Harley-Davidson

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Harley-Davidson Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
223 Reviews
3.1
223 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.  

    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.

  3. 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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  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.  

    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
  9.  

    Harley-Davidson Financial

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

    I have been working at Harley-Davidson

    Pros

    Good benefits, pay and leadership

    Cons

    Attendance policy for hourly workers needs to be reviewed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Started out great in my career, now its a challenge

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Harley-Davidson full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Blessed to have a job

    Cons

    Issues with race and inclusion, no growth or support for minorities. Create unwritten rules and leadership does not set the standards.lots of Clicks and brown Noser's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clean house, training is not an option. Adapt to change will not happen. Your managers dont have the skill set to manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Brand

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Education assistance. Good place to learn about lean manufacturing. Cool Product and Marketing Image.

    Cons

    Depending on the part of the company you are in, the work/life balance can be no existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the people (both Salary and Hourly). Focus on the product and brand name to create new loyalty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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