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Harris Computer Overview

Ottawa, ON
1001 to 5000 employees
1976
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Computer Hardware & Software
$1 to $2 billion (CAD) per year
Working for Harris is the perfect opportunity to fulfill your professional goals as well as achieve your personal dreams!

We are financially strong

We are growing

We are owned by the largest software company in ... Read more

Mission: We are focused on:

Financial Performance & Enduring Future
Attracting Quality Talent & Developing Future Business Leaders

We are driven by our customers and their ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2020 (#14)

Top CEOs: 2018 (#15)

Company Updates

  • At Harris, our number one value is respect of the individual. Respect means listening, supporting and protecting each other, no matter our differences. We celebrate those differences and know that diversity will make Harris, and the world, better than it was yesterday.

  • COVID-19

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have seen disruptions to our work/life norms. We now have children home from school or daycare, elderly family members living with us, significant others working from home, and most social activities and caregiving support canceled. To help our employees cope during this difficult time we have created Harris EDU. Harris EDU is hosted on Goggle Classroom and offers curriculum to keep children entertained and learning while their parents are working.

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Harris Computer – Why Work With Us?



Harris means choice, expertise & relationship.

Choice among industry leading software solutions. We provide choice by building or acquiring solutions and then combining them with our software for life program.  Our goal is to provide our customers with a solid return on their investment and the ability to choose the best solution that meets their unique needs.

Expertise from our employees who are industry, regulatory and domain experts. We combine industry best practices, decades of experience and our customer communities to deliver a customer experience second to none.

Relationship for the long term.  We want our customers to be customers for life and we focus on creating a customer experience that will deliver on this goal. We build mutually beneficial partnerships with our customers where we work together to ensure we understand and meet the needs of their organizations now and in the future.

We combine choice, expertise & relationship with profitable growth and an environment of openness, trust and credibility. At Harris, we do the right thing when it comes to our customers and our employees.

We are a financially strong, growing and stable company—one that provides leadership within our markets, commitment and integrity to our customers and employees and steady returns to our shareholders. Our longevity speaks to our success, we have been in business since 1976 and our ability to adapt to our markets' changing needs ensure our future success.

To enhance the safety of our employees and the communities in which we live and work, all of our employees are currently working remotely until further notice. Our 10 core values are our guiding light during this uncertain time and will be considered in all decisions we make- especially those related to our employees and customers.

How We Are Supporting our Employees and Customers

To support our employees and customers working from home with children, we have created Harris Edu. Hosted on Google Classroom, we have created curriculum for four different age groups to help keep children entertained and learning while their parents work.

We are especially mindful of physical and mental wellbeing during this time. We encourage our employees to utilize our free Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to receive counseling for any work/life issues they may be facing. In addition to EAP, we are partnering with our other vendors to host wellbeing webinars and sharing wellbeing newsletters with additional tips and tricks to stay well.

 

A Message From Our CEO, Jeff Bender

If you find yourself losing perspective, remind yourself to focus on what matters, do the possible to the best of your ability and be kind…to yourself.  COVID-19 will not last, but we will and Harris will endure.

We are guided by our values:

  • Respect of the individual
  • Accountability / Responsibility / Ownership
  • Discipline - unwavering & relentless focus
  • Understand reality / Make difficult decisions
  • Understanding / Learning
  • Bad news does not get better with time
  • Communicate / Share knowledge
  • Empowerment – At the point of contact
  • Solutions not problems – common sense
  • Dream realization

At the Harris Leadership Offsite, attendees were challenged to make a difference within their Business Unit and Community. The results were both amazing and impactful! Harris Business Units raised over $137,000.00, participated in 233 acts of kindness, and invested 1,835 hours to over 50 charities.

While it is true to say that Harris is a collection of businesses – #WeAreHarris – is also true.  In an effort to keep connected, engaged as well as create an understanding of where we have come from and where we are going – we are introducing a new podcast We Are Harris.  Our goal is to continue to share our stories by introducing you to the people who are creating them each and every day.

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Harris Computer Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "Great Place to Work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Tyler, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Tyler, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The community is very open. They do think about the employee as much as they think about the company. They make new employees feel very welcome and they set them up for success.

    Cons

    They are a large company, it can be hard to meet everyone, but that is really not a true con.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you are doing. My experience with starting with Harris was great!

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Harris Computer Photos

Harris Computer photo of: Board Room
Harris Computer photo of: ACCEO SmartVendor combined International Women's Day and give back by filling up boxes of goodies for The Shoebox Project.
Harris Computer photo of: Our Harris Edge Group getting a sneak peak of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in Disney
Harris Computer photo of: CityView receiving their Bluebeam Award
Harris Computer photo of: The HR team enjoying Ottawa
Harris Computer photo of: Pumpkin carving contest winners
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Harris Computer Interviews

Experience

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Harris Computer (New York, NY (US)).

    Interview

    HR/recruiter interview, personality test, manager interview, culture interview, in person interview, final interview, offer letter. Process took about a month, but everyone I met was fantastic and they did a good job of not asking the same questions over and over again. Seems like a great company to work for and that they take good care of their people. Everyone who I spoke to seemed to actually enjoy the company (rather than giving me dead eyes like Office Space), and with the compensation and benefits package, I understand why.

    Interview Questions

    • explanation of my previous roles, going over my resume and skills, why do you want to work for us, what are some accomplishments I was proud of in my previous roles, hard lessons I learned from, etc. Overall great questions, helped me get to know them as much as vice versa   Answer Question
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Harris Computer Awards & Accolades

  • Top Strategic Acquirers H1 2019, Corum Mergers & Acquisitions, 2019
  • The Seneca Award for Best Learning & Development Strategy Finalist, HR Awards, 2019
  • Healthcare Informatics Top 100 Companies, Healthcare Informatics, 2017
  • Level II Best CIS Implementation, CS Week, 2017
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