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Very cut throat -
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Lynchburg, VAJanuary 12, 2019
Don't trust anyone, they tell you good things that are not true and management is poor. There is a lot of micro-managing there and well as the playing of favorites. I would not suggest Harris to any friends or family. Very bad experience. Promises that never happen, people stabbing each other in back to get ahead, Very fake environment-nice to someone in person and then hear them talking against the same person behind their back. No job security for future.
I would not go back under any higher paid or promise, learned not to trust them. Team did not get along - a lot of pretending.
Pros
The benefits and wages
Cons
management - fake
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Beware
Information security (Former Employee) –  Melbourne, FLJanuary 7, 2019
This is a company that promises you the world and does not live up to it. My belief is that most of these other reviews are employees that have been at Harris a long time. Most company managers are pretty good then there are. Some that show all types of favoritism and give certain people a long rope and others a very short rope. I dont care what level of you career you are at stay away this is a company that takes takes takes and give nothing in return those who screw up go up in this company. So be fooled heavy turnover due to poor management and terrible raises.
Pros
Time off
Cons
Poor management and job contract u certainty
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Use to be so much better
no title (Current Employee) –  Melbourne, FLOctober 14, 2018
This company went from us feeling a part of something, to your only a head and I will fire you on a dime. Management is a bunch of 30 years olds now, and don't even think of putting an application in if you are 40 they don't hire older or keep them, pay them, and they are treated with no respect, even the one's who have been there for decades.

A lot of people leaving.

How can you give something under you a 2% raise tell them how wonderful they are and you get a $30 plus thousand dollar bonus. then say how poorly we did as a company. Unreal.

Poor Pay for the job you perform when paying walk in off the street college grads MORE than you when you have been there decades.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Pay, praising employees
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A company made just for retirement-age people
Software Engineer III (Current Employee) –  Fort Wayne, INNovember 23, 2018
Almost everyone there is nearing retirement and the company is run just for them. Harris is doing business the same way they did it in 1970: no work-life balance, antiquated performance review system, moderately attractive benefits. They do their best to stay away from the newest technologies and practices. I've never seen a company more fearful of progress.
Pros
Great compensation
Cons
Extremely toxic work culture; very very little diversity
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Harris Corporation
Director; FAA Enterprise (Current Employee) –  Melbourne, FLOctober 1, 2018
A good, solid company, many management changes at the Director/GM level but does offer opportunity for advancement and the people where the working culture is excellent.
Harris and their excellence to service the customer is outstanding. Having the ability to grow and develop customer requests is key with an opportunity to move onto new programs which is good for those located within the HQ state or where their contracted programs are based from.
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Good job Security
System Integration & Test Engineer (Current Employee) –  Melbourne, FLSeptember 28, 2018
Harris Corporation is a good Company. It has good job work/Life Balance. Some big efforts needs to be done in the area of Compensation though. Benefits are OK. Health insurance is expensive due to global increase in Health insurance overall. They have 9/80 schedule, which is really good. People like it. They also have good Job security Plan.
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Productive
MATERIAL HANDLER (Former Employee) –  Rochester, NYDecember 15, 2018
Value their employees, good benefits, good career paths, challenging positions, great products, good tools, great management, 9/80 work week in the summer, matching 401k
Pros
Co workers are great.
Cons
pay and growth when you spend half your dedicated life to them
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Overall a good company to work for.
Senior Production Planner (Current Employee) –  Melbourne, FLSeptember 3, 2018
The typical work day is busy and passes quickly. There are not too many meetings and no unreasonable deadlines for projects.
The leadership is focused on lean processing and encourages employee input and empowerment.
Like any company; there are good and not so good managers but if you get one of the good ones, and work hard, career growth will be easy.
Another plus for working at this company is the longevity of the programs. There are some contracts that extend into 2050.
Pros
9/80 work schedule allows for every other Friday off.
Cons
System technology is about 10 years behind industry standard
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Good company that is slowly eroding
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Palm Bay, FLJuly 8, 2018
Harris is a good company with brilliant engineers.

They ask why they have a talent retention problem especially among young engineers, and the answer is simple. The paradigm of career building is different. Nowadays engineers will move company to company after a few years. Harris claims to be a family oriented company with good benefits and stability. However, younger employees witness older employees being mistreated all of the time. Also, Harris continually nickel and dimes people by having unpaid lunch meets where they claim to pay you by making you eat the unhealthy and not delicious cafeteria food. There is no extra effort being put in to make employees feel appreciated. Additionally, raises aren't great. So, it should be obvious why employees want to leave. Additionally, during my exit interview the HR interviewer rambled about her stories for 20 mins.

However, the engineering managers and the engineers are amazing and will bend over backwards for you. There is a culture of teaching each other and continued learning at Harris that is awesome. I wish that the other issues with Harris would be improved upon.
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Great Place to start a career
Associate, Government Compliance (Current Employee) –  Melbourne, FLNovember 11, 2018
Challenging first position and I have learned a lot. Great work life balanced and I was afforded the opportunity to travel to multiple sites and locations. My manager became a personal mentor and the workplace has an amazing culture of collaboration.
Pros
unlimited PTO, 9/80 work schedule
Cons
Healthcare, location
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Great job
Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Malabar, FLOctober 16, 2018
No room for advancement too many micro managers. Would be a better work experience if management listened to recommendations from all employees. Great job, great people to work with. Awesome benefits.
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Meh
Integration & Test Engineer (Current Employee) –  Palm Bay, FLAugust 10, 2018
Day starts with non-value added floor meetings for 45 minutes. Then 25 minutes later more meetings upstairs. Run to even more meetings until lunch. Afternoons are hit or misses with meetings. Feel like you're firefighting to start each day. Management is all new and bringing their ideas. They are from other industries and not used to the low mix/low volume manufacturing of a defense contractor, let alone the requirements that differ from making tractors or toasters..
Pros
9/80, Sun dollars, Ac
Cons
Don't promote from within, no room for advancement
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No longer a good place to work
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Rochester, NYOctober 3, 2018
Your typical day is frantic between fighting fires and working several projects in parallel. Staffing is too small for all of the programs so little headway can be made on each program. The new business model is making this problem worse. Frustrations run high with most of the staff.
- Annual corporate performance bonuses are no longer given out. The company still claims it is there, but the targets needed to attain the bonus are not shown to the employees and those targets are changeable at-will by corporate management (and always change so that the target was not met).
- Medical benefits are terrible
- Corporate greed rules your day: work the staff like dogs so that senior management can get their stock bonuses and obscene salary increases while the rest don't get bonuses and raises that barely compete with inflation.
- Every program is rushed because so many good people have left with few or no replacements. The new replacements are left to fend for themselves - mentors are few and far between. If no replacement is found, the slack is taken up by another already overworked employee.
- 401k match is still available though only as company shares. It can be converted (though there is a conversion fee) for use in other funds so it isn't really the percentage claimed any more.
Pros
401k match still in effect, tuition reimbursement
Cons
healthcare, raises, bonus non-existent, high pressure to meet schedules with too few workers
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Great small unit teams
Material Manager/Supply Chain (Current Employee) –  Melbourne, FLNovember 6, 2018
Great small unit teams, however, mentoring and leadership is faulting in career advancement and training. Management expects employees to know what they haven't taught or shown processes. Seen too many people "passing the buck" and employees criticized for speaking up.
Pros
great small unit teams, direct leadership is great
Cons
poor career advancement training, lack of mentors
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Cut thoat at times, can be team friendly at times
Electrical Assembler (Former Employee) –  Fort Wayne, INDecember 30, 2018
Poor MANAGEMENT, too many managers, and lack of communication. They lied about moving our jobs out of state. They moved cause they didn't like union shops. So we loss our jobs.
Pros
Weekly pay, decent benefits, nice cafeteria
Cons
Poor MANAGEMENT, lack of communication
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I learned a lot about my job.
Administrator and Property Management (Former Employee) –  Palm Bay, FLJuly 9, 2018
There were some opportunities for job progression, but once you get good in a position, management doesn't want you to move on. I get that. Also, I enjoyed working with some very talented people.
Pros
Close to home.
Cons
Raises were very slim.
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Nice place to work and good pay
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Melbourne, FLJanuary 3, 2019
Extremely talented people work at Harris Corp. Work life balance is good with good pay. Management is good with the exception of frequent mergers / acquisitions.
Pros
Nice place to work and good pay
Cons
Frequent mergers and acquisitions
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Legal Case Manager (Current Employee) –  Rochester, NYOctober 4, 2018
There is minimal career development, managers do not cultivate staff, culture is very unsettled and people are leaving at a fast rate.

It is a great environment to learn about and advance skills and move on.
Pros
summer Friday off
Cons
no growth potential
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fun and inspiring working on assembling units with a satisfactory working quality product
Electronic assembler/Solderer (Former Employee) –  Henrietta, NYJune 1, 2018
I learned a great deal working @ Harris about 1 piece flow,5S system
working at comfortable ideal work space(ergonamics) there was a time at the end when the management was favoring people not utilizing there people with a great skill set
Pros
benefits as 401K
Cons
Long hours start time to wake is 3:00 a.m
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System Administrator (Current Employee) –  Melbourne, FLNovember 13, 2018
Lack of advancement for qualified individuals. Not what you know but who you know workplace culture. Could do a better job fostering and supporting current employees.
Cons
Lack of advancement
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