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Harmonic Reviews

Updated November 29, 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 5 reviews)

  • Career growth is limited, software management has a lot of rooms to be improved (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Field Systems Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Field Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Field Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Harmonic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Edge technology OTT AWS Media Broadcasting and IPTV

    Cons

    small grow currently is having financial problems

    Advice to Management

    Best wishes great places with lot of potential


  2. "A decent place to work, but nothing really outstanding"

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    Former Employee - Staff Development Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Development Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harmonic full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of very smart people to work with.

    Cons

    Development teams are too geographically spread out which makes collaboration difficult.

  3. "Sales Director"

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

    Pros

    Great Products
    Innovative Technology
    Strong Market Position
    Strong Supporting Personnel
    Great work flow integration

    Cons

    certain products were losing innovative competitive edge.
    Company began to focus too heavily on sales reporting and diminished ability to spend time in field.

    Advice to Management

    Important to listen to field input. Careful to focus too much on reports and processing. Maintain technological edge.


  4. "Harmonic"

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

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

    Pros

    Market leader, great people to work with

    Cons

    Lacks innovation, weak management team


  5. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment they seem to appreciate their people

    Cons

    Money is a little tight


  6. "A good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Harmonic full-time

    Pros

    One of the most stable companies in the broadcast and media space. Core product lines are true industry leaders in market share and technology

    Cons

    Some siloed thinking. Company as struggled with understanding and integrating of recent acquisitions


  7. "Harmonic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Altos, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Altos, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, strong teaming, few silos, excellent product line, product leadership in video business

    Cons

    Poor growth last several years. Industry (broadcasters, cable TV companies, satellite companies) undergoing a lot of stress from cord-cutters, rise of over-the-top video delivery, technology shift in customer industries.

    Advice to Management

    Need to figure out better growth strategy.

  8. "Great engineers, fun place to work, best work cat ever!"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Development Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Staff Software Development Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product, lots of time off (BTA), smart people, free food and drink, big cubes, cat is very friendly, lots of parties and BBQs

    Cons

    Lots of "IT" you must do yourself including system administrations.


  9. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you want to make an impact, meet with leaders at the senior and executive level, this is the place to be. Very open and inclusive environment where c-level leaders welcome input from everyone.

    Cons

    People wear a lot of hats which makes them very busy. But never too busy to help out when needed. Culture is split between newer people who want to change and more experienced employees who want things to stay the same and see no need to change.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the overall strategy in mind at all times!


  10. "Great Management"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at. Decent benefits (medicals, ESPP, RSUs, vacation, discounted lunchs), Good management and nice communication during quarterly townhalls.

    Cons

    Better communication to Wall Street needed. I don't think Wall street understands their products. Stock price is flat

    Advice to Management

    Continue the quarterly communication meetings to employees, and keep the discounted lunches. Try to communicate more frequently to the street.


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