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Harman International Review

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Northridge, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Northridge, CA

I have been working at HARMAN

Pros

The new management team recognizes the challenges ahead and is positioning the company to face them squarely. The work-life balance is highly encouraged and the work environment is a casual one.

Cons

The company is not technology driven. It lags behind our competitive companies because of lack of innovation. Marketing is always afraid to make bold decisions due to "risks" and the products put out on the market tend to become a "me too" product.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Let's return to the engineering roots that this company was founded upon. Form strategic relations with partners, cultivate engineering minds and leverage the brand names we have developed to differentiate Harman from the rest of the market.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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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
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