Harris Computer Benefits FAQ

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What is health insurance like at Harris Computer?

6 English reviews out of 6

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January 29, 2019

Pros

The Harris Values. Jeff Bender works them into every presentation. I believe in them and love that Number 1 is Respect the Individual. If you work hard, and want other opportunities, they are here.

Cons

Poor merit increases. Staff is demoralized when they don't get a raise. There has never been a cost of living raise, even though our contribution to healthcare benefits increases every year. We kind of lose money every year we don't get raises.

Advice to Management

If you have a solid employee, and want to keep them, give them a merit increase every year. They shouldn't have to wait 2 or 3 years to get a 1.8% raise.

There has never been a cost of living raise, even though our contribution to healthcare benefits increases every year.

January 29, 2019

Reviewed by: Manager (Current Employee)

September 25, 2019

Pros

Harris has a great company culture. Satellite offices are given great health benefits with minimal micromanagement from corporate.

Cons

Compensation is slightly lower than industry standards.

Satellite offices are given great health benefits with minimal micromanagement from corporate.

September 25, 2019

Reviewed by: Programmer (Current Employee)

January 18, 2019

Pros

- Business units have a lot of flexibility - Harris management isn't disconnected. They're there to help us and are interested in what we do (in addition to our financial numbers) - Everyone is held accountable - Success is shared - Jeff Bender puts more focus on growth in addition to EBITDA, which will help with the creation of organic long term value - Good training opportunities - Good summits held to meet other business units, share our knowledge and find synergies - Good salary and insurance plan - Good work-life balance

Cons

Not much negative to say. It's feasible but more difficult to implement a SaaS oriented pricing model (even if it sometimes has the highest EVA) as this has an impact on the shorter term revenue and year-end numbers.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work!

Good salary and insurance plan

January 18, 2019

Reviewed by: Vice President in Montreal, QC (Current Employee)

January 11, 2021

Pros

Flexible work environment Good health benefits

Cons

The way the company is structured the Business Units (BU's) have no HR reps designated per BU. The HR rep floats between a dozen or so BU's along with all of the acquisitions meetings. This definitely impacts the BU's that do not have good culture and good leaders. Not only that, poor morale was abundant in the BU I was a part of, just a very sad toxic place. The EVP's for the BU's are quite competitive with each other, which leads them wanting to have the best ratio's and EBITA numbers. Nothing wrong with that but that drives a certain behavior that can lead to the wrong decisions that negatively impact customers and staff.

Advice to Management

Stop drawing down on revenue from corporate when you know you're not going to be able to collect from the customer based on the project timeline. Lying to corporate about project timelines and stressing out staff over your poor decision making skills will be the ruin for your BU. It's like chasing credit card debt by opening another card, you're leaving a trail of destruction in your wake and your customers are starting to realize it. Just because it's a pandemic doesn't mean people can't find another job out of a toxic environment. Read a book on culture, or leadership skills or something.

Good health benefits

January 11, 2021

Reviewed by: Anonymous in Washington, DC (Anonymous Employee)

February 22, 2021

Pros

Good benefits, insurance, RRSP's, personal days, vacation

Cons

Salary 25% below market (across the board), impossible to attain objectives, everything is centered around making money for new acquisitions and upper management have no knowledge of individual B.U's business models and day-to-day challenges. Overworked employees across the board. No hope of getting a raise to match any added responsibilities or role change. Upper management rules with an iron fist, their way or the highway

Advice to Management

When VP's and EVP's tell their employees with 21 years of experience don't know what they are talking about when asking for project launch forecasts and market insights, and want "solutions, not problems" when bringing up documented facts about the impossibility of their directions and objectives, that tends to demotivate employees and drive away talent. Listen to your talent, and give them authority (and compensation) to go with their responsibilities. Also, re-invest some of the profit towards the lack of resources and toward innovation, the business model of sending all the money upwards for acquisitions will drive the BU's to the ground. It's driving away customers and putting product behind.

Good benefits, insurance, RRSP's, personal days, vacation

February 22, 2021

Reviewed by: Key Account Manager in Montreal, QC (Current Employee)

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