Polycom – Why Work For Us?

 

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At Polycom, we believe in the power of bringing people and teams together―regardless of location―to create experiences that push the greatness of human collaboration forward. We’ve been pioneering breakthrough communication experiences since we introduced the iconic triangular conference phone nearly 20 years ago. Today, more than 400,000 organizations around the globe, and across all industries, rely on Polycom solutions as the backbone for collaboration, using our award-winning voice, video, and telepresence solutions. Polycom video collaboration is revolutionizing how people learn, how governments protect, how healthcare is delivered, and how products are designed. Take a closer look at Polycom. See how organizations that rely on Polycom are truly pushing the greatness of collaboration forward.

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400,000+ customers

using Polycom to remove the barriers of distance and time, connect with experts, create trust and understanding through visual connection, and accelerate business while cutting travel costs and time

7,000+ partners

working to make Polycom video collaboration ubiquitous in every environment: on the go, home office, work office, conference room, and immersive theater

800+ patents

issued and pending plus over 100 awards for voice, video, telepresence, content-sharing, and networking technologies that make meeting and collaborating remotely as life-like as being there in person


Polycom makes a real difference in people's lives. Our solutions help people work more effectively in today's mobile and globalized world by giving them the flexibility to meet face-to-face, simply and securely, wherever they are.

People use Polycom solutions to meet with others to make decisions, solve problems, evaluate situations, learn, review progress, manage projects—in short, to collaborate for a better tomorrow.

We invite you to learn more about Polycom and join us on our mission to push forward the greatness of human collaboration!

Our Values

We Wow Our Customers
We do whatever it takes to make our customers successful - today, tomorrow and always.

We Succeed Together
When we come together as "One Polycom," collaborating across
boundaries toward our common goals, we all win.

We are Creatively Bold
We have the vision and confidence to do things differently.

We are Relentless
We ensure success with our persistence, commitment and passion.

We are Authentic
We are true to ourselves and others, in intent, words and deeds.

Our Benefits

United States

Eligibility
Regular employees scheduled 20 or more hours per week.

Effective Date
Date of hire for eligible employees or the date an employee begins a regularly scheduled work week of 20 or more hours per week.

Benefits
Polycom, Inc. provides a competitive benefits package which includes:

•   Major Medical
•   Dental
•   Vision
•   Life and AD&D Insurance
•   Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance
•   EAP
•   Retirement 401k
•   ESPP
•   PTO
•   Flex Time Off,
•   Annual Holidays
 

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When getting started, you have a lot of options. Making the right decision is important. We can make your decision easy with our intern program and early-career jobs that give you both responsibility and room to grow. Expect challenging and meaningful work assignments with a focus on solving customer challenges. In fact, our interns and new grads often tell us they learn more in a few months with Polycom than in an entire year at school.

You will benefit from:

  • Hands-on experience
  • Real-world professional guidance
  • Opportunities to network with executive staff, leaders and experts around the world through video conferencing
  • Social events and collaborative team projects

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Polycom Reviews

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Polycom President and CEO Peter A. Leav
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    It was great until they downsized.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Burnaby, BC
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Burnaby, BC

    I worked at Polycom full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They developed really good VOIP phones. The people were great. We had a very productive team. There were some really nice parties.

    Cons

    The stock prices tanked, they transferred the development and testing of our phones to India, resulting in all of us being laid off.

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Polycom Interviews

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Updated 30 Aug, 2014

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    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at Polycom in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied for this opportunity about 1 month ago. The total process for me is 1 1/2 month. Got email back with about 10 questions (tech and salary questions), I answered it and didn't expect to have an interview. I got interview afterward. However, it is very tiring experience. I was told to have Web/Video interview (at NYC location) with 5 people. It turned out to be 6 people, each person, about 1/2 hour. Continuously from Tech co-workers, manager, to supervisor, non-stopped. When it came about almost end of the interview, my mouth was dry. Talking two and 1/2 hours straight in interview with six people was really first time. On top of that, I was in a very small phone with a pc, webcam in front of me. Sometimes I feel like being interrogated instead of being interviewed.

    I don't know how they determine whom to hire. But to me, if all agree with one candidate, it will be tough one. Weeks passed by, and on news or response, I guess I didn't get accepted....

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Polycom Awards and Accolades

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Polycom named a leader in 'Room-based videoconferencing' Forrester Wave Q3 2012, Forrester, 2012
Winner of the Collaborative Communications Project of the Year, AV Awards, 2012
Polycom RealPresence Mobile - Edison Award for Innovation in Media and Visual Communication, Edison Awards, 2012
CRN Women of the Channel 2012, CRN, 2012
Favorite Conferencing Product or System - Polycom, rAVe Publications, 2012
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Additional Info

Website www.polycom.com
Headquarters San Jose, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1990
Type Company - Public (PLCM)
Industry Telecommunications
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (CAD) per year

Polycom helps organizations unleash the power of human collaboration. More than 400,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance with secure video, voice and content solutions from Polycom to increase productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service, expand education and save lives. Polycom and its global partner ecosystem provide flexible... More

Mission: To Unleash the Power of Human Collaboration.

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