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Discussion Panel Questions: Harris Full Time Employment 1. Aside from salary, what benefits are offered to employees such as retirement, 401K matching, stock options, or company facilities? Total Compensation at Harris includes all forms of cash compensation, benefits, services, rewards and recognition programs. Total Compensation includes: Direct, Deferred and Indirect Compensation. Direct Compensation includes Base Pay, Overtime, Shift Differentials, Bonuses, and Stock Options. Deferred Compensation includes 401(k) Matching and Profit Sharing. Indirect Compensation consists of benefits such as Health Coverage, Life Insurance, Disability, Vacation Pay (3 weeks/yr initially), Holiday Pay, Sick Pay, FICA, Workers Compensation, Unemployment and Educational Assistance. Harris Retirement Plan features two ways to build your retirement security. The first way is the Harris Profit Sharing Program, where Harris will contribute part of its profits to your account, allowing you to share in the company's success. The second way is through the Deferred Income Savings Program (DISP), which offers a convenient way for you to put money aside for the future and receive matching contributions from Harris on a portion of what you save. Harris will match up to 6% of your deferred income. In addition, we also have a 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday being an off day. In Brevard County, FL we have an average year round temperature of 72 degrees and 300 days of sunshine. This is perfect weather to take advantage of the 3-day weekends for many recreational activities including; 72 miles of beaches, 23 golf courses, rollerblading, bicycling, hiking, kayaking and windsurfing venues and 33 boat ramps, 30 marinas and 36 parks. Another benefit for new graduates is the GRAD (Graduate Acclimation and Development) program. The GRAD program is for Harris employees who have recently graduated from college and/or have been working at Harris for 3 years or less. GRAD events are planned to target the interests of employees and include professional development, community service, social and sports activities.

2. Do you offer any leadership development programs for students interested in pursuing leadership roles?

Advanced Programs Engineer Individual Technical Contributor


Systems Engineers


Program Management Business Development

Project Engineer/Group Leader/Systems Engineer

Task Leader

Sub- Task Leader


There is not just one leadership development program at Harris, but many different opportunities for this career path. As new graduate engineers, employees acquire training, mentoring and on-the­job experiences as individual contributors. Some of our engineering functions offer rotational programs for the high potential new employees providing them with wider exposure and experiences across our business areas. Other functional areas have leadership programs where students are paired with mentors for formalized training. Individual career ownership is an important part of being here at Harris. A new hire will work with their manager or supervisor to regularly discuss career goals and potential paths. There is no one right path to the top, but many different opportunities for motivated individuals to quickly move up and into leadership roles both in programs and functionally. 3. Do you offer a technical career track that allows for career and pay advancements that compare to a management track? If so, explain the similarities and differences. The technical leadership career path goes hand-in-hand with the management or program leadership development. Harris values both management or program leaders as well as the technical engineering experts. These technical engineering individuals have their own career paths up through Advanced Program

Engineering and Senior Scientists. Career paths are discussed and developed with the new graduates' managers and supervisors to address mentoring, training and experience needs, with a focus on the new graduate on what they would like to accomplish in their careers. Many leaders within Harris Corporation switch back and forth between technical and management leadership career tracks, with great success and as opportunities present themselves. 4. What are the promotional opportunities for the positions available and what are the average time frames for these promotions? New graduates are eligible for promotion usually after 2 years. This is dependent on their job performance, advanced degrees they hold and business needs. Some new graduates move up more quickly than others and are identified as our high potential performers. Overall, we assume when hiring all new engineers that they will be solid, successful performers with potential to make an important contribution to our business. 5. Is an advanced degree such as a Masters required or valued at your company? An advance degree, Masters or PhD degrees, in the engineering and business fields associated with Harris technologies are valued. The job offers we make to candidates take advanced degrees into account and will be adjusted appropriately. This may include starting at a higher level and/or higher salary. On average, new college graduates with a Bachelors degree are hired at an Engineering Level 1, followed by new college graduates with a Masters degrees starting at Engineering Level 2, followed by a new college graduate with a PhD starting at Engineering Level 3. Harris also has an outstanding educational assistance program in which 100% of the graduate degree tuition is paid for by the company. There are numerous degree programs at schools such as Florida Institute of Technology (M.S. System Engineering, Engineering Management, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, etc.). In addition, there are distance education opportunities through other top schools through out the nation, including NC State University. Inter/Co-Op Employment Harris Internship Program is your opportunity to take advantage of our commitment to advanced technology and use it to advance your own skills. You'll be trained not only on-the-job, but also in your area of study, all the while developing cutting-edge technology for use in all of our divisions. You'll earn competitive compensation and some benefits to help get you started and established after college.

Also, you'll work with and get to know many other interns in your area of study and enjoy structured and unstructured intern activities. This is your opportunity to be part of an internationally known and technologically advanced company. Harris Stories "As an intern for Harris, I fell in love with the culture and the commitment to employees. I developed very strong relationships with Managers through my college years who were more interested in what was best for me." -- Fred, Business Development Manager,

1. What are the statistics of co-ops/ interns receiving full time offers? Harris Corp. has an internship program which had 47 students in 2007. They ranged from sophomores to seniors at colleges across the country. The percentage of students who received offers was fairly high, over 70%. The majority of the ones that do not receive an offer have already mentioned that they are going to grad school. They will most likely return as interns for another summer and receive an offer closer to graduation. As an intern, the students are accumulating time worked that contributes to their overall service years. 2. Do you provide housing or relocation expenses for your co-op/internship positions? Harris will pay for re-location to and from the school for the summer, as well as a housing allowance. We also have assistance in identifying potential roommates, rooms for rent, etc. During the summer, there are social opportunities as well as opportunities for tours and lectures about different business aspects of Harris. 3. What are the Visa and/or Security clearances required to work as an intern or Co-Op? Due to Harris GCSD's work with many government organizations, students must be U.S. citizens for the internships as well as full-time positions. In addition, a background check is required of the students prior to the start of the internship. For the other divisions of Harris, security clearances are not required to work as an intern, although they may open up more opportunities for the students. 4. What are examples of specific assignments and responsibilities for the available positions? Assignments vary by the functional areas and the business needs. For example, this summer's interns had projects in areas such as: antenna design and test, free space optics, space reflectors manufacturing, distributed file system migration,

wireless products testing and documentation, network engineering for FAA project and database updates. All interns are paired up with technical mentors for the summer who are responsible for their work assignments, etc. Many of our interns returned for second or third internships with Harris, being able to further develop work they had previously accomplished. 5. How is performance evaluated, how often, and by whom in the company? At the end of the summer term, the manager will generate an evaluation of the intern looking at many of the same core areas that are evaluated in our full time engineers such as Performance, Technical Knowledge, Criticality and Leadership potential. In addition, students are given an opportunity to make a presentation before a large audience regarding what they worked on and learned about during their summer experience. Cash prizes are awarded for outstanding presentations and this past year an NC State student won a prize for his team presentation on work he performed in our Space Reflector's area. Once a student is working at Harris full time, they are part of the CGEAR program. In this program, they are formally evaluated every 6 months for job performance and a merit increase. In addition, Harris emphasizes continuous feedback so that the new graduates should be receiving informal feedback often.


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