Harland Clarke

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Harland Clarke Reviews

Updated 2 February 2015
Updated 2 February 2015
132 Reviews
3.2
132 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company does have good benefits (in 11 reviews)

  • Good pay, good benefits, room to grow (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Cost cutting is the only game in town (in 7 reviews)

  • Check order is a dying industry and no future in that line of work (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work.

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

    I have been working at Harland Clarke full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay.
    Team is full of highly technical and talented people. Hence one should keep learning to be on top.
    Free to use any latest technology.
    No strict timings.

    Cons

    No vision for upper management.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Top Class to work with in the heart of the city!!!!!!

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

    I have been working at Harland Clarke full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Infrastructure, Good people, They hire people from good education background, tier companies. Flexible, Work life balance, friendly managers, good insurance benefits, This is a good place to work with. They exist for the past 3 years in Chennai and very old company in US.

    Cons

    Company is in the growth path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Growing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Top Notch Product Development Company to work for in Chennai!!

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

    I worked at Harland Clarke full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Culture. I would compare it on par with Google or other Tier 1 companies. Compensation is better than what the market pays. Flexible work timings & Dress Code and Family Medical Insurance are definitely plus points from an employee's angle. Harland Clarke is a 145 year old company headquartered in San Antonio Texas USA. Its a huge company and finacially the are very strong. Location of the company is defnitely advantageous. Its in Guindy Industrial Estate ( SKCL 2 Building 3rd Floor). Management is very friendly and cooperative. Almost 70% of the employees get an opportuinity to visit USA for business meetings and trainings.Ample learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Harland Clarke Global Development Center was started in Chennai two years back and the company is still in growing phase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Harland Clarke full-time

    Pros

    Good Culture
    Good pay package
    Wonderful people to work with.

    Cons

    Slow in adopting new technologies/processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can be more pro-active than reactive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great people to work with - Lots of fun!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Sales and Service in New Braunfels, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Sales and Service in New Braunfels, TX (US)

    I have been working at Harland Clarke full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoy working with all the thoughtful people. The management is positive and upbeat. There are lots of fun incentives.

    Cons

    The pay is not that great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More attention to personal growth of employees and promotions for those who rate them would have a positive impact on morale and performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, good benefits, challenging work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in San Antonio, TX (US)

    I worked at Harland Clarke full-time

    Pros

    Friendly open work environment, minimal travel, excellent benefits, generous time off policy, interesting and challenging work, great training and opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Shrinking business, constant reduction in force (RIFTS), Very small annual salary increases, Sometimes felt as if upper management was not guided by strategic goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good culture, constantly evolving business

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

    I have been working at Harland Clarke

    Pros

    Good, talented, forward thinking leadership

    Cons

    Average pay and benefits if you are not in sales

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not a Career Stop

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Braunfels, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Braunfels, TX (US)

    I worked at Harland Clarke

    Pros

    Community focus and charitable spirit. Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Inadequate training, pay for duties performed and expected and overall poor treatment of employees. Tendency of upper management to turn a blind eye and show favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the people who are the true backbone of the company by compensating them properly, have proper training and mentors in place and remove the attitude of cliques within the upper hierarchy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    It's about cost take out vs. valuing committed employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Drone
    Current Employee - Drone

    I have been working at Harland Clarke

    Pros

    Well recognized company in the market

    Cons

    Always trying to keep people from ear I g too much money. Capped earnings and inwardly focused control freak "leadership" stopped investing in people years ago. Unlike John H Harland Co., Harland Clarke has tunnel vision when it comes to a broad view of what it takes to be a great company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look in the mirror then resign

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Some candid advice to those whose companies get acquired by Harland Clarke Holding Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at Harland Clarke full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I cannot think of any. They don't even have the basic decency to keep any of their promises or give decent severance packages to employees of the companies they acquire (and then let people go),

    Cons

    Advice if your company gets acquired by Harland-Clarke:

    1) Do not believe ANYTHING coming from Harland-Clarke's executives (promises about growth, investing into your company and its products, dedication to people's careers, etc.)

    2) Start looking for a new job. RIGHT AWAY (unless you were planning to retire anyway).

    3) If H-C CEO or other executive(s) come to town to give a speech and meet-and-greet new employess: see advice 1) and 2)

    4) If H-C make all kinds of promises about retention, growth, their great culture, how they intend to make the new companies they acquire successful etc.: see advice 1) and 2)

    5) Whatever Harland-Clarke CEO tells you, in big or small meetings, town halls, webcasts or any other forum: see advice 1) and 2).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If I believed you had basic moral integrity and honesty, I'd probably share some. But I don't -- folks like you are why the main-stream America has such a negative perception of large corporations and their executives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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