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Shocking Govt like work culture!!! Incompetence with arrogance.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

I worked at HARMAN

Pros

Brands, Products history, Compensation and benefits

Cons

Dictatorial work culture with management having a factory culture mindset. Respect for the employees is absolutely lacking and people are in for a shock when you join for the Brand name but find high misuse of power in the top management with sycophancy and crude treatment of employees. Negative bureaucracy. Technology awareness is bleak at the top and so is the ability to do business in the market. Innovation is impossible at this center.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Value employees. Empowerment in the centers can be misused to the core. Though a big global org, it is a small start up in the country. Management arrogance will lose the talent necessary for a budding center. Technology team is certainly questionable for not having technical depth.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Direction?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HARMAN

    Pros

    Cool company if they stuck to what they know.
    Great sounding products, amps, speakers and car audio.
    Could retake their proper place as best in class, if...

    Cons

    Constant change of management after the Harman family was removed.
    A puppy attention span
    Work hard, do job well, and don't rock the boat

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company still makes some of the best sounding products in the world, but too bad it can not get out of its own way. You forgot what made the company great, its people. It's people made the technology, it's people had the passion, it's people made the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Was a great place to work, but it keeps getting worse

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at HARMAN

    Pros

    Being the leader in the automotive infotainment area, possibly on a global scale, Harman offers enough interesting areas of work to satisfy even the most brilliant engineer. The compensation level is on par with the market.

    Cons

    In the past three or so years, since Harman got "under new management", aggressive and excessive cost cutting lead to overworked and stressed out employees.
    It started outsourcing to "low cost countries" later then other companies but it caught up really fast. Benefits took a downturn every year.
    All the brands owned by Harman were cheapened one by one.
    Management is in a perpetual Brownian like movement, and its decisions are too often not based on 'engineering principles', but seem to be done on a whim.
    There is no consistent corporate culture.
    One of the best bunch of engineers ever assembled, but management fully "compensates" for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emphasize less on cost, and put more effort and resources in team building. That is how low turnover can be obtained.
    Don't focus that much on the stock price.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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