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Harris Computer Overview

Ottawa, ON (Canada)
1001 to 5000 employees
1976
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Computer Hardware & Software
$1 to $2 billion (NZD) per year
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

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    "Journey with Harris"

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

    Pros

    Harris promotes a culture of providing employees with diverse opportunities for a career path that fits their aspirations and interests. I've played a number of roles along my long and exciting journey and thoroughly enjoyed in each of those roles. Harris is a firm believer of building future leaders from within. The number of vertical markets, products and technology stacks promotes a vibrant ecosystem of cutting edge opportunities. Looking forward to my continued growth within the organization.

    Cons

    Harris does look for highly motivated individuals who are not averse to continuously learn and improve.

    Advice to Management

    Continue empowering and investing in people.

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Harris Computer Photos

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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 photo of: Corporate Day 2018. Theme was the 80's, complete with a tribute band!
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Harris Computer Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
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    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

  • Healthcare Informatics Top 100 Companies, Healthcare Informatics, 2017
  • Level II Best CIS Implementation, CS Week, 2017

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