Harris

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Harris Reviews

Updated 3 March 2015
Updated 3 March 2015
633 Reviews
2.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance - 9/80 work week (every other Friday off) (in 44 reviews)

  • Work-life balance can be good when not on long travel assignments (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management has forgotten that programs are won based on a competitive technical edge (in 23 reviews)

  • Work life balance is rarely balanced and never to the "life" side (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Experience...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Timing delivery
    competitive price
    Nice Customer Support
    Good Design
    Website is nice

    Cons

    There should be more variety .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more variety.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent company diminished by executive management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Melbourne, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Melbourne, FL (US)

    I have been working at Harris

    Pros

    Great people who do important work for the defense of the nation and on many mission critical federal programs. Pay is average as are benefits. For non-managers, 9/80 work schedule at some divisions.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and dictatorial upper management. People are no longer important to upper management - they do not realize that the brain power and talent of the staff is the fundamental product that we sell. Benefits have declined and raises were delayed this year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the people. Keep people on the bench between assignments. Have a longer term outlook than the next quarter and measure success in other terms than stock price.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked in operations

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Bay, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Bay, FL (US)

    I worked at Harris

    Pros

    There is a lot of opportunity for growth. Management is receptive to placing you in the right position. I grew a lot from the roles that I held.

    Cons

    Management vision of Operations was not clear. Management was more focused on "fire-fighting". Mentorship was not always available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Considering being more open to ideas and less into the politics of the situation. I strongly discourage the "good 'ole boys club" mentality to make the organization excel.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not much work for Inters

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harris

    Pros

    Got paid well for no doing much work. Some of the managers did not want interns in their teams.

    Cons

    Did not learn much from my internship

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harris

    Pros

    Good group who wanted to do well

    Cons

    Business was shutting down in Canada so times were not food

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great potential but losing the "secret sauce" under corporate mantra

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

    I have been working at Harris

    Pros

    Great learning experience for initial job

    Cons

    Corporate mantra is choking creativity, flexibility, and customer focus

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Harris Corp

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Tech in Melbourne, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering Tech in Melbourne, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Good tight knit company. Interacts with the community well.

    Cons

    You be hired for one job and end up doing something completely unrelated (and unwanted) year later depending on the companies needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company; Great People

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

    I have been working at Harris

    Pros

    The employees are great and they work together very well in a respectful manner. There is never a dull moment.

    Cons

    Presently, there is no long term vision for the future of the division. Also, the smaller divisions feel isolated from the Corporate atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate HR's relationship with the employees to improve working conditions and talent retention.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Harris a good company with some faulty acquisitions.

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    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Harris

    Pros

    The acquisition of Exelis augments it core capability and core business -- right on the sweet spot -- military radios and air-traffic control equipment. Also, this large -- almost equal size -- acquisition provides executive and middle management strengths much needed for the Corporation to achieve the next step of its growth.

    Cons

    Some "really unsuccessful" acquisitions in non-core areas such as in IT and Healthcare is bogging the corporation down, with no upside in view. The units such as Harris IT (ex-Orkand, etc.), CaoRock Government (Arrowhead) and Harris Healthcare (CareFX) are ill managed with original small company executives in leadership, with small company mentality. In these units there the "old boy" buddy systems still exists and nobody with management talent to fix it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The sooner Harris divests with Harris IT, CaoRock Government, and Harris Healthcare -- the better! Cut your losses! If you want stock prices in the 90s do it now!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Positive career with the standard issues at any big company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Palm Bay, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Palm Bay, FL (US)

    I have been working at Harris full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of things to do, and you can transfer around to work on multiple products in differing roles. reasonably stable job environment. fair career progression and growth

    Cons

    salary compression, easy to get lost within organizations and forgotten about, benefits and compensation are decreasing significantly. overall value of the employee is decreasing to the company as evidence by several changes from 2010 to 2015.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on maintaining the value of the working employee. the top talent in the company is in a massive flux due to poor compensation over the last five years. eroding benifits are ruining what was a great company to work for. your core business is solving incredibly hard technical problems, as such you should be concentrating on retaining your best technical talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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