Mission: To Unleash the Power of Human Collaboration.
I worked at Polycom full-time (More than a year)
Fairly straightforward processes and systems
Good work/life balance
Opportunity to participate in competing at the highest levels
Flat structure means sales also need to manage delivery
Poor partnering strategy
Product strategy is too "safe", generally too slow and always missing crucial capabilities
Advice to Management
Commit to Microsoft partnership or commit to your own end to end offering .. Current offerings are almost there in both camps, but not quite in either
Realise that cloud is not optional
Commit resources to building capacity in channel .. Forget pgs, it's broken.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 8+ months. I interviewed at Polycom (Sydney) in May 2011.
Many phone calls, emails with Country Manager, then in person interviews with others in the management team. Negotiation all occurred by phone and email prior to engagement with HR and formal offer - their engagement was a formality.
Extended but easy, mainly by email and phone due to remote location of role.