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Updated January 19, 2018
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HARMAN Chairman, President and CEO Dinesh C. Paliwal
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  1. "Harman"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Jordan, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brilliant and innovative team with a passion for superb audio. Great people with great ideas and connection to the market.

    Cons

    Management goals don't always match market or employee goals. Bureaucracy has become too deep, and too much of a bottleneck toward green lighting effective products for its professional division. Management is too interested in offshoring its interests and--intentionally, or not--eliminating its brand legacy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the legacy of excellent brands alive and vibrant.


  2. "Blind Leading the Blind!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HARMAN full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people are wonderful to work with, good consumer products, employee discounts

    Cons

    Harman Leadership (VP, Director ...) lack integrity, accountability, lie about simple stuff and fabricate reports to make themselves look good. incompetent people with no leadership skills promoted / hired into key roles, Some of the so called leaders are glory hogs, are immature, experts in blaming others when things go wrong instead of taking ownership of the issues and resolving them.

    Nepotism is rampant with the good old boys club and they can do no wrong and they are never held accountable. These people have caused losses to the Company with their poor decisions and screw ups.

    Harman HR folks are a joke. They are clueless at the middle management level.

    Advice to Management

    Under Samsung new ownership, Harman leadership should be under tighter scrutiny and hold them accountable.

  3. "Service Technician II"

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    Former Employee - Service Technician II in Elkhart, IN
    Former Employee - Service Technician II in Elkhart, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Room for advancement was good. Co-workers and local management were nice to work with. Pay and benefits were pretty decent.

    Cons

    Company is under a state of constant flux with jobs always being moved out of the country in order to make an attempt at constant growth in order to keep the stock holders happy. Leaders of the company only care about the numbers for the most part. Company appears to be downsizing the Pro side in order to either sell it or just let it die.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being to greedy maybe? Stop moving good jobs out of the country at the expense of hurting overall quality of the product?


  4. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HARMAN full-time

    Pros

    Work is good
    People are good

    Cons

    Did not learn as much as I expected.


  5. "Good place to start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HARMAN full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, good place to start

    Cons

    The system is a mess, they grew so fast and the system couldn’t cope with it. However in some other groups everything works fine

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the system and work environment


  6. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HARMAN full-time

    Pros

    HR does a great job

    Cons

    too many managers for one project


  7. "Area Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elkhart, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elkhart, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HARMAN full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fast-paced, exciting, challenging and rewarding career.

    Cons

    Moving Operations out of the U.S.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Legendary Brands Sedentary management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HARMAN (More than a year)

    Pros

    For audio and music professionals, working at the home of JBL is in itself a thrill. The company is large and has all the functional areas you would expect, resource rich environment. There remain some stars of the industry that really are passionate about speaker, electronics design. A lot of great people.

    Cons

    The company is run by finance and operations. While the group I was with got there by acquisition, we were surprised by several operational/directional decisions from HQ that there was no heads up on and to this day made little sense. The interworking of divisions and communication is not great. Can not comment on the Samsung acquisition as no longer work there. HR was not employee centric.

    Advice to Management

    Companies exist in part to cultivate employees and their careers- many of whom have passion for audio at HARMAN.


  9. "An Amazing Job!!!"

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    Former Employee - Test Tech in Franklin, KY
    Former Employee - Test Tech in Franklin, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    well compensated, respectful management, professional team mates

    Cons

    The only con was the amount of overtime worked.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!!


  10. "Changing..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HARMAN full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits Programs
    Team Based Environment

    Cons

    Inconsistent Corporate Objectives
    Culture of Secrecy

    Advice to Management

    Get through this phase quickly and stabilize objectives.


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