Harris Reviews

Updated April 25, 2015
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance - 9/80 work week (every other Friday off) (in 44 reviews)

  • Work-life balance can be good when not on long travel assignments (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management has forgotten that programs are won based on a competitive technical edge (in 23 reviews)

  • Work life balance is rarely balanced and never to the "life" side (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    This is a great company to work for that is growing and will soon have many more opportunities for career advancement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, good benefits (much better than many other companies), engaging work (management moves employees around to help them continue to learn and grow), excellent work-life balance

    Cons

    There really aren't any major cons to working here. The only complaints going around are related to salary growth, which is still in line, if not higher, than industry averages.

    Advice to Management

    Management does a great job at helping employees advance in their careers. Keep focus on those with great potential and keep doing what you already do to help them succeed.

  2. Graphic Artist

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    Former Employee - Graphic Artist in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Graphic Artist in Herndon, VA

    I worked at Harris

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great proposal staff, fun environment, virtual work when needed, just a fun friendly family feeling. Up to date with latest software and hardware for the job

    Cons

    There is not to much I didn't like about working at Harris IT Services. They should consider enlarging the production room and increase the pit area.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Excellent Place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities for growth. Strong internal rotational program. Many choices for internal training.

    Cons

    Not enough hours in the week to get all the work done. You are free to work as many salaried hours as needed.

    Advice to Management

    Still some improvements to be made in the work life balance arena. Don't lose touch with rank and file.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Harris Corp

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    Former Employee - Engineering Tech in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Engineering Tech in Melbourne, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good tight knit company. Interacts with the community well.

    Cons

    You be hired for one job and end up doing something completely unrelated (and unwanted) year later depending on the companies needs.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Great company with exciting opportunities!

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Harris full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    In this company I met some of the most interesting and knowledgeable people in the industry. Projects were never boring and people are very easy to work with.

    Cons

    Lots of travel. For some that's great, but after a few years, it wore on me.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye out for people getting burned out from traveling and overworking.

  7. Great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Melbourne, FL

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

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

    Pros

    Harris is a great company to work for! They invest in the long term career potential of each employee. The organization is made up of a good mix of early to late-career employees. Being able to leverage the experience of someone in the industry for 20+ has been invaluable.
    Harris has extremely challenging engineering projects, requiring constant growth. The 9/80 schedule (every other Friday off), paid overtime, sick leave time, and 3 weeks paid vacation are great benefits. The work-life balance & culture of Harris are great if you're interested in having a family and life outside work.

    Cons

    Compensation is slightly behind industry norm, but other benefits make up for it.

    Advice to Management

    Make compensation more competitive and you'll be far more successful securing the best employees.

  8. Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL

    I worked at Harris full-time

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancement and professional growth. Supervisors care about employees and treat them with respect. Very stable place to work. Nature of the work is both interesting and helps society out in a way that leads to a high level of job satisfaction.

    Cons

    Constantly being asked to juggle more and more things at once can sometimes be overwhelming. 24/7 operations means having to work on weekends and holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  9. In the seven years that I worked for Harris, I was presented with multiple opportunities to better myself as an employee and a person.

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    Former Employee - ARTS Controller in Schriever AFB, CO
    Former Employee - ARTS Controller in Schriever AFB, CO

    I worked at Harris full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    I feel that the biggest "pro" in my experience with Harris Corporation was job satisfaction. I felt valued as an employee by my management, associate contracts and military leadership. Being recognized and awarded for my efforts and achievements always made me want to work that much harder.

    Cons

    I honestly can't really think of any "cons" in regards to Harris. I was presented with multiple opportunities to remain with the company and even elevate my position but, in my personal life, it was time to make the move. Were I not engaged, I wouldn't have left the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. I hope that Harris continues to grow.

  10. Helpful (7)

    Closed minded and arrogant, clueless

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    Current Employee - Business Development in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Business Development in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Harris full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, nice people

    Cons

    Disorganized, shortsighted, no clear direction, profit over employees

    Advice to Management

    Lead

  11. Learn alot

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harris

    Pros

    Harris has an awesome work environment

    Cons

    The works are very challenging, but I learned a lot.

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