HARMAN Reviews

Updated 12 August, 2014
Updated 12 August, 2014
140 Reviews

3.0
140 Reviews
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HARMAN Chairman, President and CEO Dinesh C. Paliwal
Dinesh C. Paliwal
105 Ratings

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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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stay away - a completely dysfunctional mess and getting worse

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Stamford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Stamford, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, some great people

    Cons

    Incompetent upper management who have no knowledge of the audio space and who are doing everything they can to devalue the brands. And new management hires are following this pattern.
    Mean and negative management who use bullying tactics and routinely engage in unprofessional behavior.
    Employees are depressed and anxious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to the Board: replace the CEO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent people. Excellent support to improve technically.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at HARMAN full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good job benefits for employees. I was provided with on the Job training. I was also provided a good package to start with. And the manager is always open for questions and is very helpful. And good coffee.

    Cons

    None. I felt the everything was well tken care of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HARMAN

    Pros

    Very good environment and friendly people

    Cons

    Nothing much on the cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Innovative company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Manager  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at HARMAN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Innovation is a driving strategy, talented people, competitive salary & global footprint

    Cons

    Start-up/entrepreneurial culture sometimes leads to sudden changes in business direction

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Farmington Hills, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI (US)

    I have been working at HARMAN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good, great, dandy, fantastic nice.

    Cons

    good, great, dandy, fantastic nice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    goodjob

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to learn about CE

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HARMAN

    Pros

    Harman does a very god job of hiring talent and retaining it.

    Cons

    The current culture is one of cost saving and job cutting at the expense of what Harman did the best; making things that sound great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring outside the CE industry.

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

    Not too good

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    • 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 for less than a 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
  9.  

    Very pleasant and open minded work environment.

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    • 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 for less than a 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
  10.  

    Senior Software Engineer

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Harman International

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    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

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