There’s something very special about HARMAN people. That’s why we’re delighted to once again be recognized as one of Germany’s top employers in the automotive industry – for the fifth year running. HARMAN ranked among the top five for talent strategy, training and development and career planning.  The independent Top Employers Institute’s seal of quality is awarded to organizations that achieve excellence in employment practices. It enables HARMAN to stand out worldwide as an employer of choice, and helps attract the kind of people who elevate our sound.

So, what is it about HARMAN that attracts and retains top talent? Well, we believe much of it is down to our ONE HARMAN approach. We talk proudly about our many iconic brands and describe how our technologies are transforming the car, the workplace and everywhere in between, but when everything is said and done, our strength lies in our one global team. As a connected technologies company, we are greater than the sum of our divisions or brands and it allows us to put our people in the driver’s seat when it comes to designing their careers.

HARMAN's career management cycle includes a succession planning process where our top performers are identified and groomed for short and long-term opportunities. And because innovation occurs at every level, from the boardroom to the shop floor, we’re continually thinking of new ways to garner input and enable employee growth.

Top Employers Institute globally certifies excellence in the conditions that employers create for their people, and has recognized Top Employers around the world since 1991.

This is a prestigious award – and it’s a matter of honor that HARMAN continually scores so well. The certification also testifies to our innovation leadership as a company. And of course, it’s a special source of pride that HARMAN ranks so highly as an employer in Germany’s renown automotive sector, one of the country’s largest employers as a whole, and certainly one of the most competitive and innovative automotive industries in the world. We thank all HARMAN employees for your help in achieving this recognition.

The award was received for HARMAN by Gert Timmer at a ceremony on 21 February 2017.


MICHAEL MAUSER                                          DR. UDO HÜLS

President Lifestyle Audio, HARMAN              SVP Human Resources Connected Car Division