HARMAN Interview Questions

Updated Oct 22, 2014
Updated Oct 22, 2014
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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stamford, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stamford, CT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at HARMAN.

    Interview Details

    The process was a complete horror story.

    Interview Questions
    • Provide us with examples of a powerpoint presentation on performance management that you did?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    What a bunch of stupid, ignorant people. My experiences borders on discrimination!

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Engineer - Software Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at HARMAN.

    Interview Details

    3interviews seem to be typical. One is with HR, one is with the hiring manager and he usually brings in with him another manager and one is usually with members of the team you will be working with. Sometimes when they are not sure which group you will fit in then you only interview with hiring managers from different groups. The interview is usually have technical questions and half soft skills and team player type of questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me an overview of yourself and what interests you.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Interview Details

    They sent me a test to be completed in 45 minutes.
    Then had a phone call. There were some interesting high level questions. It was only because of that call that I decided to go on site. But I was heavily disappointed.

    Onsite -
    HR - typical HR questions
    technical - very easy questions. These guys do embedded systems so they don't use stl/boost. More of low level C.

    Interview Questions
    • most "difficult" question involved implementing binary search. so you can imagine the easier ones. I did not get the offer maybe because I probably came off as arrogant or demanded a high salary but I wouldn't have accepted it anyway. Entry barrier to get in is just too low plus embedded systems is too dry for my taste.
      Been 2 months and I am still waiting for reimbursement))). So be careful with them.
        Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    SummerNavigation Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at HARMAN in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Recruiting HR contacted me via LinkedIn. After reviewing my resume and writing one simple code question they schedule an interview with senior software engineer. Interviewer was nice. He asked some basic questions and some of the advanced questions in C++. I would recommend applicant to learn all the concept of C++ from learncpp.com. Then he gave one situation and asked what would be my approach. After one week I got offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They have fix pay standard. No negotiation possible.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at HARMAN in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online
    Got a mail from Harman, that I will get a Technical questionnaire on C/C++ to fill.
    The very next day they mailed me a Technical questionnaire which was to be completed in 35 minutes. Though I managed to complete it within 15-20minutes.

    Mix and match of C/C++ questions

    Create a Hash-map iterator
    Code was given , to find out what algorithm is being implemented
    Some question on how to print a specific numbers out of a given numbers.

    Interview Questions
    • Interviewer was asking about Design Patterns, I never worked on it   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Test Software Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Farmington Hills, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Farmington Hills, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at HARMAN in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Get a phone screen interview, and ask some questions about project

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at HARMAN in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter/HR call 1 & 2, Phone interview with supervisor & one executive, 2-3 hour in-person interview with senior team members, hiring manager and executive

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at HARMAN.

    Interview Details

    1) Career fair - short chat interview : I talked with them during career fair. They are basically the lead engineering guy and the hr people so i were briefly interviewed during the chat. They ask for your academic transcript and go through your resume. Actually if you have time they will do in person interview on the next day but i don't have time so i was briefly interviewed during the career fair.

    2) Phone interview - with a senior java architect. Advance java concepts asked.

    3) Online test - difficult online test about java. Expect detail java multi-threading questions.

    Then they call me and decide that even though the steps are not that rigorous, they feel confident about my ability and give me the offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate because i think it's a fair salary for a new grad. You may want to negotiate if you want more.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at HARMAN.

    Interview Details

    A phone interview first, then go on-site in LA.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Senior Hardware Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Farmington Hills, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Farmington Hills, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at HARMAN in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Instead of giving a technical quiz and allowing the person some time to come of with answers and response appropriately. Technical questions are demanded of you right than and there to evaluate your technical knowledge. Not just your basic questions with a few here and there gotchas or have to think a little. But what is the equation for the beta gain of an NPN transistor. Which is almost never used for the current job.

    This is not how my interview was run luckily, but is how they are going now with a new program manager. My interview I thought at the time was very professional and they had a desire to bring me on. Along with promise career movement after the hire on process and work evaluation. Which after new management no longer existed. So be warned of this.

    Interview Questions
    • Current Hardware asks useless technical questions that applied back in 1800s. Something that is dealt little with today.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Refusal to negotiate at the time of my interview.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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