Polycom, Inc. Employee Reviews

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okay place to work
Returns Clerk,Shipper (Current Employee) –  Tracy, CAMarch 21, 2016
very easy job at times
management does not know how to give appreciation
some co workers get a raise without doing a thing
hardest part of the job is looking at someone not doing their job
not much to enjoy
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Great company to work for
Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXMarch 21, 2016
Polycom has a very dynamic work environment. Engineers are working with the cutting edge technology. Midsize company with not too many layers of management. Friendly work environment. People first, process second and technology third. Benefit package is great.
Pros
Free snacks
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Good people in a hard working environment.
GLOBAL EDUCATION NETWORK SUPPORT (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXMarch 9, 2016
A good place to work with always more to so so there is little time to be idle. My managers were good and I was able to work my way up over the years into better positions and pay. Polycom strives to be the best at Video Conferencing and they have the willpower to do it.
Pros
Free drinks and snacks and they try hard to keep employees happy.
Cons
Job security is questionable.
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Productive fast paced environment with lots of opportunity to learn
Sr. AV Design Engineer (Current Employee) –  Andover, MAAugust 19, 2016
I have worked for Polycom for 10+ years now and i have to say i have enjoyed every minute i have been there from starting off as a tech support technician to now designing full custom AV solutions for our customers that incorporate a large variety of polycom equipment. the management at polycom encourages you to think outside of the box to develop solutions that will meet the customers needs. The culture at polycom is focus on making sure each employee is able to balance work and personal time more effectively.
Pros
Compensation, Health Benefits
Cons
lack of training
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Good learning & freedom to prototype and propose ideas
Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Bangalore, IndiaJanuary 24, 2016
Good place to learn, freedom to prototype and propose ideas.
Decent work culture but management is not very open or honest.
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Ship is turning around
Sr. Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Westminster, COJanuary 8, 2016
PLCM is slowly making efforts to control costs and revise product offerings to be more competitive in a market that demands agility and crisp product management
Pros
moving in the right direction
Cons
difficult to lock onto the right new product offerings
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Awesome company with great benefits
Database admin, knowledgebase analytics and admin (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAJuly 17, 2016
Polycom was a fantastic company to work for. The benefits and salary were very competitive and my department was a great team, where everyone worked together to provide the best possible customer service to our customers.We went through several challenges and changes, however we were often at the top of the Customer Service ratings for Silicon Valley.
Pros
Great work environment. Varied and challenging work. Great benefits
Cons
CEO was not always focussed on what was best for the employees, company layoffs often impacted the ability to do the job.
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Lack of Director and Strategy
Business Development Manager (Current Employee) –  San Francisco Bay Area, CAMarch 27, 2016
Good company with talented folks around the globe.
Smart engineers, but lack of management and strategy is a concern.

A few good products however, lack of focus on growth and innovation has it challenges.
Pros
Work from home.
Cons
Lack of direction
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Lots of Potential
Technical Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Denver, COSeptember 28, 2015
Managed services was a great place to work while it lasted. Changes in CEO and upper management changed direction and set managed services up for failure. Some of the product teams were great to work with others not so much. In general there are a lot of talented passionate people delivering innovative products. Unfortunately there's not much good in the way of high level strategy. Multiple teams working on the similar products without any collaboration or thought on how they will go to market.
Pros
Good people, decent pay and benefits
Cons
High level direction (upper management) is terrible, siloed teams
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Polycom, Inc. - Account Manager
Account Manager/Sales (Current Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 28, 2016
Polycom is a Unified Communications Company with a solid line of visual collaboration solutions in voice, video and content collaboration, with strategic partnerships with key companies like Microsoft.

Polycom's strength is it s people - a culture of professional people committed to Polycom's success.
Pros
Terrific co-workers
Cons
Need for more innovative solutions
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Fun exciting technology
Sales (Current Employee) –  californiaMay 28, 2015
Great coworkers.
Easy to get job done.
Everyone uses the technology that Polycom sells.
Sales lives and dies by weekly forecast and SFDC.
Mid level sales management changes bi annually
Indirect sales model - all sales through partners.
Partner assignments / comp plan changed 5 times in 2 years.
Success depends on who your manager is. If they don't support you, your career will be very short.
Do not see significant promotion opportunities.
Pros
subsidized lunches, home office for variable comp employees
Cons
benefits are expensive and not comprehensive compared to other Bay Area companies.
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Highly demanding work schedule, with strong coworker bonds
Installation Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXDecember 1, 2015
The team I was with was more like a small family than a work team, we always fought for each other and stood by each other when issues arose. The work schedule was highly demanding with often all employees putting in 90-100+ hours every two weeks. Sadly, room for advancement, and annual layoffs made the position seem very unstable.
Pros
Telecommuting offered, strong bonds between coworkers
Cons
no opportunities for advancement, frequent layoffs
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Business system analyst
Business Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  Hyderabad, Andhra PradeshJune 25, 2016
Good for learning aspirant
Good management
Good infrastructure
Good Salary
Good work life balance
Good job growth
Good or those who are looking to learn technical skills and explore their skillset
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Nice Workplace, learning experience
Inside Marketing Executive (Former Employee) –  Gurgaon, HaryanaMay 4, 2016
Learnt how to attract clients,Skilled up in giving presentations,Got lots of confidence.
The hardest part of the job was to attract customers.
The management and the team were very nice.
The only thing was the low salary.
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excellent Company
Facilities Manager (Current Employee) –  Westminster COLORADOAugust 9, 2016
Excellent company and products for unified communication and wonderful place to work, Best in class video conferencing available
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Enjoyable work with fun co-workers
Quality Assurance Engineer (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXJanuary 4, 2016
Co-workers were always willing to help out and the fact many of them had been there for years or had been there previously and came back to work there provided a pleasant environment as people knew each other well. Testing, providing data reports to developers/managers, and brainstorming new ways to test were typical responsibilities.
Pros
Flexible scheduling, respect and hands-off approach from managers unless necessary, long-time employees make for good rapport amongst co-workers, few meetings
Cons
Not much documentation or up-to-date documentation for projects
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Polycom, Inc.
Resident Technician III (Former Employee) –  Neenah, WIMay 3, 2016
With the position I worked, the resident technician supports customers on site with all their video conferencing needs. The bad part is not having your management on site, but the benefits to the customer were great for reaction time.
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Not a good company.
Lead Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Hyderabad, APJune 29, 2015
Work culture is not so good. No work life balance. Totally unprofessional behavior behavior from Manager to Mid-level management staff.
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Great opportunity and learning experience
Analyst Relations Associate (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CaliforniaFebruary 27, 2014
Polycom was my first job out of College. It was a great learning experience for me as I started as an intern and then got hired on as a contract employee.

I was an Analyst Relations Associate and my daily responsibilities included the following:

Facilitated relationships between Polycom executives and third-party industry analyst firms
• Hosted daily briefing and inquiry calls with analysts from Gartner, Forrester, IDC, etc.
• Prepared high-level briefing documents, and post meeting write-ups for executives.
• Established a detailed Social Media program to improve collaboration with analysts.
• Organized company-wide “Value Olympics” event to promote core company values.
• Assisted in the creation of a promotional video that is now used by HR for recruitment
Pros
great learning experience. great culture.
Cons
wasn't my passion. not good job security.
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Nice place to work
Sr. Operations Manager (Current Employee) –  San Jose, CAApril 24, 2016
Nice place to work in the valley. Good work/life balance and solid management.Great teams and professional environment.
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3.7
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