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Harley-Davidson, Inc. Reviews

Updated April 27, 2018
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Harley-Davidson, Inc. President & CEO Matthew S. Levatich
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Pros
  • Some great people to work with, pays pretty Good, being cross trained (in 40 reviews)

  • Fast paced, Enjoyable work environment (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of work/life balance during average week (in 26 reviews)

  • Long hours, bad shift hours, poor upper management (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Senior Cost Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harley-Davidson, Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Atmosphere at the PDC

    Cons

    None pretty good place to be

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Materials Supervisor manufacturing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harley-Davidson, Inc. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work with opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Downsizing and restructuring. Moving all of Kansas City work to other locations.

  3. "Project manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harley-Davidson, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Strong brand power, great customers

    Cons

    Motorcycle industry is shrinking which makes for a tough work environment at times


  4. "MOST LAID BACK YET PROFESSIONAL FUN EVER."

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    Current Employee - General Merchandise Clerk in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - General Merchandise Clerk in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harley-Davidson, Inc. part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You can meet people from all over the world. Good ole regulars. Staff is so cool. Motorcycles are infectious!!! Laid back fun.

    Cons

    Oh the Drama. We could be a reality show of epic proportion. Low pay. Occasional annoying people. No one listens. Still worth it!

    Advice to Management

    Wish I had a red phone to their inner circle. They would love it. Sometimes need it. Lol


  5. "Staff Mfg Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harley-Davidson, Inc. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Cool product to be around

    Cons

    Lack of work/life balance during average week


  6. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Motorclothes Manager in Michigan City, IN
    Current Employee - Motorclothes Manager in Michigan City, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harley-Davidson, Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, Tight Knit family, fun atmosphere, exciting opportunities

    Cons

    Pay isn't the best, but I can live off of it.


  7. "Not bad"

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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 Harley-Davidson, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with, very competitive salaries & benefits

    Cons

    All that matters is the future of the company, not necessarily the people that work for it. Corporate America 101.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great Brand in stormy waters"

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    Former Employee - Director in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Director in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harley-Davidson, Inc. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Harley-Davidson has passionate employees, great products (motorcycles, accessories and clothing) and a great brand. A healthy global dealer network. The company is financially healthy.

    Cons

    Harley-Davidson had and keeps having a lots of significant org changes. A factory will be closed next year. The market is very challenging in the US. Lots of talk about values but in some cases only seems to apply to people below VP level.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Not what it seems"

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

    I worked at Harley-Davidson, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Best American made motor cycle manufacturing company. Or at least it used to be. Good vacation, average insurance, holidays, discounts on bikes and clothes and accessories, iconic brand, advanced manufacturing facilities, decent cafeteria, flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of crisis management, poor relationships between union workers and salary workers (not all, but some) lower pay for salary workers, good old boy club still exists, favoritism in advancement, poor management decisions, bad managers left in charge, blame game put on lower level workers, saw innocent people get fired for made up reasons to protect managers.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the good old boys, be open to new managers and employees and their creativity, drop the bad boy attitude, require that ALL managers be trained and degreed in management. Especially supervisors.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Communications Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harley-Davidson, Inc. part-time

    Pros

    Laid Back environment. Fun industry

    Cons

    Political leadership that doesn't listen to ideas

    Advice to Management

    Get ideas from employees more


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