HARMAN

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HARMAN Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
43 Reviews
3.0
43 Reviews
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HARMAN Chairman, President and CEO Dinesh C. Paliwal
Dinesh C. Paliwal
43 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedules creating a good work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • The company offers good hourly wages; good benefits package; and a clean work environment (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance, Technical trainnigs rea missing (in 9 reviews)

  • There is no work life balance in this company, they expect employees to work minimum 12 hours a day and most of the days it gets exceeds by 12 hours (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company overall, however when they acquired Yurbuds their finance and operations team was laid off within 9 months

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Accounting Associate in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at HARMAN

    Pros

    Great benefits, interesting company, awesome consumer electronics manufacture

    Cons

    No talent retention after acquisition

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great learning place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HARMAN

    Pros

    amazing team , good learning opportunity, good salary.

    Cons

    Very less personal time, Expect weekend work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give importance to work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Employee

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HARMAN

    Pros

    Very good and flexible work enviroment

    Cons

    Moved manufacturing out of the US

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HARMAN full-time

    Pros

    Great products, interesting work, and great people. Salary is competitive, but don't expect too many other perks. Work-life balance is heavy on the work side.

    Cons

    Too much micromanagement, red tape, and senior management interference. This shows lack of trust and the constant interference ripples through the organization causing undue stress and anxiety. The employees spend more time jumping through hoops than developing products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less criticizing and more coaching. Empower your managers and employees to make decisions. Put more focus on your customer relationships. Recognize that you are not the smartest person in the company and leverage your experts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    The company goes well. Automotive Infotainment department is not in a fast growing market.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at HARMAN

    Pros

    Stable for the job security. Don't worry about the sales for the products and also do not expect big grows to the sales.

    Cons

    Lower opportunity for promotion. Good work-life balance. Very stable place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the current mode of the navigation market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    New to the company so can't say much yet...but seems like an okay company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at HARMAN full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Extremely good discounts on Harman products.
    -Currently seems like a good work life balance place

    Cons

    Very little vacation. No employee stock purchase plan and no profit sharing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not Recommended!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at HARMAN full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexi timings, Travelling to US for some projetcs , Nice HR Policies

    Cons

    No personal Growth.. Not a good company to join as a fresher though the pay is good. No new tech , just integration work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HARMAN

    Pros

    the ability to not be saddled with a quota and be able to take my troubleshooting skill set to another level due to being able to research issues that arise.

    Cons

    Want hire techs permanent. Low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many chiefs not enough Indians

  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Used to be a great place to work. Now, not so much...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer

    I have been working at HARMAN full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    We [used to] make the world's best audio equipment.
    Lot's of opportunity because people "just disappear" - never a word of thanks for all they've done, etc. They just disappear...

    Cons

    Since Sidney Harman left., the new regime seem to view the company as their personal cookie jar. Reading SEC reports shows the Executive Committee regularly exercises/sells every one of the considerable options they grant themselves.

    In the Infotainment division (where 5/6 of Harman's revenue is generated), Harman is no longer a technology company because that costs too much. Now our focus is on providing software services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Not much to learn..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI

    I have been working at HARMAN full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, employee discounts..
    Great relocation policy...

    Cons

    Nothing much to learn..
    Not a creative place..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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