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4.2
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Harris President & CEO Bill Brown
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  • Work-life balance, at times challenging (in 29 reviews)

  • It's my belief upper management dropped the ball when it comes to a certain government project they lost (in 48 reviews)

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  1. "Good company to work with."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Undisclosed in Lees Summit, MO
    Former Employee - Undisclosed in Lees Summit, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Open work environment
    Managers are open to your suggestions
    You can tell your managers and other team members about the things you want to dive in and they will support you
    They set realistic expectations, and fulfil the same.

    Cons

    I frankly liked working here. Maintenance projects might bore you. Luckily I was in the development project, so I loved it.

    Advice to Management

    I know you do everything to get the things going great, and we love you for that. Please allow to perforate certain concerns to the mass employees, so that everyone is better informed and we all can think in the same direction. After all we are a family, and we want to be with you in every initiative and endeavor company wishes to undertake.


  2. "Great people and good work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Olathe, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with leading edge technologies and interesting challenges

    Cons

    So big and diversified it was difficult to keep track of what pertained to your own area.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with efforts to communicate what is going to to employees

  3. "Great experience - great benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits were amazing and the fact that this company was international offered one many, many options.

    Cons

    Not really a downside but the options for Florida were limited :(


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good Job for international students, but be prepared to train your outsourced replacement."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lees Summit, MO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lees Summit, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place for international students. Offers a good internship program and H1B-Visa sponsorship.

    Flexible hours.
    Excellent work-life balance.
    A lot of vacation time.
    Excellent Co-Workers and friendly managers.
    Ability to work remotely.
     Good retirement plan and match.

    Cons

    pay is average.

    health care plan is good but costly.

    A few exciting development projects when first joining but then work becomes mostly maintenance and bug fixing.

    Moving up the ladder is slow, but possible.

     Be prepared to train your replacement for several months. Upper Management likes to out source your job once they see that your work is complete.
     You can avoid this by becoming a crucial client-facing customer technical contact.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the creative ideas of Engineers working in the field that can lead to new revenue growing prospects.

    Keep quality people, and don't feel the need to always cut cost.


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