Harris Reviews

Updated March 27, 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

    1 person found this helpful

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  9. 7 people found this helpful

    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)

    Pros

    Work life balance, nice people

    Cons

    Disorganized, shortsighted, no clear direction, profit over employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 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.

  11. Excellent Global IT Service Provider

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Vandenberg AFB, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Vandenberg AFB, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and excellent opportunities worldwide if you want to move or pursue other ventures.

    Cons

    Due to the current environment in the defense industry our education benefits have gone to the way-side - Hope the come back soon!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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