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Big company, good infrastructure, good benefits, learned a lot

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Former Employee - Continuous Improvement Engineer  in  Milwaukee, WI
Former Employee - Continuous Improvement Engineer in Milwaukee, WI

I worked at Harley-Davidson as a contractor for less than a year

Pros

Strong infrastructure, Good people to work with, Huge choice and flexibility to choose projects and excellent benefits

Cons

Do not hire qualified international candidates

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Harley-Davidson

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not the fun place you work you might think

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harley-Davidson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay is good, Benefits are good but getting more expensive every year

    Cons

    Management is not interested in input from employees
    Company is only hiring Casual Employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great brand, great experiences, fun industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Harley-Davidson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You can volunteer to work events the company is involved in. The atmosphere is relatively relaxed and people are generally not uptight.

    Cons

    People are put in positions they are not qualified for but they got them only because they performed well in the interview or there was nowhere else to put them after a re-org. Directors have total control over this and it has appeared obvious favoratism is at play. Align closely with Directors to make your life easier. Cross them and you will be shown the door or at a minimum never move ahead in the company as long as they're there. Re-orgs are common and happen every 6 months - 2 years. It's difficult to get into a groove and really get proficient at your job. HR has a regular and inconsistent pattern of not following their own processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually listen to your people, not just act like you're listening to give the impression you care what people think. Contrary to what you think, you don't know everything or at least more than the worker bees do. The rest of the workforce may actually have something of value to contribute other than carrying out your orders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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