HARMAN
2.7 of 5 111 reviews
www.harman.com Stamford, CT 5000+ Employees

HARMAN Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
HARMAN – QuerĂ©taro – “Reception”

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2.7 111 reviews

                             

50% Approve of the CEO

HARMAN Chairman, President and CEO Dinesh C. Paliwal

Dinesh C. Paliwal

(80 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Flexible schedules creating a good work/life balance"
    in 11 reviews
  • "The company offers good hourly wages; good benefits package; and a clean work environment"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "Revenue generation by sales at any price and margin management by cost cutting isn't a recipe for success"
    in 5 reviews
  • "It started outsourcing to "low cost countries" later then other companies but it caught up really fast"
    in 5 reviews
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    Excellent people. Excellent support to improve technically.

    Associate Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsGood job benefits for employees. I was provided with on the Job training. I was also provided a good package to start with. And the manager is always open for questions and is very helpful. And good coffee.

    ConsNone. I felt the everything was well tken care of.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not too good

    Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsHuge product line
    Great Brand Name

    ConsNo strategic direction
    Total trader attitude
    Not ethical in business transactions

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing Experience to work with AKG

    Technical Lead (Current Employee)
    Pune (India)

    ProsOpportunities, Compensation is good as compare to market.

    ConsWork culture, Management is more service oriented in India.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    So far So Good.

    Developer (Current Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    Pros1. Flexibility.
    2. Work life balance.
    3. Better salary.

    Cons1. No Growth Path.
    2. Not good work environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove on HR policies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent Company to Work for.

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    Pros*Great opportunity to work for legendary brands.
    *Transparency in Management.

    Cons*************************No cons that I have felt so far******************************************

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The journey so far has been OK

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Starting Package
    Good values and culture

    ConsNo good Hike
    No good learning opportunity
    No Onsite oppourtunities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Cash Cow for the cynical CEO and his selected "yes" men!

    Senior Design Engineer (Former Employee)
    Bridgend, Wales (UK)

    ProsIn 2009/2010 I would have give Harman 4 or 5 stars.

    The company *was* good to work for before Sidney Harman died - plenty on training and encouragement, quality & performance of the products was paramount.

    Unfortunately this very quickly disappeared once the company's founder passed away, and the current CEO was give free reign.

    ConsUpper management - especially the uppermost management.

    The CEO's knee jerk reaction to a profits warning in late 2012 resulted in the majority of R&D talent of the organisation being stripped away to "save cost" and artificially increase profits.

    European Engineers and technicians with decades of experience were turfed out, with the master-plan of replacing them with inexperienced Chinese engineers

    This will enable a temporary increase in dividends for the shareholders over the next couple of years - this apparent turnaround is, of course, being spun as the genius of the CEO - NOT SO!

    My prediction is that the CEO will be surreptitiously selling off his shares over the next 18 months or so - capitalizing on the artificial inflation of the share price, before the removal of the organizations life blood starts to tell.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow some, and stop blindly agreeing with CEO!

    I give the company 2, maybe 3 years before large sections get sold off - no doubt resulting in some sort of personal profit for the upper management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poor support, poor quality and poor everything

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIs an International company, well known company in the entertainment and automotive industry

    ConsThis company did a recent start up abroad, in Mexico, but being part of it was being part of a big problem, there is a huge lack of control within overall process, there is huge scrap, and quality is a really big concern, since they need to re-work a lot of the electronic cards produced there, being in an area related to finance department it is a mess, they always wonder to get materials from suppliers without being formal in the payments and of course at the end the company needs to beg the suppliers to get it. Sometimes you end up putting from your pocket or you end up facing very angry people for not having what they need. Another complicate and messy area is the warehouse, not control at all and they, sometimes end up packing everything back to trailers because there is no control of nothing,

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview who in charge of the whole company in there, tackle quality problems, which means just loses to the company and train and rest the employees, and get a good financial planner, responsible as well there is the need to get a formal purchasing department, everybody does there whatever they want and spend money in wrongful requirements.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Proud to work for world's leading audio company

    ECommerce & Online Marketing Head (Current Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsInteresting and challenging work, excellent work environment, superb work culture,

    ConsStability (not specific to all locations) is a downside

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople make an organization, its not the other way round.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    decent workplace

    Associate Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    Prosflexible work hours,travel opportunities , work life balance

    Consdomain specific , slow career growth

    Advice to Senior Managementprovide better growth opportunities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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