Press Operator (Former Employee) – Osceola, WI – February 4, 2016
Very busy on the production floor. How to run and setup 250-750 ton metal stamping presses, use of calipers and height gages. Co-workers were good to work with but the management was not very approachable. The long hours of standing on a concert floor, I would say was the hardest part of the job, along with working in extreme heat during the summer months. I enjoyed the job when I made over the quota for the jobs I was running.
Extreme heat conditions during the summer months and lots of overtime.
productive workplace with a very strong potential atmosphere to exceed in life and within the company
General Assembler (Former Employee) – Roseau, MN – May 27, 2015
Polaris industries is a very awesome place to work at with great co-workers and a very friendly and kind staff. Pretty much a typical day at the workplace would be assembling awesome off road toys that every person loves to ride. Also just like every other job there is a hard part to it and for me I was putting in the engines and also crating them up which is one of the hardest and most physical job to perform with the facility. All in all I loved the job it was pretty far away in a different state and chose to come back home to Michigan to exceed in my education.
Great place to work with awesome people to work with
Operator (Former Employee) – Roseau, MN – May 13, 2015
first i clock in then i find which machine i work on go to it set it up for that part it is in production, clean my work area if needed, inspect the part for any defects then cut/assemble the part then put it in a box intended for its location. I learned what was acceptible according to the parts which is known as quality assurance. worked well with others helped my co workers all the time. the most enjoyable part of my job was talking and helping out my fellow co workers
Senior Systems Analyst (Contractor) (Current Employee) – Plymouth, MN – January 29, 2015
Coming from a pure software development company (PTC) as an employee, Working as contractor at Polaris Industries was very welcoming, all my co-workers were very smart, friendly, helpful and accommodating. Learn't a lot about System Analysis of Web Development .
Team Lead/Assembly (Current Employee) – Roseau, MN – January 28, 2015
Get to work half hour before shift starts to go over daily production schedule. Make sure there are enough parts to start daily production in Team area and order right away if not. Give morning meeting with Team and go over any issues from previous day. Keep Team running smoothly assisting with any issues that may happen. Report end of day to Supervisor and make sure there are parts for next shift to start. Most enjoyable part of the job is a good working relationship with your co-workers and satisfaction of accomplishment when all goes smoothly. Hardest part of job is setting up for first run or new machines, and the stress it puts on your Team.
Polaris makes some amazing products, and are truly working to push boundaries, but the role was not what I had expected.
There is little to no work-life balance, it's non-collaborative and pretty cutthroat. In the year that I was there, I went through 2 marketing managers and 2 marketing directors, and at least 4 or 5 district managers left in that time as well.
The company was constantly scrambling to hit retail numbers at the expense of its employees.
It wasn't all bad. There was flexibility and autonomy with the role (to an extent) but when your VP has to provide his input for your t-shirt designs for an event, it's probably time to find a new company.
good benefits, good bonus structure, dle program is great, pay is good - but you work a lot of hours
disorganized, chaotic, not really a "team" environment, overworked and hr was not up front about the role
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) – Osceola, WI – July 21, 2014
Supervised the tubing department, worked with great people. Gained extremely valuable Lean manufacturing training and experience. Was trained in Toyota lean problem solving methods by a former Toyota executive. I was also able to ride and test the latest snowmobiles, ATV's, UTV's, and Motorcycles from Polaris and Victory. Really fun place to work. Unfortunately Polaris closed the manufacturing facility and moved it to Monterey Mexico. Great job, hard to lose. Would definitely work for Polaris again if I had the chance.
Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee) – Iowa – May 22, 2014
I’m currently a manufacturing engineer and the job is great. The people are good to work with and you build toys for adults, it is great. The pay is really good as well. The only down side is the location and the lack in PTO. I left a job with 5 weeks of vacation and now only have two weeks and no matter how much I tried they wouldn't budge on additional weeks. So a life outside work is difficult. The typical day is about 10 hours regardless of if the line is running and finding housing in the area can also be difficult. I would stay for life if the company had a facility out west.