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  1. "Great company that encourages growth and ownership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Despite it being a KFC-franchisee, they actually do a lot for their employees, within reason. Management is great and well stream-lined. Promotes from within, and promotion comes quick and often. Was offered the position of relief management within 6 months. Management positions are offered stocks in the company, giving additional incentives. Projects are not anonymous, and great work are recognized. There is an ownership of the company, as well as ownership of personal responsibility that is promoted.

    Cons

    For a fast food chain, Harman have exceeded every single expectation I had expected. There are no cons considering it is a fast food chain.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to reduce turn-over rate. Management changes hands a lot, almost too much.


  2. "Restaurant General Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Restaurant General Manager in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - Restaurant General Manager in Stockton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harman Management (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Be your own boss.
    Control your schedule.
    Almost treated as an owner, not just a manager.
    Gain lots of life experience.

    Cons

    Hours can get VERY long.
    Pay doesn't seem very competitive.
    EXTREMELY high expectations, with pay that doesn't match same expectations.
    28 hour Max for most employees creates much more stress for staffing, especially if your store is understaffed.
    Favoritism shown by upper management and easily shown by most promotions.
    Lots of stores are very poorly maintained, which creates more chances for failed inspections. (Walk-In fridge in lots of stores don't work properly, etc)

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay for managers.
    Remove 28 hour Max for employees.
    Renovate stores!!!!!!! Sales will grow if people actually want to come and are attracted by beautiful stores.

  3. "Coolest group of corporate folks I know."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - General Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I have never had a more challenging, fun, or rewarding job. I feel very fortunate to work with the people I work with. Even though I have a "dead end fast food job" I am making more money now than I ever have before and they keep giving me more.

    Cons

    If you are the kind of person who considers working hard a LOT and negative thing, Harman's isn't right for you.

    Advice to Management

    Work hard as hell and reap the rewards. This is a fun family to be part of.


  4. "I love where I work! Honestly."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Team Member in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harman Management full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The People and Opportunity is/are great.

    Cons

    The Dishes kind of suck.


  5. "The Life We Choose"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Restaurant General Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Restaurant General Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Harmans is a great company, where with hard work anyone can make over six figures. You have the oppurtunity to succeed, and only thing that may stop you is yourself and maybe your personal life.

    Cons

    Not enough time off. You get paid well for a reason, and that is because you are expected to work your butt off.

    Advice to Management

    Do a much better job training. It may be time for the company to move its managers away from working 60 plus hour weeks. It may have worked 40 years ago, but the times have changed. Less compensation, but having a more balanced life may actually reduce retention of management staff.


  6. "restaurant work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Harman Management full-time

    Pros

    good place to work , like family,

    Cons

    none that I can think of right now

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. "Relief Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Relief Manager
    Current Employee - Relief Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The good thing about working here is the people that you work with. When you get into a store with a strong crew or you hire people that strengthen your crew, you have easy days that are more like playing than work. You'll crack jokes and have fun, but you'll get the job done well and involve the guests in the fun. Harman's also has a lot of opportunities for a person to advance from a crew member to a supervisor or above, basic demonstration of your ability to do your work efficiently will lead you to promotion sooner than you would think.

    Cons

    The main challenges are when you become management you are expected to always be there and the more you start to know about the business, the more you become jaded by being there. The more business concepts get thrown at you, the more you realize it is hard to hit all their targets without compromising what they initially ordered you to do.

    Advice to Management

    I would say upper management needs to keep a more consistent watch on their subordinates, some of the stores, managers, and area managers don't live up to their operating values which is sad because they are very great ideas and most of their employees really believe and live by those values. I would also suggest being more flexible on the costs accrued by a store by its employees, labor cost will always solve itself because customers know that when they come in they will get great service by people who are ready to serve them and don't look overworked and miserable.

  8. "Excellent growth oriented culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harman Management full-time

    Pros

    Promote from with in company

    Cons

    Very low turn over company