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Helpful (5)

The company's bosses will probably make the company prosperous, but they'll sacrifice employees to do it.

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Harman has a legacy of outstanding audio from famous brands such as JBL and Harman Kardon. It's especially strong in automotive and concert sound.

Cons

Cost-cutting may have weakened the quality of the company's products and has definitely led to layoffs and outsourcing.

Advice to Management

You have outstanding people working for you. Let them do their best work, and send the work to outside contractors less.

Other Employee Reviews for HARMAN

  1. too much management change

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northridge, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HARMAN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good medical, and decent severance package

    Cons

    Management changes direction to frequently


  2. Helpful (9)

    "Where Sound Matters," But People Don't

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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