Harley-Davidson

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Harley-Davidson Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
226 Reviews
3.1
226 Reviews
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Harley-Davidson President & CEO Keith Wandell
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138 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a lot of great people working there management is the problem really (in 16 reviews)

  • Great brand with a great history (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • There is very little work/life balance depending on your position (in 9 reviews)

  • It is a shame that they stopped listening to the floor personnel and concentrated more on making money for upper management (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Harley-Davidson is a great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harley-Davidson

    Pros

    You can learn a lot and the people you work with are great. There are great opportunities if you work hard and take them.

    Cons

    There aren't any cons to working here.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Harley-Davidson.... its an Iconic brand know the world over

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior EA in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Senior EA in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Harley-Davidson full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There is a passion around the product that runs deep

    Cons

    There are those in the company that strive to do whats right for the customer. There are those in the company who just want to server Wall Street.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let wall street ruin it all.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience, Harley has it figured out.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harley-Davidson

    Pros

    The culture, work/life balance and people are all great. Harley lives up to what they preach, fulfilling dreams of personal freedom.

    Cons

    Not the highest salary or benefits around, they really bank on intrinsic value of the Harley name.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Finance in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Sales and Finance in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Harley-Davidson

    Pros

    Fun work environment, good access to training

    Cons

    Ton of office politics, very unprofessional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees. Do your research and pay the industry standard

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Workplace not too organized

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

    I have been working at Harley-Davidson

    Pros

    Can wear jeans, no formal clothing required
    Great people (few)

    Cons

    Not organized leadership
    Pay not that great

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Casual work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Collections Representative in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Collections Representative in Plano, TX

    I worked at Harley-Davidson full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You can where jeans to work everyday, good bonus structure and not micromanaged.

    Cons

    Flat not much room to up. They promote a very competitive environment almost pitting employees against each other. Popularity takes you further than performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward and recognize good performance and stop publicly shaming poor performers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a good place to work but it became a nightmare.

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

    I have been working at Harley-Davidson

    Pros

    Good wages, good immediate supervisors but they have no power to effect positive change yet are held accountable for senior leadership's poor management decisions, great hardworking coworkers, air conditioned plant

    Cons

    HR and Medical department staffed by evil people, senior leadership is clueless about day to day operations, employees are not viewed as human beings, draconian attendance policy and shop rules, climate of fear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect would go a long way. Try it sometime. Seriously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    High turn around, no stability, poor ownership.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flint, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flint, MI

    I worked at Harley-Davidson full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good customer base. Very loyal customers.

    Cons

    Very poor ownership. Owner wants only "Yes man" working for him.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the high turn around

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    New management is treating everyone horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Harley-Davidson

    Pros

    The pay is good for the full time people.

    Cons

    The environment is going downhill

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the way your doing things before it's to late! Your losing good employees every day. Your values are a joke.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Casual Workee

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

    I have been working at Harley-Davidson as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Decent starting pay
    3 day weekend unless on OT which isn't as often this year (2015)
    1 week vacation (unpaid)

    Cons

    No benefits
    No holidays paid
    No paid time off
    2 week notice to get a day off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Level the playing field for casual workers. We do the same job as fulltime and a few of us try harder than they do. Benefits of some kind would be nice. Even if it's just paid holidays.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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