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Harris Computer Overview

Ottawa, ON (Canada)
5001 to 10000 employees
1976
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Computer Hardware & Software
€500 million to €1 billion (EUR) per year
Competitors

Tyler Technologies

Working for Harris is the perfect opportunity to fulfill your professional goals as well as achieve your personal dreams!

We are financially strong

We are growing

We are owned by the largest software company in ... Read more

Mission: We are focused on:

Financial Performance & Enduring Future
Attracting Quality Talent & Developing Future Business Leaders

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Harris Computer Reviews

  • "Great place to work with plenty of opportunities."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director of Operations in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to move between business units within Harris to further your carer, positively encourages a good work life balance, excellent work flexibility and competitive salaries & benefits.

    Cons

    Because Harris is such a big company with many different business units company processes can be long-winded.

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Harris Computer Photos

Harris Computer photo of: Board Room
Harris Computer photo of: HR Canada Awards, we were nominated for the Seneca Award for Best Learning & Development Strategy.
Harris Computer photo of: Harris Academy graduating class of Oct 2019
Harris Computer photo of: Bright and modern kitchen in our newly remodeled corporate office.
Harris Computer photo of: Can you see yourself sitting in one of these cubes? Our newly remodeled corporate office in Ottawa, ON.
Harris Computer photo of: Our newly remodeled corporate office in Ottawa, ON.
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Harris Computer Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Harris Computer (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in January 2009.

    Interview

    The phone interview was really basic, just normal things such as what have you done in the past, skills and experiences, the best project you have worked on, and what your looking for.

    The 1:1 interview onsite had no technical questions during my time, all I did is explain what I did in the past and how I did it. So we just did a conversation and got the offer on the same day which was better than all the offers I got lying on the table.

    It is no longer like that anymore, the interview process sucks really hard right now. I am surprised at the technical questions you get now, they have nothing to do with the job and the person asking these questions doesn't even obide to those rules. All they do is get a recruiting book and pick a question from those books.

    The HR explained about the bonus structure which was at that time 30% of your salary multiplied by company performance (which was around 50% at that time). That is pretty good, considering it isn't tied to your individual performance. As well, if you perform individually, you get merit pay which is around $5000 yearly. This is all changed now, you get way less now.

    Since they have changed directions completely (after 4 years), The quality of employees they hire is not to par. They are just average developers that are just looking for a job to get paid. Not a job of excitement.

    If you want a job that isn't stressful something like the government but private sector and retire there, then it might be great. But don't expect innovation nor talent.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the most difficult project you have worked?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I asked for more to be competitive with the local community and the matched it.

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Harris Computer Awards & Accolades

  • Top Strategic Acquirers H1 2019, Corum Mergers & Acquisitions, 2019
  • The Seneca Award for Best Learning & Development Strategy Finalist, HR Awards, 2019
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