Harris Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
559 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance - 9/80 work week (every other Friday off) (in 43 reviews)

  • Work-life balance can be good when not on long travel assignments (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management has forgotten that programs are won based on a competitive technical edge (in 18 reviews)

  • Work life balance is rarely balanced and never to the "life" side (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Frustrating, ovedrburdeneed, not enjoyable.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia

    I have been working at Harris full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Being thrown in at the deep end means you have to learn quickly. Good people tend to band together so you get a lot of support from your peers.

    Cons

    Terrible amount of micromanagement resulting in very low morale of staff. Management are living in an ivory tower where they are separated both geographically and morally, more interested in making themselves look good to promote their personal corporate agendas. No career path and debatable practices. Generally not a great place to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regional management should be replaced. Corporate HQ need to look at the regional management for replacement and touch base with the employees as opposed to looking at spreadsheets, soon there will be nobody left as most people are looking for other work, spreadsheets will look fine though. The attitude of 'if they're looking for other work we don't want them, we'll find someone better', can't apply to employees of 8yrs, you need to wake up. Local office currently employing at 15-20k below market rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Harris CapRock's - Move into the Old RAWSAT / ULTRA TELEPORT facility

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Manager in Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Administrative Manager in Perth, Western Australia

    I have been working at Harris full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    We are no longer next to the Portable toilet company on one side, that used to spray the insides of the portable toilets all over our cars!

    And we are away from the very noisy cabinet makers which were on the other side!!

    Cons

    One of the key members of staff (Senior Field Tech.) that has been asked to stay with the teleport has already rejected the offer - as he does not want to work for Harris CapRock.

    The other key member of staff Ultra Teleports Business Development Director, accepted a position at RigNet (Australia).



    Much longer drive to work, near the Airport, very poor Teleport and office (porta cabins effectively!) facilities, highly industrial area mainly for transport companies, so no food or shops nearby!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to start thinking about and listening to the employees in the regional areas, instead of thinking just what's best for the HQ in the USA!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Harris CapRock acquires Ultra Teleports, Perth for $2M USD

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perth, Western Australia

    I have been working at Harris full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Will allow us to move out of the Bayswater warehouse from where we have been based for the last 5 years (next to the portable toilet company on one side and the cabinet makers on the other side!!).

    Cons

    Existing Ultra Teleport customer contracts will need to be moved over to Harris CapRock and Harris CapRock’s competitors who are currently using the Ultra teleport, will probably have to move their hubs and equipment out of the teleport in the next few months! 

    One of the key members of staff that has been asked to stay with the teleport has already rejected the offer - as he does not want to work for Harris CapRock, another is believed to be considering alternative options.

    Newsat (Harris CapRock’s current teleport partner) will now have a real competitor in the Perth, Teleport space, which they could loose future business to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be open, honest and communicate ‘ethically’ with current Harris CapRock Staff, Ultra Teleport Staff, along with Ultra Teleport customers and partners, and Newsat, to avoid creating turmoil and further uncertainty in the Australia market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Poor Leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harris full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, good benefits, some people are great but seem to also suffer from some "unfireable" people doing poor work.

    Cons

    Leadership is poor, no training plans, compensation is below average. Lack of leadership vision is the main area of concern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a CEO who is not from a product manufacturing background if you want to sell consulting services.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Good people, few bad apples.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Fairfax, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Fairfax, VA (US)

    I worked at Harris full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will have the opportunity to work with some very smart people from a lot of different backgrounds. Great C E O

    Cons

    It is not a very fun office. It seems as if everyone looks out for themselves. There is not an open door policy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Company trying to reinvent itself

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harris

    Pros

    Good pay, Allows a lot of flexibility in regards to teleworking options

    Cons

    Management can be disconnected and show favoritism. Only a select few are allowed the best opportunities

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Companies this size have huge overheads

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Telecommunications
    Former Employee - Telecommunications

    I worked at Harris full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Well known in IT service world

    Cons

    Large overhead, too much management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less chiefs more indians

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Harris Corp. review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Billing Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Billing Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Harris full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Rewarded by promotion for effective contributions

    Cons

    90% of the company is engineering

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Nothing spectacular

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harris full-time

    Pros

    good benefits
    average pay
    good if you just want a stable every day 9-5 job that puts food on the table .

    Cons

    somewhat somewhat pigeon holed into one thing.
    not much room for career development.
    employee morale low,pretty boring place to work,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Was a great place to work before Bill Brown became CEO.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III

    I have been working at Harris full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Excellent work-life balance. Although not advertised, Harris provides a fairly flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Poor company moral. Small or non-existent raises, even for great performers. Benefits are dwindling away. Most employees are being forced from offices into downsized cubicles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to the employees instead of the stockholders. Corporate management is driving away Harris' biggest asset. Most of the best engineers I've had the privilege to work with have moved on to other companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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