HARMAN
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www.harman.com Stamford, CT 5000+ Employees

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After many years of solid growth, new management is trading brand equity for low cost expansion worldwide.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

ProsStill has some of the best engineers in the world of audio at the helm and when given the opportunity can deliver stunning expereinces in the home, car, and portable audio marketplace. A company that was driven by a passion for music and the emotional impact that it has on life, was able to overcome many of the roadblocks and deliver for the consumer.

ConsThe was a time where this company was looked upon as the leader in the space. Today that has become more of a talking point than a reality as it continues to stuggle to deliver cutting edge consumer products, enter into ultra low cost commercial products, and finding ways to capitalize on auto companies outside of the normal big players. Many of those that built this company are now gone and leadership is focused on markets other than the US. At a time when they could become a top tier supplier at home and regain the respect of consumer and clients, they have ignored the opportunity in the US. With a CEO that ranks as some of the highest paid (a complete 180 from the past) he has failed to leverage stock price back to solid levels, continues to play the role of rockstar CEO while misleading the media sloth, and continues to slash costs leaving departments so thin that the errors of their efforts become magnified in light of what was once a great company.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet it right, stop with the marketing BS and look at the image you are delivering to the marketplace. Reduce the number of errors, defective products, and improve speed to market without the need for software updates, reworks, or delay. Connect the dots and finally deliver solutions that wow the consumer and combine audio, communication, and real innovation. wake up form the dream state you are in, align products with real use cases, real consumer systems, and get back to your roots.

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    Company in decline

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at HARMAN


    Pros: [automotive division only] Co-workers are friendly and hard working. Patent awards (cash) and the ever-rare spot award (called lightning bolts) that can… Cons: [automotive division only] Lots. The company is building up it's outsourcing at a break-neck pace. Chine and India are quickly becoming the… Advice to Senior Management: Advice for automotive division: Stop worrying about operating costs and combine all employees into one building. It is a major issue to have the… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Shocking Govt like work culture!!! Incompetence with arrogance.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    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… Advice to Senior Management: Value employees. Empowerment in the centers can be misused to the core. Though a big global org, it is a small start up… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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