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Harley-Davidson Overview

Milwaukee, WI
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (HOG)
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Harley-Davidson fulfills dreams of personal freedom for people around the world. This has been our bold and unique purpose since 1903. We give people the means to express themselves; the means to liberate themselves from whatever constrains them.

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Mission: Harley-Davidson fulfills dreams of personal freedom.

Harley-Davidson – Why Work For Us?


 Harley-Davidson Motor Company is an American manufacturer of motorcycles based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We simply would not be where we are today if it were not for the passion of our employees. A career at Harley-Davidson is not just another job; it's being a part of fulfilling dreams.

A great aspect of Harley-Davidson is that it offers expansive career opportunities that all employees can take advantage of which allows individuals to take ownership of their career path.

Harley Davidson has always beckoned those seeking their own path. Like you, we are different. Like you, we share a passion that transcends age, gender and race – a passion that brings together riders from all life.


Harley-Davidson's Benefits

In addition to competitive compensation, Harley-Davidson offers a competitive benefits package and flexibility to choose. Some of the benefits may include: 

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans

  • Prescription Drug Plan

  • Retirement Plan – 401(k)

  • Life Insurance

  • Disability Benefits

  • Employee Assistance Plan

  • Vacation and Holidays

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Harley-Davidson Stock Purchase Plan

  • Discounts and/or Financing on Company Products

  • Wellness Resources

  • Variable Compensation Programs

Please note that these benefits may change at anytime and without notice.




The Harley-Davidson Flexible Workforce program offers candidates with basic mechanical aptitude, manual dexterity and a continuous improvement mindset the opportunity to: 

  • Earn a competitive wage while working at Harley-Davidson, an iconic American brand
  • Learn the valuable principles of modern lean manufacturing
  • Earn extra income in a variety of flexible work options that can include full or part time 

Harley-Davidson utilizes flexible workers in a variety of entry level roles within manufacturing, including:

  • Assembly
  • Machining Support
  • Material Handling
  • Fabrication
  • Powdercoat and paint 

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Flexible Workers are hired on a temporary basis and are not eligible for Harley-Davidson retirement or healthcare benefits. 

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    I was provided plenty of opportunities for growth and development. HD rewards employees who work hard and drive results while demonstrating positive behaviors - meaning you can't just steamroll over people to get results. Good vacation policy including for Milwaukee based salary teams getting a holiday shutdown. I was compensated fairly and received bonuses. I felt that leadership listened and valued my opinion.


    The company has a tendency to sign up for too much work and don't always know how to stop work that is not necessary. If you are a high performer there is a feeling or perception that you can not say no to work.

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    Assembly Line Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Accepted Offer
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    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Harley-Davidson (Kansas City, MO).


    They hire with an outside company and if you have good attendance and good work ethics you have a good chance of going HD casual. And you have to do a background check and a physical to make sure you can handle the job.

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Harley-Davidson Awards & Accolades

  • Top 25 Employers, Forbes, 2015
  • Wisconsin’s Best Places to Work for Young Professionals, Bubbler Award, 2015
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, 2013
  • Business of the Year Award, Menomonee Falls Chamber of Commerce, 2013
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