Senior Project Designer Current Product Group (Former Employee), Wauwatosa, Wi. 52222-1007 – February 25, 2014
Pros: interesting and exciting product.
Cons: long way to drive daily.
Have enjoyed working with the my managers and co-workers at Harley-Davidson. Being an avid Harley ride I have learned much about the product and gained more experience with PTC Creo and Windchill PDMLink.
Material Planner Assistant (Former Employee), Wauwatosa, WI – February 4, 2014
Pros: very good pay, benefits and work environemnt.
Cons: likes high employee change over.
Enjoyed working with with company and the people were great. Pay was very good and so was benefits. Room for advancement. The only bad thing is every few years they go through and clean out people. I got downsized.
Work Group Advisor III (Former Employee), York, PA – January 31, 2014
Pros: good salary and recognition
Cons: demanding work schedules
Our pride in Harley-Davidson drives our competitive advantage our work strengthens the brand and builds our future. We fulfill customer expectations and make the worlds sought after motorcycles. Our 100% commitment to the H-D continuous improvement system produces sustainable world class results. We communicate openly in real time and pro-actively solve – more... problems together. Together we create the future! – less
Human Resources Intern-Diversity Department (Former Employee), Milwaukee, WI – January 7, 2014
I was responsible for supporting both internal and external diversity guidelines set by both HD and the government. I maintained relationships with outside vendors, coordinated both internal and external events. This was a great opportunity to learn about corporate culture and time management.
GIS Help Desk Intern/GME Shop Floor Analyst (Former Employee), York, PA – December 20, 2013
Pros: was able to do what i loved, fix computers, full cafeteria, great food. federally observed holidays off.
Cons: time there cut short due to outsourcing
A typical day was walking to our desks, checking the help desk queue and dealing with walk up issues. I was able to apply my already known skills of computer hardware repair and computer applications troubleshooting. I was able to finally do this in a professional environment. My co-workers were not only great support, but great all-around people. They – more... were also all interns and we learned from each other. The hardest part was the multi-tasking. Times came around where there was a lot on our plates, but as a team, we solved every issue. The most enjoyable and rewarding part of the job was knowing that I was finally gaining professional experience in my passion. I was doing a job I loved and doing it well. – less
Welder/Assembler (Former Employee), York, PA – September 17, 2013
Pros: great money and benefits..proud to have been part of this team.
Cons: being layed off..thats the only "con". i wanted to retire from this company.
This was my favorite job. 10+ years working for a world famous company. Very proud of being a part of the Harley Davidson team. Company "Restructuring" was the reason myself and 100s of others lost our jobs..Replaced by a "casual pool" of lower paid workforce.
Project Manager (Current Employee), Milwaukee, WI – September 13, 2013
Pros: benefits, vacation
Cons: management, politics
Work place at Harley has significantly deteriorated in recent years, especially in marketing. Management is top-heavy and disorganized making the work environment very challenging. Also, very political and promotions based on favoritism, not skills & talent.
Machinist, Assembler (Former Employee), Menomonee Falls, WI – August 16, 2013
Pros: wages & benefits
Cons: workforce reductions
I worked with some of the best people at this job. The salary and benefits were more than generous. The opportunity to learn new skills was always available. The hardest part of the job was the constant repetition of doing the same things every day. Overall, I loved this job and enjoyed going to work every day.
Exciting and fast paced work environment with a great product.
Health and Safety Coordinator (Current Employee), York, PA – August 15, 2013
Pros: great pay, benefits, learning opportunities, clean working environment, great safety support
Cons: long work days and some mandatory work days
I usually hit the ground running with early morning meetings as we are a multi-shift facility and support cross shift teams. Participating in team projects is common as well as delivering training in JSA's and incident investigations. I am frequently called upon to respond to issues that arise as well as assist in root cause investigations. When new – more... equipment is purchased I participate in the review and safety sign offs. Ergonomic assessments and evaluations are also regularly performed. Recommending safe solutions as well as safety products is a daily part of my work. Delivery of safety meetings,messages, and recordable rate information / injury data is typical within a given week. I have learned a lot about motorcycles, manufacturing and a lot about myself in my 14 years with Harley Davidson. My time with Harley Davidson I believe has prepared me well for a career in safety.I have been fortunate to be a contributor during the transformation at H-D. Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, Team Concepts and Process Problem Solving are just a few of the many processes and concepts that were implemented. Harley co-workers are a unique and wonderfully special breed; rugged individualism transformed into teams with great passion and determination sums up what I think of my co-workers. The most difficult part of my job was working with wonderful people to problem solve and train casual employees to do their jobs when they knew they were going to be laid off. I believe we all accomplished that with grace and integrity in difficult times. Next to that, all else is very manageable. The most enjoyable part of my job is helping people improve their work and home life and helping them to stay safe each and every day! Striving for safety excellence and zero injuries is my target every day. – less
Marketing and Sales (Former Employee), Milwaukee, WI – June 1, 2013
Pros: great dealers, customers, and some really engaged employees
Cons: politics, uneven mgt
H-D is a resource rich company with some great and not so great leaders. The politics are tough at the mid-management level which takes away from the great parts of the job which include interacting with dealers and customers. Be sure you understand the leadership situation in your area before joining.
Assembly line worker (Former Employee), Kansas City – May 10, 2013
Pros: easy to quit working for
Cons: no benifeits, continual layoffs, social loafing, and low wages
Weakest union I have ever worked for. Seniority based system leaves more than 50 % of the workforce ineffective. Any process started there would take at least three weeks to complete. A great place to just be a number and be treated poorly by others. Hiring dogma is to plant vague hopes of getting a position with insurance. Once you begin working there – more... you quickly learn this plant is a meat grinder going through hopeful new hires. Most likely will not be doing business in Kansas City for too many more years. – less