Assembler (Former Employee) – Milford, IA – August 6, 2018
I enjoyed the fast pace and work environment. The hours were great and my coworkers were like family. I enjoyed working on many different models on the Brutus line and continuling learning something new each day and facing the challenges with ease.
Welder (Former Employee) – Huntsville, AL – August 2, 2018
Absolutely by far the worst company I’ve ever worked for! Management is clueless and doesn’t know how to run a company. If you work hard they treat you like trash. If your lazy and spend more time sucking up to upper management then this is the job for you. I came in early a few days before my shift started to help get the line up and running that much faster and the company manager actually got on to me and told me to not come in anymore before the shift starts. You build paid time off and sick leave but you might as well forget being able to use it. It’s often neglected and never approved or denied. The only way to get a day off is to call out and not show up. Don’t ignore the bad reviews like I did. Stray far away from this company and save yourself the headache! I’m almost positive anywhere else that is hiring would be a better option. There’s not enough money in the world to put up with how they treat you there.
Dynamic enivonment w/uncontrolled growth w/ out control
Engineer (Former Employee) – Wyoming, MN – August 1, 2018
Went from a 500k a year company to 5 billion in less than 7/8 years. High technology dynamic work place. Management is primarily focused on covering their departments issues rather than looking at the overall solution for largesse company benefit. Company does reinvest and is committed to new industries and technologies
Group Lead / Lab Tech (Former Employee) – Spirit Lake, IA – July 24, 2018
This is a very large, world wide company. They, like most businesses are driven by numbers, and that is exactly how they treat people. They have a handful of people that are actually recognized in the company, otherwise you are basically a robot just there to get products out the door.
Machine operator (Former Employee) – Osceola, WI – July 17, 2018
Lunches were short but they were paid lunches so that was a bonus, the machines from plant 1 were moved to other Polaris companies. The hardest part was not having family time because the company wanted us to work a lot.
Quality Engineer (Current Employee) – Huntsville, AL – July 14, 2018
The company has been very selective in choosing their employees for their skill sets as well as how well they would fit within the teams. The company genuinely cares about their employees and tried to ensure a good work / life balance. They encourage employees to make use of company provided off road vehicles and are very open to feedback for improvements. Very solid company with good pay and benefits.
Assembly Worker (Current Employee) – Huntsville, AL – July 9, 2018
Day at Polaris is very quick and easy. very fast paced environment. The management and staff are very polite. The job duties are not at all hard. Overall its a very family oriented company. Pay is on the low end in my personal opinion. I feel they pay should be hirer and that's one thing that hurts the company and causes a high turnover rate because companies around the Huntsville Polaris are starting out paying hire rates than Polaris and that is what hurts the company.
Group Lead (Former Employee) – Huntsville, AL – June 24, 2018
It is a real shame that my experience wasn't what it could have been. So much opportunity for great things with this company. However, there is no one to look at the big picture. You could find all sorts of ways to make improvements with no one to match the desire. It was a virtual set of stairs with every member of management buying their time to climb the next flight. No one ready for their current role and no one capable of developing their replacement. This all due to a lack of investment in people and process development at all levels of employment. No accountability for any programs that are in place. There are some very hard working people their at every level, but without development, no one performs to the unreachable standard.
Profit sharing, 401k 100% match up to 5% from day 1, Easy to get hired, No experience necessary at virtually all levels
Work/Life balance non existent, Inexperienced leadership, No development of leadership/anyone, High deductible health insurance, Attitude of management, Low pay relative to other adavanced manufacturing companies, Behind in tech software mechanics and safety, Desire for 1st to market creates a sufferance in safety quality delivery cost and management, The value of the share is #1
Welder (Former Employee) – Madison, AL – June 18, 2018
Management doesn't know what they're doing. It's all about the numbers. Not quality, so don't let them lie to you with that BS. They underpay you, they avoid you if you get hurt. Insurance sucks, dental sucks. They offer OT, but after taxes its basically like nothing. Always work Saturdays. There are people there that have 19 occurances but decide to fire the good workers who miss a few days because of family. Don't let them see that you actually work, then they'll work you and only you. No rotation on jobs (like they're supposed to). Nurse sucks, I'm surprised she actually has a job there. Literally doesn't know anything medical except how to put liquid bandage on you. All the management will tell you is, "we're working on it" for every question you ask them. Everyone there are pretty much tools. The only people I enjoyed were the co-workers (a select few) because they actually did something. You only get 16 hours of personal time PER YEAR. After that, don't miss a day. They rarely approve vacation time, so people just take off anyways. Moral is basically dead. Do yourself a favor, don't work here.
Co-workers, experience (possibly), going home.
Management, pay, short breaks, long hours, on site nurse, quality, no family life, polaris.
I enjoyed the people I worked with, and I was allowed to feel free to add my input without judgment. As a contractor I was also allowed to participate in come of the company activities which gaive a feeling of inclusion.
Process Technician. Robotic Welder. (Former Employee) – Roseau, MN – June 9, 2018
Overall an awesome company when they need you....as soon as they don't need you look out. You need to be high skilled before entering is my best advice to stay there. Good place to learn and get your feet wet. Always wanted to be a Design Engineer there...even thou I did advance. Practice your MATH SKILLS before entering. You get to meet lots of close lifetime friends. They have awesome company picnics where you get to ride their machines. Great bonus company I have not been able to find anywhere else.