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

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

I worked at Harley-Davidson as a contractor (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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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  1. Helpful (2)

    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 (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  2. It was good but not great

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    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in West Milwaukee, WI
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in West Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Harley-Davidson as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Living their brand every day in the office is the coolest part about working at Harley-Davidson

    Cons

    It could be a little bit more organized

    Advice to Management

    Have departments more organized

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