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Great place to work; even greater people to work with.

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Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Carmel, IN
Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Carmel, IN

I worked at Harland Financial Solutions

Pros

Very interesting technology and industry. Management is committed to providing employees with tools, resources, equipment, etc required to do their jobs to the best of their abilities. HFS-Carmel was very good at making my feedback and input seem appreciated. Management is very forward-thinking; good strategic planners. Excellent workplace-life balance. Very good compensation package. Excellent opportunities to improve/expand professional knowledge.

Cons

Very limited career advancement opportunities. Relatively small office (with regards to both the physical size of the office as well as the number of employees on-site) often creates a sense of "same stuff, different day".

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep on keepin' on; it ain't broke so try to fix it. The one improvement would be to do more coaching of employees regarding career guidance (e.g. identify all available/possible job titles in a career path, define attainable goals and objectives associated with attaining each job title, etc).

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lack of management talent, but excellent and talented support staff.

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    Current Employee - Senior Implementation in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Implementation in Pleasanton, CA

    I have been working at Harland Financial Solutions

    Pros

    The fellow employees are alot of fun, and very friendly.

    Cons

    Management often has irrelavent benchmarks and/or measurements to accurately determine work flows. Often an idiotic concept of measurement is worked with full vigor, even if the quality of the measurements are meaningless and only create more administrative work than actual work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never promote from within Harland, as most current manager don't even posess a Business management degree from an accredited university. Also, executive level managers shold at minimum have either a Masters or MBA under their belts before being considered for hire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run by accountants

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harland Financial Solutions full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some good mid level management. Some very good products with good market identity. Good sized customer base. Strong financial ownership.

    Cons

    Middle management are increasingly afraid to speak out for fear of losing their job. I worked there for many years and in the face of increasing revenue and profitability, bonus plans were eliminated, annual increases reduced, 401k matches eliminated, and timesheets are now the driving metrics. Each annual reorg is just a reduction and further flattening of the organization structure. Ron Perleman borrowed a lot of money to buy the company, and that loan must be paid back.
      Product vision was replaced by financial EBITDA (earnings before taxes etc) targets and it is vital to make the quarterly wall street targets, or another round of belt tightening hits.
      The company is not interested in retaining good talent nor developing existing staff - they are just costs to be controlled
      HR planning is non-existent and non-involved - - they are just personnel administrators.
      If you believe that you can "cost cut your way to success", and that you are just lucky that anyone will offer a job, then this is the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need deeper skills in the ranks, not more cost analysts running things. Permit trying some new thinking and flexibility. The top down totally centralized command-and-control is a stifler. I don't think Shivdisani is the main problem, but unclear if he can be part of the solution.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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