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Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter & Contract Labor Program Liaison in Melbourne, FL
Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter & Contract Labor Program Liaison in Melbourne, FL
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No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great learning experience - opportunity to work at a Corporate Headquarters
Opportunity to recruit a variety of positions
Loved the People all of my co-workers were awesome and great to work with

Cons

Was not particularly easy to get things accomplished at CHQ - Perhaps it was because of the change at the C-Suite Level and the impending changes.
Self-Imposed hierarchy could be cumbersome to navigate through in a timely manner.

Advice to Management

Let employees own their jobs - make decisions and lean forward, stretch themselves to prepare for the next assignment

Other Employee Reviews for Harris

  1. "Engineer Technician B"

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    Current Employee - Engineer Technician in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer Technician in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Medical Benefits
    Tuition reimbursement
    6% 401K company match (after first yr)
    Fitness center onsite

    Cons

    Raises have been at less than 2% for a few years and with medical cost going up it doesn't give us any raises.
    Going through our 3rd layoffs now since 2009
    Tough to move around in company once in your current position


  2. Helpful (4)

    "No plan for the future"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some truly smart people with great ideas. Depending on what team you work in, very supportive management.

    Cons

    Nearly everything else. Pay is low for the difficulty of the work compared to other companies. Raises are non-existent despite record-setting years. Pay is not commensurate with performance. Employees who can't do their jobs are kept around forever, no one is ever fired or let go for performance reasons other than when doing mass layoffs.

    Many internal political games going on. Sometimes zero communication between teams or roles in the company (e.g. senior management, product management, sales, systems engineering). Very meeting-heavy corporate culture. Senior management sometimes very resistant to change. No consistent, clear strategy for the future. Management promises to invest in engineering and then announces layoffs weeks later. All planning is extremely short term despite any consequences it may have. DoD groups run the company despite declining sales, international teams with growing sales are ignored. Not fighting two wars any more is really hurting the company.

    Harris aims to recruit new college grads at the same caliber as Google, Microsoft, Amazon, etc. but has nothing to really offer them - lots of employees don't stick around very long. In Rochester, it seems like Harris is eventually headed down the path of Kodak and Xerox. Very sad, there is so much talent here going to waste.

    Advice to Management

    Give credit where credit is due. Recognize strong teams and individuals and promote their work. Recognize that the DoD spending is not the future.


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