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  • Crucial to communicate a work-life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • It's my belief upper management dropped the ball when it comes to a certain government project they lost (in 47 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "TRENDING DOWN"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Current Project Manager in Senoia, GA
    Current Employee - Current Project Manager in Senoia, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Currently the company is under going a transition and there are no positives. I would look for other option for empolyement

    Cons

    The company does not care about employees. The new training plan states its 90% who you know and 10% what you know so don't ask for training.

    Career promotion is none existent unless you know so one.
    Salary is not competitive and will never be. max salary increase is 3%. This is what upper management briefs when asked.

    Dividend growth and stock by backs are the rule
    Healthcare benefits are continuing to plunge. They went from great benefits and low salary to small benefits and poor salary

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your human resources, win more contracts IDIQ is not a victory its a start. start increasing salaries and improving benefits you are losing people. oh and get rid of HBX unless you are really going to use it. you continue to tell me to cut inefficiency yet you still do it.


  2. Helpful (9)

    "STAY AWAY"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Palm Bay, FL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Palm Bay, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Harris full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    9/80 work week is the only thing good about Harris, but other companies offer it.

    Cons

    TERRIBLE health insurance....company could offer much better, but they're greedy. Pay raises are a joke. You're lucky to get 2% which doesn't even keep up with the cost of living - which we've not had a cost of living increase in over 20 years. Pay checks are going backwards due to the rising health care costs. Morale is at the worst it has ever been in over 25 years. Employees know that management doesn't care about them at all! Loyal employees who have worked hard are discriminated against so that young ones in their teens or minorities can climb the ladder. Had banked 400 hours of vacation on the books and POOF - they took it with hardly any notice at all. Now we have to play "Mother May I" to take a day off. Just ridiculous. They are shooting themselves in the foot treating employees this way because many are looking to bail. CEO Bill Brown has made this company a very undesirable place to work. It's a real shame because in this county, Harris used to be the place everyone wanted to work. No Longer.

    Advice to Management

    Do everyone a favor and boot Bill Brown. This company has lost it's focus on programs and in treating their employees with respect. Not everything is about adding more millions to your pocket. The increase in out of pocket expenses for health care doesn't affect someone making what you make, but for the majority, it's devastating.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Location, Location, Location"

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    Former Employee - Division IT Project Manager in Bradford, MA
    Former Employee - Division IT Project Manager in Bradford, MA

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

    Pros

    Depending on the division, the work is interesting and challenging. The company recently doubled in size through the acquisition of Excelis.

    Cons

    Harris may have grown too big for its own good. Unless you are located at a key site, you have very little chance of being recognized. Management at the main sites are too busy looking out for themselves in the new organization to be worried about staff at smaller locations.


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  5. Helpful (9)

    "Legacy Exelis people - Run!! Don't walk!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project & Business Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Project & Business Manager in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Harris (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I was part of the "absorption" process after Harris purchased Exelis. THE only positive was Exelis.....HARRIS is a ruthless company.....

    Cons

    Harris policies......they are letting people go for such flimsy reasons to shore up bottom line numbers. They are checking peoples emails, etc to find any small reason to mark an "noncompliance" complaint and you're gone!! Even if you have no priors and a perfect record. It's horrible.

    Advice to Management

    I have nothing to say to them


  6. Helpful (3)

    "LMR group is floundering"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Lynchburg, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Lynchburg, VA
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harris full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    benefits, work schedule, company name and recognition.

    Cons

    Harris management does not understand the LMR business

    Advice to Management

    Either allow legacy TE MA-COM employees to run the LMR business or sell that unit. You are not winning new work because of the losing strategy of the management team who does not understand the business. All of your talent is leaving. Constant downsizing is destroying moral.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good overall experience as an entry level job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harris full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Multiple business sectors for theoretical movement
    Comprehensive benefits - PTO, medical, 401K
    Internal customer for projects
    PMO actively interested in improving processes - including resource management

    Cons

    PMO practices documentation lacking
    High project to PM ratio
    Could not transfer to another state when husband transferred
    Does not support remote work


  8. "Excellent Global IT Service Provider"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and excellent opportunities worldwide if you want to move or pursue other ventures.

    Cons

    Due to the current environment in the defense industry our education benefits have gone to the way-side - Hope the come back soon!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Good place to start out but don't stay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Palm Bay, FL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Palm Bay, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Harris full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They still manage to win interesting and challenging work and there are people there who genuinely care for the people who work for them.

    Cons

    If you are not in management you have no career path. It has been this way forever but seems to be worse now that everyone is scrambling to best everyone else. Jobs and careers used to be managed but now it is a free for all. Thank God for the employees desire to please the customer. 30 years ago management was looking out for the company and the employees, the new CEO is looking out for the stock holders and will do whatever it takes to line his and the stockholders pockets.

    Advice to Management

    Better wake up. This used to be a one horse town but not anymore. When people can move jobs and not have to move they will change for other than salary reasons. Also this is called the age of information where twitter can take down a government. You have a serious rumor control problem.


  10. "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


  11. "Political environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager IV in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager IV in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was good for the most part , Very good people in the work force, some of the best I've ever worked with. A few good managers. many locations for work with the ability to transfer

    Cons

    Its definately a boys club where if you are in your in and if not forget it. Upper management is out of touch and manages from the word of middle management which is a bunch of control freaks born out of a environment created by fear and threats. They let a lot of good people walk.

    Advice to Management

    your people are your best asset, take better care of them