HARMAN Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Harman International

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Exciting projects at the automotive division. Chances to work on different areas of a latest software platform.

    Cons

    Schedules and deadlines are very aggressive.

  2. Helpful (7)

    Stay away - a completely dysfunctional mess and getting worse

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Director in Stamford, CT

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, some great people

    Cons

    Incompetent upper management who have no knowledge of the audio space and who are doing everything they can to devalue the brands. And new management hires are following this pattern.
    Mean and negative management who use bullying tactics and routinely engage in unprofessional behavior.
    Employees are depressed and anxious.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to the Board: replace the CEO

  3. Helpful (1)

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HARMAN

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

    Pros

    Very good environment and friendly people

    Cons

    Nothing much on the cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep up

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  5. Helpful (2)

    A great place to learn about CE

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HARMAN

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Harman does a very god job of hiring talent and retaining it.

    Cons

    The current culture is one of cost saving and job cutting at the expense of what Harman did the best; making things that sound great.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring outside the CE industry.

  6. Innovative company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Innovation is a driving strategy, talented people, competitive salary & global footprint

    Cons

    Start-up/entrepreneurial culture sometimes leads to sudden changes in business direction

  7. Very pleasant and open minded work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Program Manager Intern in Novi, MI
    Former Intern - Program Manager Intern in Novi, MI

    I worked at HARMAN as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules creating a good work/life balance. Good pay for an internship. Great Location. Good Learning environment. Most Harman colleagues were friendly and very helpful. Open minded work environment allowing employees to wear comfortable work attire and desired hair style, facial hairstyle etc.

    Cons

    Some of the engineers that I needed information from to complete my delegated tasks felt they were to busy with their personal workload to assist a college intern complete their tasks and learn.

    Advice to Management

    I was a summer intern and wasn't there long enough to comment on this area.

  8. Senior Software Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI

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

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

    Pros

    Great Team, good management support on the personal front whenever needed , work on current and upcoming technologies

    Cons

    Lot of work...
    work 10~12 hours a day
    difficult to maintain family work balance

  9. Helpful (2)

    Harman International

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HARMAN

    Pros

    Salary is good, but at the expense of all else

    Cons

    no work life balance at all

  10. Helpful (2)

    Good people and room for growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HARMAN full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and 401k. Good vacation time and opportunity to buy company products.

    Cons

    Easy to get stuck in the same position forever. Lots of reorganizing every few years

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within and keep talent from leaving.

  11. Helpful (2)

    The Devil You Know

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HARMAN full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    talented, passionate people. great benefits. great products.

    Cons

    it's a big corporation. things move slowly. you have to deal with internal, division, and corporate politics.

    Too many rounds of layoffs after Americans have trained their low cost counterpart in India and China.

    Little to no push for innovation. corporate push to centralize everything is leading to a homogenization of iconic audio brands.

    Continue to push jobs out of the US. CEO has been overheard saying that India is the future center of engineering because American engineers are lazy.

    Advice to Management

    create a center of innovation and creativity.

    maximize the passion of the people who work for you.

    embrace smaller micro production facilities for faster prototyping and development

    get aggressive and acquire talent and technology that will carry the brands into the future

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