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Updated February 17, 2017
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  • Crucial to communicate a work-life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • It's my belief upper management dropped the ball when it comes to a certain government project they lost (in 47 reviews)

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  1. "Harris"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harris full-time

    Pros

    Flexible and generous PTO policy

    Cons

    Large company, clunky review process


  2. "Systems Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great experience to learn technical skills

    Cons

    Imbalance of work. Sometimes overloaded, sometimes have nothing.


  3. "Great company, great people"

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    Current Employee - Procurement in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Procurement in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    For the most part, the people are great. Everyone in my direct department is wonderful to work with. Work is continuously challenging, we are always busy. My management is very flexible and always willing to work with me especially when it comes to time off. "Unlimited" sick and vacation time. Competitive pay. Management seems to be very receptive to my career goals.

    Cons

    Some of the people in other departments think a little highly of themselves. From what I have heard bonuses have been lacking in the last year or two after the acquisition of Exelis. I've also heard it is not easy to receive a promotion, but I cannot speak to that on a personal level. Not many are very fond of the CEO.


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  5. "Not the culture I wanted"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harris full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company will be around and is doing well, no worries about it failing.
    Lots of different opportunities.
    Corporate support employees see more stability.

    Cons

    Most employment is contract work for government,, DoD, etc.
    There is a lot of change on company structure, seemed like every 3-4 months there was an upper level or organizational change.
    Too much change and travel requirements for me. If you don't live in the NOVA/DC area, expect a lot of travel.
    Tons of time spent on answering RFPs, jockeying for your next contract, etc.
    The company expects high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    None really. It probably works for former military that are used to traveling and jumping on a plane without notice. It was not good for me. If you want a more traditional, rigid company, Harris might work for you. If you want more flexibility, comfortable atmosphere, and growth opportunities, look elsewhere.


  6. "Itt to Exelis to Harris"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harris full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very talented and friendly staff with some forward thinking processes, at least in the software engineering department in Fort Wayne.

    Cons

    This is a very large company and pretty much none of the corporate wide policies make sense, e.g. Travel and IT policies. Difficult to say how Harris will be but the management for Exelis was just there to squeeze the last drop of "this quarter profitability" out of the company while running it into the ground.

    Advice to Management

    pursue more long term relationships including spending on R&D rather than how to make your quarterly bonus


  7. "Review of Harris"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Top notch company liked it a lot

    Cons

    Job uncertainty with current market


  8. "Current Harris Employee"

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, current time off policy is very generous.

    Cons

    Management does not drive accountability into the organization. Bad apples allowed to sit for years and poison the culture, doing damage to the company reputation and revenue.

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about lawsuits and remove poor performers.


  9. "great pay"

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    Former Employee - Satellite Communications Technician in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Satellite Communications Technician in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Harris (More than a year)

    Pros

    great salary, co-workers, and management. contract renewal painless, options to move within company, bonus pay substantial after one year of employment

    Cons

    worked in Afghanistan, benefits could have been better


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible schedule, inflexible management"

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

    I have been working at Harris full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Unlimited "discretionary" PTO and sick time.

    Cons

    Nothing ever changes despite issues.

    Advice to Management

    Stop repeating the same mistakes.


  11. "Benefits are so-so"

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    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harris full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The Unlimited Vacation is Good

    Cons

    The Long Term Disability is basically a scam, after 26 weeks you are "Terninated" and forced to return to work because Insurances are invalidated by "inactive status"

    Advice to Management

    be more employee friendly, not totally the Bottom Line



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