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 – May 15, 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.
Provided technical design and support documentation for best practices. Worked with Elite customers on phone to isolate problems and find solutions to existing issues. Develop test cases and work with developers on problems found in quality test.
Engineer (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – January 10, 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
Productive fast paced environment with lots of opportunity to learn
Sr. AV Design Engineer (Current Employee) – Andover, MA – August 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.
Database admin, knowledgebase analytics and admin (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – July 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.
Great work environment. Varied and challenging work. Great benefits
CEO was not always focussed on what was best for the employees, company layoffs often impacted the ability to do the job.
Work culture of Polycom is so grate. You don't feel you are working here, people are so supportive. Almost all department manager I know are very friendly and supportive. I am having best experience as working as Intern.
GLOBAL EDUCATION NETWORK SUPPORT (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – March 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.
Free drinks and snacks and they try hard to keep employees happy.
Resident Technician III (Former Employee) – Neenah, WI – May 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.
Account Manager/Sales (Current Employee) – New York, NY – February 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.
Program Manager (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – March 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.
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.
Flexible scheduling, respect and hands-off approach from managers unless necessary, long-time employees make for good rapport amongst co-workers, few meetings
Not much documentation or up-to-date documentation for projects
Returns Clerk,Shipper (Current Employee) – Tracy, CA – March 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
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.
Telecommuting offered, strong bonds between coworkers
no opportunities for advancement, frequent layoffs