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HARMAN Reviews

Updated June 24, 2017
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  • 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. "Decent Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at HARMAN full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Salary is average or better compared to other places in the area. The work is not difficult, but you are expected to do more than one job.

    Cons

    Heavy workload. Management has a "my way or the highway" attitude.


  2. "Pretty good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer Intern in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer Intern in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at HARMAN (Less than a year)

    Pros

    lots of freedom, flexible working hours, supports for work, and employee discount for company's products

    Cons

    small office & team, less distinctive company culture

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good coworkers and knowledgeable people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Michigan in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Michigan in Farmington Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    Easy going work culture, come in whenever work 8hrs complete tasks.

    Cons

    Higher management is in their own world making commitment to customers without knowing actuals. Salaries are average or below.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pressing engineering department and understand how much can be delivered


  4. "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  5. "Not so great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Novi, MI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Novi, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get really great discounts on most of the consumer products and decent discounts on pro-audio products.
    You also get some discounts when you buy certain Brand cars from dealers.

    Cons

    The management mostly cares about dollar profits and not about the employees.
    Benefits package is below average.
    Office is cluttered.

    Advice to Management

    It's not always about dollar profits.
    Also, having Audio/Music related events from time to time is not a bad idea since majority of the products are always related to Music.
    Benefits should definitely be made better.


  6. "Qualification Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Several projects to keep busy with, never any need to look for something to do. The experience here will help you get that next position that you really want.

    Cons

    Work to life balance is nonexistent. If you can stay long enough to get the real experience of working at Harman your next position will seem better than it is.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people with the right skill set to make a difference within the company. Multiple projects piled on the few that seem to know what is going on. When people underperform let them go you are only punishing the ones that want to be here.


  7. "Software test lead"

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

  8. "Crappy pay for the ants."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - responsable production et maintenance in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - responsable production et maintenance in El Paso, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy, if you get lucky and land a job as an in house security officer.

    Cons

    Drama, favoritism and wage theft. The company hires through a staffing agency to control and bring fear in the workers. Employees seem to be scared to lose 10 dollars an hour. Bosses are scared of the manager because the big boss likes the way she cuts ot and keeps people from advancing. Bonuses probably. Also, hr and personnel operate from Mexico, which is known for crap employee rights.

    Advice to Management

    Let go of your bonus because one day you'll be on the other end of the crap stick. Pay your hands on workers competitive wages, not your corp heads.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Stingy, Screwed Up, and Souless"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many intelligent, knowledgeable, and experienced workers. Very casual dress code, great employee discounts on decent audio gear.

    Cons

    Leadership vacuum at upper and middle-management levels as evidenced by extremely poor levels of employee engagement, pervasive apathy, no discipline to process, third-world employee performance management process, no bonus or salary compensation incentives for regular employees during times of record revenue and profit, little accountability at all levels, low levels of intra-group communication, low expectations everywhere, no real world work-life balance, career advancement very hit or miss, working hard is valued far more than working smart, extremely poor use of significant intellectual capital.

    Advice to Management

    Have outside consultants assess and advise on the above, while taking a good, hard look at who you are as supposed professional leaders, managers, and people, if you are to have any chance of addressing the above issues with the hope and intent of positioning Harman for bona fide, sustainable success.


  10. "Software Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HARMAN (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The job in Harman is easy, testing the infotainment system. A lot of Intern work together, good atmosphere, the manager will have meeting every Friday. Just report your work. They are very nice.

    Cons

    The job is not very challenging, once you are familiar with all the test cases, you work is tedious. It is not easy for intern to become full time. Some intern has been working around for 3 years, and still an intern.

    Advice to Management

    The manager should give more advices to new intern. Sometimes at lunch time, there will be a seminar for intern to learn more about the technology. That's good.


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