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HARMAN Reviews

Updated May 29, 2017
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HARMAN Chairman, President and CEO Dinesh C. Paliwal
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Pros
  • very well balanced Work-life balance (in 73 reviews)

  • Work environment is very professional(at least in the project that I worked in) (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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

    Pros

    Very good environment and friendly people

    Cons

    Nothing much on the cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep up


  2. "Associate Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great career opportunities. Innovative product solutions. Great company overall.

    Cons

    Heavy workload at times. Long hours to be expected.


  3. "Associate Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People and managers are great.

    Cons

    Housing prices in immediate area are a bit high.


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  5. "software Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Good productive environment where one can have good learning curve and opportunities to improve their skills.

    Cons

    HR and admin are little lazy

    Advice to Management

    Needs improvement


  6. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Northridge, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Northridge, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible working schedule with good working environment

    Cons

    salary is not very high for entries

    Advice to Management

    salary if working overtime


  7. "Engaging Internship"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Most internships are known for their lack of quality in assignments and tends to turn into a file clerk position. Never have I felt that way here at HARMAN. Aside from having a great brand that I feel invested in, I was given real work experience and projects to complete. I was tasked with researching and putting together a PPT presentation for a global team meeting that will be used to improve current systems at HARMAN. Because I worked in HR, one of my projects involved developing and implementing a performance evaluation and exit survey for the other interns at the company. I feel very accomplished knowing that my work is value every day.

    The interns also were given a business problem at the beginning of the summer and were tasked to diagnose and provide solutions to the issue. These solutions were put together into a PPT and presented to the senior leaders from various teams around the company.

    This is the first year they had a real structured internship and it is going to get better with each year based on the data collected and planned improvements for the program. HARMAN has really shown a lot of investment in their future with treating the interns like real employees and giving them meaningful work experience.

    We also had a few outings as interns (i.e. a Yankee game) and had a fireside chat with CEO, Dinesh Paliwal. And every couple weeks we took part in Lunch and Learn sessions where we learned about relevant topics to career success and HARMAN provided us lunch for the day.

    I would recommend this internship or job to anyone seeking engaging work at a rapidly growing tech company.

    Cons

    I do not share any views on any downside to working at HARMAN. It is a great place to work and with some really great people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job at the intern program and you will find future success for years to come.


  8. "Software test lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity
    Good benefits
    Flexible working hours
    Opportunities to grow within organization

    Cons

    Lot of projects to deliver but not able to recruit engineers on time or no proper planning to on load/offload resources and therefore stressing existing engineers to concentrate on resources rather than working on technical issues.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  9. "Big Data Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good resources, nice work culture, interesting project, work-life balance well managed, no pressure at work.

    Cons

    less to learn,
    not an organized pattern for intern,
    tough to reach higher management,


  10. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novi, MI

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

    Pros

    Great environment
    Good team
    Space to gain more knowledge

    Cons

    From my view, there are no cons about this company


  11. "VP, Customer Service"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    knowledgeable coworkers; flexible schedule; lots of discretion in assisting customers

    Cons

    much now outsourced to India, service is much worse

    Advice to Management

    bring customer service back to the US.


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