Harris - I enjoyed the many of the people, the culture, and mission. Didn't enjoy the politics and back biting. | Glassdoor
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"I enjoyed the many of the people, the culture, and mission. Didn't enjoy the politics and back biting."

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Former Employee - Program Financial Analyst in Melbourne, FL
Former Employee - Program Financial Analyst in Melbourne, FL
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Approves of CEO

Pros

I love having every other Friday off, and work 9 hour days.

Cons

Many of the PFA Level 3 and 4's do not have college degrees and have work experience of many years. They now are working with college grads that are more advanced in learning and the PFA level 3/4's feel intimidated and so they only teach you enough so that you can not unseat them, basically believeing in job security. Atleast that has been my experience.

Advice to Management

If you want to retain top talent, you need to have managers who understand and are willing to truly work with their new bright talent, otherwise if they are mistreated, they may go elsewhere.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Old Boys Club; Wanting to be International, but hates diversity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent work-life balance with 9/80 work schedules. Reasonably cheap and safe location to be working at. Traveling on early Monday mornings out of Orlando, company pays for Sunday night stay in Orlando.

    Cons

    Not sure how Harris is trying to be more international but is not at all a conducive environment for a diverse work force. Many jobs are US citizens only in corporate office!!! There is pressure to be "white" and "male" in order to get promotions and recognition. Pressure to conform to religion (Christianity) at work as well.

    Advice to Management

    Start with diversity at Harris CHQ! This is one of the most homogeneous environment I've ever worked in. I worked in Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, Texas, California, etc.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Big company - reliable work without much room for creativity"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Palm Bay, FL
    Former Employee - Engineer in Palm Bay, FL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - stable company with reliable and consistent work, hours, raises, promotions
    - many friendly people to work with and learn from
    - good benefits package
    - good perks for educational advancement and training

    Cons

    - very hierarchical, political work environment
    - dual managements structure (1 manager for current project, 1 for overall career development) is confusing and your career development manager (in charge of reviews, raises, etc) doesn't get to know you or your work directly but rather just interviews your other manager and relays feedback....very weird

    Advice to Management

    - use a single manager who gets to know you and your work
    - maybe have a secondary mentor independent of your current project but don't make this your manager

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