HARMAN Reviews

Updated 30 September 2014
Updated 30 September 2014
127 Reviews
2.9
127 Reviews
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HARMAN Chairman, President and CEO Dinesh C. Paliwal
Dinesh C. Paliwal
90 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 7 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Amazing Experience to work with AKG

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    • 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 for 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people and room for growth

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    • 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
  3. 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
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  5.  

    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 for more than a 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
  6. 8 people found this helpful  

    Good People Bad Management

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    • 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
  7. 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 for less than a 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
  8.  

    The journey so far has been OK

    • 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 Starting Package
    Good values and culture

    Cons

    No good Hike
    No good learning opportunity
    No Onsite oppourtunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Working in Sound Design

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HARMAN

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment all year round

    Cons

    None none none none none

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More Tshirts!

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Good Company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Harman is a very flexible company with many opportunities. I have seen significant growth here, and there is more to come with the many products we are developing with our customers.

    Cons

    No cons to share at this time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 7 people found this helpful  

    Avoid at all costs - miserable people led by blind CEO

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HARMAN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can get discounted electronics (refurbished sometimes).

    Cons

    Cost cutting of US work force for India. They have let go of all the good engineers and scramble when projects the engineers were working on suddenly go into crisis. Poor executive management that needs pinches pennies on individual contributors but fly half way around the world for a "meeting" . Poor company wide organization. Executives lead through fear - if you don't play ball or drink the Kool-aid then don't bother coming to work. CEO makes blind decisions and has blatantly lied in the press twice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let CEO go asap and clean house.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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