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HARMAN Reviews

Updated March 23, 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 28 reviews)

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

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  1. "Assembly Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at HARMAN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Treated great. Benefits were great.

    Cons

    Company is moving to Mexico.


  2. "designer at Harman"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at HARMAN full-time

    Pros

    Worked with great people, good experience in working with an international company

    Cons

    Nobody followed guidelines in place which made it difficult to do my job, too many politics, high ups were not open to change and forward thinking


  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Novi, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible timings, friendly managers, great teams

    Cons

    the only thing I would say is that the pay is not so competitive and promotions are hard to come by


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  5. "Do it all intern review"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HARMAN as an intern

    Pros

    A diverse amount of work. Always busy. Fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Sometimes the quality of work isn't the best


  6. Helpful (2)

    "It's an okay company."

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

    I have been working at HARMAN full-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of interesting and intelligent people to work with and there is generally a positive energy.

    Cons

    What you do doesn't always make sense and there are times where leadership seems to get in the way of progress.

    Advice to Management

    Plan and get a process down.


  7. "Engineering Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HARMAN as an intern

    Pros

    Great atmosphere among engineers because they're all passionate about audio.
    The opportunity to work with talented engineers.
    Good benefits.

    Cons

    Base pay isn't very high.

    Advice to Management

    Give each business unit more freedom to decide what products are best for their unique market.


  8. "Lots of unfulfilled potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Northridge, CA
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Northridge, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HARMAN as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great brand equity, history and some talented engineers, category directors and other employees, dedicated to company

    Cons

    management spread across the world, too internally focused and riding on past achievements, technical stuff not relevant to consumers

    Advice to Management

    Leverage equity, history, music/theater industry involvement for consumers and invest in communicating it to them.


  9. "Harman Int Software Division"

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    Former Employee - Senior Lead Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Lead Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dcent Benefits: autonomy: interesting projects.

    Cons

    Limited scope of projects: not necessarily long term employment.

    Advice to Management

    Work on keeping good employees (engineers) working on projects in one area.


  10. "SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    On site cafeteria. Decent employee discounts. Average benefits

    Cons

    Poor management. Unrealistic deadlines and lack of resources.


  11. "Analysis and Repair Technician"

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    Former Employee - Analysis and Repair Technician in Franklin, KY
    Former Employee - Analysis and Repair Technician in Franklin, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The job as a tech was fun and challenging. It is an always changing environment with new products and people all the time.

    Cons

    Management of the local facility was/is a joke and the reason for the current downsizing. Managers can't even hire techs to replace those that leave. Lies are told to keep people on the job until they are ready let everyone know that 2/3 of them will soon be without a job. The company's intranet site revealed the next year's drop in needed employee numbers for the facility. Local management waited several months before announcing it in a plant-wide meeting.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen to your employees. 45 days or more without a day off does not make a happy employee. Neither does a 21 day work week without a day off.



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