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Harris Reviews

Updated September 21, 2018
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Pros
  • "Coworkers, 9/80 work schedule, department training program" (in 113 reviews)

  • "Good work/life balance as well as good benefits" (in 81 reviews)

Cons
  • "work-life balance can be somewhat rough sometimes but otherwise worth it" (in 35 reviews)

  • "Little exposure to upper management" (in 55 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harris full-time

    Pros

    Amazing culture, great benefits and competitive salary

    Cons

    Need to work hard and sometime longer than other jobs


  2. "program finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harris full-time

    Pros

    gym and cafeteria onsite. Nice campus

    Cons

    long hours at work, old buildings

  3. "Welcoming"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everyone will try to help you as best as possible. Lunch and learns are nice.

    Cons

    There are either very young people such as recent grads or people who have worked there for 15 years.


  4. "Engineering Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Harris full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, great benefits, comparable pay, company offers good resources to facilitate getting a job done.

    Cons

    work-life balance can be somewhat rough sometimes but otherwise worth it.


  5. "Challenging and Enjoyable"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Amityville, NY
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Amityville, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harris full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Transparent communication and Supportive of Talent development

    Cons

    Current growth is a challenge

    Advice to Management

    Continue to plan for the future and focus on cost reductions on allocations


  6. "I enjoyed working at Harris and learned a lot during my time there."

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    Former Employee - Client Service Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Client Service Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harris full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pros to working here were the team I had the opportunity to work with as well as getting to do something I loved each day.

    Cons

    The cons were that we were asked to wear so many hats but there was no room for advancement to the next level in your career. Then, all jobs were outsourced to India.

    Advice to Management

    For those that are senior level employees, provide some room for advancement.


  7. "Director of Technical Field Services"

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harris full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large Government Contractor involved with many programs and interesting projects

    Cons

    Can live and die with the program hired to support once contract ends and there is no additional requirement for your job skill for another program. PMO is indirect labor and considered G&A expense and heavily scrutinized as it will impact profits.

  8. Helpful (12)

    "Focusing on Profit of People"

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    Current Employee - Software E in Palm Bay, FL
    Current Employee - Software E in Palm Bay, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Harris full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are great. Genuinely looking out and supporting one another. I've made a number of friends and will be sad when the time comes to step away. I've learned a great deal from some senior developers who have never hesitated to share their knowledge.
    Numerous opportunities to take additional responsibilities (this is increasing as talented developers are loss to better paying companies).
    Discretionary vacation.

    Cons

    Despite taking on numerous responsibilities, stellar performance review, and a loss of talented developers; many of us are $10k below the industry standard. Long term employees with years of experience are making little (3-6%) more then recent college grads. During reviews we keep getting told to march on and eventually we will get recognized. Meanwhile we take on more responsibilities at below market pay while talented developers are pulled away for increased pay and recognition.
    Profit sharing is a non-existent benefit. Each year despite growth (stocks, profit, business capture, etc.) we are told when it's time for bonus' that we failed to deliver on some (never published) metric. Departments are told we have failed and thus no bonus, yet upper management (our leaders) are rewarded. How does leadership succeed when their department is told it's failed?
    The recent employee stock sharing was also fairly insulting. Harris got significant tax cuts which were placed back into stocks (which boost the CEOs bonus) locked behind a 2 year wall. So while Harris and CEO benefit immediately, employees wait another two years hoping that their 'bonus' is still worth something. If it's gone up the CEO's and corporate still make out, if stocks dropped employees get nothing while corporate already cashed our their bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Re calibrate the pay of longer term employees to match industry standard. Paying significantly below industry standard (according to multiple sites like Glassdoor), and little more than new hires sends the signal that you don't value the talented developers. When those employees are lost the team is impacted not only by needing to hire someone new and bring them up to speed, but there is a knowledge loss that takes years to recover.
    Either restore the profit sharing or remove it as a listed benefit. It's been several years and simply come across as a dangled carrot we will never reach.


  9. "Harris"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent people and great customers

    Cons

    Integration of conflicting cultures from acquisitions


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Management Means Everything"

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    Former Employee - 28 Year Inspector in Palm Bay, FL
    Former Employee - 28 Year Inspector in Palm Bay, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harris full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Harris is a GREAT Place To Work with lots of opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    If you get a bad supervisor you career can take a nose dive - - i have had the Best and the worst supervisors you can imagine ""Both at Harris""

    Advice to Management

    Take a better look at the reviews and take notice when Management Change Events Correlate with Sudden Changes in Review Ratings - - you don't go from "High Contributor" to "Low Contributor" and Back To "High Contributor" and the only thing that changed id the supervisor writing the review. . . . .
    Harris has a policy of having to have a certain amount of low contributors and that forces some Good Employees To Get Thrown Under The Bus


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