Satnews Daily
September 19th, 2017

Kudos to Harris... One of Five Aerospace and Defense Companies That Values Their Employees

This company should be pleased with the results of a study conducted in which this company was evaluated and determined to be one of five companies that strives to create an environment where all of their employees are valued and inspired to create innovative solutions. 

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has been named one of the top five aerospace and defense industry companies in a recent workforce study of issues important to employees and potential employees.

Aerospace companies compare well in incentives and benefits with tech companies such as Google, Facebook and Apple, according to survey respondents. Photo credit: Boeing

The 2017 Aviation Week Workforce Study is conducted each year to gain insights into the aerospace and defense workforce and make recommendations to the industry. The ranking is based on the following factors: challenging technological opportunities, career advancement, individual contribution value and pay and benefits. Surveys have shown these specific criteria are the most important to industry employees and potential employees.

Along with Harris, other companies recognized were Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and Rockwell Collins. An article detailing the study and link to the report’s executive summary are located at this link.

William M. Brown, Harris Chairman and CEO said that they strive to create an environment where all of their employees are valued and inspired to create innovative solutions that address their customers’ most critical challenges, and that this ranking reflects the tremendous opportunities that they offer to employees and the positive work environment and culture that they have established.

Harris has 17,000 employees, including 7,700 engineers and scientists, who work on innovative technologies in areas such as tactical communications, electronic warfare, avionics, air traffic management, space and intelligence and weather systems. The company offers competitive benefits, including a discretionary time-off policy with no maximum. Another draw is Harris’ slate of core values – Integrity, Excellence, Customers, Results, Innovation and Inclusion. The Harris Employees Actively Responding Together (HEART) program appeals to community-minded employees, who last year volunteered about 54,000 hours.

The study was conducted in conjunction with the Aerospace Industries Association, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and PwC.