Harris Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2020

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3.4
59%
Recommend to a Friend
54%
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Harris President & CEO Bill Brown
Bill Brown
760 Ratings
Pros
  • "9/80 work schedule, unlimited discretionary PTO(in 119 reviews)

  • "good work life balance available, Vacation policy(in 99 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Former employee"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Program Director in Dulles, VA

    I worked at Harris full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment. Interesting protects

    Cons

    Integration into bigger company makes strategy confusing

  2. "Great mission, great people, unstable job"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Automation development Engineer in Lynchburg, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harris full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - Salary was great for the location. - Mission was fulfilling. - Most managers were genuinely good people and wanted to help.

    Cons

    - Averaged almost a layoff a year for 8 years. - Bonuses were almost non-existent. - Always seemed to be playing catchup to the company with the largest marketshare.


  3. "It was an income"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contract Administrator in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Harris full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Other employees, training, decent benefits

    Cons

    Lack of upper management support

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible, horrible company by many, many estimates not just my own"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Specialist Software Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Harris full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A paycheck. Can't think of anything else.

    Cons

    Management is like the mafia. HR screwed me out of 10k by initially calling that much of my salary 'bonus' which means that after a year your salary actually goes DOWN. The only company I have ever worked at where I had such a seedy sleazy feeling about the management. It's run like mentally deranged younger brothers of Tony Soprano trying to do mafia work, but are not bright enough to pull it off.

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  5. "great place to work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Market Research Director 

    I worked at Harris full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, great people, opportunities for advancing and training.

    Cons

    Pay is not great, some poor hiring choices.

  6. "Acquired by Harris"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harris full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Steady place for lots of work

    Cons

    Politics can get in the way of customer advocacy

  7. "Harris teeter"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk 

    I have been working at Harris full-time

    Pros

    Okay place to work Sometimes

    Cons

    None really If you have patience

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  8. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harris full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of great technology and people

    Cons

    Lack of company equity for most

  9. Helpful (4)

    "Stable Job with Limited Growth Potential"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Security Analyst in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Harris full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Job is stable, has good benefits and 401k matching. Many people work here decades until they retire

    Cons

    After working here for a few years with good performance, expect all new hires (even those with no experience) to get paid more than you. Their annual raises don't keep pace with the increase to average new hire salary for same position. In order to get substantial raises, most have to get an offer elsewhere and get Harris to match it, or leave the company for a while and get hired back on to a hire pay grade. Quick promotions are unheard of, and teams don't have much growth so to join another team you are waiting for someone to quit or retire. People mostly care more about "technically correct" according to contract than actually providing value. You may waste hours each week doing activity that is pointless, other than it was listed in the contract negotiated by people who don't understand security. Any potential change move slowly, having to go through multiple change management hoops, convincing multiple stakeholders than want nothing more than to just stay in status quo for another few years and want to avoid anything that would change the environment in any way.

  10. "Great Company"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Phila, PA

    I worked at Harris full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice pay and 401k match; lots of training

    Cons

    Extra work work work hours;

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