Polycom is a good company in a competive and fast changing industry. They are productive in adapting to industry needs and getting products out.
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Ashburn, VA – 15 May 2013
Polycom will continue to grow as they are well positioned in their industry. The industry as a whole is not doing so well right now but it will in the future when the economy turns around. A typical day of work for me entails managing price lists and working with IT to oversee our pricing system for any IT related issues or implementations taking place.
I'm looking for a new job because I am a work from home employee and my chances for growth opportunities are limited. My reviews have been excellent. I have received the highest rating (1), which only 5-10% of the company gets the past 2 years.
Senior Web Services Specialist (Current Employee) – Hyderabad – 15 September 2017
It is work wise good place, But I am looking for complete work from home jobs. Hence looking out. I have strong infrastructure support skill set using linux and DNS server and website support experience, but not able to us completely here.
Cloud Managed Service Technician (Former Employee) – Corvallis, OR – 13 September 2017
Polycom is a good company at its core but they are by nature a company first people second company. I enjoyed my time working there tremendously but there are a lot of easy to fix problems that unfortunately the right people won't ever get the task of solving.
Sr Marketing Manager (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – 8 September 2017
Polycom is a leader in "Work from anywhere" solutions (video, voice, collaboration) and has excellent partnerships with UC collaboration cloud leaders. The team I work on permits telecommuting (we practice what we sell/promote). This makes for great work life balance. Every call we are on at Polycom is a video call with screen sharing capability. This makes working with teams very productive.
Teleworking (in some groups)
A bit behind keeping up with salaries and bonuses compared to the rest of Silicon Valley
Excellent learning and growth but little career advancement
Software Quality Engineer (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – 4 August 2017
Stressful management tension filtered down to the work teams. Interesting tech and great technical teams worldwide. Offshoring of work was difficult to manage. Several attempts at test automation dispersed QA team energy and lead to mistrust from Dev.
Great tech, good movement to soft products and cloud, good teams
Very difficult management tension filtered down to work teams
CHANNEL MARKETING MANAGER-VAR PROGRAMS (Former Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – 1 August 2017
It is great to work for a company that produces products that have become a household name. Everyone knows the iconic speaker phones and as used one at one time or another. The company is generous with essentials to work life balance. The people make it a great place to work.
Vice President - North America Sales & Channels (Former Employee) – Andover, MA – 26 July 2017
Polycom does not value their employee contributions or tenure. Their management is only focused on numbers and does not understand or value the importance of partners and customers. Polycom has fallen way behind the technology curve and is no longer competitive in the market.
Money was great but we were continually under staffed.
Dir of Prog Management/Director of Ops (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – 9 July 2017
All though it was a positive work environment and the stock was great, the work life balance was sacrifice your life so you can get your job done. We were very motivated because the stock price was increasing so fast. Because of that we lost relationships with or spouses and family members.
Under different leadership, this could have worked out
Multimedia Designer (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – 20 April 2017
It could have been a good place to work had my director not changed my role shortly after hiring. 80+ hour work weeks consisted of creating PowerPoint slides for 5 C-Level executives, and their supporting VP's.
A lot of learning and working with Polycom was great experience providing work-life balance, transparency in policy, good employee benefits except job security in on going restructuring post acquisition. RIF (reduction in force) after acquisition; having said Polycom is a worldwide Brand.
Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) – Westminster, CO – 19 April 2017
The Westminster office is a great place with lots of challenging projects and great teams to work with. Once you're established, hours are flexible and working from home frequently is possible. Polycom has been struggling in the last few years as it transitions through multiple CEOs and visions and some of that struggle continues. Benefits are still above average, but getting closer to average as they continue to struggle with their place in the market. This could change rapidly if they find solid footing.