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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
Invest in your workforce.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at HARMAN in April 2014.Interview Details
My initial communication with the HR led to just fixing a mutually favorable time for a technical interview which happened the next day. The interviewer turned out to be friendly and made me feel very comfortable to answer questions I wasn't sure of. The interview finished well.
The HR contacted after 2 working days to confirm face to face interview date. I was again questioned on my programming skills and domain knowledge. The interviewer was very friendly. Followed my the Managerial round where questions were asked on a very broad perspective.
Finally the HR round. Regular 'know me more' questions were asked and a good package was provided to start of with.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsI did not have to negotiate. The provided a good package to start off with and is one of the best companies in that segment to start a career with. I would definitely recomment applicants to go for Harman.Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
- Well not that it was unexpected but C++ program which was asked to be written was very contextual and needed a good deal of hands on experience. But the interviewer was very supportive. 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...