HARMAN
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www.harman.com Stamford, CT 5000+ Employees

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"Where Sound Matters," But People Don't

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

ProsMultinational company with a good reputation for quality products

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementFocus 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place . Bad boss.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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


    Pros: Great products and technology. Dedicated people. Global operations - lots of moves; many… Cons: Moved production out of US to china and mexico. Ruthless management that cared little about employees. Lot of pressure to… More
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    Environment is filled with negativity-AVOID THIS PLACE

    Engineering (Former Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at HARMAN full-time for more than a 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… Advice to Senior Management: Quit letting managers take 3 hour lunches while they only put in 6 hour days, Make… 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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