Sr. Research Analyst (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – January 17, 2017
Harris has not given a 1% raise to any of its employees in the San Diego division of Information Technology. People working with the UUV and USV program at Harris Corporation have to spend 6 months or more in Bahrain. Hours are adjust, but the promised hours are never reached. Per Diem is slowly diminishing and there is no vacation when deployed. Management is terrible at communication and don't expect planning in advance, Management will ask you to leave for 6 months with a few weeks notice at best.
Poor management, poor communication, policies will be made without you being informed, education is not acknowledged, and there is no dedication to you from the company.
This summary will not include overseas assignments. - A typical day at work was doing my assigned tasks according to work orders. I had moved around the company learning new skills by doing different things, such as making fiberglass products, making transformers of all different sizes making cables of all configurations, making and testing electronic fixtures under government specs, and many others things. - I had some of the best co-workers anywhere. They helped me become better at seeing the big picture and I helped them wherever I could. - management at Harris were great at listening to me and others and had the knack to give instruction where needed.
Great healthcare and a refrigerator and free coffee.
GIS Analyst (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – January 4, 2017
Deadlines and ever-changing requirements from customers keep me on my toes. Great environment with plenty of opportunities to network, learn, and even a little upward mobility. Management respects employees and employees return that respect.
Accounting Manager (Current Employee) – Rochester, NY – December 20, 2016
This place has the angriest, most bitter employees I have ever witnessed in my thirty year career. Everyone is perpetually nasty and complaining about their jobs. It translates blatantly into the quality of their work and customers notice entirely. We are rapidly losing contracts to competitors and widespread layoffs are inevitable. I cannot stand another day here and advise everyone reading this to stay as far away as possible to save your sanity and careers.
Business Manager (Current Employee) – Rochester, NY – December 19, 2016
Programs are always delayed, underfunded and fraught with errors. There are zero continuing education or process improvement initiatives, and employees are perpetually unmotivated. People here are enamored with status quo; they love to float by and will viciously destroy the career of anyone with drive and work ethic. Save yourself the headache of a lifetime and stay as far away from this woeful "company" as possible.
Non-existent benefits, zero flexibility, zero talent, hostile work environment
Information Security Systems Engineer (Current Employee) – Melbourne, FL – December 4, 2016
Great work life balance and vacation and 401k, but a very low pay and bad middle and upper management cancel that out. You're just a cog in the chain at Harris. Promotions take too long, and raises don't keep up with inflation.
I enjoyed working for Harris for the time that I did, but I was unfortunately laid off due to a contract being cancelled on the government side. Therefore everyone who was working on that project was let go. This was also during the recession so I feel that contributed to it. I would still work there again if I got the chance, they are very good.
Great Technology, dont like or consider older employees and candidates
mnb (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY – November 28, 2016
Harris has some of the best technology going. Great for engineers.
In my dept the older workers were not considered when applying for positions.
Jobs were given to younger candidates and young females. Thought it was a fluke at first but after five positions were slanted to much younger less experienced candidates, contractors and Coops. Frequently the requisition would be changed to fit the younger candidate.
Account Payable Processor (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY – October 25, 2016
A typical day starts with a good cup of coffee, logging in to the system to get to work. I learned that using email to communicate with internal and external customers is a great tool in getting resolutions. My manager relied on my ability as a fast learner, to work independent. Good friends with co-workers.
Cultural is not team oriented. The only individuals who have an opportunity for promotion are pre-selected by management. Work/Life Balance is good.
Contract Manager (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY – October 11, 2016
Focus is on education and not on experience. Only the chosen ones are given opportunities for promotion (pre-selected by management). Environment is cold and distant. There is a lack of focus on a team culture. Job security is non-existent. Management continues to reduce employee benefits and increase individuals personal expenses for healthcare and other benefits.
Work/Life balance is good. In house cafeteria service is nice.
Lack of promotional opportunities; poor annual wage increases; lack of leadership by management
Tax Professional (Current Employee) – Melbourne, FL – September 29, 2016
In a nutshell, that's it - good pay, great people (the best) but absolutely no loyalty or job security. The hiring swells followed by hiring freezes and layoffs, followed by more swells, it's all pretty unnerving and disruptive. It's nice to know my team appreciates the hard work and overtime, if only upper management could do the same - their decisions to outsource key pieces of our product make it sometimes impossible to deliver quality.