Harley-Davidson

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The economy is bad, I'm not sure what can be done. The direction appears to be good from an enterprise standpoint.

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Current Employee - Systems Analyst
Current Employee - Systems Analyst

I have been working at Harley-Davidson

Pros

Benefits package is outstanding. Great company image. There is a lot of work that needs to be done here.

Cons

Much micromanagement to the point where it takes a long time to get projects started and completed. There seem to be too many steps along with sign-offs/approvals that need to happen on each project.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There has to be better ways to streamline our technical assets and use them more efficiently to help the company. We should re-evaluate the methodology used in IT for project management and look for efficiency gains.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    James L Ziemer has annouced his retirement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wauwatosa, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wauwatosa, WI (US)

    I have been working at Harley-Davidson

    Pros

    Riding the bikes is excellent if you get to test them. Using the engineering tools is good, but they do not allow enough time to get it done right. Cutting corners is the best way to meet the time lines and stay in good graces. Then you have to blame others to protect yourself. This is the best way to work at this company.

    Cons

    The office politiics are over the top, really a hard place to create new products. Because they do not really create new products, it is really impossible to innnovate and take the time to listen to teammates. The only way to blame others and lie, cheat and talk your way to the tap, which is really sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow teamwork, foster creativity and empower people

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Behind the smoke and mirrors

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI (US)

    I have been working at Harley-Davidson

    Pros

    It is a resume builder, helps you move on to a better job in the future.

    Cons

    A long time ago, magazines wrote articles about this being one of the top 100 employers to work for. Well let me tell you after the 100th Anniversary, and Elton John singing to Bikers - it all changed. The company is ran in a vicious cycle. If you can survive good for you, and everyman for himself.

    There were many good employees that were hurt by things management did to them. People who counted the minutes until they could retire and never look back. The danger came if you could not manage your Director or VP well. Sure there were some unique managers from Honda that needed to be building weedwhackers instead of motorcycles.

    It would not be a place I would want to see my friends wind up. One guy in finance called me a while back and had been working 20 hour days to get a project out. Asked me if I could hire him to get him out of there, unfortunately I couldn't help. The sad thing is that he needed to do that to make his manager look good for the guys up top.

    Did I forget to mention that bonus were once part of your salary, and they disappeared too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop managing your portfolio's for retirement, work with the employees - make it a better place to work at. When you leave will the damage you were part of remain? It took 100 years to build a great company, but only 5 more to leave it wounded. The company is not only the motorcycles it sends out the doors, but the people too.

    Doesn't Recommend
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