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Former Employee - Worker  in  San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Worker in San Jose, CA

I worked at Harmonic full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Great people, wanting to succeed.

Big pool, and lots of sun shining!

Cons

Sharks in the water!

Opressive HR that only appears when the boss wants to "change" things. Creates toxic culture based on fear. Keeps people from taking risks. Also they play favorites, and it is a great place to work when you are one of them, not such a great place when you are not.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Change culture to support you best resource, your people. Employees dont like doing their job wondering if this is what will be the thing that gets them shown the door. Employees learn quickly not to believe what you say, but to watch what you do, because they dont line up well!

Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    test engineer

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Harmonic full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    flexable hours and a lot of work

    Cons

    Old equipment. Unwillingness to update

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go on the production floor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    DSP Firmware Consulting Engineer

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    Former Employee - DSP Firmware Engineer
    Former Employee - DSP Firmware Engineer

    I worked at Harmonic as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Products are audio/video encoding and decoding boxes used in professional broadcast environment. Development facilities for engineers are better than average including a excellent audio/visual lab. Had weekly project status review with hardware engineering group in Israel and firmware group in San Jose.

    Cons

    Project management seemed a unorganized and there was no system engineering group at San Jose office. Product documentation about average, lots of reverse engineering time required to upgrade existing product line to new features. No written interface specifications at either the physical layer or HDLC layer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to add System Engineering group to development detailed systems engineering specifications, system integration, and system testing for both hardware, software, and firmware.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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