Harris Reviews

Updated 19 October 2014
Updated 19 October 2014
450 Reviews
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450 Reviews
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Harris President & CEO Bill Brown
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • very nice people and challenging work - 9/80 work schredule (in 41 reviews)

  • Work-life balance can be good when not on long travel assignments (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management has forgotten that programs are won based on a competitive technical edge (in 16 reviews)

  • Work life balance is rarely balanced and never to the "life" side (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Challenging and interesting company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales in London, England
    Current Employee - Regional Sales in London, England

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

    Pros

    Technology driven, growing company with large portfolio.

    Cons

    The internal structure of the company may be experienced as a little heavy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    an absolute shambles of a company

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Current Employee - Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland

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

    Pros

    none whatsoever unless you enjoy being treated like dirt & happy to have 0-2% annual salary increase (this year the 0-2% has been delayed for 6 months, WHY?)

    Cons

    they want not only your working time, they want your freetime also & do not pay for using your freetime, they expect to control your life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You want to be world leaders in the industry & be the best of the best? you really need to get rid of micromanagement & give more to the workers . A great portfolio but delivering substandard service , these large companies you have missold to are bigger than you & Karma will be an awful comeback

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Closed minded and arrogant, clueless

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    Current Employee - Business Development in Rochester, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Business Development in Rochester, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, nice people

    Cons

    Disorganized, shortsighted, no clear direction, profit over employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Companies this size have huge overheads

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    Former Employee - Telecommunications
    Former Employee - Telecommunications

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

    Pros

    Well known in IT service world

    Cons

    Large overhead, too much management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less chiefs more indians

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Harris Corp. review

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    Former Employee - Billing Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Billing Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Rewarded by promotion for effective contributions

    Cons

    90% of the company is engineering

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Nothing spectacular

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harris full-time

    Pros

    good benefits
    average pay
    good if you just want a stable every day 9-5 job that puts food on the table .

    Cons

    somewhat somewhat pigeon holed into one thing.
    not much room for career development.
    employee morale low,pretty boring place to work,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great mission, but not great leadership.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harris

    Pros

    The work is interesting.
    Most employees work hard and want to do the right thing.
    Providing critical communications brings satisfaction.

    Cons

    No inspired leadership--care only about dollars.
    Leadership has poor view of customers--care only about dollars.
    Lots of broken operational processes that never seem to be fixed.
    Advancement only for a hand-picked few.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Harris GCSD

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician C in Palm Bay, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician C in Palm Bay, FL (US)

    I have been working at Harris full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay for the area, excellent vacation and sick time, reasonable benefits. 9/80 work schedule is always a plus.

    Cons

    Personnel planning seems a bit lacking, people with just get dumped onto a task with little experience or insight and speed has become a factor. Constant push to do things quicker and cheaper, which I understand but there is a limit until you compromise the product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn what your employees strengths are and assign them accordingly if appropriate spots are available, a mechanic doesn't make the best electrician.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Learn alot

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harris

    Pros

    Harris has an awesome work environment

    Cons

    The works are very challenging, but I learned a lot.

  11.  

    In the seven years that I worked for Harris, I was presented with multiple opportunities to better myself as an employee and a person.

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    Former Employee - ARTS Controller in Schriever AFB, CO (US)
    Former Employee - ARTS Controller in Schriever AFB, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    I feel that the biggest "pro" in my experience with Harris Corporation was job satisfaction. I felt valued as an employee by my management, associate contracts and military leadership. Being recognized and awarded for my efforts and achievements always made me want to work that much harder.

    Cons

    I honestly can't really think of any "cons" in regards to Harris. I was presented with multiple opportunities to remain with the company and even elevate my position but, in my personal life, it was time to make the move. Were I not engaged, I wouldn't have left the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. I hope that Harris continues to grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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