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HARMAN is the parent company behind an array of world-renowned brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, JBL®, Mark Levinson®, Lexicon®, and Infinity®. HARMAN's reputation for quality and excellence inspired the passion of premium audio enthusiasts, best-selling artists and discriminating drivers for decades.
Many of our more than 16,000 professionals began their careers in entertainment, audio production or automotive design, bringing a blend of skills that complement the company's core offerings of automotive infotainment, lifestyle audio products and professional audio and visual equipment. We're looking for people to join our global family and continue building a sound future for our customers, our employees, and our company.
Our automotive segment designs, manufactures and markets electronics and infotainment systems that are installed as original equipment by automotive manufacturers. Our infotainment systems use information and entertainment components that integrate features such as GPS navigation, traffic information, voice-activated telephone and climate control, rear-seat entertainment, wireless Internet access, smart phone integration, MP3 playback, social media and web content, cloud connectivity, and active safety features.
HARMAN’s infotainment division leads the industry in providing integrated and transparent technologies to consumers across platforms – from portable navigation to precision control systems. Sophisticated drivers enjoy HARMAN’s fully integrated navigation and entertainment systems in vehicles from the world’s top automakers.
Our lifestyle segment designs, manufactures and markets consumer audio and electronics products for home, car, and personal use. HARMAN lifestyle products are recognized throughout the world for superior sound quality and high performance. Our products include installed audio systems for the world’s leading automakers, aftermarket systems for vehicles, luxury audio systems for homes and products designed to enhance sound for a wide range of devices including Apple iPhone® and iPad® devices, for computers and for other digital media players.
Our professional division designs, manufactures and markets loudspeakers and electronics systems used by audio professionals in concert halls, stadiums, airports, houses of worship and other public spaces. We also design products for recording, broadcast, cinema and music-reproduction applications, and we provide products for the sound-reinforcement, music instrument support, and broadcast and recording segments of the professional audio market.
At HARMAN the world is your stage.
We want you to be in control of your career and future at HARMAN. That’s why it’s important to us that you understand how career development works at our company, and how employees drive their personal and professional growth.
We know that managing your career is important to you. While your development is a partnership between you, your manager and HARMAN, we want your career to be in your hands. For that reason, while our managers are responsible for setting goals, assessing your performance on a regular basis and jointly creating development plans for future success, you are responsible for individual results and personal knowledge growth.
Our job is to give you a clear path to success and to help you on your journey. HARMAN’s career management cycle includes a succession planning process, where our top performers are identified and groomed for short- and long-term opportunities.
I have been working at HARMAN full-time (more than an year)Pros
Overall good work life balance.
My organization just went through a management restructure and I think it is for the best.
Management is decent about flexing time (i.e., I traveled over the weekend, so here's a day or two you can take off without burning a PTO day).
Feels start-uppy in some ways, but there are still remnants of the automotive industry of a bygone era.
You will learn a lot if you apply yourself.Cons
Very small organizational budget for training means it's infrequent. I find that shortsighted.
Lots of growth in recent years (good) but the process infrastructure hasn't caught up (bad)
Travel for supporting engineering activities seems to be sporadic and it could and should be used more to build better relationships with demanding OEM customers.
Benefits leave something to be desired. No annual bonus program.
Lots of people are just there to clock in their 40 hours. If some project or activity is going to extend beyond 5PM, you can count on being the only one there to support it.Advice to ManagementAdvice
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Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at HARMAN.Interview Details
I received an unsolicited email from a company recruiter. After making email contact and learning a few details about the job, we arranged for a telephone interview. During the telephone interview we had a candid discussion about what I could do for the company and how the company could help me grow in my career. I was left with the feeling that the interview went well.
The next stage of the hiring process was to take an online skills test on standard C++. The test was very hard. It was full of questions with unusual and esoteric snippets of code that you were asked to analyze and state what the results would be. Even though I am a professional programmer with 15+ years experience using C, I totally bombed the test.
I never heard back from them.Interview Questions
No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
- The entire online skills test was very difficult. Only about 1/3 of the questions were 'sensible'. The remainder of the questions presented you with odd bits of code, classes with upside down copy constructors wrapped in sideways templates. Predicting the results of these snippets was difficult. My only thought was that this was a blunt tool if you were looking for a manager position. As a manager, if an engineer showed me any of the code from that test, I would mentor him on the importance of writing code humans can read and understand. Answer Question
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HARMAN designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets - supported by 15 brands. The Company supports leading entertainers and more than 25 million vehicles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 16,000 people across the...
Mission: HARMAN is dedicated to global excellence in the branded-audio and infotainment markets. We develop and deliver solutions that embrace innovation, superior value and a...