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HARMAN Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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HARMAN Chairman, President and CEO Dinesh C. Paliwal
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  • Work-Life balance is highly dependent on the Project you are working on (in 29 reviews)

  • there no work life balance and managers more more partial toward people they like (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HARMAN full-time

    Pros

    Flexible time.
    Good benefits. Included family
    Good culture.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership on some projects


  2. "Anonymous"

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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

    Company is growing, opportunity for career advancement, competitive pay, good benefits.

    Cons

    Some co-workers worry about change due to the Samsung acquisition. I think it is exciting, and see it as an opportunity to accelerate company growth. No noticeable operational changes as a result of the acquisition.

  3. "Aquired by Harman"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HARMAN full-time

    Pros

    good employee product purchasing program

    Cons

    Moved production to Mexico did not seem to care about employees.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not worth it"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Novi, MI
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Novi, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HARMAN full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, sometimes
    25 cent pop, free ice, and cafeteria that serves edible food
    easy to pretend you work for a trendy tech company with the nice interior and the Foosball
    It's not all bad in that you do get a lot of freedom in your work

    Cons

    no training whatsoever. You will be thrown into a project that is quoted late, months behind, doesn't have the people on it, no requirements (I literally cannot say this enough), no one working on the requirements, if you try to get necessary materials to do requirements analysis yourself you will be stone walled, no engineering process, traceability, or software design, and if you ask about these things people will look at you like you grew a second head. Best of all, you get to be the fall guy for their bad decisions if everything goes south

    If you are considering this for your first job out of school just don't. you will learn less than nothing, go for a company that actually values software as an engineering discipline, look for CMMI or V model.

    also, there is a bad habit of people having a "let me do that for you" mentality instead of documenting, showing how to do something, or explaining for future reference.

    They will insist that they are implementing better processes but you might not get to take part in that on whatever they assign you and life is too short to be ripping your hair out over making one off consumer entertainment software that isn't even cutting edge.

    Advice to Management

    you know the rest, but also get away from dead technologies, don't low ball new hires (they wont get anything else out of working there so better pay more, current pay is on the lower end), and most of all, don't set people up for failure


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Going to miss this place"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse in Elkhart, IN
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Elkhart, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at HARMAN full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent benefits and the employees have a good relationship with the lower level management.

    Cons

    Upper management only care about making money.

    Advice to Management

    Money is good but shipping jobs out of the country will only hurt the product line.


  6. "Sales Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HARMAN full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good location and office; co-workers are nice; company is developing so fast that bring many chances for employees.

    Cons

    some management problem exist due to fast-developed period


  7. "Moving US jobs to Mexico"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great group of people, good benefits

    Cons

    All US jobs are being moved to Mexico

    Advice to Management

    Careful what you wish for. You may be sacrificing quality to save a few pennies.

  8. "Good company to start after college"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Ownership of projects
    - Interesting work

    Cons

    - Limited option to switch teams


  9. "Excellent"

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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

    nice to work with colleague, management

    Cons

    I didnt find any cons ,


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Global Legal Billing Administrator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal Billing Administrator in Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Legal Billing Administrator in Northridge, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I absolutely LOVED working for Harman. Its a fun company and I enjoyed everyone who worked there. I LOVED my job and wore many hats in my position. Everyday at my desk was different day. There is so much work there that I had a field day because I like working and making money and immediate results.

    Cons

    really nothing....I never had issues. If they asked me to come back and work I would. I left the company for medical reasons at the time :(

    Advice to Management

    It helps when you have a manager that understands my job because it was very hard to explain myself the the things I do, when you don't come from an accounting background.


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