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Updated August 17, 2017
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  • Work-life balance, at times challenging (in 29 reviews)

  • Upper management and decision makers out of touch (in 49 reviews)

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  1. "Times are changing..."

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

    I have been working at Harris full-time

    Pros

    Great teams, exciting technology, opportunity to support important missions. Diversity in the type of work, the work environment and locations. Good benefits, fair pay.

    Cons

    Culture is changing as is the focus of the company; not always for the better


  2. Helpful (3)

    "The times, they are a-changin' for the worse."

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    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still on occasion has a small business feel. You can move if you know the right people, lower and middle managers are generally good.

    Cons

    The business is swiftly headed towards a chronyistic, soulless entity, a top-heavy monster crowded with golden parachutes for do-nothing people with made up titles and responsibilities. They cut programs and opportunities that kept employees happy, set impossible objectives to kill the profit sharing program, and bring in at least one new upper manager a quarter. Kodak 2: Electric Boogaloo.

  3. "Review - long time employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, flexibility with working on projects of interest, work/life balance. The people are/were the best. I consider myself fortunate to have worked alongside many knowledgeable and experienced employees - both locally and remote in FL.

    Cons

    Management overhead (at the time), typical challenges of a large company (slow to change, adopt newer ideas), too many "silos"

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. They are your most valuable asset! Treat and reward them well.


  4. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harris full-time

    Pros

    Strong engineering culture and breadth of work

    Cons

    Tough corporate culture and remote work sites

    Advice to Management

    Bottom line matters


  5. "Great place to build experience."

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

    I have been working at Harris full-time

    Pros

    Team Environment, great pay, great benefits.

    Cons

    Public safety business on the downward


  6. "An interesting company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The development programs are multi-disciplined and very out of the box.

    Cons

    As part of a corporate consolidation, our division is still adjusting to all the changes.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to change and stop relying on "we have always done it this way so much".


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Pass Through"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is extremely professional and full of crack engineers. The technology is interesting and middle management does a great job of letting you work on the projects of your choice.

    If you work to adapt to the fast pace, professionalism and high performance standards you will become an excellent engineer

    Cons

    Middle management is fine and wants to build products and does what it can to take care of its employees.

    Raises are less than 2% a year.

    Junior engineers get promoted to engineer after 7 years

    Engineers can expect a promotion to senior engineer in 15 years.

    People are running for the door en mass.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate needs to improve raises and promotions.

  8. "Billing Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Billing Analyst
    Current Employee - Billing Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay is decent

    Cons

    Billing department is not where you want to end up
    Management doesn't want people to grow outside of billing
    Promotions are few and far between


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Now about average"

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

    I have been working at Harris full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Reasonable work-life balance.

    Cons

    Too much focus on quarterly cash flow; Poor, expensive healthcare;

    Advice to Management

    Stop transfering the cost of doing business to the employees. Be honest about why changes are being made. Don't say we must maintain quality and then push half done stuff out the door for quarterly numbers.


  10. "Intern"

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

    I have been working at Harris full-time

    Pros

    My supervisors are great. Flexible working hours (to an extent).

    Cons

    The bathrooms could use some remodeling.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing - Doing great!


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