Harris Computer Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2021

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4.0
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Harris Computer CEO Jeff Bender
Jeff Bender
279 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great programs in place to enhance the work/life balance(in 19 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, perks & holidays(in 18 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Because Harris is such a big company with many different business units company processes can be long-winded(in 16 reviews)

  • "poor work-life balance, low salary, employees overloaded(in 10 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year
      Featured Review

      They actually want their employees to succeed!

      May 7, 2021 - Director, Client Services in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      They have amazing development plans for employees interested in moving up or just expanding their knowledge. The positive encouragement and coaching has allowed me to move up from an entry level position to Director level within 2 years. You can go as far as you want as long as you put in the effort! They have a proven business plan. Our business unit was struggling before Harris came in. Within a year we were one of the most profitable units.

      Cons

      Unfortunately a reality of being acquired means the business is assessed with the goal of making it profitable (not re-selling it). Changes comes with this assessment of course. If you can weather the initial flurry of adjustments it's only upwards from there!

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great employer

      Jun 1, 2021 - Corporate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Honest management, fair compensation, growing, growth brings opportunities, in the real world employers like this are as good as it gets.

      Cons

      Nothing that doesn't exist at other top employers.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Nice Place to work

      Jul 21, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work-Life balance and learning opportunities

      Cons

      Nothing I can think of

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Provides a great handshake when joining the company

      May 31, 2021 - Instructional Designer in Burnaby, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Harris takes the time to ensure, as a new employee, that you feel comfortable in your role, with peers, and with management. You feel included and valued right from day one. Unlimited human resources are provided to answer all your questions, concerns, challenges or for a chat to feel more at home. Since starting I have felt my knowledge and experience has been respected, and my input appreciated. A rare corporate find!

      Cons

      I have yet to encounter a downside, although I am aware that cons are necessary to prompt improvement.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work!

      Jul 13, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1. Excellent atmosphere 2. Good benefits 3. No micro-management 4. Great work/life balance

      Cons

      Tools and processes have got a scope for improvement.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Harris Computer

      Jul 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Harris computer lets the employees work remote.

      Cons

      It is hard to grow without changing position.

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Buzzwords, smoke and mirrors

      Feb 18, 2021 - Business Development 
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      Pros

      Flexible work hours, remote work possible, Okay benefits, stable company

      Cons

      - Salaries about 25% below market average. - Don't ever expect anything more than cost of living raises, even in the case of a "promotion" - Impossible to attain objectives. Compensation & commissions contract basically rigged to never meet objectives and always pay the bare minimum, and with caps to make sure large lucrative sales don't pay too much commission. Use of dishonest tactics to rig the odds - VP's and EVP's ruling with an iron fist, not listening to the individual B.U's recommendations and visions from experienced employees to the detriment of morale - Company culture's extreme overuse of corporate buzzwords and platitudes I.E: "I want solutions, not problems" when voicing concerns or "hollistically leverage our synergies to maximize corporate brand trajectory" - Advancements & promotions given based on diversity quotas and personal relationship with VP's or EVP's rather than merit or competency. It's a management carousel with constant restructuring and very high turnover. - Zero re-investment in the individual B.U's is a challenge: all the profits go up to Harris buy new businesses, so growth is severely compromised: can't hire staff even if desperately needed, and all that counts is "milking the B.U's for all their worth".

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      All words, no action, horrible pay and over working employees across all BUs is motto

      Mar 4, 2021 - Sales Management in Ottawa, ON
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      Pros

      Great core values... on paper Many HR programs for health and wellbeing, cause we need it Work from home but these days that's an easy one to find Some really great and talented people. You learn a great deal from minimal resources available to do your job.

      Cons

      This company really pays their employees pennies that's clear. The salaries are disgraceful for the workload they demand During covid-19 HR sends out a great deal of communications from Management outlining support and options of flexibility however the workloads and expectations from managers are unrealistic. C level execs convey mgmt message and harp on it but don't actually stand by it - example :Focus, do 3 things really well and let the other stuff go... Good luck trying to tell your superior that. One-one meetings have piles of work added. 90% of my job was a waste of time, worked on so many projects that just fell by the way side. Advancement is clearly about friendships, and exhibits favoritism throughout and not about commitment, skill and experience.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      A Company that Cares

      Apr 28, 2021 - Marketing Coordinator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working for Harris has been an amazing experience thus far. The employees work together like a family, and everybody is willing to help you if you need it. Flexible hours and workplace, great benefits, and friendly coworkers make this one of the best IT companies to work for, period.

      Cons

      Compensation could always be hire, but that's about it.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Greatest company's culture so far

      Jun 1, 2021 - Applications Support Analyst in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Be recognized for your efforts and have the tools to grow

      Cons

      I did not find a con yet

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