HARMAN

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Tremendous turmoil since 2-3 years, lots of politics, CYA attitued of managers.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Northridge, CA

ProsGood brand recognition.
Good work life balance.
Employee discounts / sales.
Company with a rich history and heritage with founders such as Sidney Harman and J. B. Lansing.

ConsManagers guarding their power and not delegating responsibilities.
No one's willing to take any risks or innovate.
Continous turmoil and org changes (since past 3 years) hinders creativity and innovation.
Nor room for growth. Outside people are generally preferred over promotion of internal candidates.
Communication from HR is more like a school principal trying to discipline young students.

Advice to Senior ManagementEver since Dinesh has came in as CEO, he has focused just on cost savings, to the extent that Harman will be hurt in terms of innovation and product development capabilities. He needs to understand that Harman is a premium brand and focusing of cost savings is good up to some extent, especially in the short-term profitability. However, there should me more focus on value creation and innovation, which drives the top line in the long run. I don't see Harman releasing innovative, high-quality products, as we come out of the recession. Instead of innovating, Harman will just copy market leaders and use its "premium audio" brand perception to differentiate, which will not work forever.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work. Cool products.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Farmington Hills, MI

    I have been working at HARMAN


    Pros: Very flexible work schedule. Competent coworkers. Business wins are going well.… Cons: Poor training of new technology when it is rolled out to new projects.… Advice to Senior Management: Put more effort on internal mentoring and training, particularly when new projects with new… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Management is abysmal

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Farmington Hills, MI

    I have been working at HARMAN


    Pros: Fun projects and products to work on. Pay is competitive. Freedom to work… Cons: Incompetent employees and managers are everywhere. Management cannot recognize or fix… Advice to Senior Management: Work to build a competent and competitive organization. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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