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Fun, fast and ever-changing company

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)

I have been working at HARMAN

Pros

There are lots of opportunities for the right talents and right organizational cultural fit. Learning potential in various areas if also great. Famous products and brands.

Cons

Very fast-paced and dynamic environment. Not for the faint-hearted or the laid back. Risk-taking not yet a welcome practice. Innovation could be improved.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Foster greater product and process innovation. Let people fail some times if they're trying hard and going in the right direction, and if they have the right skills.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Was a great place to work, but it keeps getting worse

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at HARMAN

    Pros

    Being the leader in the automotive infotainment area, possibly on a global scale, Harman offers enough interesting areas of work to satisfy even the most brilliant engineer. The compensation level is on par with the market.

    Cons

    In the past three or so years, since Harman got "under new management", aggressive and excessive cost cutting lead to overworked and stressed out employees.
    It started outsourcing to "low cost countries" later then other companies but it caught up really fast. Benefits took a downturn every year.
    All the brands owned by Harman were cheapened one by one.
    Management is in a perpetual Brownian like movement, and its decisions are too often not based on 'engineering principles', but seem to be done on a whim.
    There is no consistent corporate culture.
    One of the best bunch of engineers ever assembled, but management fully "compensates" for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emphasize less on cost, and put more effort and resources in team building. That is how low turnover can be obtained.
    Don't focus that much on the stock price.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Most of senior management cannot find their way out of a paper bag.

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    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

    I worked at HARMAN

    Pros

    Most of the roles offer great challenging work. The company pays at the 50th percentile (not too good but not horrible either). It offers somewhat decent benefits+dental plans.

    Cons

    Unless you are personal friends with someone higher up, you will not make it in this company; if you are a female, make sure you review Harman's female #s as it relates to leadership before you make a decision about joining the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be extremely beneficial for Harman's senior management to participate in leadership development courses or executive MBA. The management is out of touch with recent management techniques and styles. The company has amazing products because of brilliant engineers however, they have completely lost the loyalty of their best employees and will soon lose their competitive edge on product innovations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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