Harris Reviews

Updated 26 August 2014
Updated 26 August 2014
415 Reviews

3.0
415 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The 9/80 work schedule has definitely kept me from leaving the company despite several other offers (in 30 reviews)

  • The project I've been on for 3 years has a great work life balance (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • The newest slogan is "do more with less" so the work-life balance is skewing (in 7 reviews)

  • Upper Management likes to out source your job once they see that your work is complete (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Challenging and interesting company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Regional Sales in London, England

    I have been working at Harris full-time for 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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Aberdeen, Scotland
    Current Employee - Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland

    I have been working at Harris full-time for 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  

    Great company to work for overall. From a support staff standpoint you're rather stuck in your position.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melbourne, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    There are plenty of perks including a 9/80 schedule. Generous vacation policy and tuition reimbursement. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Disconnected management from the lower tiers of the company. The company has good values and seems to be headed in the right direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to the people who work for you. They truly are your greatest asset. Try to find a balance between the bottom line and the employees. Poor employee moral is a definite sign of the decline of any company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Just a Job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harris

    Pros

    Big company with lots of potential. Middle of the road for salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Employees are under valued and treated like crap. Employee's pay the price to appease shareholders and customers. Upper management uses draconian management techniques.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience! Good place to learn and plenty of growth opportunities.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harris

    Pros

    Growing company with the opportunity to be bigger and better in the future.

    Cons

    Benefits are being cut at an alarming rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on employees is necessary to retain talent.

  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    government division provides good technical experience for engineers

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV  in  Palm Bay, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Palm Bay, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of diversity in the technical work for all engineering. Technology and tools are current. Friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Poor leadership in most areas. If you're over 40 don't go to work here if you want to advance in your career. Morale is poor and getting worse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Very, very hard to move up the ladder.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Control Specialist III  in  Melbourne, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Network Control Specialist III in Melbourne, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    9/80 work schedule, off every other Friday
    3 weeks paid vacation per year
    Employer 6% match on 410K
    Relatively stable employment

    Cons

    Almost impossible to move up
    No evident career path for many positions
    Low pay compared to neighboring companies
    Using enterprise staffing approach

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take away the 9/80 schedule for GCSD.
    Advance your solid performing employees!
    People are leaving left and right due to low pay.
    The company is claiming they don't have enough money to pay employees more, yet the stock price is up, the company is buying back stock, and the executive-level bonuses and compensation and ridiculously high.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Perks, Frightened Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  Herndon, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Herndon, VA (US)

    I worked at Harris full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salary is strong, benefits are generally good (but can vary tremendously depending on the group you're in), work/life balance is good, and you can find pockets of interesting work.

    Cons

    Tremendous bureaucratic red tape to getting anything done, especially if it's a new idea or venture, no matter how small. Management is often promoted due to longevity, not skill, so you can end-up with some sincerely bad managers in high positions that create toxic environments and nobody does anything about it. Management is so afraid of litigation in HR matters that bad employees are allowed to stay much longer than they should be, also giving them time for toxic environments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote people into management based upon managerial skill, not longevity. Understand that management is a skill in and of itself, and train new managers accordingly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Long term family friendly company.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harris

    Pros

    Benefits, Family,Opportunities, Training, and Flexibility

    Cons

    Compensation, Loss of some benefits.

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Was fun when it started.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Financial Analyst  in  Melbourne, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Program Financial Analyst in Melbourne, FL (US)

    I worked at Harris full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A lot of the people you work with are truly a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a struggle at times. Management has failed to grow and learn with the times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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