Fast cadence of attrition and turnover. Never know who will be around week to week. Regular employees walk on eggshells around senior management.

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    Polycom2011-04-20
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