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Harris Employee Reviews about "senior management"

Updated May 11, 2019

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3.4
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Harris President & CEO Bill Brown
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774 Ratings
Pros
  • "9/80 work schedule, unlimited discretionary PTO(in 119 reviews)

  • "good work life balance available, Vacation policy(in 98 reviews)

Cons
  • "Technical opinions from good engineers are largely not considered by upper management(in 59 reviews)

  • "Lack of vision, senior management lacks sensitivity to business or employee needs(in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Good company which can do better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Harris full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. Strong company. Senior management focused on future that includes commercial and foreign sales instead of focusing solely on US government contracts.

    Cons

    Headquartered in Florida, so senior management down through the staff often don't understand the challenges that the company faces or the voice of the customer as well as they should.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to voices outside of HDQ in Florida. Ensure that you work with and understand employees needs in order to keep them.

    Harris2016-01-07
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Nose Diving soon"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Lynchburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Harris full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers and support staff within the units.

    Cons

    Executive Management appears to be focused on showing large cash and revenue for merger at the expense of paying out commissions until the end of the fiscal year. Culture is very hostile and toxic environment, senior management seems to operate in secrecy and ambushes employees, maintaining a high level of fear. Poor onboarding procedures, but has exit procedures and push out strategy is very fine tuned.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your customers for growth, and your customer facing employees as the voice of your customer. Don't let engineering tell you what the customer wants. The fastest way to sustained recognized revenue is by paying your sales people not finding ways to hold commissions until the end of the year.

    Harris2019-05-11
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  4. Helpful (8)

    "Treadmill stage of growth"

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    Current Employee - CSWE in Palm Bay, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Harris full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Wide variety of assignments available. - 401K plan is excellent.

    Cons

    - For those familiar with "Predictable Success", company is in TreadMill stage. Systems and Processes are too burdensome and items like capital requests are micro managed by senior management. This results in those who should be empowered feeling like it's not worth the effort to go through the process hoops to innovate. - Not enough budget for conferences or training, expect employees to learn on the job

    Advice to Management

    - Total compensation is not keeping up with competition - Don't benchmark against peers because you will never exceed customer expectations - Understand that human capital is your most important asset - Understand that employees are stakeholders as much as external stakeholders

    Harris2018-04-02
  5. Helpful (8)

    "Average work place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Harris full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, easy going place with nice people

    Cons

    Lack of vision, senior management lacks sensitivity to business or employee needs. Get in good books of the owner and stay there, or risk getting fired.

    Harris2018-01-22
  6. Helpful (57)

    "A Company Sadly in Decline"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Harris full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    * Great Technology * Critically important products * Talented, friendly, and supportive co-workers

    Cons

    * Senior management does not appear to value employees in the least * Declining benefits. Nearly every benefit that differentiated Harris from other employees has been eliminated. * Employee morale. People endure and have made sarcasm and cynicism an art form.

    Advice to Management

    The easiest advice is to treat employees like they are important. We acknowledge that keeping the shareholders happy is important but that isn't possible without talented and happy employees. Despite the division, and the company as a whole, being very profitable, management has created an atmosphere of financial doom and gloom. This has been used to: * Deny profit sharing multiple fiscal years in a row * Delay the implementation of, or eliminate altogether, raises in multiple fiscal years * Eliminate perks like service anniversary dinners and the Holiday Party * Revamp the vacation policy, cashing out banked vacation hours but refusing to pay employees for those hours until they separate from the company * Require employees to attend things like lunch and learns on their own time. * Reduce the quality of health care offerings to match competing firms rather than having a benefit that differentiates the company All the cost cutting shows up nicely on a balance sheet but you can't see the extra effort that valued and happy employees put in. There are a couple of sayings that are applicable here: "An employee who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expected." "Never Push Loyal Employees to the Point they no longer Care!" Management really needs to take those expressions to heart. Harris was an awesome place to work but that legacy is being stripped away, piece by piece.

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    Harris2017-08-31
  7. Helpful (24)

    "Once Great Company Slowly Declining"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Harris full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Exposure to some good engineers (those still there). 6% 401k match Education reimbursement 4 weeks vacation (if you have the courage to take it when being pressured by management & colleagues) Casual dress code

    Cons

    Human Resources admits they are hiring less qualified candidates as long as they check a diversity box Less qualified/unqualified employees promoted, again because of diversity Senior management commit to unachievable deadlines because they fear telling the truth to corporate management Raises typically 2%, and often delayed when financial outlook is bad No profit sharing or bonuses in recent years (2017) Poor communication between product/project management & engineering Middle management more concerned about being blamed than producing a good product, and does whatever they can to avoid being in the critical path Honest criticism is characterized as not being a team player HR characterizes loss of benefits as a "good thing" because it "keeps Harris competitive" Senior leaders are often electrical engineers who practiced 30 years ago, have no understanding of current technology, and have no idea how to drive product development Office politics are more important that producing a good product The company is hemorrhaging talent, and HR & management are unconcerned because costs are going down CEO thinks stock price is the best measure of a company, as opposed to quality products and satisfied customers Company does periodic surveys, then ignores the main issues bothering employees such as salary & lack of advancement

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    Advice to Management

    Stop looking at the stock price, and start looking at employees, customers, and products Be honest with employees & customers

    Harris2017-11-11
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harris full-time

    Pros

    They invest in research and development.

    Cons

    Too top heavy in senior management. Expensive health care for services provided.

    Harris2017-09-04
  9. Helpful (10)

    "Harris"

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    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Palm Bay, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Harris full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Senior management doesn't care about the employees especially if you are over 55. Good 'ol boy's club in some areas makes it hard to advance your career in support functions like Quality or Configuration Management.

    Harris2017-06-01
  10. Helpful (3)

    "finance professional"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harris full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    enabled me to have a long career so thankfull for that

    Cons

    senior management is out of touch

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work for the stockholders but not at expense of alienating/disenchatanting hard working long term employees

    Harris2017-01-04
  11. "Project lead engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harris part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good people to work with that have a passion for what they do

    Cons

    senior management does not communicate effectively

    Advice to Management

    better transparency

    Harris2016-12-22
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