Harmonic

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Updated Apr 30, 2014

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2.8 36 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

Harmonic President, CEO, and Director Patrick J. Harshman

Patrick J. Harshman

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44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    stable company, trying to be a big player

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proscompany has weathered the ups and downs for a long time. People want to change and grow the business. Have brought on some great senior leaders from other companies in recent years.

    Consinternal systems outdated, budgets restricted by sr mgmnt trying to keep stock price up. Most new sr. mgmnt is from Cisco, so turning into a Cisco style company with lots of process. lots of silos and no communication in different R&D sites.

    Advice to Senior Managementgo private or be acquired by another big player. spend some money on IT.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Solid company, generally always tries to do the right thing...

    Senior Regional Account Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsCulture is good, collaborative, highly technical, while being reasonable and laid back as well.

    ConsMid-size company, too small and too big at the same time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart looking at acquisitions with more ROI, and promote for leadership from within. Many people at Harmonic have been stuck in jobs for too many years. People can be shifted around and promoted to build skill sets and improve morale/alleviate boredom.

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

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    DSP Firmware Consulting Engineer

    DSP Firmware Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsProducts are audio/video encoding and decoding boxes used in professional broadcast environment. Development facilities for engineers are better than average including a excellent audio/visual lab. Had weekly project status review with hardware engineering group in Israel and firmware group in San Jose.

    ConsProject management seemed a unorganized and there was no system engineering group at San Jose office. Product documentation about average, lots of reverse engineering time required to upgrade existing product line to new features. No written interface specifications at either the physical layer or HDLC layer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to add System Engineering group to development detailed systems engineering specifications, system integration, and system testing for both hardware, software, and firmware.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Product Manager (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsFlexible working hours, good salary and benefits. Just introduced flexible time off to give a better work/life balance. New building with excellent working environment.

    ConsStruggling to take the next step and grow from current size.Upto recently the managemnet team were not very transparent with goals but that changed mid 2012.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on core business - stick to a direction and deliver. Dont get side tracked by short term objectives that defocus from the bigger picture.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A nice stable company

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsGood work environment with decent normal amenities.
    Fully family friendly with flexibility.
    Reasonably decent cafeteria for lunch.

    ConsNeeds better communication inside company.
    Could use better education and training budget and allocation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Old technologies, lots of opportunities to make a difference

    Senior QA Automation Engineer (Current Employee) Beaverton, OR

    Pros* Good work/life balance, 40 hours a week really is the baseline
    * Great people, I genuinely like my coworkers and boss.
    * Management very open to new technology ideas. Technology used is very old, updating it is very useful and provides and lots of job satisfaction.

    Cons* Technology is old (RCP, FTP, etc)
    * Waterfall development methodology (no agile)
    * Strong competition in the marketplace has lead to tight purse-strings at the moment, though I expect that to abate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShift focus when hiring from video experience to newer industry knowledge, there's a lot of good tech out there we're simply not using.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Work hard, play hard

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    ProsIndustry-leading products; highly technical competence teammates

    ConsPay is OK, but not attractive enough considering the technical skills requirement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease the product line especially in mobile market

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

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    Very good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proschallenging work
    good team work
    very smart engineers, experts in audio and video codec technologies
    very good work atmosphere
    smaller teams

    Consnot much growth opportunities especially in the embedded systems group
    compensation not great
    would not say that the recognition is great

    Advice to Senior Managementrecognize, reward and grow the talent pool

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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