Harris Reviews

Updated 24 October, 2014
Updated 24 October, 2014
452 Reviews
2.8
452 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance - 9/80 work week (every other Friday off) (in 42 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 17 reviews)

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

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    Harris Corp. review

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    Former Employee - Billing Manager in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Billing Manager in Montreal, QC

    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
  2. 3 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.

  3.  

    Not great, not bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Some of leading technologies are being developed there and benefits are competitive with the industry. Training opportunities are provided to employees.

    Cons

    The scale of product development is shrinking and the budget is tight controlled. It is very difficult to propose and then be allowed to work new ideas and concept as an employee.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    One of the best groups i have worked with

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    Former Employee - Senior Java Programmer in Gatineau, QC
    Former Employee - Senior Java Programmer in Gatineau, QC

    I worked at Harris as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great team to work with.

    Cons

    Mostly French speaking staff. Need to get used to working in french.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great life balance between work and living.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just crap.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harris

    Pros

    Working with the latest technology in the Broadcast industry and help developing them.

    Cons

    Very little pay raises. we're always citing there is no money but yet they are hiring new talent. Managment is all about self-preservation. nobody is there to develop their own talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engineering and management needs a change and new blood. same group of guys have been there putting out the same stuff. The culture there is a draconian one and voicing your own opinion puts you out.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Strong in growth, innovative and friendly

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Burnaby, BC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Burnaby, BC

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

    Pros

    Harris is a strong and fast-growing company . The working environment is friendly and flexible. Pays well to the standards. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    There is really not much to complain about at this moment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Neutral

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    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Harris

    Pros

    Since there is shortage of full time employees, so it provides Job security.

    Cons

    Not much chance of career advancement. Or perform technical architecture planning and testing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 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
  10.  

    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
  11. 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.

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