Harris

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A solid place to work

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Strategic Sourcing Program Manager in Rochester, NY
Former Employee - Strategic Sourcing Program Manager in Rochester, NY

I worked at Harris as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

Great work life balance. Great professionalism among team members. Easy to work with other departments and advance through cross rotational programs. Bulk of management are long term employees with technical background.

Cons

A bit conservative at times. However, with conservatism comes stability. Very 9-5 type environment. Meeting intensive environment which can really take a toll

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Big company - you become a number

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Palm Bay, FL
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Palm Bay, FL

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, profit sharing etc..

    Cons

    when you are a peon - you are lost and just a number

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize experience is sometimes more valuable than a degree

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    No plan for the future

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Harris full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some truly smart people with great ideas. Depending on what team you work in, very supportive management.

    Cons

    Nearly everything else. Pay is low for the difficulty of the work compared to other companies. Raises are non-existent despite record-setting years. Pay is not commensurate with performance. Employees who can't do their jobs are kept around forever, no one is ever fired or let go for performance reasons other than when doing mass layoffs.

    Many internal political games going on. Sometimes zero communication between teams or roles in the company (e.g. senior management, product management, sales, systems engineering). Very meeting-heavy corporate culture. Senior management sometimes very resistant to change. No consistent, clear strategy for the future. Management promises to invest in engineering and then announces layoffs weeks later. All planning is extremely short term despite any consequences it may have. DoD groups run the company despite declining sales, international teams with growing sales are ignored. Not fighting two wars any more is really hurting the company.

    Harris aims to recruit new college grads at the same caliber as Google, Microsoft, Amazon, etc. but has nothing to really offer them - lots of employees don't stick around very long. In Rochester, it seems like Harris is eventually headed down the path of Kodak and Xerox. Very sad, there is so much talent here going to waste.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give credit where credit is due. Recognize strong teams and individuals and promote their work. Recognize that the DoD spending is not the future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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