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Harmonia Reviews

Updated February 20, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good work-life balance,Great culture and Good management" (in 4 reviews)

  • "There are no Pros to discuss here" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "They aren't transitioning to one or the other, just trying to do both" (in 2 reviews)

  • "Scrum Master and a part time PO)" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Solid company, great growth, emerging gem"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Stafford, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Stafford, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harmonia (More than a year)

    Pros

    Do your work, do it well, and you will be rewarded. No micro-management, you are brought on board to do a job and are expected to perform. Competitive salary and bonuses, great medical and dental, and the 401k match is top-notch. Outstanding team environment, great culture and diversity. High focus on maintaining and retaining proficiency, skills and education. Incredible support staff and a broad range of highly technical experts working in new and challenging technologies. Fun social events for every family member.

    Cons

    Our team and office was not physically located with the Company headquarters because we needed to be close to the client and stakeholders. I know it's very challenging, but it would be good for executives to interact with the team and client every so often just to express interest in the hard work being performed.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest creating an annual or semi-annual event during which managers and executives interact with each other, provide/discuss strategies, share lessons learned, and express goals and objectives.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Blacksburg is a mess"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harmonia full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    401K match, work-life balance.

    Cons

    Insurance, lack of management

    Advice to Management

    The Blacksburg office is basically a disaster without any discipline or authority. People vaping at their desks, dogs running around at random, etc. The same people are praised year in and year out. The same people who are reprimanded are consistently given 30th and 40th chances to improve their slacking ways. If you’re not in the spotlight, you aren’t valued. Take time to ask your employees how things are going and really hear them out. Blacksburg has truly become a zoo; a toxic environment. Some boundaries need to be placed, and some people deserve better treatment than what they are given.

    Harmonia Response

    Mar 15, 2018 – COO

    Hello - i do appreciate your input. Sometimes having multiple offices can be a challenge. Clearly the management, which primarily sits in the Mclean area has failed in its oversight. We will... More

  3. Helpful (8)

    "Training my replacement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Harmonia full-time

    Pros

    There are simply no pros here.

    Cons

    Typical Indian contracting company out for a quick buck, and don't care about their people. Will do anything for a dollar. Not sure why government awards contracts to these type of companies. Will be happy to see these types of company booted out of the government contract space.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to management instead of constantly threatening your employees.

    Harmonia Response

    Jan 18, 2018 – COO

    Thank you for your anonymous review. The fact that you say you are a current employee and choose to stay anonymous demonstrates your thinking. You did have the choice to come and talk to management... More


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Applications Developer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harmonia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Full benefits, matching up to 6%, multiple contracts

    Cons

    disrespectful to less experienced. Not willing to give desired wage when younger despite having masters.

    Harmonia Response

    May 6, 2017 – COO

    Hi thanks for your feedback. Sorry if you felt disrespected simply because of your age, that is certainly not our culture as evidenced by a very good mix of ages among the team. In fact, having... More


  5. Helpful (8)

    "Not waterfall. Not agile. Definitely stressful."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people (not management) are great - they are welcoming and genuine nice to be around.

    Cons

    Some teams are following agile and waterfall at the same time. They aren't transitioning to one or the other, just trying to do both. This forces those who aren't developers to wear multiple hats and have responsibilities with conflicting interests (i.e. 1 person being the scrum master and the product owner) or simply have too much work (being a PM and a Scrum Master and a part time PO).

    Advice to Management

    1) Pick a methodology and stick to it. Don't bounce around because your devs want agile but your contract is waterfall.
    2) If you're going Agile respect it. Understand and use the roles and ceremonies correctly.
    3) Get a contract team instead of pulling key resources off projects for days/weeks at a time.

    Harmonia Response

    Apr 28, 2017 – COO

    Hi - thank you for your feedback and for your kind words about the management team. We do hear you about the Agile vs. Waterfall, although the issue is largely not of our making. The government... More


  6. Helpful (8)

    "No words"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Mc Lean, VA
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Mc Lean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are just a starter

    Cons

    Have no idea how to run Agile and professional environment

    Advice to Management

    No words

    Harmonia Response

    May 15, 2017 – COO

    Thank you. I think its clear who you are and your review is clearly less than objective. You did good work but your productivity was a question mark and more importantly your inability to... More


  7. Helpful (6)

    "A small contractor company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice location. Pay money on time if with contract.

    Cons

    Most coworkers are Indian workers. The culture fit is very important

  8. Helpful (3)

    "One of the best places to work and grow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Analyst
    Current Employee - QA Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible and the team is one big happy family.

    Cons

    Less concentration on employee's performance, growth and salary. Should hire professional people for managerial positions.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to have interaction with the team at headquarters.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Working on stimulating projects with great individuals!!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Automation Test Engineer in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Automation Test Engineer in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been working with Harmonia at their Alexandria, VA office for some time now and felt it has been worthwhile to work in such an environment. The company has good career growth potential. The company has a talented group of people. They are willing to help others even at times when they are busy. The deadlines imposed by the clients can be imposing at times, but collectively, we persevere and exceed expectations.

    Our project manager is one of the best I have worked with. She has great communication skills and respects people's opinions. She has has a vision of where things are going and the ability to articulate it.

    Cons

    None at the current time


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Harmonia:-An individual committment,a group effort and a symbol of success in a friendly environment."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I am a New Yorker. For the last 2 years I have been working for Harmonia Alexandria Campus VA.The reason for the last 2 years I never tried to pursue a Job in New York or any other place because Harmonia is a unique place to work, team members are very friendly, Project manager is a real leader. I believe that working with good people matters because then the work environment is good. If there is a sense of respect and belief among the people you work with, that is when a good work is done. I also believe Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work and helps to build a unique Team and in that sense Harmonia holds a strong team with excellent leadership Under Lim Ayra, Project Manager. I believe when your action inspires someone else to inspire more ,dream more, learn more and do more then you are a leader and Lim Ayra is a great leader in representing the company to client, in guiding employees to the right direction, being friendly with employees and always being our friend and mentor. It is always my privilege and honor to be a part of Harmonia. All thanks goes to my company and it’s leaders like Miss Pallabi CEO , Lim Ayra,PMP, Bipin Test Lead. I love to work for Harmonia and it’s leadership and will continue to devote my whole effort in Harmonia’s rapid growth with success.

    Cons

    Not a single word to share about the company


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