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Harley-Davidson, Inc. Reviews

Updated November 7, 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 41 reviews)

  • "Works with your schedule for time off and other work/life balance issues are handled well" (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lack of work/life balance during average week" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Long hours, bad shift hours, poor upper management" (in 24 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Senior Cost Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Motor clothes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A lot of fun people

    Cons

    They have a Fast turn over rate

  3. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harley-Davidson, Inc. (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed company culture and environment

    Cons

    Long days when equipment fails

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "used to be good"

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    Former Employee - Machinist
    Former Employee - Machinist
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Harley-Davidson, Inc. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    enjoyed my coworkers, good pay for senior employee

    Cons

    incompetent managers, too many layoffs, you're just a number

    Advice to Management

    go back to the old way of treating your employees with respect


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Care Center"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, awesome and friendly co-workers. Appreciative of their employees.

    Cons

    Not always easy to move to other departments. Easy to feel "stuck."

    Advice to Management

    Managers should create an environment of trust with employees. Should focus on building them up and assisting their growth, not creating a divide with team members. Good managers keep great employees.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Manager, Program Development"

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    Former Employee - Program Development Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Program Development Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and passionate atmosphere

    Cons

    They began dismissing people in 2014, and their methods of justifying letting people go were questionable and demeaning.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Associate Product Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Associate Product Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere. Loyal employees. Great benefits

    Cons

    Sr. Managers not always qualified for their position. Indecisive decisions. Above average changes in roles.

  8. "Mechanic"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Awesome co-workers, friendly environment to work.

    Cons

    Need better communication between service and parts department

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Mechanic"

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    Former Employee - Mechanic in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. Climate controlled

    Cons

    High turnover. Hostile work environment. No pride in work with Lots of temp workers.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. Need to follow through with continuous improvements..


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Heritage brand trying to dictate its future"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Wauwatosa, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Wauwatosa, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of passion. Great products. A lot of capabilities in a laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    A lot of talk and indecision. Some uncertainty in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    As we move into future innovative products, trust our internal capabilities. When we bring in external engineering/manufacturing experts in, we often know more than they do. If we are better at designing or manufacturing things, we should continue to do it ourselves in Milwaukee. Our customers want as much as possible designed and manufactured in Milwaukee so let’s encourage that.


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