HARMAN International
2.7 of 5 99 reviews
www.harman.com Stamford, CT 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 10, 2014
HARMAN International – Querétaro – “Reception”

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2.7 99 reviews

                             

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HARMAN International Chairman, President and CEO Dinesh C. Paliwal

Dinesh C. Paliwal

(72 ratings)

40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Flexible schedules creating a good work/life balance"
    in 10 reviews
  • "The company offers good hourly wages; good benefits package; and a clean work environment"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "Revenue generation by sales at any price and margin management by cost cutting isn't a recipe for success"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Too many rounds of layoffs after Americans have trained their low cost counterpart in India and China"
    in 5 reviews
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Satisfied with Salary but not with the job.

Associate Engineer (Current Employee)
Pune

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

ProsWork environment is good.
Compensation is better.
We can learn a lot.

ConsRecreation facilities are not good.
Organisational structure is not good.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe management should work on the job assignment according to the individual's profile.

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

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Not a good company to work with. If you are a dictator, go ahead

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Bangalore

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

Proscome any time and leave any time of the day
no need to take leave instead working from home

Consno employee growth plan
work scope not defined
no career progression path defined
Dictatorship
weak policies hence everyone get to choose what they want
HR still budding

Advice to Senior Managementdevice a strategy to control attrition, retain smart working people, remove dictators mangers
HR need to more active

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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No roadmap for employee's growth

Senior Engineer (Former Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsGet chance to work for some of the best products in sound industry and some top customers in automotive.

ConsAs it is new in india and continuously growing, the policies are not yet formed properly.
Lack of good technical work. until work starts coming from Indian clients, need to share work with US/Geman counterparts who treat you more like a service provider than a peer.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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If you want to sleep comfortably then don't ever go for this company

Senior Software Engineer I (Former Employee)
Bangalore

I worked at HARMAN International full-time for less than a year

ProsQuality of cheating the people by showing them some good work profile

ConsIncredibly unfriendly, unprofessional, immature working culture and people. They don't want to respect and don't want to accept as well. If you don't have any other offer and you are in really bad shape then only choose this company. Some experienced examples:
1. People can say that you are finding mistake within single month of your joining (even though in just one month you wouldn't have understood the complete system behavior). And the funny part is your manager will also agree on this, as ...ha ha ha... screw the requirement spec. his developers are more competent then the Spec.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't recruit people from good organizations.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsGood Nice superb Very Nice

ConsToo fast growth lots of challenges

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing

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

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IDC is not a right place for experienced people

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsSmall company, easy to get offer, very well talented bluffing, dictating leads and directors

ConsMost of the newly joined experinced people are forced to work under less experinced, dump, immature leads.
Leads and Directors are treat employees like slaves. They dont even know the meaning of respect.
Management strongly believes bluffing and buttering skills than technical talents and hardwork.
Promotions, hike, and onsite travel purely based on bluffing and buttering skills to the managers. No proper HR policy. Only some people always get benifits, rest dont even get reply mail from management.
No proper hierarchy. positions are given in the company based on the date of joining (Great policy), Not based on experience and skills.

Advice to Senior ManagementMost of the talented people keep moving out, Senior management should recognize them.
Senior Management should identify such bluffing leads/managers and their politics.
Senior Management should do open talk with employees to resolve their issues.Otherwise company only left with all dump buttering people.

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

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Fast growing company

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsBeing a new and growing company in india, you get a lot of recognition and your work is visible to all. Get a chance to directly communicate and work with more experienced counter parts in US and Germany. Also being very less head count company, you can directly communicate with top leads and directors.

ConsAs a new company in india, the policies are also very new and under experimental state. Still to mature and get a reformed shape.

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

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Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

Pros- Good package
- Company is profit. Hence, no middle drop out projects etc...

Cons- Management treats employees like slaves. They don't have basic respect to their employees. Managers are like dictators.
- No process is followed in the development life cycle.
- If you are from a decent MNC, it is difficult to get adjusted here.
- If you are holding an offer from Harman, might be offering little more than a standard MNC, better don't opt it.

Advice to Senior Management- Give proper training to the managers(how to behave and to fill the spirit in the team to motivate them to work).

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Shocking Govt like work culture!!! Incompetence with arrogance.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Bangalore

I worked at HARMAN International

ProsBrands, Products history, Compensation and benefits

ConsDictatorial work culture with management having a factory culture mindset. Respect for the employees is absolutely lacking and people are in for a shock when you join for the Brand name but find high misuse of power in the top management with sycophancy and crude treatment of employees. Negative bureaucracy. Technology awareness is bleak at the top and so is the ability to do business in the market. Innovation is impossible at this center.

Advice to Senior ManagementValue employees. Empowerment in the centers can be misused to the core. Though a big global org, it is a small start up in the country. Management arrogance will lose the talent necessary for a budding center. Technology team is certainly questionable for not having technical depth.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good technical workplace

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at HARMAN International

ProsLong history of audio expertise

ConsNew and small office in bangalore, where depending on the group opportunities differ greatly

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