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Harris Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
587 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance - 9/80 work week (every other Friday off) (in 44 reviews)

  • Work-life balance can be good when not on long travel assignments (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management has forgotten that programs are won based on a competitive technical edge (in 23 reviews)

  • Work life balance is rarely balanced and never to the "life" side (in 11 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Frustrating, ovedrburdeneed, not enjoyable.

    • 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 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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  5.  

    There is no one company that will make all employees happy all of the time.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Lynchburg, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Lynchburg, VA (US)

    I have been working at Harris

    Pros

    Employees are given free range to perform their jobs within reason.

    Cons

    Senior management micro-manages mid-level managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees to perform their job.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Harris IT Services

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

    I worked at Harris

    Pros

    Outstanding engineers and support staff. Laser focused on problem management and building tools in order to meet company obligations to customers.

    Cons

    Leadership decisions related to bidding on new contracts could use improvement. They seem to get out-bid because they take each contract at face value, as opposed to recognizing the opportunities to up-sell once a contract has been awarded.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Decent company, large enough to move around within multiple divisions, laid back atmosphere.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Palm Bay, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Palm Bay, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    9/80 schedule. Casual and good people.

    Cons

    Poor management and top heavy. old buildings with mildewed and mold problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Group leaders need formal training and their own offices. Promote big thinkers not big egos.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great starting point

    • 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

    Pros

    -Starting Salary
    -New Grad program
    -Location is near the beach
    -Great work life balance
    -Overtime pay

    Cons

    -Management is too focused on stock price and not employee satisfaction
    -Lackluster salary increases
    -Limited upward mobility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Melbourne, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Melbourne, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Harris is a great company to work for! They invest in the long term career potential of each employee. The organization is made up of a good mix of early to late-career employees. Being able to leverage the experience of someone in the industry for 20+ has been invaluable.
    Harris has extremely challenging engineering projects, requiring constant growth. The 9/80 schedule (every other Friday off), paid overtime, sick leave time, and 3 weeks paid vacation are great benefits. The work-life balance & culture of Harris are great if you're interested in having a family and life outside work.

    Cons

    Compensation is slightly behind industry norm, but other benefits make up for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make compensation more competitive and you'll be far more successful securing the best employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Harris IT Services, Inc.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Chesapeake, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Chesapeake, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay. Work-life balance dependent on the organization assigned.

    Cons

    Remote work face of supporting organizations do not have an appreciation of the customer facing workforce organizations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a large company mentality in order to compete with the successful large companies.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harris

    Pros

    Benefits for really great all around

    Cons

    Leadership needed work, lots of turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Okay

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