HARMAN Reviews

Updated 23 April 2015
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  1. Great company to work for.. But limited exposure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Balanced work life , Decent compensation

    Cons

    Limited exposure, difficult to switch projects

    Advice to Management

    none

  2. Bad place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The are not many good reasons to work here.if you stay in the company for to long there may be chances of growth

    Cons

    No work life balance. Employees are expected to work during weekends. Hike is not as per one's effort or performance. Senior management is really poor.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees well. Give them good raises. It is not a very good idea to make your employees work every weekend.

  3. Helpful (3)

    Join only if desperately lookin for a change.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Detroit, MI (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good discounts for audio products. Dont need to be qualified from a good school for being a manager.

    Cons

    Adhoc management. your qualifications dont matter. An entry level engineer is made a manager. No knowledgeable colleagues left in the company to learn things from. High attrition rate.

    Advice to Management

    Management cannot be advised here.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    NO Work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Did not find any reason

    Cons

    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.

    Advice to Management

    You should hire more resources as per your work /Project requirement, 1 resource can work efficiently only for 9 hours daily , nobody wants to spend his/her whole day in office.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Improper management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer II in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer II in Pune (India)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary. Great products. Large number of customers lined up.

    Cons

    Poor people management and work culture. No planning of work. Boss is boss. No space for independent opinions. But this also depends on which project you are working. I was unlucky to get all these things.

    Though Harman has got good products but they do not care for quality of work.

    In India mostly there are support kind of projects. Not a product culture for Indian employees.

    Advice to Management

    Improve middle management such as Engineering Mangers for improving work culture.

  7. Summer Interns

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

    I worked at HARMAN as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good culture, highly diverse. People do enjoy working together is there is a caring culture. The company is also growing very fast, offering a lot of chances.

    Cons

    Sometimes in a year, job could become pretty tough and we need to work overtime. also there would be long travels frequently.

  8. Helpful (1)

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warranty Analyst in Novi, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Warranty Analyst in Novi, MI (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flex time
    Friendly co-workers
    We had some fun activities.

    Cons

    Under valued
    Lack of management
    Overworked and under appreciated for the extra work.

    Advice to Management

    Work on management skills and develop better systems for planning careers.

  9. Fun, cool place

    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Farmington Hills, MI (US)
    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Farmington Hills, MI (US)

    I have been working at HARMAN as an intern (Less than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work on projects that directly contributes to the success of the company. Casual environment, nice co-workers. Supervisor flexible with work schedule during school year.

    Cons

    Low pay for interns compared to industry standards.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Avoid at all costs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a review of the automotive group and does not include the professional audio and other divisions.
    If you are in any of the centre of competencies, the quality of work in development and test tends to be very high. They work with world class customers like BMW and Daimler, Jaguar Land Rover and provide some good work packages.Technically it can be challenging and rewarding, but hold on, read the cons underneath. Dont just jump and apply there.

    Cons

    This place is nothing but wipro. All service industry minded people who are very cost conscious, but not conscious of anything else, like coding, testing or even common sense. The place is very very politically charged and the senior management is entirely from wipro, including HR and even finance! This makes the culture very toxic and extremely unproductive. These guys are good at making power point presentations and thats about it. No real work gets done at Harman Bangalore automotive division.

    The 10% of the organisation that is non wipro genuinely contributes or tries to contribute, but the majority always side lines them. In fact if you work, someone will find fault with you.

    In fact if you are not ex-wipro, you will find it very very difficult to survive there. Period.

    Advice to Management

    Please bring in some professionals to run the Bangalore center. All your wipro guys have spoiled the place beyond imagination and it will take you quite some time to improve the culture of the place, if you start now.
    The quality of hires from wipro is extremely pathetic and is severely damaging and toxic to your company. Get rid of these people. They talk a lot, deliver nothing. Of course, they will have very "valid" reasons on why they cannot deliver or why germans have over engineered the products (read: cannot understand what the germans have written).

    If you have the courage and conviction to do, take some proper exit interviews of people who are leaving and you will know the truth. Of course, what you hear will be very disturbing. 90 day notice period is not the way to retain employees! Why dont you do some harder thinking, assuming you are capable of it?

  11. Good

    • 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work time in any time

    Cons

    Crazy senior management in any division

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