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Harman Soundcraft/Studer in Potters Bar

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

ProsThis 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.

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I have been working at HARMAN full-time for less than a year


    Pros: - Good package - Company is profit. Hence, no middle drop… Cons: - Management treats employees like slaves. They don't have basic respect to their employees. Managers are like dictators. - No process is followed in the development… Advice to Senior Management: - Give proper training to the managers(how to behave and to… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    IDC is not a right place for experienced people

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    I worked at HARMAN full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Small company, easy to get offer, very well talented bluffing,… 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.… Advice to Senior Management: Most of the talented people keep moving out, Senior management should recognize them. Senior Management should identify such bluffing leads/managers and… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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