Harris Group Reviews

Updated April 30, 2015
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  1. Hard work is rewarded

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has been around 40 years. That's pretty amazing. There are a lot of "old ways" but things are changing for the good (opportunities for staff, focus on training and development, more communication across offices). Benefits are good. Employees own part of the company, so everyone is a shareholder. Because of that, there are additional perks for employees if the company is profitable.

    Cons

    Communication. It's getting better but could still be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your direct reports regularly, especially if they are in different offices. Communicate more often, especially company-wide changes.


  2. Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Harris Group full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Renewed focus for growth and opportunities in the future, both for the company and employees careers. Great people. Employee ownership gives everyone a sense of accountability and a focus on teamwork. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Not very generous PTO policy. Things can get stressful wrapping up a project with limited budget.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication on what the company is doing and why.


  3. Fun culture; need improvement in training and skill development opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harris Group

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance. Flexibility of working schedule and able to telecommute.

    Cons

    Project management - hard to predict work load most of the time.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    No leadership qualities at this location

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Appleton, WI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    None for the company other than it was located in a nice town with local schools, amenities, and community to raise family.

    Cons

    Does not value diversity in either thoughts, gender, or ethncity. Senior management has a very narrow minded view of the world. I am surprise the company has survived this long considering globalization has taken off since the early 90s.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to train the right leaders so you have global leaders who value human capital to differentiate your value to your customers. It is the employees that make the difference. Learn from such former CEO like Jack Welch who has instilled this in GE.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good engineers trying to work with poor management (Energy Group)

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Process Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Staff Process Engineer in Denver, CO

    I worked at Harris Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The HGI energy group does a great job attracting good engineers and designers. I really enjoyed working with my peers during my time there.

    Cons

    The project management is completely out of touch with the real work being done. Further, the management structure is setup to make it impossible to get everyone working with the same tools and with consistent, quality review. Further, the scheduling of projects often creates unrealistic client expectations and/or artificial work crunches. Please note this only applies to the Energy division where I worked. I have the impression other divisions are managed much better.

    Advice to Management

    Senior discipline engineers who review everything going out the door are desperately needed. A consistent, quality project management program needs to be put in place where engineering has input starting at the proposal stage.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Consistent work expectations but low motivation or room to grow.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Harris Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits, reliable hours, helpful support staff

    Cons

    Unmotivated environment, light work load, expensive parking, few opportunities for growth



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