HARMAN Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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HARMAN Chairman, President and CEO Dinesh C. Paliwal
Dinesh C. Paliwal
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Pros
  • Flexible schedules creating a good work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Relaxed work environment all year round (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is also not so good (in 9 reviews)

  • There is no work life balance in this company, they expect employees to work minimum 12 hours a day and most of the days it gets exceeds by 12 hours (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Software Engineer Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HARMAN

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

    Pros

    Flexible environment, nice people, nice place for summer

    Cons

    Intern's work was not well reviewed

    Advice to Management

    Should have more concrete plans for interns


  2. Associate Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI

    I have been working at HARMAN

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People and managers are great.

    Cons

    Housing prices in immediate area are a bit high.


  3. Associate Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI

    I have been working at HARMAN full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great career opportunities. Innovative product solutions. Great company overall.

    Cons

    Heavy workload at times. Long hours to be expected.


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  5. Great time to be a part of HARMAN International

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novi, MI

    I have been working at HARMAN

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

    Pros

    # 1 in each market we serve with a backlog in range of 20 billion of booked business! Fantastic growth.

     Recent strategic acquisitions of Bang & Olufsen's Automotive Audio Business and Symphony Teleca and Redbend.

    HARMAN continues to win new awards in business in automotive sector.

    Cons

    The tremendous growth has it's challenges, although great to be a part of a strong business that continues to grow......

    Advice to Management

    Keep the ongoing communication going,and keep the workforce informed at all levels !


  6. Good business, needs standardization

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HARMAN full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company is well-positioned in most markets in which it competes. It has interesting, high-quality products. The company is committed to growth and is taking actions, such as acquisitions, to achieve growth.

    Cons

    Company employees need to be more aware of company policies and processes. Policies and processes are often not followed, Many employees are overburdened as a result of under-staffing and lack of standardization of policies and processes.

    Advice to Management

    Educate employees about company policies and processes and enforce those policies and processes. Add additional staff.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Human Resources Generalist

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Sandy, UT
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Sandy, UT

    I worked at HARMAN full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Good product, good benefits, great company when it was locally managed. Good employee base, good community involvement. Forward thinking in a lot of areas. Upward mobile company

    Cons

    When locally managed the company was more employee friendly. Corporate decisions do not consider employee impact. Lack of trust within the company due to many lay offs and no sense of job security.


  8. Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inetern in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Inetern in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at HARMAN

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Environment to work,Friendly and good place to work

    Cons

    LOT OF EXCEL WORK for automation

    Advice to Management

    Good


  9. Helpful (2)

    Work Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HARMAN full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    It is a progressive and profitable organization. Harman seems to be doing well on its top line and they have a few good products out there.

    Cons

    There is almost no collaboration amongst the different business and every business functions as an independent unit.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Good company but long working hours

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novi, MI

    I have been working at HARMAN

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn in a diversified working environment

    Cons

    Work life balance not present

    Advice to Management

    Reduce extended working hours


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great solid company with steady growth

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HARMAN

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

    Pros

    Growth opportunities at multiple US and global locations

    Cons

    Being such a global company it requires meetings with people in all time zones, which can be challenging at times



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