Thread regarding L3Harris Technologies layoffs

Advice

I feel sorry for all those who are considering getting a job here, as well as those who think they can’t get a better opportunity and stay here because of that. If I had left on time, I could have achieved much more by now.

Since I’m leaving soon, I don’t know what better advice to give than for those who intend to come here to think it through once again, and those who are staying to at least try to find something better?

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I do have other things to complain about. Was just replying to the message thread which isn’t about politics. However if you must know, I didn’t choose this BS “leader” we have nor do I agree with the garbage he or the other is putting this country through. But that’s an entirely different message thread.

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Post ID: @bflk+1dxn3Ctj

Do you know what would have meant a lot to me as an employee? Someone on the management team knowing my name and bothering to say "thank you" once in a while.
Never happened. I'm sure they could have cared less when I resigned, but I will tell you this... the customers cared. They realized why talent was walking out the door.

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Post ID: @aodd+1dxn3Ctj

I am a current employee of L3Harris and I agree with every statement that has been made here about the company. We are number and nothing else. Give no respect but want it in return. No appreciation. Always want us to donate to something but never ever donate to us.

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Post ID: @9jvu+1dxn3Ctj

Let's not forget the Biden "Build Back Better" is paying illegals in this country their stimulus money and the child checks. That's right, folks... they show up for free housing, food, utilities, cable, phone and on top of that are getting monthly checks.
Thanks to all of those who think that this was a good choice to vote this ge---r in to office. You have better things to do than complain about coffee mugs and Christmas gifts.

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Post ID: @9kzn+1dxn3Ctj

I can buy my own hot chocolate. I'd rather have a real pay increase.
But, with people sitting at home doing nothing but living off the government milk bag, I can see why a new mug and free hot cocoa for showing up to work every day makes you feel all warm and fuzzy.
Wait until you see what Biden, Pelosi and the other cronies have in mind for the tax increases. You may need a cup of cheer.

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Post ID: @8mvr+1dxn3Ctj

When it was Harris we got a cookie and a Harris coffee mug and optional hot cocoa for Christmas one year (the only time our division in Rochester received anything in the 5 years I was there). We then found out that the only reason we got the mugs because they were the rejects that Harris didn’t want to hand out to customers.

But really folks, aside from the expensive medical and dental benefits, all the free extra hours that you will work because things needed to be done yesterday, unlimited PTO that you may not get to take, exec management who could care less if you stayed or left, you will gain a plethora of knowledge and meet a lot of great people.
It’s not the worst place to work.

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Post ID: @7hpi+1dxn3Ctj

Wow.
That scraping the bottom of the barrel when a $25 gift card and a donut is a big deal for a holiday recognition from a company.

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Post ID: @5uvf+1dxn3Ctj

$25 gift card and a sandwhich or donut?!!! I'd love that. But nope. Nada. Nothin. Never got a thing for Christmas in over 10 years. Used to get a turkey for Thanksgiving, but not no more.

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Post ID: @4lkn+1dxn3Ctj

That's exactly what we got in Grand Rapids!
Human Resources sent out vague e-mail invites to a holiday party (which had tons of spelling mistakes) that ended up being Krispy Kreme donuts delivered at one per person and we were supposed to get a coffee from one of the Keurig dispensers and this was supposed to be our "holiday" party!
We then got a $25 gift card from corporate via a link. That was it.
No other recognition or anything locally, not even from our management.
Really pathetic. This was the foreshadowing to all of the benefits being slashed, and I think we all saw it coming. I've never worked for a company that made so much but did so little for their employees.

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Post ID: @4mbq+1dxn3Ctj

Raise?!?
I got a $25 gift card for the holidays and a little Chick-fil-A sandwich at a twenty minute holiday party... I would rather have had a paycheck raise any day of the week.

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Post ID: @3oti+1dxn3Ctj

I left a year ago. It was the worst experience I've had a workplace. You can work 50 plus hours a week, participate in events to improve things, come in on weekends etc. What did that get me? A 2.8% raise and a pat on the back from the "supervisor". This is something to what I was told; "I know you've been ki----g it and we all appreciate what you do around here and this raise doesn't reflect your efforts and I'm sorry for that". He continued with the old excuse "upper management won't give us more for raises". Meanwhile the department is losing material costing more than the whole departments salaries combined and they would just "write it off" without thinking twice. No effort at all investigating where things went, who or how. Then they have the guts to sit there and bs you to your face. It is pretty much impossible to get fired from there which has its obvious issues. Good people would put in their two weeks and management would make 0 attempt to keep anyone then when they left and things got hectic, they would just hide in their offices or in the super productive meetings they are constantly running to. When I left it seemed that the only people that were left was the 55 plus people that have been there for 30 years and don't really have any choice. It is a sad and depressing place to work with 0 leadership and some of the most toxic people I've ever met. My advice is if you're young, DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME! L3Harris is the definition of incompetence from every aspect. I make way more money now and am much happier. I regret ever taking a job there because I wasted years with nothing to show for it.

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Post ID: @3uzv+1dxn3Ctj

I left a few years ago. I actually liked L3 when I was in the interviewing stage, and was thrilled to get an offer. In the beginning I thought it would be a great next step in my career. But, when I arrived, the department I joined was in shambles. There was no manager, no supervisor and only a clueless Director who arrived every day at 10:30 a.m., and was out the door before 5:00 p.m. (How she managed it, I don't know.)
They allowed a person who had no experience leading team to take the role of our supervisor. She had almost ten years at L3, but in roles that were of no real significance to consider (in fact, the executive team member that I interviewed with said as much.)
She immediately took her new job title of supervisor to a mean and nasty level, acting as if the department needed her vision alone. It was a total joke. She gave preferred treatment based on her friendships, and other politically-correct motivations just to keep management happy.

She was mediocre, and they loved every bit of it.
It's exactly why I left. I knew that my education and experience would never be valued. This supervisor was jealous that I was smarter, more skilled and with a better sheepskin than she'd ever be able to offer.
She went out of her way to allow the green-eyed monster to rule our department.
Her style was to act like a child and wanted others who were willing to do the same.
Not a good fit for me, so I left. She's the kind of manager that L3H now values.

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Post ID: @3wux+1dxn3Ctj

I left four years ago. Thinking back, I was very bitter when I left. Worked my tail off constantly to prove myself just to move up a level or get a decent raise more than the measly 3% when every review was A+. Never happened, my role was stagnant and growth came to a halt once the merger happened. I decided it was time for change and left. I will say Harris WAS a decent company to work for. Especially for those just starting their careers and wanting to learn. But as others have mentioned, you are just a number there. Management is top heavy and they don’t care about employees. When people tell you that, believe it! I can’t imagine the health benefits declining anymore than they were 4 years ago. High cost, cr-p carriers and coverage. Unlimited PTO was a joke especially for those in finance who were barely ever able to take time off. And in other departments when you take time off you come backs to 100’s of emails that need to be addressed and end up working double time to keep up.
With that said, it’s not the worst place to start your career and gain the knowledge and experience you need to move on when you decide to leave.

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Post ID: @2pxl+1dxn3Ctj

Grownups can choose their own career paths. I doubt that L3H even bothers to care who leaves. They're hiring temps now anyhow. They don't value employees and if it took you this long to figure it out, well, let's hope you did learn a lesson.

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