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Fun exciting technology
Sales (Current Employee), californiaMay 28, 2015
Pros: subsidized lunches, home office for variable comp employees
Cons: benefits are expensive and not comprehensive compared to other Bay Area companies.
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.
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Polycom is a good company to workat.
Elite Services Support Manager (Current Employee), Westminster, COApril 15, 2015
The company has great products and great teams to work with at Polycom. I was able to learn about video conferencing and how the calls were built. I had a great team working for me and were able to make very customer satisfaction numbers.
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Autocratic senior managers
Field Service Manager (Former Employee), Working from homeApril 13, 2015
Pros: Great remuneration package
Cons: Unfriendly environment
Freedom to work from home offset by the autocratic senior management team. A very closed loop old-boys network which is difficult to become part of. Team members are fearful of speaking out against or disagreeing with the senior management team.
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Productive and Fun work environments
Product Engineer (Current Employee), Austin, TXMarch 4, 2015
Learn Cutting Edge Video Technologies
Interact with like minded individuals
Great Management
Relaxed Environment
Flexible Work Hours
Family Oriented
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OK
Test Engineer (Former Employee), San Jose, CAFebruary 16, 2015
Pros: interesting work, freedom to design
Cons: my job was sent to a factory in thailand.
I designed, documented, supervised, and built custom test chambers for conference phones. My job was sent to a factory in Thailand.
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Productive and fun work palce
UI Intern (Former Employee), Austin, TXFebruary 11, 2015
Productive and fun work place. Really. Productive and fun work place. Really. Productive and fun work place. Really. Productive and fun work place. Really. Productive and fun work place. Really. Productive and fun work place. Really.
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Too many leadership changes
IT Applications Manager (Current Employee), Singapore, S00February 4, 2015
In the past 4 years, we had 3 CEO, 3 CIO, 3 APAC Presidents, 3 VP of Applications, 3 VP of Infrastructure and a lot of high leadership changes.
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Great place to work at. Management is supportive.
Global Wireless Service Operations Manager (Former Employee), Andover, MAOctober 3, 2014
Enjoyed working at Polycom. Co-workers as well as management are supportive.
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Day @ Polycom
Product Support Engineer (Current Employee), Atlanta, GASeptember 11, 2014
Pros: wfh
Cons: no office
Working on T3 cases on all Polycom products.
Very technical and challenging job. Learn something new everyday.
Very supportive management and co-worker
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polycom
Senior Channel & Distribution manager MEA (Former Employee), Dubai, DUSeptember 8, 2014
Cons: local team
if you are looking or a retirement place and you dont mind to be managed based on your boss emotion it s good place for you.
but if you are ambitious and want to proove yourself it s not the right place to be.

solution proposed are not exiting and became a basic commodity feature.
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Great Comany to work for
IT Support Engineer (Current Employee), Hunt Valley, MDAugust 24, 2014
Pros: pay, bonus, schedule
Best Company to work for. The team that you will working with, are incredible people, great pay and an Amazing team of management!
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Good place to work
Technical Account Specialist (Current Employee), andover, maAugust 18, 2014
Information is not freely shared between teams which feels like you are inside of a box.
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productive fun place to work
Sr Project Msnsger (Former Employee), Denver, COAugust 5, 2014
It is a great product and a dedicated group of employees driven to satisfy the customer. Enjoyed my time there..
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Working on new VOIP technology and their Products
Associate Software Engineer, SQA (Current Employee), Hyderabad, APJune 9, 2014
 Testing Polycom Video products software and their features like SIP and H323 call, Microsoft Lync, LDAP, Security profiles, Audio and Video qualities.
 Writing Java Scripts in Eclipse to test the Web UI of Video products using Selenium automation tool.
 Performing protocol level testing (Protocols like SIP, TLS and HTTPs) for Video Products.
 Responsible for debugging the issues and finding the root cause for the issues, work coordinately with developer to fix the issues.
 Responsible for providing VOIP infra-structure and Networking support for QA and development team.
 Deployed and managing Broadsoft call servers version R19 and R20 with IPv4 and IPv6 support.
 Deployed and managing Acme SBC, Asterisk voice mail server and CTI call recording servers which are integrated with broad soft set ups.
 Deployed and managing high resiliency Microsoft Lync 2013 set up which consists of Front end pool, Director Pool, SQL, Edge, Reverse Proxy servers and it’s integrated with Exchange 2013 server.
 Deployed and managing Cisco ACS and it configured as Radius server to support different Polycom endpoints.
 Deployed and managing Polycom Proprietary servers like DMA, XMA and RMX.
 Deployed and configured the Polycom, Inc. ITP (Immersive Telepresence) set ups for video testing.
 Experience in configuring Cisco switches SG 300 and cisco 2960.
 Having hands on experience in Virtualization data center technologies such as Hyper-v and VMware.
 Configured and managing windows DNS server 2012 for team Polycom which support IPv4 and IPv6.
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nice work eviroment, but not recomended
poduction operator (Current Employee), englewoodMay 31, 2014
Pros: good healthcare, family first, local good management.
Cons: senior management at corperate level subpar.
From the time polycom took over the dayton location, you had to know that employment was short lived. We started with 30 employees, and now we have 5. The company likes to outsorce as much as they can. The people that I work with are a great bunch, it is fun to go to work.
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Loved my time there!
Inventory Management Specialist/ Warehouse Manager (Former Employee), El Segundo, CAMay 20, 2014
Pros: great company
Cons: didn't wish for it to end
The thing I loved the most was having an entire tech dept. to ask any question. I really learned alot during my time there
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Was a great place to work.
Senior Systems Engineer Interoperability (Former Employee), Goleta, CAApril 9, 2014
Engineers were very knowledgeable and talented.

Great atmosphere.
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Great opportunity and learning experience
Analyst Relations Associate (Former Employee), Santa Clara, CaliforniaFebruary 27, 2014
Pros: great learning experience. great culture.
Cons: wasn't my passion. not good job security.
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
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Good place to work just don't plan on staying long
Sales Engineering Role (Former Employee), San Jose, CAJanuary 22, 2014
Pros: good pay
Cons: total lack of leadership, no product innovation, layoffs
Good compensation(pay) but they did away with earning and carrying over vacation time now its called FLEX time. Translated, don't take off.

If you do too well you put a target on your back for their annual cost cutting(layoffs). For the most part its a good place to work but Top Leaders have killed the moral, innovation and stock price.
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Good video conferencing product line.
Contract Technical Writer (Former Employee), San Jose, CAJanuary 21, 2014
Product development is sometimes slow due to Bangalore UI developers.

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About Polycom, Inc.

Polycom's vision is a world united by video. The company makes video-conferencing and immersive telepresence (which combines digital – Read more