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Good company, but size is concern to achieve good results.

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Detroit, MI
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Detroit, MI

I worked at HARMAN

Pros

Good technology firm in the Detroit area. They are located where they need to be around the world to do business with their customers. The global leadership is strong within the business units, but they don't seem to work together at all. The senior management seemed to communicate to their teams enough.

Cons

Very big company that is spread around the world. The engineering teams are mostly in Europe, but the Sales and Marketing teams are in the USA. Information is sometimes very difficult to find within the company. There is a cultural difference between the EU and US teams that was a challenge.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to bring the global teams together more ofern

No opinion of CEO

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    See Sr. Management feedback.

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Northridge, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Northridge, CA

    I have been working at HARMAN

    Pros

    You like living in the San Fernando Valley (but who does?). Decent discounts on employee purchase of company product.

    Cons

    Short sighted management. Management is all from outside Harman. Little or no inside promotion and recognition. Careers are okay if you are content doing the same job forever (ridiculous!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Once free cash flow is restored to a reasonable level, try 8 plus percent of gross, consider paying a high dividend...maybe four percent to attract income investors. The baby boomer generation will soon reward the companies that can pay a reliable and consistent dividend.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fun products and coworkers; limited potential

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sandy, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandy, UT

    I have been working at HARMAN

    Pros

    Good benefits, profit sharing, fun products to work on, fun and creative people, deep discounts on musical and home/car entertainment equipment.

    Cons

    High turnover, even in sr. management. The best talent comes then leaves through the revolving door. President is very demanding and has no long term vision for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This place has far more potential than we are reaching. Make it an environment where people want to stay and where talented individuals and middle managers can excel. You have to give people creative freedom or they will become demoralized and perform poorly. Take responsibility for the culture you have created, and stop blaming employees for a systemic leadership problem. Only then will we acheive our potential. Success is about people, not products.

    Doesn't Recommend
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