Harris Stratex

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Harris Stratex Reviews

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Harris Stratex Chairman and CEO Charles D. Kissner
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A big company still trying to learn what it's like to be a business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC

    I worked at Harris Stratex

    Pros

    Depending on your field, the pay can be quite good. They are also still hiring some niche people in the recession. In RTP, this is basically just IT folks though.

    Cons

    Really, a study in how not to do things. Every thing that they do wrong there has been studied in business schools for years, yet they refuse to pay attention. Pay attention to financial reports of the current and past companies and you should notice some shocking transactions that signal what the officers are really all about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire real managers, not promoting technical folks and hard workers. Management and leadership are learned skills, not some gift for hard work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Mixed Feelings

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at Harris Stratex

    Pros

    Benefits - generous vacation policy
    Interesting assignments
    Nice update work environment
    Great people to work with
    This place fosters a great team environment

    Cons

    Low Salaries
    Incompetent Sr. Management
    Still a strong presence of the stiff Harris culture
    A lot of turnover at all levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more available for your direct reports
    Listen to your direct reports
    Provide more oversight to the employee review process

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Would like something concrete

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Harris Stratex

    Pros

    Fast Paced environment to work in

    Cons

    No role definition, Intern title but full time responsibility, poor compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    A company in transition & searching for its identity

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Harris Stratex

    Pros

    Ability to prove yourself in challenging work environment with a lot of transition. If you're looking for a company trying to synergize two companies into one and have the personality to drive change and make improvements this is the place for you.

    Cons

    No bonuses for rank and file workers. This is reserved for upper management. Turnover is high at this company and the manufacturing business is largely commoditized meaning manufacturing is outsourced and the competition is fierce, thus, the company is not making a lot of profit which may limit job opportunities. In fact, we are often posting losses each quarter which means the business needs to stay lean and it's not exactly a growing work environment. There have been a number of layoffs and plant closures since I began working there the past few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to set up teams at the grassroots level to solve problems. They know the systems better than any outside consultants and can provide direct feedback on how to improve the systems. Not only would you save a boatload of money each month but you'd also empower the work force and provide workers with the opportunity to expand their existing roles. Nearly everyone wants to learn and be challenged.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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