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Harley-Davidson, Inc. Reviews

Updated 7 November 2018
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Harley-Davidson, Inc. President & CEO Matthew S. Levatich
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Pros
  • "Some great people to work with, pays pretty Good, being cross trained" (in 41 reviews)

  • "Works with your schedule for time off and other work/life balance issues are handled well" (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lack of work/life balance during average week" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Long hours, bad shift hours, poor upper management" (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Student Project"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very nice atmosphere, very welcoming and supportive

    Cons

    problems with insurance for student project


  2. "IT Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harley-Davidson, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Relatively small company. Lots of scope to develop the global nature of the company

    Cons

    Could be perceived as being slow to change.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the Global nature of the workforce

  3. "Great brand, great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harley-Davidson, Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people, great brand that drives the business, lots of autonomy in your function. Company promotes equal opportunities for everyone.

    Cons

    No mentoring process. No one really cares about what you do. Too many restructurings. I had 5 supervisors in 5 years. Sometimes promotions are offered for no obvious reasons...


  4. "Not too bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harley-Davidson, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Great crowd of friendly people to work with

    Cons

    Relies too much on the brand

    Advice to Management

    Don't be arrogant.


  5. "Mixed bag"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harley-Davidson, Inc. (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Colleagues very open to questions and genuinely care about each other's success.

    Cons

    It's expensive to live near the office; better have a few roommates.

    Advice to Management

    Have the internship function like a traineeship, leading into long-term opportunities.


  6. "Excellent employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work - Life Balance, Excellent compensation rewards

    Cons

    Really can not think of any. Only reason I moved on was due to location.


  7. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op in Menomonee Falls, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op in Menomonee Falls, WI (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harley-Davidson, Inc. (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed company culture and environment

    Cons

    Long days when equipment fails

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "used to be good"

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    Former Employee - Machinist
    Former Employee - Machinist
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Harley-Davidson, Inc. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    enjoyed my coworkers, good pay for senior employee

    Cons

    incompetent managers, too many layoffs, you're just a number

    Advice to Management

    go back to the old way of treating your employees with respect


  9. "Motor clothes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harley-Davidson, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    A lot of fun people

    Cons

    They have a Fast turn over rate


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Care Center"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harley-Davidson, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, awesome and friendly co-workers. Appreciative of their employees.

    Cons

    Not always easy to move to other departments. Easy to feel "stuck."

    Advice to Management

    Managers should create an environment of trust with employees. Should focus on building them up and assisting their growth, not creating a divide with team members. Good managers keep great employees.


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