Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – March 14, 2013
Review natural gas pipeline documentation in order to ensure all pipeline met specifications. Learned to work with and read gas pipelines, great experience with GIS, excel, and AutoCAD. Management was good and co-workers were great. The hardest part of the job is finding the appropriate documentation. The most enjoyable part was learning new experiences like GIS and gas pipelines.
Information System Security Engineer 2 (Current Employee) – Melbourne, FL – July 13, 2016
My experience with this company covers over 8 years and has been an invaluable opportunity for me. I have had my hands in numerous technologies over and have had opportunities for advancement. The work atmosphere has been enjoyable and I have developed great working relationships with coworkes and management.
Advanced Supply Chain NPI Buyer / Expeditor (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY – July 12, 2016
Worked through 3 contracts with Harris starting in Administrative work moving up to a buyer position. I learned many different systems and a more in-depth understanding of the purchasing world. Dealing with management and the uncertainly of job security was the hardest part of the job.
Sr. Software Test Engineer (Current Employee) – Herndon, VA – June 14, 2016
Financially sound company and highly ethical. Lots of advancement opportunities and/or lateral transfers for expanding your experience. Training is readily available and encouraged.
Company has transitioned from a pro-employee company with high morale to a company that has continued to cut into benefits and employees are not given proper respect. Morale is very, very low.
Advice to Management
Management is aware of most of the issues, but are not empowered to do anything, but tow the C-level company line. C-level changes are likely to occur over the next year or two and new leadership should do more to support the employees, while still managing investor expectations.
A typical day at Harris, Duesler & Hatfield varies. We go from one extreme to another, either laid back or hectic. I have learned how to successfully multitask various job duties as well as handle an active receptionist desk. The hardest part of my job is often trying to prioritize duties due to working for multiple attorneys with demanding schedules. I feel I have mastered this task. The most enjoyable part of my job is having multiple job duties and dealing with numerous people.
Fast paced, stressful, no training work (learn on your own)
Senior Test Engineer (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – April 20, 2016
Harris is a good company, but not at Information Systems in Colorado Springs. Work is good, but under pressure to deliver without assistance on problems. They keep stating training would be provided at the work sites, but it did not happen. I decided to leave because of a situation that occurred presenting itself as a no win situation for me where promised training would have been helpful. I was expected to know on my own when I had never performed that work before. No support from project manager or supervisory manager. In addition, immediate supervisors keep leaving.
Lots of good people willing to help and support.
No steady immediate supervisors. No training as promised for working at sites.
A typical day of work with PF Harris at the Sales level is a day of travel throughout your territory selling to accounts. It is enjoyable, and the people you get to speak to are great. Management is very hands off and allow you to sell how you would like and works best for you. They help with any resources they can to benefit your sales. Hardest part of the job is the travel, but the best part is getting to meet hundreds of new people in different areas.
Allowing me to work in multiple organizations provided me with a more stimulating work day. The different responsibilities and tasks assignments gave me an advantage in that I was multi-talented. I learned all there is to know about Quality Assurance, how to make your customers satisfied, and to work in a team environment. My co-workers were mostly talented, intelligent, professional individuals whom I learned well from. The hardest part of the job was keeping with the latest standards, training, and the technology. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting the training I needed to effectively perform my duties.