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Harris Reviews

Updated 21 November, 2014
Updated 21 November, 2014
576 Reviews
2.6
576 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance - 9/80 work week (every other Friday off) (in 43 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 18 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    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.  

    Not great, not bad

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    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
  3. 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.

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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.  

    Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne, FL (US)

    I worked at Harris full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancement and professional growth. Supervisors care about employees and treat them with respect. Very stable place to work. Nature of the work is both interesting and helps society out in a way that leads to a high level of job satisfaction.

    Cons

    Constantly being asked to juggle more and more things at once can sometimes be overwhelming. 24/7 operations means having to work on weekends and holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Changing culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harris

    Pros

    High grade and advanced technology.

    Cons

    Culture doesn't provide a reason to work here over anywhere else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long Term Employee working up through the engnieering ranks

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Palm Bay, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Palm Bay, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Diverse technology and systems development. Very engineering focused. High percentage of R&D investment. Projects typically last 2-5 years providing employees with a range of opportunities to keep technical skills sharp.

    Cons

    Radically changing culture minimizing employee value and growth prospects. Low and lowering employee morale driven by a mixture of changes ranging from significant increase of benefit costs, gradual reduction of 9/80 work structure, substandard raises, nonexistant pay for performance. C-office wealth at employee expense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bottom line focus is ok for the short term but we are in year 3+. Need top line growth. Leadership team starting at CEO is supposed to have M&A expertise, but has not used capability. Decent management of market expectations as evidence of stock performance. To much focus on cost control at employee expense and not enough focus on growing the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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