Harris Stratex
2.4 of 5 7 reviews
www.aviatnetworks.com Morrisville, NC 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Feb 8, 2014

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Harris Stratex Chairman and CEO Charles D. Kissner

Charles D. Kissner


17% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Software eng

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Harris Stratex full-time

ProsGood company. Nice tech to work with. With Carriers upgrading the networks this tech is in demand. Overall good company

ConsLimited opportunities. Very competitive field with few companies in this space. Technology is good but limited opportunities.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A big company still trying to learn what it's like to be a business

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Morrisville, NC

I worked at Harris Stratex

ProsDepending on your field, the pay can be quite good. They are also still hiring some niche people in the recession. In RTP, this is basically just IT folks though.

ConsReally, a study in how not to do things. Every thing that they do wrong there has been studied in business schools for years, yet they refuse to pay attention. Pay attention to financial reports of the current and past companies and you should notice some shocking transactions that signal what the officers are really all about.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire real managers, not promoting technical folks and hard workers. Management and leadership are learned skills, not some gift for hard work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Research Triangle Park, NC

I worked at Harris Stratex

ProsBenefits - generous vacation policy
Interesting assignments
Nice update work environment
Great people to work with
This place fosters a great team environment

ConsLow Salaries
Incompetent Sr. Management
Still a strong presence of the stiff Harris culture
A lot of turnover at all levels

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more available for your direct reports
Listen to your direct reports
Provide more oversight to the employee review process

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Manager Software (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Harris Stratex

ProsPay and benefits are fine here

ConsCommunication and management are adequate

Advice to Senior ManagementGet your act together, and take responsibility

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Would like something concrete

Project Manager (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Harris Stratex

ProsFast Paced environment to work in

ConsNo role definition, Intern title but full time responsibility, poor compensation

Advice to Senior Managementnone

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
Rochester, NY

I worked at Harris Stratex

ProsPaid well, laid back work atmosphere. I got to work with cutting edge technologies and other employees were friendly and helpful.

ConsI did not get a whole lot of responsibilities as a intern, I spent a lot of my time doing nothing.

Advice to Senior ManagementI don't know

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A company in transition & searching for its identity

Finance Manager (Current Employee)
Raleigh, NC

I have been working at Harris Stratex

ProsAbility to prove yourself in challenging work environment with a lot of transition. If you're looking for a company trying to synergize two companies into one and have the personality to drive change and make improvements this is the place for you.

ConsNo bonuses for rank and file workers. This is reserved for upper management. Turnover is high at this company and the manufacturing business is largely commoditized meaning manufacturing is outsourced and the competition is fierce, thus, the company is not making a lot of profit which may limit job opportunities. In fact, we are often posting losses each quarter which means the business needs to stay lean and it's not exactly a growing work environment. There have been a number of layoffs and plant closures since I began working there the past few years.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid to set up teams at the grassroots level to solve problems. They know the systems better than any outside consultants and can provide direct feedback on how to improve the systems. Not only would you save a boatload of money each month but you'd also empower the work force and provide workers with the opportunity to expand their existing roles. Nearly everyone wants to learn and be challenged.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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