Harley-Davidson

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Harley-Davidson Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
216 Reviews
3.2
216 Reviews
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Harley-Davidson President & CEO Keith Wandell
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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.  

    Harley-Davidson Financial

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  2.  

    Started out great in my career, now its a challenge

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    • 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
  3. 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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  5.  

    Awesome place to work the staff cares about your well being at least pretend too.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Menomonee Falls, WI

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

    Pros

    The pay is good even tho I do the same work as the regulars or even more wrok. There is a fitness gym at the PTO facility for your health with a P.T. The hours are ok LIMITED OVERTIME

    Cons

    Little to no over time. You only have two times to be late in a year no matter what. Some of the machines have a lot of faults

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Started out as a place to retire from, turned into just a job.

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    • 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 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Its a Union Job! IF you make a full time job the pay is good. The 4 day-10 hour schedule is ok, its nice to have 3 day weekends but that creates other problems with the long hours. They still have a pension plan for Full Time Union Employees.

    Cons

    The company has gone to hiring Casuals for all production positions, and the likely hood of getting a full time position is very low since they only use the casuals for Seasonal Surges in production. The company plans to outsource some work which will lay full time employees off and make casual to full time employment next to impossible since they will have people on recall lists. Plan to work a lot in the first 6 months of the year with a lot of lay-off days in the 3rd and 4th quarters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to the days of realizing that your employees are your greatest asset. When you treat them like they make a difference they will make a difference.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Fun Job!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MotorClothes Associate
    Current Employee - MotorClothes Associate

    I have been working at Harley-Davidson part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Meet a lot of fun, nice people.
    Great work atmosphere.
    Having regular customers who would stop in daily for coffee and a chat.
    Nice employee discount.

    Cons

    I cannot think of anything I did not enjoy while working for a Harley-Davidson dealership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I worked at a small dealership in a smallish town and the employees were like family. We were all very sad when it closed due to a struggling economy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    GREAT ATMOSPHERE

    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Harley-Davidson part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I really enjoy going to work everyday. Everyone you work with is laid back.

    Cons

    Communication among departments sucks. Not much room to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on getting communicating effectively.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Material Planner at Harley-Davidson

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material Planner in York, PA
    Current Employee - Material Planner in York, PA

    I have been working at Harley-Davidson as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    co-workers friendliness
    the pay
    plenty of overtime chances

    Cons

    training when you first start
    leadership has no stability/structure
    no music
    3-year limitation on contract employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your contract employees that show dedication and consistency by opening up salary positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    It used to be good

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

    I worked at Harley-Davidson full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Really can't think of any at this time, before everything happened at harley I would have a lot of pros but now the company just doesn't care about it's employees

    Cons

    Everything, they look for anything and everything to fire you if you are making any kind of decent money

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Was a great company till 2010 and since then it's been corkscrewing itself into the ground

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

    I have been working at Harley-Davidson full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people here are great. The compensation & perks used to be great!

    Cons

    Stress, Stress, Stress No promotions, No personal growth, work-life balance the life part of it no longer exists. Management still thinks this is the greatest place in the world to work at "WRONG" most people here don't trust management anymore and are actively looking to move on! still too much of the good ole boys club, if your in good with your dept. manager you got it made, the rest of us have to take up their slack! lab leads & managers here are a joke!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to clean house of your dept. managers & lab leads, only this time do it right! The last three time didn't work!
    or better yet get in a whole new management team!
    What you have now is definitely broken!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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