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Updated March 19, 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. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "Harris Review"

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

    Pros

    People are great, very supportive

    Cons

    No local office, had to relocate


  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "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


  11. "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



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