Accountant (Current Employee), Melbourne, FL – February 19, 2014
Cons: the work
The company is in severe need of modernizing its systems, which is partially due to prior acquisitions, but it is handicapping the staff's ability to work efficiently. Some departments are using tools that are at least 10 or more years behind. Management is focused on cost cutting which doesn't easily permit implementing modern tools.
Harris Corp is a wonderful place for new grads to grow and advance. I started straight out of school working on design projects. I had a mentor to turn to for questions and a "buddy" for Harris help. Co-workers help out, not turn away because they are too busy.
I started recruiting for Harris at my alma mater right after I started and I've been involved – more... in recruiting ever since. I love this part!
The job is not easy, but that's the best part! It's boring if you're not challenged! – less
Executive Administration (Current Employee), MA – January 26, 2014
Pros: good benefits
a typical day at work for me in the MA office is to sit and stare at my computer screen all day. My talents, skills and knowledge is not being utilized. I am one that likes to be busy all day, every day. When transferring up here what I was told the typical day at work would be is the complete opposite. Harris Corp itself is a wonderful place of employment, – more... opporunities for growth and advancement are endless and encouraged IF you are working at the Corp Headquarters in FL. – less
Software Engineer (Former Employee), Rochester, NY – December 27, 2013
I interned there and while individuals seemed to really want to help and give you things to work on, upper management really didn't care and I was left with long periods of nothing to do. Even when I asked for work no one had anything substantial for me to work on.
System Support Engineer (Former Employee), Palm Bay Florida – December 11, 2013
Pros: always something new.
Cons: sometimes facing lulls in work due to contracts.
Work was challenging as Harris placed me in various jobs which required constant learning. Data Analyzing was new and that last position I held. I became very comfortable with MS Excel and learned how to manipulate large number of data. My Co-workers were fun to work with and eager to help. The hardest part of working for Harris was the lulls in work. – more... Working for the Government was a feast or famine type environment. What I liked most about Harris was the people. – less
Engineer (Current Employee), Rochester, NY – December 2, 2013
Pros: a fair amount of vacation time off.
Cons: benefits, management, boring work, all about the bottom line profit.
There have been two rounds of layoffs in two years. Attrition is higher than ever before. People have either been overworked or underutilized. The president is cutting costs to make the stock price go up. Compensation is not anywhere near average. Not worth applying. I will say The job is easy and you can pretty much sleep at work. You will become complacent – more... and lose engineering skills. This has been a major step backwards in my career. Any reviews over a year old do not apply anymore. We have cut too much to be effective. I dread going to work everyday. – less
Software Engineer (Former Employee), Melbourne, FL – November 13, 2013
Lots of movement potential. The company is big and has a lot of projects, if you don't like the one you're on, you can transfer to another one and the culture around doing so is very positive. Benefits are good and jobs are secure.