HARMAN Reviews

Updated 18 October 2014
Updated 18 October 2014
133 Reviews
2.9
133 Reviews
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HARMAN Chairman, President and CEO Dinesh C. Paliwal
Dinesh C. Paliwal
92 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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not too good

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

    I worked at HARMAN full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Huge product line
    Great Brand Name

    Cons

    No strategic direction
    Total trader attitude
    Not ethical in business transactions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very pleasant and open minded work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager Intern in Novi, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Program Manager Intern in Novi, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules creating a good work/life balance. Good pay for an internship. Great Location. Good Learning environment. Most Harman colleagues were friendly and very helpful. Open minded work environment allowing employees to wear comfortable work attire and desired hair style, facial hairstyle etc.

    Cons

    Some of the engineers that I needed information from to complete my delegated tasks felt they were to busy with their personal workload to assist a college intern complete their tasks and learn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was a summer intern and wasn't there long enough to comment on this area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Senior Software Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Great Team, good management support on the personal front whenever needed , work on current and upcoming technologies

    Cons

    Lot of work...
    work 10~12 hours a day
    difficult to maintain family work balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Harman International

    • 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

    Pros

    Salary is good, but at the expense of all else

    Cons

    no work life balance at all

  6.  

    Amazing Experience to work with AKG

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Opportunities, Compensation is good as compare to market.

    Cons

    Work culture, Management is more service oriented in India.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people and room for growth

    • 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

    Pros

    Good benefits and 401k. Good vacation time and opportunity to buy company products.

    Cons

    Easy to get stuck in the same position forever. Lots of reorganizing every few years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within and keep talent from leaving.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    The Devil You Know

    • 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

    Pros

    talented, passionate people. great benefits. great products.

    Cons

    it's a big corporation. things move slowly. you have to deal with internal, division, and corporate politics.

    Too many rounds of layoffs after Americans have trained their low cost counterpart in India and China.

    Little to no push for innovation. corporate push to centralize everything is leading to a homogenization of iconic audio brands.

    Continue to push jobs out of the US. CEO has been overheard saying that India is the future center of engineering because American engineers are lazy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create a center of innovation and creativity.

    maximize the passion of the people who work for you.

    embrace smaller micro production facilities for faster prototyping and development

    get aggressive and acquire talent and technology that will carry the brands into the future

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    So far So Good.

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

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

    Pros

    1. Flexibility.
    2. Work life balance.
    3. Better salary.

    Cons

    1. No Growth Path.
    2. Not good work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve on HR policies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 8 people found this helpful  

    Good People Bad Management

    • 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

    Pros

    Hard Working employees
    Brand Name
    History of high quality products

    Cons

    Management is worse. No proper planning.They can dump you any time.
    Most of the work is outsourced to keep the cost down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees. They are people too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Company to Work for.

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

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

    Pros

    *Great opportunity to work for legendary brands.
    *Transparency in Management.

    Cons

    *No cons that I have felt so far

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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