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Use to be good
Buyer (Current Employee), Palm Bay, FLJuly 21, 2014
Pros: experienced individuals to learn from
Cons: companies on the decline
Good starter job. No longer offers as much on the job training and career development.
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Self Reliant Work Place
Summer Intern (Former Employee), Palm Bay, FLJuly 15, 2014
I enjoyed taking my own initiative to learn new things during this job. When my coworkers had no assignments for me to do, I would teach myself programs and conduct tests.
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Network Engineer (Contractor) (Former Employee), melbourne, flJuly 9, 2014
great place to work but be ready for long days and lots of travel
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Great place to get knowledge in 3D models
Computer Technician (Former Employee), Melbourne, FlJuly 8, 2014
Extracted measurements from image projections to build accurate 3D models of buildings. Similar to Google earth, used by government and commercial agencies to simulate 3D urban areas such as major metropolitan cities.
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From great to not so great
Human Resources (Former Employee), Melbourne, FLAJuly 8, 2014
Pros: good benefits, 9/80 schedule
Cons: no work / life balance, work long hours to get more done with less support
This used to be THE place to work but since new management has arrived many things have changed, especially the culture. Outsourcing is the new norm and the buzz words are do more with less.
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Good smalelr company to work for.
mechanical engineer (Former Employee), Mason, OHJuly 4, 2014
I worked with AutoCAD to build mechanical parts and assemblies for their units that they used to hold all their product in the field.
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Not a bad place to work
Tier II Network Control Specialist (Current Employee), Melbourne, FLJune 9, 2014
Not great either. Salary and benefits have fallen way behind the curve.
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Company in the Midst of Cost Cutting and Change Despite Profitability
Engineer (Current Employee), Rochester, NYJune 8, 2014
Pros: employees, including management below the vp level, have great relations with each other.
Cons: cost cutting is continueing despite a 10% increase in stock price this year and awesome revenues.
When I was brought on board at Harris after 9/11, the atmosphere was super optimistic among engineers, managers, and even factory workers. The company was growing quickly and people felt very appreciated and part of a team. Everyone felt empowered to pitch in at any capacity necessary to get a sell, make a customer happy, and create outstanding products. – more... Contributions were evaluated on the basis of merit and many times great ideas were proposed and implemented through the efforts of factory workers and even janitorial staff. At the same time, engineers and other professionals did not hesitate to empty trash cans, clean lab space, etc., if needed for a customer visit. Employees regularly worked significantly more than 40 hours per week and were extremely excited about doing so. Harris was largely a vertically integrated company where skills were put to use at the most effect place. The atmosphere was electrifying.

All of that started changing about 4 years ago. Despite continued growth in revenues, employees started being told that times were extremely tough and that the company had to take extraordinary measures to survive. Every 3 to 6 months, employees began losing benefits and salary. Layoffs have become a yearly occurrence and, as a result, delivery schedule and quality of products have suffered tremendously. For example,

* The average engineering compensation has been decreased more than 10% over the past 4 years - not including adjustment for inflation.

* Tuition reimbursement has been reimbursed to less than 1/3 of what it was.

* The vacation days between Christmas and New Years have been eliminated.

* Medical premiums have doubled and deductibles have quadrupled.

In addition, over the past 6 months or so, Harris has been bidding on contracts with such limited staff and turn-around time that costs for significant (> $10M) contracts are being bid at firm fixed prices without more than cursory analysis.

The funny thing is that senior management has acknowledged all of these things and has told employees that these kinds of measures will continue. For example, there will be no raises for employees in 2014.

The general feeling among employees is that the company is for sale and that senior management is trying to pump the stock price before dumping the company on an unsuspecting buyer. – less
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Employee friendly
Senior Tester (Current Employee), IndiaJune 5, 2014
Supportive management and team.
Employee encouragement through rewards and regognition
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Excellent company.
Information Systems Technician (Current Employee), Las Cruces, NMJune 3, 2014
Pros: good benefits.
I love working for Harris. They are an excellent company with a bright future. The people are excellent and the culture is awesome. I have learned many skills
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Great Co-workers and diverse work
Account Manager/Senior Support Services (Former Employee), New York, NYMay 30, 2014
Pros: co-workers
Cons: no room for advancement
I worked at Harris Corporation Advertising Solutions Group for over 10 years. I loved the work because each day was different. My co-workers were very talented and hard working. The bad part is there is no room for advancement at all, no matter how good you are at what you do. The best part of the job is working with clients to make them happy and using – more... my previous experience to excel in the job. There is overtime for those who care enough but there were some hard workers and some that did not put in the same effort and dedication. Reviews also do not reflect extra effort, which is not good. – less
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Outside appearances to customers is top priority
Computer Support Technician (Current Employee), Melbourne, FLMay 26, 2014
Pros: most of the time, work is fulfilling and worth-while.
Cons: everything else
Rank and file employees have poor salaries, fair benefits that match qualifications and requirements.
Management in many cases are metric-centric and do not understand or consider employee work needs.
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Great Company
Systems Integration And Test Eng. III (Current Employee), Palm Bay, FLMay 26, 2014
Pros: paid overtime for salaried employees upon approval. good benefits
Cons: crazy work life balance
Great company to work for. Good benefits and health insurance. Stressful work schedule due to type of work contracts but overall good experience.
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Good Company
Engineering Specialist (Former Employee), MelbourneMay 20, 2014
Pros: travel
Cons: travel
Large corporation with many products. However extended travel (often 6 months or more) was necessary due to product types.
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Good starter environment, but lacks incentives to drive and keep experienced engineers
Solution Specialist (Current Employee), Melbourne, FLMay 15, 2014
Pros: job security
Cons: quality of work is compromised in favor of schedules, failure to compensate causes loss of critical talent
Overall, Harris is a very safe place to work, but they have been lacking incentives and tend to focus more on schedule then they do delivering quality products/services.

It has been said that Harris is a new grad environment. There is not much reason for experienced engineers to stay other than family.
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Liked the flexible work shcedule
OBIEE Reports Develoer (Current Employee), Melbourne, FLMay 14, 2014
Pros: good flexible working hours
Cons: mangagers a bit detached.
Very professional and no micro-management.

The systems are well set up and there is job specialization such as an ETL team and a OBI team.
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It is a great company to work for in FL Space Coast.
Electrical Engineer (Current Employee), Melbourne, FLMay 12, 2014
The work environment is great, people help each other and you have great opportunities for career growth.
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Enjoy working with a great team!
Executive Assistant for Healthcare Division (Current Employee), Melbourne, FLMay 7, 2014
Pros: my team
An average day here at Harris Healthcare would include scheduling meetings, booking travel, reimbursing expenses and other for a team of 2 directors and one VP. I am also the HR Assistant for the division, as well as the Finance Assistance.
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Enjoy working with a great team!
Executive Assistant for Healthcare Division (Current Employee), Melbourne, FLMay 7, 2014
Pros: my team
An average day here at Harris Healthcare would include scheduling meetings, booking travel, reimbursing expenses and other for a team of 2 directors and one VP. I am also the HR Assistant for the division, as well as the Finance Assistance.
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Highly Productive and full of competition
Designer C (Current Employee), Palm Bay, FLApril 14, 2014
Learned a lot on a daily basis from all the senior engineers.

Hardest part about the job has the schedule, the stress and always being reminded that I need something unattainable to get promoted.

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About Harris Corporation

Harris has ways to makeĀ its customers communicate. The company, which develops communications products for government and commercial – Read more