It's no secret that I like motorcycles. I have actually flirted with the idea of looking into post - MBA careers in motorcycle companies.
During the application process, I had the chance to discuss this issue briefly with one of my interviewers (a Kellogg alumn). He said that the one employer whose presentations were attended by the highest amount of students was Harley - Davidson. By the way, for the uninitiated Milwaukee steel = Harley Davidson motorcycle(s).
I personally don't like Harley Davidson's that much. I can't deny their marketing effectiveness and loyal following, but I prefer nimbler (is that a word?) bikes, such as the ones in their Buell division or, mostly any bike that's not a cruiser nor a tourer. However, since I hadn't actually ridden an HD before, I did rent one for a day (a Fat Boy) recently while on a business trip in the US, and rode it for about 250 miles in a day (pictured below). I was positively surprised by its ease of use (despite its weight), relaxed riding position, massive torque and cruising proficiency. On the other hand, I was not that thrilled about its appaling cornering and braking abilities.
But I digress, the question is: is anyone considering targetting the Harley Davidson company as an employer? If so, what positions do MBAs typically get for such a company?
Please share your thoughts.
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