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Harris Computer Overview

Ottawa, ON (Canada)
1001 to 5000 employees
1976
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Computer Hardware & Software
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Tyler Technologies
Working for Harris is the perfect opportunity to fulfill your professional goals as well as achieve your personal dreams!

We are financially strong

We are growing

We are owned by the largest ... Read more

Mission: We are focused on:

Financial Performance & Enduring Future
Attracting Quality Talent & Developing Future Business Leaders

We are driven by our customers and their ... Read more

Harris Computer Reviews

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    "Lots of opportunities across the Harris family of companies"

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

    Pros

    Harris is comprised of many vertical market software business units with common bonds in financial performance and corporate values. This provides employees with great opportunities to learn and grow within their own businesses and then to easily transport those skills to other Harris' business as opportunities come up. Harris is very good at supporting employees who see opportunity within other Harris businesses and helping them make that move.

    Cons

    Harris is not for everyone. Working at Harris requires energy, drive and a strong customer focus.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support and empower employees to learn and grow across Harris businesses! Thanks!

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Harris Computer Photos

Harris Computer photo of: Board Room
Harris Computer photo of: Friday morning breakfast spread at our Acceo offices
Harris Computer photo of: The winning bridge, both in structural integrity and style. The Rick Spurgeon Memorial Bridge built by our Caliber Public Safety team. Holiday Summit 2017.
Harris Computer photo of: The top bridges being tested out by VP, R&D, Smartcop, Shane Lincke. He weighs over 300 lbs, those are some impressive bridges! Holiday Summit 2017
Harris Computer photo of: The challenge was to build a bridge out of nothing but cardboard! Two people had to successfully cross the bridge without falling in the "water". Holiday Summit 2017.
Harris Computer photo of: Harris Local Government self-portraits. We have some real artists in our group! Holiday Summit 2017
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Harris Computer Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Harris Computer (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in January 2009.

    Interview

    The phone interview was really basic, just normal things such as what have you done in the past, skills and experiences, the best project you have worked on, and what your looking for.

    The 1:1 interview onsite had no technical questions during my time, all I did is explain what I did in the past and how I did it. So we just did a conversation and got the offer on the same day which was better than all the offers I got lying on the table.

    It is no longer like that anymore, the interview process sucks really hard right now. I am surprised at the technical questions you get now, they have nothing to do with the job and the person asking these questions doesn't even obide to those rules. All they do is get a recruiting book and pick a question from those books.

    The HR explained about the bonus structure which was at that time 30% of your salary multiplied by company performance (which was around 50% at that time). That is pretty good, considering it isn't tied to your individual performance. As well, if you perform individually, you get merit pay which is around $5000 yearly. This is all changed now, you get way less now.

    Since they have changed directions completely (after 4 years), The quality of employees they hire is not to par. They are just average developers that are just looking for a job to get paid. Not a job of excitement.

    If you want a job that isn't stressful something like the government but private sector and retire there, then it might be great. But don't expect innovation nor talent.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the most difficult project you have worked?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I asked for more to be competitive with the local community and the matched it.

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Harris Computer Awards & Accolades

  • Healthcare Informatics Top 100 Companies, Healthcare Informatics, 2017
  • Level II Best CIS Implementation, CS Week, 2017

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