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Harris Reviews

Updated 13 Aug 2019

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3.4
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Harris CEO Bill Brown
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747 Ratings
Pros
  • "Coworkers, 9/80 work schedule, department training program(in 118 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 40 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work, has been very supportive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brighton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Harris full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People here are mostly very friendly and helpful. There is a lot of on the job training, and the company are very happy to fund external education and training for employees, which to me during a career change, has been invaluable. Management have been very supportive of personal and health problems, and have always made allowances when necessary. The environment is quite chilled, and while people work hard, conversation...

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    Cons

    There isn't much scope to progress a career, as this is just a small company. They will pay for training, and nurture you in your role, but there is more encouragement to move sideways instead of up.

    Harris2017-10-02
  2. "Good benefits no training"

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    Current Employee - Lead Systems Engineer in Basingstoke, England
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Harris Corporation is an American Company but still does some interesting and innovative engineering and design work in the UK

    Cons

    Very bad at paying for training and most development is done in the US. Ultimately there is distrust between the Americans and other countries, the belief that Americans are always better, hiding behind ITAR to prevent cooperation.

    Harris2019-04-12
  3. "Personal Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours Friendly staff free study time family friendly

    Cons

    Quiet sometimes but thats the nature of the commercial property business.

    Harris2017-07-14
  4. "lousy company"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Been here for over 8 years, thankfully they have sold our part of the business to Speedcast. Hopefully Speedcast will be better & have a better management & definitely get rid of the bullying HR in Aberdeen & have HR people that care about ALL levels of personnel.

    Cons

    HR & higher management are a disgrace to humanity

    Advice to Management

    you were losers at Harris- hopefully Speedcast lose you all

    Harris2017-02-02
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Some great people, however moral is non existent. Poor management and decisions have placed this company into darkness."

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

    I have been working at Harris

    Pros

    Some great people at the company who do great jobs, however they are let down by management. The site has easy access.

    Cons

    No trust in management. Work environment is terrible. They do not value the workforce just see them as a resource to be exploited by any means to achieve a little more for the shareholders. Has the hallmark of a company going under.

    Advice to Management

    Start valuing people and stop exploiting them or you will loose vital staff.

    Harris2016-12-01
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Avoid at all costs unless your planning a professional career suicide"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Guildford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Erm.....basic benefits of pension and healthcare insurance arguably not worth it. Great if you like lying! At least 3 massive changes not just to company name in my time.

    Cons

    NB: 1* too many but unable to post accurate rating, without any stars! I worked for Harris for 6 years most of which was based outside of Harris offices. Absolutely no training available for any career progression (unless you can count an SQL Book dumped on my desk and no tools or resources to self teach myself as training). No morale amongst staff, unable to get pc's or virtual machine access to do the job yet staff...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff..... Actually scrap that and all the existing management and start again with management whom have the right skill set including leadership and some technical clue.

    Harris2016-11-09
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Payroll"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Harris part-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours Good team workers

    Cons

    Poor management No room for progression Discrimination

    Harris2016-10-04
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Stay well away from"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Harris full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues that get stuck in to various situations and all help each other when required all at the lower level of the company

    Cons

    forever cutting back on benefits (as they are yet again at present) pushing through changes and demoralising staff & they (HR etc) do not care 1 bit , they are a disgrace

    Harris2016-06-17
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Career killer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Harris full-time

    Pros

    Large multi- national organisation with a full global reach and some really good people within the workforce, however, no leadership direction or care for customers or staff.

    Cons

    No management with any understanding of the business they have or the customer base they serve especially at the top of the organisation. Inexperienced managers leading by threat rather than encouragement - expensive with no quality of service or understanding of client needs or any care from management to fix the fundinental issues of a totally disjointed company - join this lot if you want your career to be perminantlt...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen and talk to your employees, they do actually know what needs to be done, climb down from your ivory towers and get involved in the real work of the company and differentiate by quality service.

    Harris2016-04-03
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Harris

    Pros

    Can not think of any

    Cons

    Expected to work long hours + w/ends, blame everyone else culture, dysfunctional and discouraging to say the least

    Advice to Management

    Bring people together, grow nurturing and rewarding environment

    Harris2015-07-30
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