Harris Reviews

Updated 16 April, 2015
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Harris President & CEO Bill Brown
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance - 9/80 work week (every other Friday off) (in 44 reviews)

  • Work-life balance can be good when not on long travel assignments (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management has forgotten that programs are won based on a competitive technical edge (in 23 reviews)

  • Work life balance is rarely balanced and never to the "life" side (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    This is a great company to work for that is growing and will soon have many more opportunities for career advancement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture, good benefits (much better than many other companies), engaging work (management moves employees around to help them continue to learn and grow), excellent work-life balance

    Cons

    There really aren't any major cons to working here. The only complaints going around are related to salary growth, which is still in line, if not higher, than industry averages.

    Advice to Management

    Management does a great job at helping employees advance in their careers. Keep focus on those with great potential and keep doing what you already do to help them succeed.

  2. Helpful (3)

    Good Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harris

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good group who wanted to do well

    Cons

    Business was shutting down in Canada so times were not food

  3. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Rewarded by promotion for effective contributions

    Cons

    90% of the company is engineering

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  5. 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)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  6. Helpful (3)

    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.

  7. One of the best groups i have worked with

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great team to work with.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Great life balance between work and living.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Just crap.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harris

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  9. Strong in growth, innovative and friendly

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    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

  10. Helpful (1)

    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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    None.

  11. Great, friendly environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harris full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great, friendly environment. Upon finish one project, EM find another project to work on it.

    Cons

    Sometime too much process and documentation involved.

    Advice to Management

    streamline processes in order to be more productive. Be proactive from beginning.

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