Harris Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Great potential but losing the "secret sauce" under corporate mantra

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harris

    Pros

    Great learning experience for initial job

    Cons

    Corporate mantra is choking creativity, flexibility, and customer focus

  2. 8 people found this helpful

    MSEE with background in the design and development of RF/Microwave circuitry and RF Systems.

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    Current Employee - RF Engineer in Palm Bay, FL
    Current Employee - RF Engineer in Palm Bay, FL

    I have been working at Harris full-time

    Pros

    Harris is a company with a great peer to peer working environment. From the technician to chief systems engineers (and all levels in between) the atmosphere and level of support is great.
    Good 401k match (6%) and 9/80 work week.

    Cons

    Huge disconnect between engineering management/higher level management to the working class engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your engineers. Compensate your engineering staff appropriately. Based on personal experience ≈50% are very actively looking for other career solutions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Positive career with the standard issues at any big company

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Palm Bay, FL
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Palm Bay, FL

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

    Pros

    Lots of things to do, and you can transfer around to work on multiple products in differing roles. reasonably stable job environment. fair career progression and growth

    Cons

    salary compression, easy to get lost within organizations and forgotten about, benefits and compensation are decreasing significantly. overall value of the employee is decreasing to the company as evidence by several changes from 2010 to 2015.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on maintaining the value of the working employee. the top talent in the company is in a massive flux due to poor compensation over the last five years. eroding benifits are ruining what was a great company to work for. your core business is solving incredibly hard technical problems, as such you should be concentrating on retaining your best technical talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Good Company; Great People

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harris

    Pros

    The employees are great and they work together very well in a respectful manner. There is never a dull moment.

    Cons

    Presently, there is no long term vision for the future of the division. Also, the smaller divisions feel isolated from the Corporate atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate HR's relationship with the employees to improve working conditions and talent retention.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Good experience learning to navigate an extremely large company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harris full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits package that I have not seen in the healthcare industry

    Cons

    It is a healthcare company behaving and approaching customers like a government business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at Harris

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule. Highly competent engineers. Everyone takes the job seriously and works hard to meet the customers needs.

    Cons

    Opportunity to advance can be challenging unless you are in the right place at the right time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Okay

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    Former Employee - High School Intern in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - High School Intern in Melbourne, FL

    I worked at Harris

    Pros

    Great working environment and awesome people

    Cons

    Not what I wanted to do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful

    Harris a good company with some faulty acquisitions.

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    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Harris

    Pros

    The acquisition of Exelis augments it core capability and core business -- right on the sweet spot -- military radios and air-traffic control equipment. Also, this large -- almost equal size -- acquisition provides executive and middle management strengths much needed for the Corporation to achieve the next step of its growth.

    Cons

    Some "really unsuccessful" acquisitions in non-core areas such as in IT and Healthcare is bogging the corporation down, with no upside in view. The units such as Harris IT (ex-Orkand, etc.), CaoRock Government (Arrowhead) and Harris Healthcare (CareFX) are ill managed with original small company executives in leadership, with small company mentality. In these units there the "old boy" buddy systems still exists and nobody with management talent to fix it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The sooner Harris divests with Harris IT, CaoRock Government, and Harris Healthcare -- the better! Cut your losses! If you want stock prices in the 90s do it now!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. A solid, well-run company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harris

    Pros

    Great resources online (for the most part) for staying in touch with what's going on in the company.
    Learning management system available with a boatload of good courses available.
    Good pay.

    Cons

    While the top-level management espouse stellar expectations and growth for employees, that does not always translate to growth opportunities at the lower level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to do more to support innovation among the ranks rather than just waiting to see whether the client will ask for something.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 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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