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"Great Experience"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
Current Employee - Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Harley-Davidson full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Great benefits, wages, and great people

Cons

Very hard to get into

Other Employee Reviews for Harley-Davidson

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Great company and history, needs serious management overhaul"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The third generation of the Davidson family is involved in the day to day operations of the company. They are wonderful people and so inspiring. The history is rich and riding is fun. Employees staff most of the events and have the opportunity to interact with customers. It is a great experience to work an event like Daytona Bike Week or Sturgis.

    Cons

    The middle and upper levels of management are primarily home grown. Many have not worked for another company and came to H-D out of college. The culture is very out of date and could best be described as "good old boy". Even though one of the top 5 focus areas has been Leadership development, there has been very little impact. There is very little room for advancement unless you have a person “in” with someone at a higher level in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Start evaluating managers on their performance as a manager and clean house. Find a way to get honest feedback from direct reports and peers. The engagement survey is not working as a vehicle to rate managers. Bring the GIS department into the 21st century and upgrade the technology infrastructure so people can do their jobs. Stop building home grown solutions and start relying on industry standard solutions that are available.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Former IT employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Casual environment, lots of work on new and different things. Good people to work with. The company is working to upgrade to new tools and procedures.

    Cons

    The company is outsourcing IT jobs to and off shore company based in India during a period of "restructuring" of the IT department. Effective at the end of the year they outsourced the support personal. People who handled the day to day functions and support of those functions. People wonder if all of IT may eventually be outsourced.

    Advice to Management

    Understand what employees really do on a day to day basis and not just what there title is before thinking they are not needed.

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