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"Awesome products and fun people, just need to navigate the politics"

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

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

Pros

Really cool products!
Good group of people to work with
Premium Healthcare
On-site fitness centers, staffed with trainers
Opportunities to interact with customers firsthand at rallies and sponsored events
Lots of new technology and processes
Solid compensation and perks
Good sense of direction for the company with defined mission and stretch goals

Cons

Very much a relationship based company
Non-confrontational, people would rather go to a manager then address a concern or issue firsthand
Lack of accountability with cross-functional teams
Poor HR department, not engaged with nor understand what employee development means
The worst change management and change leadership ever experienced
Organizational structure does not meet the needs of the business
Ambiguity around core business hours, expect to respond to emails and phone calls 7 days a week

Advice to Management

There is a difference between Change Management and Change Leadership, and a proper way to implement both
Hold people accountable and empower others to do the same
It's only motorcycles, not curing world hunger

Other Employee Reviews for Harley-Davidson

  1. Helpful (4)

    "stay on unemployment!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fair pay
    paid parking
    still sorta cool to say you work at "Harley-Davidson" to those unknowing!!!

    Cons

    1.) brought in supervisors recently - which have no clue in manufacturing!
    2.) keep cutting benefits/perks and taking away from work environment - establish crazy cuts that effect ONLY the worker bees... everything increase except for treatment of workers - even cafeteria food...
    3.)no respect, no appreciation, only promises and "get back with you's..." that never occur.
    4.) announce lay off and create 6 vice president positions immediately after
    5.) during talk of budget and struggles - load with middle management that was never needed before
    6.) enforce hostile work environments with no corrective action
    7.) work OT to prepare for lay off - continuously
    8.) even though plaque hangs on wall noting "truth" being first value of company - you will never hear such a word inside the doors! Mostly from salary.
    9.) ever worked for the federal government - you'll do fine! hypocritical as hell and ever changing
    10.) would only wish this on my ex-spouse! And then... might feel a little bad.
    11.) discrimination alive and well!!!
    12.) same day as surveys/sermons - guilty of what preached. typical to say one thing and do other - daily!

    AND FOR THOSE THINKING OF HIRING ON - ALL CASUALS NOW... DON'T QUIT YOUR DAY JOB. They recycle through casuals/temps to hire like candy. promise will be hired within 60 days... some waiting for year/s. then because can't keep w/o insurance will terminate on a dime to save $$$ no matter what your work ethics are.

    FOR THOSE OF YOU SLACKERS... it's a great place to work - you'll retire! FMLA king/queen - our doors are open!!!

    Advice to Management

    get a clue!


  2. "great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pt1 in York, PA
    Current Employee - Pt1 in York, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people are great ,they take pride in building the the worlds most salt out motorecycle.

    Cons

    there are some management issues shop not balanced , flow of work issues . there are also issues with some of the flex workers not working up to what is needed of them.

    Advice to Management

    rebalance work flow, have a better insight to flex workers performance.

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