HARMAN International
2.7 of 5 99 reviews
www.harman.com Stamford, CT 5000+ Employees

HARMAN International Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
HARMAN International – QuerĂ©taro – “Reception”

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2.7 99 reviews

                             

50% Approve of the CEO

HARMAN International Chairman, President and CEO Dinesh C. Paliwal

Dinesh C. Paliwal

(72 ratings)

40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Innovative company

Marketing Communications Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at HARMAN International full-time for more than a year

ProsInnovation is a driving strategy, talented people, competitive salary & global footprint

ConsStart-up/entrepreneurial culture sometimes leads to sudden changes in business direction

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great place to learn about CE

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at HARMAN International

ProsHarman does a very god job of hiring talent and retaining it.

ConsThe current culture is one of cost saving and job cutting at the expense of what Harman did the best; making things that sound great.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring outside the CE industry.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very pleasant and open minded work environment.

Program Manager Intern (Former Employee)
Novi, MI

I worked at HARMAN International as an intern for less than a year

ProsFlexible schedules creating a good work/life balance. Good pay for an internship. Great Location. Good Learning environment. Most Harman colleagues were friendly and very helpful. Open minded work environment allowing employees to wear comfortable work attire and desired hair style, facial hairstyle etc.

ConsSome of the engineers that I needed information from to complete my delegated tasks felt they were to busy with their personal workload to assist a college intern complete their tasks and learn.

Advice to Senior ManagementI was a summer intern and wasn't there long enough to comment on this area.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Farmington Hills, MI

I have been working at HARMAN International full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat Team, good management support on the personal front whenever needed , work on current and upcoming technologies

ConsLot of work...
work 10~12 hours a day
difficult to maintain family work balance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A Good Company to work for

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Farmington Hills, MI

I have been working at HARMAN International full-time for more than 3 years

ProsHarman is a very flexible company with many opportunities. I have seen significant growth here, and there is more to come with the many products we are developing with our customers.

ConsNo cons to share at this time

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at HARMAN International

ProsRelaxed work environment all year round

ConsNone none none none none

Advice to Senior ManagementMore Tshirts!

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Great product, great people to work with, high stress and very aggressive pace

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Farmington Hills, MI

I have been working at HARMAN International full-time for more than 5 years

ProsInfotainment is a very interesting business, continuous challenges and satisfaction from finished product. There are always new programs to work on and it's never boring to come to work.

ConsHeavy workload, long hours, very aggressive deadlines and high throughput expectations. It is very hard to have a good life/work balance because of the shortage of resources and the continuous demands to meet program deadlines.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocusing on employee retention is going to bring a lot of long term success

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Software Intern (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at HARMAN International as an intern for less than a year

ProsGood work profile, learning experience

ConsSalary is low as compared to other companies

Advice to Senior ManagementSalary is less as compared to other companies

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Solid Company To Work For

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Detroit, MI

I worked at HARMAN International full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThe people were great and that really made a difference. Solid commitment to the brands from top management down. Learned a great deal when given the opportunity to work with VP's. Human Resources was always very friendly and open even when I decided to pursue another career opportunity. All vacation was paid out and HR even let me keep my phone for a few extra days until I started my new job.

ConsNothing specific...there are problems and issues at every company.

Advice to Senior ManagementOffer or give the opportunity of harder and challenging projects/accounts to people looking/wanting to work more. Also, I always learned a great deal when I had the opportunity to be a part of senior management meetings where VP's could offer advice, knowledge or expertise. You could learn a lot just by watching and listening. Maybe include people who want to learn more, gain more experience, etc. in meeting, situations, or just some one on one time with the people who are on a succession plan.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Be prepared to only see your family on Holidays

Analysis and Repair Electronic Technician (Former Employee)
Franklin, KY

I worked at HARMAN International

ProsThe company offers good hourly wages; good benefits package; and a clean work environment. The site has a decent cafeteria.

ConsUnfortunately they believe in ten hours a day and seven days a week. I lasted almost six months and then realized I wanted to be a person not just a worker.

Advice to Senior ManagementA products quality will always go down when the people working are not given sufficient time off. Less mandatory overtime!

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