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Harmonic President, CEO, and Director Patrick J. Harshman
Patrick J. Harshman
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harmonic

    Pros

    supportive management and senior technical personnel

    Cons

    marketing strategies are not well defined and often led to parts of new contracts being underpriced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Monitor maketing and sales efforts and issues more closely

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Harmonic Interviews

Updated Mar 23, 2015
Updated Mar 23, 2015

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Harmonic in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    These guys contacted me on linked in, and I went out, and had an onsite interview. I'll admit, I wasn't on top of my game, but after the interview, I never heard a peep back. Not even an "sorry, we're not interested" not, just absolute silence. Weeks went by, and they didn't even bother responding when I pinged them again. Either I was the worst possible candidate, or these guys are just kinda rude.

    The interview itself was rather odd. Most of the questions were very simple programming questions, "Reverse a string", that kind of thing. Most in depth question was really "How would you debug a memory leak". Not really anything that would be useful when evaluating somebody for a senior position. For a company that does video streamers, they didn't ask a single question about MPEG, for instance.

    Could never quite figure out what they were interviewing for. The hiring manager seemed to point in one direction, but the interviewers were more in another.

    The office is rather tomblike. Darkly lit, and very silent. There were people around but not really many signs of interaction. But they had a cat.

    Never met from anyone from HR, or even heard from anyone in HR, other than the initial contact.

    All in all, not really impressed. They seem like they're coming out of a long period of not hiring, and not quite certain how to go about doing it.

    Interview Questions
    • Reverse a string. How could you optimize a loop, couple other trivial puzzle questions.   View Answer
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Website www.harmonicinc.com
Headquarters San Jose, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1988
Type Company - Public (HLIT)
Industry Telecommunications
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Harmonic answers the demand for advanced television features. The company provides fiber-optic and wireless network transmission products used to enable video-on-demand services. Its video transmission equipment includes digital headend systems, digital signal encoders, and complete provider-to-subscriber delivery systems. Harmonic also supplies multiplexers, optical nodes, transmitters, optical amplifiers, and other broadband network access equipment. The company sells directly and through distributors and systems integrators, primarily to cable and satellite TV... More

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