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HARMAN Reviews

Updated September 20, 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 36 reviews)

  • there no work life balance and managers more more partial toward people they like (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Slow"

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Richardson, TX
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very big company makes for good push in the market
    Good benefits
    Relaxed culture

    Cons

    Very slow to bring product to market
    Difficult to move inside the company

    Advice to Management

    Lacks direction


  2. "Corporate Recruiter"

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

    I worked at HARMAN full-time

    Pros

    Working with technically innovative colleagues, good work life balance, very good employee benefits.

    Cons

    Due to the global nature of the company, sometimes hard to coordinate important meetings with colleagues at other locations.

    Advice to Management

    Management does an outstanding job at ensuring employees have solid benefits and career growth. Keep up the good work.

  3. "employee"

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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

    Great company and great future

    Cons

    Large company, however, well managed


  4. "Needs better direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of talented people and a great place to lesrn.

    Cons

    Management doesn't do proper risk analysis and followthrough when doing reorganization. The company is more interested in globalization than having leading technology.

    Advice to Management

    Follow up and set more realistic time frames for execution of plans. It is better to do one thing right than two things wrong.. We spend more energy reorganizing than we do developing products. Everyone is in a constant state of disorientation and customers are leaving. Harman Professional is all about customer relationships. Managment needs to remember that.


  5. "NYC Sales associate - Lies and no room for growth"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing pay.
    Corporate benfits which is great.
    Vacation pay
    Health benefits
    401k
    They send you out to California to learn more about the products.

    Cons

    Lack of team motivation
    Lack growth within the company. Don't believe what they tell you.
    Nepotism
    Managers aren't on same page
    Products are constantly on sale making it harder to sales goal.
    They make it seem like a great place to work but they lack leadership.
    They do not appreciate the effort you put into working for the company.
    The pay is so good that it is the only reason you stay.


  6. "Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HARMAN full-time

    Pros

    Good work culture. Good management.

    Cons

    Insurance is not that good.


  7. "Principal Software engg"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vernon Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good tech company, good work life balance

    Cons

    Too many tools are used forevery day work

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Not bad but not great"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to try new things, sometimes regardless if you want to or not.

    Cons

    No real progress or career path.

    Advice to Management

    Look at making sure staff are treated like adults and evaluate some of your middle level leadership. They don't provide the support needed for staff to do their jobs as well as they could.


  9. "Happy to be out"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - BDC Representative in East Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - BDC Representative in East Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HARMAN full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They hire inexperienced people for industry savvy positions...

    Cons

    Glad they finally got rid of some of the dead wood.....much more needed

    Advice to Management

    retire early and save the company


  10. "Talented staff and engineers"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented staff and engineers, good benefits, good working environment.

    Cons

    No new projects/products in the works. Samsung acquisition may have done more harm than good for the Professional division of HARMAN.


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