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Stay away from this place!!!!
Welder (Former Employee) –  Huntsville, ALAugust 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.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Fast Paced - Fun Ride
Sr. Analyst (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNAugust 2, 2018
Polaris is a great place to work if you are looking for the ability to make immediate positive change. The company grew so quickly so there are many opportunities to innovate and contribute.
Pros
Autonomy, Great Discounts, Profit Sharing, Good Management
Cons
Still experiencing growing pains
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Fast pace
Welder (Former Employee) –  Roseau, MNAugust 1, 2018
Love welding, time flies by quick but dont like when it goes in slow peek less hours, to get hours in have to go to different departments to get them.
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Dynamic enivonment w/uncontrolled growth w/ out control
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Wyoming, MNAugust 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
Pros
Cool product/dynamic work enviroment
Cons
Lack of design assurance/stressful environment
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Productive and fun work place.
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Roseau, MNJuly 27, 2018
Work eight hours a day five days a week. Big facility with lots of workers. Heated in the winters. Big parking lot for all departments. Great atmosphere inside.
Pros
Paid breaks, lunch provided. Good pay.
Cons
No AC.
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Great place to work if you want to go no where
Group Lead / Lab Tech (Former Employee) –  Spirit Lake, IAJuly 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.
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The people were fun to work with
Machine operator (Former Employee) –  Osceola, WIJuly 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.
Pros
good pay, good benefits
Cons
poor work/life balance
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Wasted potential
Worker (Current Employee) –  Madison, ALJuly 15, 2018
Polaris could be a great company, but it frequently fails to get out of its own way in many regards. Its failures can be summed up with the following:

The pay is low compared to local businesses in the Huntsville area.

The benefits are merely adequate.

Career advancement is non existent outside of having an Engineering degree or knowing the right people.

Overtime is frequent and mandatory.

Work culture is toxic (high stress, people often play the blame game for the slightest of hiccups)

Many people in leadership positions should not be in said positions, be it lack of experience or lack of ability.

Production processes are often ignored or flat out broken. There is a lot of confusion as to who is responsible for what and how things are supposed to be done.
Pros
401k is automatically fully vested, benefits are okay
Cons
Lack of clear career advancement, low pay, subpar management, high stress
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Excellent place to work in a team environment
Quality Engineer (Current Employee) –  Huntsville, ALJuly 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.
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really great place to work
Development Technician (Former Employee) –  Wyoming, MNJuly 11, 2018
over all it was a great place to work and the culture there was great, they were very flexible with work/life balance. I enjoyed the 8 years I was there but decided to do something new.
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work day
Assembly Worker (Current Employee) –  Huntsville, ALJuly 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.
Pros
great work atmosphere
Cons
pay
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Great products and could be a great company again.
Marketing Manager/Consultant (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNJuly 2, 2018
Great products and could be a great company again. Significant turnover among executives suggests lack of focus that previously existed. Critical to see how how they respond to competitive challenges.
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Industry Leader in a small Industry
Group Lead (Former Employee) –  Huntsville, ALJune 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.
Pros
Profit sharing, 401k 100% match up to 5% from day 1, Easy to get hired, No experience necessary at virtually all levels
Cons
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
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Everything sucks.
Welder (Former Employee) –  Madison, ALJune 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.
Pros
Co-workers, experience (possibly), going home.
Cons
Management, pay, short breaks, long hours, on site nurse, quality, no family life, polaris.
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good place to work
Laser Operator (Former Employee) –  Roseau, MNJune 18, 2018
I had a great supervisor, Liked working there. Relocated so left position there. Was able to advance to a better paying job in the company. The people that I worked with were wonderful
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Polaris had a open and dynamic work place environment.
QA Analyst (Former Employee) –  Plymouth, MNJune 16, 2018
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.
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don't contract. Very Cliquey
Specialist (Former Employee) –  Plymouth, MNJune 15, 2018
I was a contractor and the culture was not good for contractors due to the cliques. It was a very lonely contract. The benefits were good though. Managers would include contractors on team events.
Pros
ride benefits
Cons
teams were cliquey and not welcoming
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Grave Yard Worker
Process Technician. Robotic Welder. (Former Employee) –  Roseau, MNJune 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.
Pros
Bonuses
Cons
Will give up on you if you are not needed.
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Fun place to work
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Huntsville, ALJune 6, 2018
Great people, fun atmosphere, room for advancement, excellent perks and benefits, autonomy to make own decisions, great bonus structure, job security.
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Fast pace so time flew by
Assembly Worker (Former Employee) –  Odessa, FLJune 5, 2018
Great company to work for. Fast pace so working hour flew by. All co-worker got along and helped each other. A no drama work atmosphere! An eight hour 2nd shift with a paid 20 minute lunch.
Pros
Lunch paid for great company
Cons
None really enjoyed working there
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