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Polyera Reviews

Updated August 23, 2017
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  1. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Technically fun and challenging project. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Management didn't communicate the financial situation until they called for a "mandatory meeting" where they announced massive layoffs. No severance was offered even though they closed their operations in California (dozens of people lost their job).

    Advice to Management

    No advice needed. The little that is leftover from the company is going through a slow, unceremonious death (like the end of life on Earth according to the classic book "The Time Machine" by H.G. Wells).


  2. "Poor Communication"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Polyera full-time

    Pros

    Highly intelligent and nice colleagues

    Cons

    Terrible communication from executives to staff

  3. "stay away"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    they never missed a paycheck

    Cons

    The CEO was invisible and aloof

    Advice to Management

    they don't listen to advice


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Polyera (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart, motivated co-workers
    Cool new technology

    Cons

    Clueless board of directors
    Project cancelled on the late stages of development

    Advice to Management

    You have ruined the company; just close it down for good and end the misery.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Stay away"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Polyera full-time

    Pros

    Innovative startup atmosphere, working on flexible display technology in a wearable band using Android OS. Great opportunities to learn and build groundbreaking products.

    Cons

    Board of directors wasn't able to manage finances properly and couldn't find investors. Ran the company out of money and announced the week before christmas that they would be putting everyone on unpaid leave.

    Advice to Management

    Give a heads up to your employees. Keep them in the loop. Don't hide the fact that the company is running out of money until you can no longer make payroll.


  6. "polyera"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    free coffee, minimal blue tape to get things done, working with really smart people

    Cons

    long hours expected of phds