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Harmonic Overview

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San Jose, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1988
Company - Public (HLIT)
Telecommunications
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Harmonic answers the demand for advanced television features. The company provides fiber-optic and wireless network transmission products used to enable video-on-demand services. Its video transmission equipment includes digital headend systems, digital signal encoders, and ... Read more

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Harmonic President, CEO, and Director Patrick J. Harshman
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    Former Employee - Senior Director Sales Operations in San Jose, CA
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    I worked at Harmonic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Industry leader within the Video space

    Cons

    Struggling to create a team oriented company culture where goals are clear and executed upon

    Advice to Management

    Reconnect with the employees, make the company strategy, both short term and long term, clear

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Harmonic Interviews

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Harmonic in February 2015.

    Interview

    These guys contacted me on linked in, and I went out, and had an onsite interview. I'll admit, I wasn't on top of my game, but after the interview, I never heard a peep back. Not even an "sorry, we're not interested" not, just absolute silence. Weeks went by, and they didn't even bother responding when I pinged them again. Either I was the worst possible candidate, or these guys are just kinda rude.

    The interview itself was rather odd. Most of the questions were very simple programming questions, "Reverse a string", that kind of thing. Most in depth question was really "How would you debug a memory leak". Not really anything that would be useful when evaluating somebody for a senior position. For a company that does video streamers, they didn't ask a single question about MPEG, for instance.

    Could never quite figure out what they were interviewing for. The hiring manager seemed to point in one direction, but the interviewers were more in another.

    The office is rather tomblike. Darkly lit, and very silent. There were people around but not really many signs of interaction. But they had a cat.

    Never met from anyone from HR, or even heard from anyone in HR, other than the initial contact.

    All in all, not really impressed. They seem like they're coming out of a long period of not hiring, and not quite certain how to go about doing it.

    Interview Questions

    • Reverse a string. How could you optimize a loop, couple other trivial puzzle questions.   1 Answer
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