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Enjoyed my experience at Harris

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Engineer II
Former Employee - Software Engineer II
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Harris had great people and I was able to learn from them without any issues and they were open to learning from me bringing skills in not only engineering but also the military. Harris is a very Veteran friendly (35th on GI Jobs) and that is very important to me being that I was unemployed after Afghanistan for 7 months. The technology was superb and loved every day learning more and expanding upon my skills as a Software Engineer.

Cons

The Ideas page. I had several ideas that came right from my experiences in Afghanistan that after submitted never went anywhere. One did but only as far as the chief scientists but then stopped dead. After that I stopped submitting ideas.

Advice to Management

1) Learn military 101. When you are in the defense industry and don't know the difference between a squad and brigade and you interact with military personnel. It doesn't make you look good, regardless of your position. 2) Take time to develop an APP that trains the average soldier on the usage of the AN/PRC117G and AN/PRC152. Many soldiers go with the thales products (EMBITTER) AN/PRC148 because the user interface is better. I did in Afghanistan. Does it really matter is no one is funding it. Take the initiative and put some IRAD money on it. 3) Take the time and give AN/PRC152 radios to soldier when they are in Basic Training and Officer Candidate Schools. Soldiers, and I am one, will always gravitate towards what is familiar and it's only during these times is the best time to get soldiers "USED" to those radios. The investment is worth the effort.

Other Employee Reviews for Harris

  1. electronics engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    very good company An engineering heaven Good quality engineers

    Cons

    competitive A relatively slower growth


  2. Had terrible management but new management is currently in place...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Dulles, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Dulles, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Harris full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Had an outstanding proposal team and rock solid processes but all of that changed with old mgmt

    Cons

    Good old boy environment. Diversity not welcome or appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize and listen to the talent you have.


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