HARMAN Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Sr SW Engg I

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer I  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer I in Bangalore

    I have been working at HARMAN full-time

    Pros

    salary
    great work life balance

    Cons

    No clear roadmap
    no onsite opp.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove some middle management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best company to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Best in quality of work.
    Packages are at par with market.
    Work life balance.
    If you love to take ownership of your work, this is the company for you.

    Cons

    The seating facilities need to be improved.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    They really need a reality Check!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Good technical work, nice learnability
    Work Life balance.

    Cons

    Middle level management is horrible, they think they own the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value you employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Check

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HARMAN full-time

    Pros

    Excellent products and brand. Very good group of engineers

    Cons

    Of early bunch of leadership team, some failed while others did well. Current country head follows his own vision than organisation or employee vision. He is unapproachable. Lacks vision to give proper environment and infrastructure for employees. Facilities manager has no idea about infrastructure and facilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give proper facilities to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very Good and Flexible Work Environment and Work Culture, good background work done by HR and Management

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    This is an excellent place to work. The Leadership team is very good, and the HR Director and Business HR team is very approachable. Good background work done on policies which are very employee friendly. I look forward to coming to work. I like my colleagues. The work is very interesting and good.

    Cons

    Infrsatructure needs a lot of improvement. This does not look like a product company. Sometimes our counterparts in other countries treat us like vendors which is not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be open and friendly and take regular feedback from employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Harman India needs a reality check

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Great products. Good middle management and a lot of good engineers.

    Cons

    Directors - a group of incompetent lot. The avg # of years of experience for management team is around 12-13 years (they like to call themselves young leadership team but for the employees it is the inexperience that killing ) more than building the organization these jokers are busy making their careers. There is no vision for employees. Mainly because the HR Director herself lacks people vision, is unapproachable , and lacks experience to build good policies. This company thinks of today and not for the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new group of leaders and revamp the organization structure. Good people are leaving the company, because they have the guts to speak up and the Directors are insecure. If no steps taken now, another 3 years , nobody will like to join Harman India. People make a good organization so try to be people focus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    worst place to work ( 6 people in a tiny cubicle can you imagine !)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    the sound technology.
    some big names in automotive as customers.

    Cons

    the management in india has no vision and roadmap.
    management is trying to do too many things at once and worries about only their targets/bonus and never for employees.No proper place for work environment. like in one tiny cubicle 6 people are sitting and management does not care about it. Though it calls itself a product company it is just another WRO. ( people, culture everything !) some managers are like dictators and totally incompetent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some vision and care for people and have some grass root level engagement with employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Satisfied with Salary but not with the job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer  in  Pune
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Pune

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management should work on the job assignment according to the individual's profile.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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