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If you are contract, fulfill your term and leave - if you aren't booted first.

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Former Employee - Engineer  in  Kansas City, MO
Former Employee - Engineer in Kansas City, MO

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

Pros

Culture change is leading to more lean manufacturing practices which they have tried to educate all employees on.

Strong emphasis on safety in the workplace -- "leave the same way you came in".

Great hardworking and dedicated people that believe in the brand.

Great place to use as a stepping stone to move forward (and elsewhere) in your career.

Culture change is leading to more involvement from those on the assembly floor.

Cons

Less and less regard for benefits to the people on the floor -- union/corporate relations are unfavorable.

Turnover is leading to added responsibility (and late hours) to those in permanent positions without an increase in pay.

No defined leaders; decisions take forever to be made because roles are muddied by turnover and by "pointing fingers" at who should be responsible.

Not a mentoring environment.

Behind the times on technology.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Realize when talented people are front of you. Likewise, stop recruiting those who are clearly incompetent at their job after the first couple of months. Also, stop passing the buck on making crucial decisions that affect business in the immediate or near future. Granted the culture change will help this, but only time will tell.

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    Quite a ride!

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    Former Employee - Field
    Former Employee - Field

    I worked at Harley-Davidson full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits and perks are great...especially if you love motorcycles

    Cons

    Moves far too quickly on some decisions...and far too slowly on others...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    It was the ride of a lifetime

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Specialist  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Specialist in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Harley-Davidson full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Being a part of an "All American" brand and bringing our product to our customers.

    Cons

    Too much focus on budget and cutting cost, with little thought in regards to employee's needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that a good, hard working, devoted, and strong workforce are hard to find in this economy and you should work to preserve it, not let it go.

    Recommends
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