Harris
3.2 of 5 369 reviews
www.harris.com Melbourne, FL 5000+ Employees

Harris Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.2 369 reviews

                             

54% Approve of the CEO

Harris President & CEO Bill Brown

Bill Brown

(130 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "9/80 work week allows for every other Friday off"
    in 26 reviews
  • "The project I've been on for 3 years has a great work life balance"
    in 19 reviews
Cons:
  • "The newest slogan is "do more with less" so the work-life balance is skewing"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Upper Management likes to out source your job once they see that your work is complete"
    in 10 reviews
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    Good company, solid employment

    Product Specialist (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsGood benefits and vacation time off. Flexible with job scheduling. Management works well with employees.

    ConsGov't processes and too many levels/titles to navigate through

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Love working for Harris, just wish they weren't so stingy

    Human Resources (Current Employee)
    Melbourne, FL

    ProsGreat 9/80 schedule, awesome team (like a family), decent benefits, and plenty of growth potential. Very well-respected and customer-oriented.

    ConsUnfortunately, customer-oriented means that profits and savings benefit the customers and shareholders, with employees coming in last. Benefits could be more robust, and the company could be more agile.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think Harris could further increase its profits by taking care of its employees better and cutting the red tape that is slowing productivity in some areas and holding back Harris' best and brightest.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stable and Secure

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMost of the people I have worked with have worked there 20 years or more. Management is fair, egotism is low and opportunities are there if you work hard and care about your work.

    ConsThey are slow on the uptake of new processes and technologies. Very old school approach to sw development.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo to the conferences your employees are going to so you can see first hand what you need to change to stay competitive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people and good work

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Olathe, KS

    ProsWorking with leading edge technologies and interesting challenges

    ConsSo big and diversified it was difficult to keep track of what pertained to your own area.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue with efforts to communicate what is going to to employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Company

    Human Resources Generalist (Former Employee)
    Melbourne, FL

    ProsEmployee Support, Good Culture, Great benefits

    ConsNo growth potential in my area

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees fresh ideas

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good experience out of college. Salary low compared to other companies.

    Electrical Engineer (Former Employee)
    Palm Bay, FL

    ProsReally great place to gain technical knowledge. Great mentoring environment. Since it is a medium size company, you get lots of cross-functional exposure.

    ConsPay is lower and they are slow to promote. Plus side is that your next company will pay handsomely for your acquired knowledge.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease come up with Business Development strategies that will win you business/contracts. Start with experienced BD professionals and senior engineers instead of New Grads in BD.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not what I expected

    Helpdesk Analyst (Current Employee)
    Melbourne, FL

    ProsLarge company, plenty of room to advance, diverse career opportunities available.

    ConsAdvancement or even transferring is quite dependent on who you are, who you know and how 'nice' your manager might be. Not only based on skill, talent and ability. Also, political discussions are often held, quite loudly in some departments. This is supposed to be a no-no in the workplace. Makes it uncomfortable. Each person's experience is VERY dependent on who they end up with for a manager as some departments are wonderful while others are terrible and have been for many years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to focus more on work/life balance of employees and insist on a non-hostile, politically neutral work environment. Also, stop allowing some managers to get away with treating their departments like indentured servants. You will know who they are because they have no seniority in their departments/high turnover.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Too much focus on financials, not enough on customers

    Engineering Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent people, want to focus on the market. Excellent technology and know how.

    ConsInsufficient staffing. Too much focus on making the financials. Lots of financial reporting and beaurocracy that are internally focused and not adding value to the customer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on pleasing the customers

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    Going downhill, fast.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Melbourne, FL

    ProsNice weather outside, if we had windows.

    ConsCareer opportunities are very bleak.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to value you employees instead of treating them like disposable assets.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dropping benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork on really interesting projects. Coworkers are good.

    ConsBenefits used to be amazing, but recently have been significantly slashed. The writing is on the wall for the 9/80 schedule.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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