What once was great now is not
Engineer (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – 10 January 2017
Polycom used to be one of two dominant companies in the video- and audio-conferencing world, but has sadly lost ground in the growing collaborative marketplace. The exec staff rotates every 2-3 years, with each successive lot seemingly worse. For e-staff Polycom is an excellent place to put in 2-3 years for a golden parachute. Moreover, Polycom's HQ in California often seems disconnected with its various engineering development sites, and unclear strategic directions have not translated to relevant, market-disruptive products in years. Once a great place to work, Polycom is now a place that tries to be great but can't even guaranty long-term employment safety for its workers.
occasional onsite events, free snacks and coffee, work from home for some
always at risk for layoffs, disconnected exec staff, no clear onsite leadership