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4 people found this helpful  

Good place . Bad boss.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Great products and technology. Dedicated people. Global operations - lots of moves; many opportunities. Company focused on great customer experience. For audiophiles the place to be!

Cons

Moved production out of US to china and mexico. Ruthless management that cared little about employees. Lot of pressure to meet the numbers. People getting burned out - if you are in company polictis and played well you did good..

Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    "Where Sound Matters," But People Don't

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HARMAN

    Pros

    Multinational company with a good reputation for quality products

    Cons

    The focus seems to have shifted from quality to cost saving, as the company had moved more and more of the operations to China, India and Eastern European countries like Hungary. The company does not care at all about its employees, having laird off longtime workers who helped to develop and sell its technologies and products. Executives tend to favor bullies, as many Harman managers and execs manage with bullying, abrasive tactics. Management is focused on getting the most done for the least amount of money, sending jobs overseas, which has affected the quality of the products. For salaried employees, there is no work/life balance, as you are expected to do whatever is necessary to meet deadlines that often change at the last minute based on Corporate's whim. Office politics run wild, and there is no room for advancement for many, especially women and certain minorities. This is not a good place for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the employees who make your products possible. It used to matter that your products were made in the U.S. It still should. Overhaul your HR department, and bring in some people who can show some concern for people. Take some sensitivity courses or offer training so all staff know how to deal with each other as men/women and different ethnicities. Stop encouraging bullying and rewarding overly aggressive management styles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Environment is filled with negativity-AVOID THIS PLACE

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Engineering in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, decent benefits, good work experience

    Cons

    Poor management, constant arguing amongst managers and employees, managers will give you good reviews and then tell the opposite to management, VP of this location is the most unprofessional person I have ever met. Constant foul language and hand slamming on tables during meetings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit letting managers take 3 hour lunches while they only put in 6 hour days, Make managers perform and complete goals just like employees, allow employees to suggest ideas to improve the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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