HARMAN

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Harman Soundcraft/Studer in Potters Bar

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Potters Bar, England (UK)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Potters Bar, England (UK)

I worked at HARMAN full-time (more than an year)

Pros

This all relates to working on the factory floor. The hours are pretty flexible and there is no real panic to get work done. You can (within reason) take your time and get the job done right. The atmosphere is friendly and you can have a laugh with your mates or keep yourself to yourself and get on with your work. There is little supervision.

Cons

I have never seen such a badly run Stores in my life. This is a legacy problem created by starting as a small independant company with one set of PN's, being taken over by a huge orginisation and changing PN's, absorbing another company (Studer) changing PN's again and finaly being forced to adopt a worldwide rationalisation of Stores and changing PN's again. Nothing is in the right place in a Stores that is huge in comparison to the size of the operation.

The push to manufacture in China was another disaster. Parts are bought from China and shipped to the UK, they are then shipped to the chinese manufacturer who assembles the PCB's and ships them back to the UK. Often the PCB's are assembled into products that are then sold to China. Mistakes are made at every step and this combined with a huge and badly run Stores means there are massive delays as people hunt for parts or fix stock errors

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Relocate the company and use the opportunity to kill off old products and rationalise stores. Get rid of the dead wood.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moscow (Russia)

    I have been working at HARMAN full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Management behavior, growth and development opportunities

    Cons

    Nothing special by this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on BRIC

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    IDC is not a right place for experienced people

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at HARMAN full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Small company, easy to get offer, very well talented bluffing, dictating leads and directors

    Cons

    Most of the newly joined experinced people are forced to work under less experinced, dump, immature leads.
    Leads and Directors are treat employees like slaves. They dont even know the meaning of respect.
    Management strongly believes bluffing and buttering skills than technical talents and hardwork.
    Promotions, hike, and onsite travel purely based on bluffing and buttering skills to the managers. No proper HR policy. Only some people always get benifits, rest dont even get reply mail from management.
    No proper hierarchy. positions are given in the company based on the date of joining (Great policy), Not based on experience and skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the talented people keep moving out, Senior management should recognize them.
    Senior Management should identify such bluffing leads/managers and their politics.
    Senior Management should do open talk with employees to resolve their issues.Otherwise company only left with all dump buttering people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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