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Harris Reviews

Updated January 14, 2015
Updated January 14, 2015
607 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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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great company to work in with good colleagues and plenty of training opportunities.

    Cons

    As there have been some restructuring going on, some employees may feel confused about the new structure. However, communications have been made from management to provide more information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the various mode of communication to employees to reduce the confusion over restructuring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Palm Bay, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Palm Bay, FL

    I have been working at Harris

    Pros

    - stable job surrounded by good nice people
    - you know exactly what to expect with regards to pay increases and promotions
    - 9/80 schedule is AMAZING.

    Cons

    - all defense contract work (clearances, lots of processes and red tape)
    - they dont treat their talented engineers well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they need less managment and more talented engineers

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

    Had a good experience. Interned for 2 summers

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    Former Employee - Systems Support Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Systems Support Engineer in Melbourne, FL

    I worked at Harris

    Pros

    Convient work schedule. Get every other friday off.

    Cons

    there were no cons to working there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent company, large enough to move around within multiple divisions, laid back atmosphere.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Palm Bay, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Palm Bay, FL

    I worked at Harris full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    9/80 schedule. Casual and good people.

    Cons

    Poor management and top heavy. old buildings with mildewed and mold problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Group leaders need formal training and their own offices. Promote big thinkers not big egos.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great starting point

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harris

    Pros

    -Starting Salary
    -New Grad program
    -Location is near the beach
    -Great work life balance
    -Overtime pay

    Cons

    -Management is too focused on stock price and not employee satisfaction
    -Lackluster salary increases
    -Limited upward mobility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harris

    Pros

    Benefits for really great all around

    Cons

    Leadership needed work, lots of turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Okay

  8.  

    Harris IT Services, Inc.

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    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Chesapeake, VA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay. Work-life balance dependent on the organization assigned.

    Cons

    Remote work face of supporting organizations do not have an appreciation of the customer facing workforce organizations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a large company mentality in order to compete with the successful large companies.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Big company

    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Harris full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity and a good crowd

    Cons

    Red tape. There is a good ol' boy network that's tough to break.

  10.  

    Great People! Sketchy Leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I love working with the people. The long timers are truly awesome and very personable.

    Cons

    Processes need refinement. Too little guidance. Not enough caring about the trenches to create and enforce policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more information. Focus on the details of how we create information and not having to reinvent the wheel. Establish metrics across the board, measure them and hold people accountable when they don't meet the metric.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great for college new hires!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Melbourne, FL

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

    Pros

    I've worked at two divisions within the company in Melbourne, FL. Good people and teams. Managers really listen and try to place you on projects you're most interested in. You just have to be vocal and persistent.

    Cons

    Raises after the new grad program are low around 2%. Pretty competitive to get high performance ratings since you're surrounded by talented and intelligent people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More perks and work-life balance as well as opportunities for leadership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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