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Updated April 20, 2017
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  1. "Great company exciting products"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Business Development in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth, good work environment, all professional people!

    Cons

    Little exposure to upper management


  2. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Windows Systems Administrator in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - Windows Systems Administrator in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety of learning opportunities and benefits. Management alone is what has kept me with the company although we are geographically separated since HQ is in Virginia

    Cons

    Geographically separated from most leadership and working under contract primes can be challenging with the lack of current company leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Management has been great


  3. "Harris Systems Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harris full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work is new and different - when they win the contracts

    Cons

    Work based on govt contract wins. Not dependable


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  5. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has survived independently and is located in a small town setting.

    Cons

    The company has been going through growing pains since a large acquisition.


  6. "Senior System Engineer supporting New Business"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    High Tech company supporting a wide variety of Government and Commercial Customers.
    Major subcontractor in Defense Industry.
    Willing to move individual around in the company location as well as to different locations.

    Cons

    Reluctant to hire individuals to replace engineers that plan on retiring in a few years leaving larger than normal work loads for the remaining individuals.
    Lacks the ability to recognize outstanding performance.
    Minimal raises

    Advice to Management

    Stop reducing benefits as a means to save money.


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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. "Retired"

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    Current Employee - Senior Electronics Technician in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Electronics Technician in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work but doesn't pay well

    Cons

    gets kind of boring at times


  9. "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.


  10. "Solid Job, good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palm Bay, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palm Bay, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Full benefits, 6% 401k matching, 2% vested per year until the 6%. 9/80 work schedule, unlimited discretionary PTO

    Cons

    Deadlines can be rough, that's it

    Advice to Management

    Christmas bonuses please


  11. "Be merry at Harris!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ESB Architect in Palm Bay, FL
    Current Employee - ESB Architect in Palm Bay, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ​I have just started here at Harris and absolutely love it! It has been a long time since I felt so excited about a new position.

    The Space Coast region is fantastic. It is like living and working in the caribeean. The people are fantastic, very laid back, and the environment and the scenary, oh well, if you haven't seen it, you need to schedule some vacation time and come check it out. It really is outstanding.

    But it is not only about the Space Coast.

    The company itself is enough reason to be in bliss. The culture is unparalleled. I have 32 years out in the wild, mostly in long consulting gigs, so I have experienced a great share of large corporation cultures in different industries, and have not seen anything that even resembles this.

    Cons

    A little too much politics may get on the way of excellence! This may be isolated to the specific group I work on, so take it with a grain of salt.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


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