HARMAN

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HARMAN Reviews

Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
140 Reviews
3.0
140 Reviews
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HARMAN Chairman, President and CEO Dinesh C. Paliwal
Dinesh C. Paliwal
94 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedules creating a good work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • The company offers good hourly wages; good benefits package; and a clean work environment (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance, Technical trainnigs rea missing (in 9 reviews)

  • There is no work life balance in this company, they expect employees to work minimum 12 hours a day and most of the days it gets exceeds by 12 hours (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Human resources

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HARMAN

    Pros

    Great Products. Lovely people. ..................................

    Cons

    Couple of non sense folks around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    The company goes well. Automotive Infotainment department is not in a fast growing market.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at HARMAN

    Pros

    Stable for the job security. Don't worry about the sales for the products and also do not expect big grows to the sales.

    Cons

    Lower opportunity for promotion. Good work-life balance. Very stable place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the current mode of the navigation market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    High pressure work, result oriented company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)

    I have been working at HARMAN full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice places and nice colleagues, not so much political

    Cons

    Resources shortage and you'll always being busy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    New to the company so can't say much yet...but seems like an okay company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Richardson, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Richardson, TX (US)

    I have been working at HARMAN full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Extremely good discounts on Harman products.
    -Currently seems like a good work life balance place

    Cons

    Very little vacation. No employee stock purchase plan and no profit sharing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful experience with a lot of learning opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Palo Alto, CA (US)

    I worked at HARMAN as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Mentor assigned to the project was very helpful and I learned a lot from him.
    No Micro-management, tasks were set once a week and I use to work the whole week to achieve it.
    Wonderful team atmosphere.
    It's Palo Alto!

    Cons

    Salary was not competitive other than that pretty much everything was nice.
    Honestly, no other cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    OK

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

    I have been working at HARMAN full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Culture among some other things

    Cons

    Growth among some other things

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not Recommended!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at HARMAN full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexi timings, Travelling to US for some projetcs , Nice HR Policies

    Cons

    No personal Growth.. Not a good company to join as a fresher though the pay is good. No new tech , just integration work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Used to be a great place to work. Now, not so much...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer

    I have been working at HARMAN full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    We [used to] make the world's best audio equipment.
    Lot's of opportunity because people "just disappear" - never a word of thanks for all they've done, etc. They just disappear...

    Cons

    Since Sidney Harman left., the new regime seem to view the company as their personal cookie jar. Reading SEC reports shows the Executive Committee regularly exercises/sells every one of the considerable options they grant themselves.

    In the Infotainment division (where 5/6 of Harman's revenue is generated), Harman is no longer a technology company because that costs too much. Now our focus is on providing software services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Product Dev. Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI (US)

    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

    Invest in your workforce.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A prestigious and elegant company with a passion for reorganizing frequently

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

    I worked at HARMAN full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    International travel, great bunch of people, team spirit.

    Cons

    Just when you think you figured it out, they move the goalposts! (Lots of changes in management and organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick the right team and organization and leave it in place long enough for it to take root.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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