HARMAN

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HARMAN Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
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2.7 114 reviews

49% Approve of the CEO

HARMAN Chairman, President and CEO Dinesh C. Paliwal

Dinesh C. Paliwal

(82 ratings)

40% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedules creating a good work/life balance(in 12 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 6 reviews)

  • Cost cutting is painful and counter-productive as everything has been outsourced(in 6 reviews)

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Poor support, poor quality and poor everything

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIs an International company, well known company in the entertainment and automotive industry

    ConsThis company did a recent start up abroad, in Mexico, but being part of it was being part of a big problem, there is a huge lack of control within overall process, there is huge scrap, and quality is a really big concern, since they need to re-work a lot of the electronic cards produced there, being in an area related to finance department it is a mess, they always wonder to get materials from suppliers without being formal in the payments and of course at the end the company needs to beg the suppliers to get it. Sometimes you end up putting from your pocket or you end up facing very angry people for not having what they need. Another complicate and messy area is the warehouse, not control at all and they, sometimes end up packing everything back to trailers because there is no control of nothing,

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview who in charge of the whole company in there, tackle quality problems, which means just loses to the company and train and rest the employees, and get a good financial planner, responsible as well there is the need to get a formal purchasing department, everybody does there whatever they want and spend money in wrongful requirements.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Proud to work for world's leading audio company

    ECommerce & Online Marketing Head (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsInteresting and challenging work, excellent work environment, superb work culture,

    ConsStability (not specific to all locations) is a downside

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople make an organization, its not the other way round.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    6 people found this helpful  

    "Where Sound Matters," But People Don't

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMultinational company with a good reputation for quality products

    ConsThe focus seems to have shifted from quality to cost saving, as the company had moved more and more of the operations to China, India and Eastern European countries like Hungary. The company does not care at all about its employees, having laird off longtime workers who helped to develop and sell its technologies and products. Executives tend to favor bullies, as many Harman managers and execs manage with bullying, abrasive tactics. Management is focused on getting the most done for the least amount of money, sending jobs overseas, which has affected the quality of the products. For salaried employees, there is no work/life balance, as you are expected to do whatever is necessary to meet deadlines that often change at the last minute based on Corporate's whim. Office politics run wild, and there is no room for advancement for many, especially women and certain minorities. This is not a good place for them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the employees who make your products possible. It used to matter that your products were made in the U.S. It still should. Overhaul your HR department, and bring in some people who can show some concern for people. Take some sensitivity courses or offer training so all staff know how to deal with each other as men/women and different ethnicities. Stop encouraging bullying and rewarding overly aggressive management styles.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Good place . Bad boss.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat products and technology. Dedicated people. Global operations - lots of moves; many opportunities. Company focused on great customer experience. For audiophiles the place to be!

    ConsMoved production out of US to china and mexico. Ruthless management that cared little about employees. Lot of pressure to meet the numbers. People getting burned out - if you are in company polictis and played well you did good..

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    decent workplace

    Associate Software Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    Prosflexible work hours,travel opportunities , work life balance

    Consdomain specific , slow career growth

    Advice to Senior Managementprovide better growth opportunities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Environment is filled with negativity-AVOID THIS PLACE

    Engineering (Former Employee) Indianapolis, IN (US)

    ProsDecent pay, decent benefits, good work experience

    ConsPoor management, constant arguing amongst managers and employees, managers will give you good reviews and then tell the opposite to management, VP of this location is the most unprofessional person I have ever met. Constant foul language and hand slamming on tables during meetings

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit letting managers take 3 hour lunches while they only put in 6 hour days, Make managers perform and complete goals just like employees, allow employees to suggest ideas to improve the company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great product, great people to work with, high stress and very aggressive pace

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Farmington Hills, MI (US)

    ProsInfotainment is a very interesting business, continuous challenges and satisfaction from finished product. There are always new programs to work on and it's never boring to come to work.

    ConsHeavy workload, long hours, very aggressive deadlines and high throughput expectations. It is very hard to have a good life/work balance because of the shortage of resources and the continuous demands to meet program deadlines.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocusing on employee retention is going to bring a lot of long term success

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Software Intern (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsGood work profile, learning experience

    ConsSalary is low as compared to other companies

    Advice to Senior ManagementSalary is less as compared to other companies

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Simply Awesome!!!! Best chances in learning!

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsWork life balance, No Timing system, Product Based architecture, Best Compensation Benefits, Progressive industry growth, Domain exposure

    ConsTravel Policy, Non responsive Travel and to some extent of HR Departments,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice place to work and build your career

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWork life balance
    Salary
    chance to work on good audio projects(but you should have the passion for audio)

    ConsShould avoid shifting atleast professional the work to pune from bangalore.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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