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Harris Overview

Melbourne, FL
10000+ employees
Company - Public (HRS)
Aerospace & Defense
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $6 billion in annual ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2010 (#46)

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#86)

Company Updates

  • How do we Invent Amazing?

    It starts with bringing together a diverse workforce, spurring new thought and fresh ideas. We support our employees with policies and facilities that promote collaboration, creativity and teamwork.

    We top it off with an industry-leading investment in R&D, putting our scientists and engineers in the driver's seat to explore and innovate.

    In celebration of EWeek, we're featuring some of our REAL scientists and engineers to show how we "Invent Amazing" everyday. Take a look.

    Learn more about life at Harris Corporation here:

    Why Harris

    Harris aims to attract, engage and retain a high performing, diverse workforce-and ensure a culture of inclusion, where all employees can achieve their full potential. Innovation stems from a culture of inclusion and diversity of ideas. History has proven time and again that diverse perspectives and innovation are inextricably linked.

  • Harris' partnership with NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration spans the agency's 60-year history, beginning with miniaturized electronic tracking and pulse code technologies for early spacecraft; continuing through the Mercury, Apollo, Space Shuttle, and International Space Station missions; and contributing to exciting new programs, such as the James Webb Space Telescope and Orion's first crewed flight.

    With the
    #HarrisCorp headquarters and many key operations located on Florida's Space Coast, multiple generations of Harris employees have experienced first-hand the excitement of
    #NASA missions. For many, these missions were the inspiration to pursue careers in advanced technologies.


    To learn more, watch the entire video here:

    NASA 60th: What's Out There

    In the past 60 years, NASA has advanced our understanding of our solar system and beyond. We continually ask "What's out there?" as we advance humankind and send spacecraft to explore. Congress passed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, on July 16 and President Eisenhower signed it into law on July 29, 1958.

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Harris – Why Work For Us?


From ocean to orbit and everywhere in between, we provide mission-critical solutions to connect, inform and protect the world.

What We Do

Harris is a proven leader in tactical communicationsgeospatial systems and servicesair traffic managementenvironmental solutionsavionics and electronic warfare, and space and intelligence. Harris delivers its innovative solutions through its three business segments: Communication Systems,  Electronic Systems and Space and Intelligence Systems.

A Commitment to Innovation

Innovation has been at Harris’ very core since it was founded 120 years ago. Our company was born from a personal drive to create new technology that was more advanced than what existed. That first solution—a much faster printing press—changed an entire industry and launched our reputation as an enterprise that challenges the status quo.

Business Segments

Communication Systems -- Integrated system solutions for U.S. and international defense and public safety networks including tactical ground and airborne radios, battlefield management software and night vision technology.
Electronic Systems -- Solutions in electronic warfare, avionics, wireless technology, C4I, undersea systems, and air traffic management. We are a trusted mission partner for advanced technology and managed services that support aviation and defense markets worldwide.
Space and Intelligence Systems -- The world's most advanced sensors and payloads, ground processing systems, and advanced products and analytics for global situational awareness, space situational awareness, and Earth observation.

Innovation at Harris Corporation

Innovation remains the driving force behind everything we do today. The people of Harris push technology boundaries every day—solving problems through creative thinking, agility and looking at problems from the customer’s point of view. These traits enable us to transform the communications and information technology that connects, informs and protects the world.Harris Corporation innovation scientists

Our long list of notable innovations includes communications technology that enabled early NASA astronauts to speak to Mission Control; electronics that were the foundation for Wi-Fi; Global Positioning System space antennas that help navigate us everyday; advanced radios that support our warfighters and first responders; electronic warfare systems that help military pilots achieve their missions; air traffic management systems that improve safety and efficiency for the flying public; and ground and space based imaging systems to improve weather forecast timing and resolution; just to name a few….

Our dedication to the pursuit of new ideas and technology leadership is reflected in our industry-leading investment in research and development and advanced facilities that promote innovation and collaboration.

“Continually pushing the boundaries of technology through innovation has always been an essential part of Harris’ culture,”

Harris Chairman, President and CEO
Bill Brown

Harris Technology Expo 2017

The bi-annual Harris Technology Expo immerses participants in the full complement of Harris technology. This hands-on experience at our Global Innovation Center enables visitors to engage with interactive displays and  participate in live demonstrations of cutting-edge solutions that help our customers meet their critical missions.

EWeek Palm Bay Lagoon Challenge

The 17,000 people of Harris are at the heart of our technology leadership. Each year, we celebrate Engineering Week, honoring the Harris scientists and engineers who develop new solutions to new challenges. In addition, we encourage all employees to contribute ideas through an internal innovation web site. This open, digital platform facilitates collaboration and fosters the pursuit of new solutions from diverse viewpoints.

Our mission and values are the driving force behind all we do at Harris Corporation.

Our Mission

Harris Corporation will be the best-in-class global provider of mission-critical assured communications products, systems and services to both government and commercial customers, combining advanced technology and application knowledge to offer a superior value proposition.

Our Values: Shaping the Difference

Integrity – In our words and actions. We never compromise our values in pursuit of business performance and success.

Excellence – In everything we do. We work relentlessly to obtain the highest quality results through continuous improvement and flawless execution.

Customers – Exceeding expectations. We are passionate about our customers' success and strive to exceed their expectations every day.

Results – Focused on driving business growth and shareholder returns and rewarding performance. We succeed as individuals and as a company when we grow our businesses and create shareholder value.

Innovation – Demonstrating initiative and creative thinking. We challenge the status quo, embrace change and solve problems through innovation, agility and creative thinking.

Inclusion – Embracing diverse ideas and talent. We realize that success comes from diverse ideas and talent working together to achieve our goals.

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    "Harris is a great place for mechanical engineers!"

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    Sometimes there may be a lull in the work load which then transitions into a full on sprint.

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    Great job so far, could use another computer though! Also some programs to help with student loans as well.

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Harris Photos

Harris photo of: Recruiting for new grad talent at the FAMU Spring Career and Internship Expo
Harris photo of: Employees attended a Women's Leadership Initiative networking event
Harris photo of: AARG members attend an MLK Day march
Harris photo of: Female engineers and members of the African-American Resource Group inspire high school students on Discover Engineering Day
Harris photo of: Engineering Week Boat Race
Harris photo of: Harris supports United Way and AMI Kids
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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Harris.


    Very laid back. Primarily told me about the company and what the job would be like. The total process was 2 hours, spoke to 3/4 people. I was hired about a week or so later.

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Harris Awards & Accolades

  • Best Employer for New Grads, Forbes, 2018
  • INROADS Top 10 Strategic Sourcer, INROADS, 2017
  • Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2018
  • Top 50 Employer, 2018 Readers' Choice, Minority Engineer Magazine, 2018
  • Top 50 Employer, 2018 Readers' Choice, Woman Engineer Magazine, 2018
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