Harley-Davidson

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Was there during the peak, and left when things got shakey. Confident it will be back.

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Former Employee - Office Professional in Milwaukee, WI
Former Employee - Office Professional in Milwaukee, WI

I worked at Harley-Davidson full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Interesting and creative people, cool product, awesome brand recognition. Very good benefits and other perks.

Cons

Sad to see the decline in sales and employment. Lots of changes in management and staff took its toll on morale.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Balance the passion for the product with focus on running the business by the numbers. Seems like you have swung from one extreme to the other (but there still seems to be wasteful spend).

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    From American Iron to Global Composite in a few years of reckless outsourcing

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    Former Employee - Engineer I in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Engineer I in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Harley-Davidson full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great brand and product, fantastic customer base.

    Cons

    The current leadership has managed to annihilate product development and engineering and populate these key functions by incompetence and mediocrity. Outsourcing trends are downright scary as the leadership is deliberately trying to outsource lost skill and severely depleted human capital. Outsourcing is becoming a way to make this great American company global, but I think that the company is at risk of losing its American identity in this shortsighted process.

    This was once one of the great American companies, today it is at risk of becoming one of many mediocre global companies and that it's if the things go well for the current leadership. And, if the things don't go well for them, it may be the end. Either way, Harley Davidson is never going to be a great American company again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have been entrusted with one of great American treasures and a good manufacturing company. By your reckless actions, you are turning it into a commodity brokerage, and you are transforming the great American motorcycle into another soulless pile of hardware. Please think of the future of this great brand and its people and customers when making key decisions, and not just yourselves and shareholders.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carson City, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carson City, NV

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

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Strong management support
    Excellent Benefits

    Cons

    Limited company size with equates minimal growth opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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