Harris Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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  1. Helpful (5)

    Disenchanted long time employee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Integration & Test Engineer in Palm Bay, FL
    Former Employee - Systems Integration & Test Engineer in Palm Bay, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Harris full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Initially a great company to work for. Rewarding career; career long employee as a highly rated engineer assigned to challenging and rewarding programs. Opportunity to excel are available to those who chose to dedicate themselves to program success (which is also a CON - see comments below).

    Cons

    Company continues to become more of a system integrator as opposed to design of products. Engineering employees consistently work uncompensated overtime for extended periods.

    Advice to Management

    Look back to the company history to see what made Harris a great place to work. If I had rated Harris in 1995, everything would have been 5 stars.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Growing Company With Potential

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Harris is well organized with a well thought out strategic plan. Its recent acquisition of Exelis bodes well for it and it is integrating the acquisition very well.

    Cons

    Still a challenge to compete with top tier defense companies but moving up in that ability. Optimistic.

    Advice to Management

    Keep leveraging all employees.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Trying to act like the big boys

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, new technology center, good training opportunities, environmentally friendly and very community involved.

    Cons

    Very political, matrixed environment that creates redundant work across the board. Executive management is not in tune with front line business. Very reactive and stressful work environment and most people are only looking out for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Its not all about the metrics and they need to learn how to deal with change management much better.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    In transition

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Victor, NY
    Current Employee - Director in Victor, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bigger than before and seemingly plans for improvement are in the works

    Cons

    wow, they have their priorities all messed up!

    Advice to Management

    Consider the employees - please!


  6. Helpful (3)

    Harris isn't what it used to be

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Integration & Test Engineer IV in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Systems Integration & Test Engineer IV in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Harris part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is fair and based on the region you live in.

    Cons

    DC job opportunities for new contracts frequently given to Melbourne based or Melbourne replants over local area residents.

    Advice to Management

    Employee morale has tanked since Bill Brown took over. Employee benefits are sub-par although management likes to argue they are the same as what other large corporations are offering. Company currently lacks vision and just acquires other companies to try and increase market share in other business areas and localities. This is not sustainable long term and won't grow business when most of your programs are poorly run.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Senior Leadership does an excellent job of communicating with the work-force.

    Cons

    No cons to report at this time.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Satisfied

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    401K match up to 6% after first year, every other Friday off, great pay and benefits right out of college, slow ramp-up and time given to learn, growth opportunities and different roles after first year and a half to two years.

    Cons

    Never sure how long benefits will stay, 9/80 work schedule always seems to be on the chopping block. Upper management is out of touch with actual program execution, bids jobs and such an extremely tight margin and then are surprised when profit is low.

    Advice to Management

    Bid realistic proposals, listen to the reactions that you get about reorgs and benefit changes.


  9. Helpful (1)

    average experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Deployment Specialist/Hardware-software Analyst in Fort Washington, MD
    Former Employee - Computer Deployment Specialist/Hardware-software Analyst in Fort Washington, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harris (More than a year)

    Pros

    The environment was professional but limited. I will say, that, the people that I worked with were bright, engaging and genuinely hard working.

    Cons

    The try it before you by it attitude with contract employees is something to be desired.


  10. Helpful (1)

    System Solutions Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Harris full-time

    Pros

    Good experience -- a lot of responsibility, and a good amount of learning opportunities

    Cons

    A lot of hours with no rewards.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people


  11. Great Company Full of Forward Thinking Innovators

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Science & Engineering Adviser in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Science & Engineering Adviser in Herndon, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, Intriguing Problems, Disruptive by Design.

    Cons

    I can't think of any at the moment.



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