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Harris Reviews

Updated June 14, 2018
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Pros
  • "Coworkers, 9/80 work schedule, department training program" (in 109 reviews)

  • "With a good manager, flexible hours, some work from home, great work-life balance" (in 81 reviews)

Cons
  • "hrs/wk), little work life balance" (in 35 reviews)

  • "Little exposure to upper management" (in 54 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great talented people and awesome atmosphere!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer Level IV in Palm Bay, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer Level IV in Palm Bay, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New HTC building with lots of great technology and many comfortable lounge areas. Windows everywhere with views. Talented friendly workforce. No bad seeds tearing down a department. Better than average pay.

    Cons

    Growth is quick and can’t get staffing fast enough. Some meetings are in buildings far away but you can remote conference in.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, it’s working! Love the career growth opportunities and encouragement you provide.

    Harris Response

    May 18, 2018 – Recruiting

    We appreciate your feedback and hope you are enjoying your first year here! Our new Harris Technology Center (HTC) in Palm Bay, FL is a best in class facility. We hope you and your talented coworkers... More


  2. "Great employees with patriotic mission"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented bunch of employees providing cutting Edge technology for our armed forces.

    Cons

    You will have to pick from key locations: FL, NY, NJ, CO, VA, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support employees

  3. "Standard corporate job. Good first job out of college"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harris full-time

    Pros

    Room for movement. Stable job. Most people are good to work with. And if they're not, you can move to a different team.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency inherent in government contract work. Difficult to move around - you have to be assertive and aggressive to forge your own path.


  4. "Subcontracts Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Subcontracts Manager in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Subcontracts Manager in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great vacation/sick policy, flexible work schedule (9/80), and engaging team environment.

    Cons

    Compensation can be lower than average.

    Harris Response

    Jun 12, 2018 – Recruiting

    Thank you for your feedback! Harris has implemented programs in recent years that are focused on providing our employees increased flexibility with their work schedules. Our discretionary paid time... More


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Meh, good stepping stone"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Integration and Test Engineer in Palm Bay, FL
    Current Employee - Integration and Test Engineer in Palm Bay, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    9/80 schedule, 20 days leave at start, good talented workforce

    Cons

    They show you a fancy building at indoc and shove you in a 1950's office building that smells bad. Odd matrix management, can leave you guessing what do do who to go to. New employees in the department i am in are left to figure everything out on their own. Overtime highly encouraged, but is compensated fairly.

    Advice to Management

    Give new employees some guidance and direction.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good stable work, don't expect rapid advancement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great vacation (4 weeks)

    Unlimited sick time

    With a good manager, flexible hours, some work from home, great work-life balance

    Minimum cost of living raise with average employee review

    Great work interest-to-effort ratio

    Cons

    Not great at promoting people based on good reviews/time (HR controls this very heavily)

    Pay raises for excellent reviews tap out around 4% unless otherwise promoted

    401k is.....alright. Current plans kinda suck, high fees, but 6% match.

    Health insurance has skyrocketed the last few years. I got promoted and the insurance cost of increase eliminated my pay raise entirely.

    HR often does nothing about bad employees (bad workers or bad coworkers both)

    The IT department is slow and underfunded. They're too busy to handle things and have too few people to do their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Fire bad employees, don't let them languish.

    Get better at rewarding good workers (more aimed at upper-upper management and HR than project management)

    Allow more work from home options

    Get more competitive with salaries


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Was great a decade ago..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Alternate work schedule, 9/80 every other Friday off on some contracts.

    Cons

    -Benefits have gone downhill
    -1% yearly increases
    -Cronyism has been rampant forever
    -Contracts aren't vetted properly
    -Selling off business units to look profitable

    Harris Response

    Jun 12, 2018 – Recruiting

    We appreciate your comments. Harris continues to implement programs aimed at increasing work-life balance for our employees. A subset of our employees work a 9/80 schedule, but we encourage all... More

  8. "Harris Corp"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large company with many opportunities

    Cons

    Has become more like other large government contractors.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very high focus on working as a team

    Cons

    Can't think of anything really


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harris full-time

    Pros

    Offers challenging and rewarding work, many great people to work with.

    Cons

    Only a few get rewards or recognition for their hard work.


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