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Harmonic Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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Harmonic President, CEO, and Director Patrick J. Harshman
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  • The company rarely (if every) promotes middle management to upper management (in 4 reviews)

  • Lacks innovation, weak management team (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Harmonic"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director Sales Operations in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director Sales Operations in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Industry leader within the Video space

    Cons

    Struggling to create a team oriented company culture where goals are clear and executed upon

    Advice to Management

    Reconnect with the employees, make the company strategy, both short term and long term, clear


  2. "Good company going thru reorganization"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Harmonic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very interesting technology and good people

    Cons

    Work on building a good team environment.


  3. "Fun Environment"

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    Former Contractor - Contractor in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Contractor in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harmonic as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Onsite Cafeteria for Lunches and inexpensive. A little chaotic, however a lot of helpful colleagues and nice building

    Cons

    A little chaotic, my manager was remote and didn't interface with me too much. Came in to the office 3 times while I was there once was to tell me my contract was ended

    Advice to Management

    Never saw any management so can't comment.


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  5. "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Harmonic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company culture is old fashion.

    Cons

    People is nice and friendly.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to circulate new blood from time to time.


  6. "2016 could be the year of serious recovery for Harmonic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Harmonic full-time

    Pros

    Great Technology, Service, and people

    Cons

    Execution is a major issue

    Advice to Management

    Increased accountability, On-time new product releases, relentless focus on execution.


  7. "Do not find their way"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with, very collaborative and really passionate about what we do. Infectious passion about video quality, latest technology and future trends.

    Cons

    Some folks are very opinionated which in extreme cases and hinder execution and is not good for the company. Engineering rules. Some "we have always done it that way" attitudes are very annoying.

    Advice to Management

    Value all functions across all departments and introduce healthy change management.


  8. "Sr. Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harmonic (More than a year)

    Pros

    Multiple opportunities to make difference in day-to-day business. Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Company has struggled to grow.
    Lack on investment on long term processes and tools. Too busy in running day-to-day business


  9. "Stable company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harmonic (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable company with reasonable work/life balance

    Cons

    Little innovation and a somewhat staid culture.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    like working with my peers

    Cons

    company is not going anywhere

    Advice to Management

    need new career


  11. "Good but not great"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a Good work life balance with slow and steady growth on career.People are cool....Parties during weekends...

    Cons

    Scope of your work is limited....not to much to learn or grow....

    Advice to Management

    should encourage the employees to extend their scope in the work instead of following just the instructions....


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