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HARMAN Reviews

Updated February 23, 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. "Harman Int Software Division"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Sales Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good quality products until something goes wrong.

    Cons

    Slow to fix things.

    Advice to Management

    Pay heed to the Voice of the Customer


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away - No Job security and toxic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in South Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in South Jordan, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Summer and Winter discounts on audio equipment.
    Health benefits are a little better than other companies. Harman will fund your HSA each year.
    401K options are good but the match is just average.
    There are opportunities to move around the group.
    Pays well above the median because that is the only retaining option.

    Cons

    Stay away, Harman has been the worst experience in my professional career. The environment is toxic and the turnover is unlike any other company with people leaving in a few months. Great employees tend to leave and the less great employees can't find anything else and stay. As a result Harman is just throwing any available body at the open positions and a few employees have their degrees from degree mills and are older doing entry level jobs. Their accounting knowledge and skills is lacking which is detrimental but management doesn't do anything. In fact, they are rewarded because people sneak out of work and never show up on time, leave very early, or constantly call in sick. You will see the general accounting team leave at 3 PM while other groups are struggling and will stay past midnight during month end close. Some managers don't check any work and just pencil whip things and go home before their team members.

    Morale is devastatingly low and the environment is extremely hostile. There is open aggression and unprofessional behavior and management refuses to correct the situation. Each accounting group and person is out for themselves and there is no teamwork.

    There have been massive layoffs and department shutdowns all over the globe to move operations to low cost areas in Hungary, Mexico, and China. Nobody feel secure about their job which leads to people doing the bare minimum.

    Everyone is burned out, management will not do anything with toxic unprofessional employees, and they simply don't care. Nobody is engaged at work, nobody enjoys coming in, and everyone wants to leave. Spare yourself the turmoil and look elsewhere because you never know when they are going to shut down the Utah operation.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the toxic, detrimental employees that add no value to the company.
    Enforce discipline and don't let employees call in sick every single week or come in regularly at 10:30 AM.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good potential to grow if you are in the right group. Excellent employment benefits.

    Cons

    Certain areas to focus more on business development. Need to hire some strong salesforce.

    Advice to Management

    Hire senior salesforce with good industry connects.


  6. "Analysis and Repair Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  7. "Going to miss this place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance. The on site management are great all across the board.

    Cons

    The company is moving toward more of a profit chasing mentality. Moving production out of the country and away from people who have made the products great for many years.

    Advice to Management

    If it isn't broke don't fix it.
    Profit isn't everything. The term "Made In America" mean a lot to many people.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "harman"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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


  9. "PM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly and hardworking staff and employees

    Cons

    No direction in the company

    Advice to Management

    Value People who are experienced


  10. "Audio Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible workflow with great benefits

    Cons

    No enough challenges/growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Add more structure and rigidity


  11. "Sharepoint Architect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SharePoint Architect in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - SharePoint Architect in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HARMAN (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company, great management and good place to work

    Cons

    None i can think off.

    Advice to Management

    none



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