Polaris Industries

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Polaris Inc. is an American manufacturer of motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATV, and neighborhood electric vehicles. Polaris was founded in Roseau, Minnesota, USA, where it still has engineering and manufacturing. The company's corporate headquarters is in Medina, Minnesota. The company manufactured motorcycles through its Victory Motorcycles subsidiary until January 2017, and currently produces motorcycles through the Indian Motorcycle subsidiary, which it purchased in April 2011. Polaris produced personal watercraft from 1994–2004. The company was originally named Polaris Industries Inc. and was renamed in 2019 to Polaris Inc.

A former employee said this in a review “I have not been impressed with my time at Polaris. I'm still trying to figure out how the one thing they do good (tuition reimbursement) still never works out right. With only a semester to graduate, they have yet to give me a job off the line. I have applied for 11 internal jobs and had 3 interviews. Loads of experience and education but No offers!! No family time, we work 6 days a weeks."

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Former Employee - Marketing says

"Poorly managed from the top down, promotions based on butt kissing not merit, good ol boys club with ethics violations happening left and right."

Material Handler (Current Employee) says

"No organization, terrible time management and no days off, worked the entire months of July August and the first half of September. It’s the 18th of September though and the foreseeable future is all work no playHoursEverything else"

Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer says

"Very poorly managed company. Lack of consistent direction from management (go as fast as you can down one path, then someone changes their mind, so now go as fast as you can in a completely different direction). Engineering is always getting pushed to go faster and use less resources - see the line above for why resources get wasted. Engineering gets blamed for everything - I've never been at a company where this is so bad. Engineering teams are overworked and over-stressed. Management knows employees are passionate about the products and they take advantage of this to push them way too hard. Need more people, fewer programs, or more time - there's no way around this - but Polaris decided to lay off a bunch of engineering employees this winter anyway (this was well before COVID 19 hit the United States). People say that the profit sharing bonus is a positive. But profit-sharing bonus is a big part of the pay, which makes overall salary unpredictable and it's kind of stressful. Pay is low for the workload and stress even with a good bonus, and would be abysmal without the bonus. Vacation is only 2 weeks for the first 3 years, and zero paternal leave. Now that COVID-19 is here and putting strain on companies like Polaris, I simply do not have faith that they will put the interest of their employees first when things get tough."

Painter (Former Employee) says

"Horrible Management All the employees either do weed or Meth on Polaris Industry groundsIf you don’t sleep with the Management you can’t get ahead Employees don’t follow OSHA guidelines MoneyEverything"

Former Employee - Production Supervisor says

"No chain of command, team members freely go to any level of management at anytime to voice complaints and with no questions asked the supervisor is left defending themselves to HR and management. On the rare occasion you get feedback it's a cursing fest of insults on your competence for 30 minutes to an hour. Inconsistency between shifts and no willingness to repair it. HR pretty much decides where Team Members will work on the assembly lines. Human Resources department at Huntsville site is beyond any description I am able to publish here."

Assembly (Current Employee) says

"I have not been impressed with my time at Polaris. I'm still trying to figure out how the one thing they do good (tuition reimbursement) still never works out right. With only a semester to graduate, they have yet to give me a job off the line. I have applied for 11 internal jobs and had 3 interviews. Loads of experience and education but No offers!! No family time, we work 6 days a weeks.Tuition reimbursement - 5% 401 match-No outside life -no family time -underpaid -not a person just another number work 6/7 days a week, especially if you get sent home during the week a few times for no parts.. expensive cafe food"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Crazy expectations, last minute changes, anything for the bottom line. Profits over quality. Terrible middle management throwing people under the bus left and right."

Assembly Technician (Current Employee) says

"If you are single and have no friends or family you can do this and make some money. If you have a family or people you love, you will be so beat after a shift you won't see them and half the time you'll be picking up mandatory weekends to make up numbers because some part was out or the numbers changed or management says you are not doing enough. It is a place where you will rot and fester until you get out. They care only about the numbers, that is all you will ever be, and a number is easy to replace if you complain."

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