Harris
3.2 of 5 333 reviews
www.harris.com Melbourne, FL 5000+ Employees

Harris Reviews

Updated Apr 22, 2014
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3.2 333 reviews

                             

58% Approve of the CEO

Harris President & CEO Bill Brown

Bill Brown

(104 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "9/80 work week allows for every other Friday off"
    in 21 reviews
  • "The project I've been on for 3 years has a great work life balance"
    in 17 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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Strong in growth, innovative and friendly

Software Engineer III (Current Employee)
Burnaby, BC

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

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

ConsThere is really not much to complain about at this moment

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Just crap.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Harris

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

ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementEngineering 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.

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Database Administrator (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

I have been working at Harris

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

ConsNot much chance of career advancement. Or perform technical architecture planning and testing.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

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Great Company!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsHarris Corporatoin has great benefits.

ConsSalary and promotions aren't based on experience and performance.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Network Engineer (Current Employee)
Bremerton, WA (US)

I have been working at Harris as a contractor for more than a year

ProsGreat People, Good Medical, Get Rewards, and BONUS's

ConsPay, but not as bad as other companies. Wish the NMCI contract was ending, don't really want to leave the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay your Employees what they are worth.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Subcontract (Former Employee)
Melbourne, FL (US)

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

Prosvery nice people and challenging work - 9/80 work schredule

Consmid management at time do not understand the challenges at the program level

Advice to Senior Managementmid managers should be have more program experience - at times they think we are building tosters instead of unique systems

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsFair compensation, good benefits, some real talent in secondary leadership positions.

ConsRequirements of contracts are often changed, and when that happens, sometimes your positions disappears. In the current sequestration crisis, and belt-tightening in Washington, D.C., management has tended to staff contracts with entry-to-mid level individuals, and it is difficult to find a senior position.

Advice to Senior ManagementConcentrate on finding outstanding individuals for secondary leadership positions. If you have a dud leading a team, everyone is miserable and productivity falls.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Poor employee experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Rochester, NY (US)

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

ProsThe products serve our military, firefighters, and police. Knowing we make a difference in protecting them is very rewarding.

ConsNo pay raises in years. Health care benefits cut and cost increased. Holiday schedule changed, less time off. Very slow to accrue vacation, have to be there 10 years to get an additional week. Mid management in engineering is very poor to the point of being ineffective and useless. Corporate management is only interested ii the shareholders.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Systems Engineer II (Current Employee)

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

ProsAs an Implementation Systems Engineer be prepared to travel quite a bit. Good place to work if you like to travel all of the time.

ConsThe compensation for an Implementation Systems Engineer is good, unless when you are required to work 60+ hour weeks without getting any overtime compensation.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Director (Former Employee)

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

ProsTechnical work was very interesting

ConsHow to get ahead is a mystery

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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