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Updated March 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harris full-time

    Pros

    Great engineers to work with.

    Cons

    Easy to get pigeon holed, salary and benefits aren't too great.


  2. "Current Employee"

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

    I have been working at Harris full-time

    Pros

    Interesting Technology, Good Customer relationships

    Cons

    Ups and downs of business can be scary


  3. "Nice benefits, good atmosphere, all around good job."

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment: summer hours, flexible work hours, telecommute options
    PTO: 4 weeks no question, more than that available with 2 levels of approval.
    Pay: Pay is consistent with the 2 other large companies I have worked for
    Heathcare: Rates actually are better for same coverage than my previous company.

    Corporate Culture: Hard to say how the environment is at the larger sites because I am at a remote site, but I have worked here for over a year and this office is great, the people are very nice, helpful, and smart.

    Cons

    Really haven't found too many downsides yet. A couple of things that I wish were better:

    - Yearly bonus is not clear, and from what I can tell even in a good year the bonus looks to be on the low side considering other companies I have worked for.

    - There is no employee stock purchase plan where employees can purchase company stock at a discount, also does not appear to be a plan for giving RSUs to employees (there could be, but I have not been given any nor have I seen any mention of it)

    Advice to Management

    Love the summer hours and flexibility, keep that part up. Consider adding an employee stock purchase plan and/or RSUs, I think it helps with retention of talent at a minimal cost to the company. The bonus program is really not consistent with other large Telecom companies, would be nice to overhaul it.


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  5. "%10 Churn"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Engineer in Fort Wayne, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Harris offers good benefits and pay. The working conditions are decent; 4 foot high cubicles, adequate HVAC and lighting.

    Cons

    Harris wants to maintain a %10 churn rate.


  6. "Great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    One of the best companies to work for.

    Cons

    Cannot think of any cons.


  7. "Former Employee"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong leadership. Driven significant shareholder value - internal and external.

    Cons

    Work-life balance, at times challenging.


  8. "Great company, making efforts to improve everyday!"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Continuous efforts to be innovative, career development opportunities, great vacation policy, environment of team work, employee engagement, great locations, employee volunteer program, Global Innovation Center

    Cons

    It is difficult to change the culture. So much of the great work Harris does regarding employee engagement sometimes goes unnoticed and unappreciated because some employees refuse to remain open to 'new' and ' different' ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue the engagement surveys and action planning. It means you're listening to us.


  9. "Space & Intelligence Systems"

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    Current Employee - Material Manager - Space & Intelligence Systems in Palm Bay, FL
    Current Employee - Material Manager - Space & Intelligence Systems in Palm Bay, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you can make it past your 1st year of employment. You will have a job for life.

    Cons

    The attitudes among long-time employees can be a little frustrating. Many feel entitled with little regard for Executive Management.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to Management


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Continued downward slide"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great, knowledgeable people to work with, though experienced employees are slowly getting 'encouraged' to leave or retire. Stock prices at all time high...

    Cons

    ...but that rise in value is coming from deep cuts to the company. Another big round of layoffs, which when coupled with already low morale has the effect of increasing an already steady flow of resignations. Quality is being sacrificed for the bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Take some pride in Harris's legacy, and care that the long-built reputation is being degraded by what is obvious corporate greed and not concern for the quality of what is produced.


  11. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Harris (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Engineers, interesting technology, free do the job the way one sees fit.

    Cons

    Moral is lowest. No growth.
    When new employee is being recruited mgmt and HR will describe Harris as company with great advancement opportunities, but it is not.
    Mgmt ignores opinions unless they come from long term employees. Very narrow minded culture.

    Flexible time is not flexible really as mgmt will not allow time if you need time yourself.

    Strong earnings, however, the employee gets no incentive pay. Bonuses cut, other incentives too, rises are minimal.



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