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HARMAN Reviews

Updated March 25, 2017
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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. "Analysis and Repair Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "harman"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Novi, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice culture, nice building, relax environment, you can learn a lot if you are lucky

    Cons

    They do not promote you unless you really value to them and want to leave the company

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep your talent


  3. "director sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Western style operations no restrictions to operate

    Cons

    Nothing great to advise every seems fine


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  5. "Firmware Product Developer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good and Cool work culture and management

    Cons

    No much to say !


  6. "technology consulting Mid-size"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Suwanee, GA
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Suwanee, GA

    I worked at HARMAN as a contractor

    Pros

    Matching skills with correct team/ needs.

    Cons

    In between organizational transformation due to M&A depts are slow to react to candidate needs.

    Advice to Management

    Account rep needs to completely represent the candidate instead of candidate interacting with several teams.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Careers"

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

    Pros

    Excellent growing organization in the automotive industry. Technology adoption and IoT roadmap echoing with industry. Great house of brands.

    Cons

    Cross division opportunities are lesser as this company has grown inorganically. It would help better integration of talent across divisions to be unleashed across divisions.

    Advice to Management

    Open up opportunities cross division and unleash the strengths of talented professionals.


  8. "Consulting Services - All About the Money"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Contractor - Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Contractor - Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at HARMAN as a contractor

    Pros

    Middle-of-the-road benefits for consultants working at other companies. They don't micro-manage your work at the other companies. Very hands-off.

    Cons

    Benefits could be better. No 401K matching, no tuition assistance, very few moral events. They give you no training on how to do any of the admin stuff like enter your time worked, how to ask for days off, etc. You are pretty much on your own to figure that stuff out. They are very hands-off. They also will try to give you crappy equipment and low-ball you when it comes to wages. They also don't tell you that there is a waiting period to receive holiday pay and PTO and it is not in their employee handbook. Seems like some shady stuff going on to help the company save money.

    Advice to Management

    Put more effort into your consulting services.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Company has gotten too big"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great community of talented people.

    Cons

    Since being bought by Harman things have become increasingly difficult and overly complex. Takes too long to get anything done and there is no real direction from management.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees as a valuable resource - not a manageable expense that can be easily replaced.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Medium pay tough culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Novi, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Growing Company and market leader in its automotive products. It has some of the best technologies and hence has a very good learning environment

    Cons

    Tough germany based work culture that does not allow that amount of flexibility. There is no value to software in this company with all the top roles dominated by Hardware experts.

    Advice to Management

    Move towards software based differentiation


  11. "More cons"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HARMAN as an intern

    Pros

    big international company to learn as a first company

    Cons

    Some weird workers. Not much benefit



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