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Harris Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Electrical Engineer 4"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer IV in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer IV in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid 401k match - dollar for dollar up to 6%. Interesting work opportunities.

    Cons

    Terrible salary. Expensive benefits. Current CEO's emails are a constant reduction in benefits and what small perks we have. NOT the Harris of old. Has been in decline since the current CEO became company dictator.

    Advice to Management

    Start valuing your technical resources like you did in the past. Management is not your bread and butter - engineering is. Why do you think so many valuable employees have left?


  2. Helpful (1)

    "QA Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Ontario, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Ontario, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good salaries, lot of opportunities to grow up professionally

    Cons

    Bad management, pushy and unreasonable. Do not value employees contribution.


  3. "Good benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Systems Technician in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Information Systems Technician in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Additional voluntary benefits include Legal, identity theft, hospital indemnity, critical care. Decent pay for work performed. Strong company growth potential!

    Cons

    Shift work can suppress your social life. Pay is biweekly. Meetings and conference calls often fall outside of regular shift times.

    Advice to Management

    Offer a bonus or shift differential for any shift outside of 1st shift.


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  5. "Solid Job, good benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good vacation policy, 9/80 work schedule for many. Good work/life balance depending on your program and your assertiveness.

    Cons

    Benefits keep getting cut year after year. Management seems to flip flop on decisions. One year they want to diversity and expand, the next, they are selling off whole business segments to "focus on the core".

    Advice to Management

    Quit cutting benefits, you have already lost a lot of top talent. Also, don't forget about your other locations. The HTC is great, but other buildings don't have those perks.


  7. "Mechanical Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flex time and unlimited time off.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, yearly raises are pretty low.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Starving"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Long hours, poor direction from corporate management, focus on improving bottom line at any cost

    Advice to Management

    Improving your top line growth and investing in the most talented employees will go a long way to improving EPS


  9. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, fair pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Recently bought out by Harris, considerable turnover as a result.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Chaotic environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Other engineers are great people to work with and highly skilled

    Cons

    Management has great difficulty making business decisions in the face of uncertainty. Career planning for managers is practically non-existent. If you get stuck with a bad manager, it's very difficult to move.ds


  11. "Be merry at Harris!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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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