Harmonic

  www.harmonicinc.com
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A nice stable company

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Harmonic full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Good work environment with decent normal amenities.
Fully family friendly with flexibility.
Reasonably decent cafeteria for lunch.

Cons

Needs better communication inside company.
Could use better education and training budget and allocation.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Old technologies, lots of opportunities to make a difference

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior QA Automation Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Senior QA Automation Engineer in Beaverton, OR

    I have been working at Harmonic

    Pros

    * Good work/life balance, 40 hours a week really is the baseline
    * Great people, I genuinely like my coworkers and boss.
    * Management very open to new technology ideas. Technology used is very old, updating it is very useful and provides and lots of job satisfaction.

    Cons

    * Technology is old (RCP, FTP, etc)
    * Waterfall development methodology (no agile)
    * Strong competition in the marketplace has lead to tight purse-strings at the moment, though I expect that to abate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shift focus when hiring from video experience to newer industry knowledge, there's a lot of good tech out there we're simply not using.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    A company of "yesterday-world" of Silicon Valley

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Harmonic

    Pros

    - Good benefit compare to similar "public" company in bay area.
    - Gym in office is quite good and useful.

    Cons

    - In one of the all hand meeting when someone asked what steps management is taking to stop experienced and good engineers leaving. CEO's reply was quite long and convoluted, but it could be summarized in short three sentences this way: "It's not bad. We will hire new engineers. Fresh blood is good for company." I think his word described the Harmonic management's attitude towards engineers quite accurately. "Workers bees" are dispensable. Recycling them is not bad. Needless to say that departure of experienced engineers continued since then. There is no value of experience in this company. It's quite evident in the compensation. While senior level management is showering themselves with stocks and pay raises, "worker bees" were getting only breadcrumbs.

    - No new innovative projects or products. Most of the works are packing/repacking/improving existing products and buying smaller companies. Video world changed a lot in last decade. Senior level management is not competent enough to catch up or come with new idea for this changed world. This company looks like a Silicon Valley Company of "yesterday-world". Old technology, old way of doing things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with new idea. Take risk.

    No opinion of CEO
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