Sierra Nevada Corporation
4.1 of 5 180 reviews
www.sncorp.com Sparks, NV 1000 to 5000 Employees

Sierra Nevada Corporation Reviews

Updated Mar 26, 2014
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4.1 180 reviews

                             

91% Approve of the CEO

Sierra Nevada Corporation Chief Executive Officer Fatih Ozmen

Fatih Ozmen

(148 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sierra Nevada Corporation

ProsThe benefits are the best I've ever had in comparison to other companies. You feel appreciated as an employee by the owners of the company.

ConsIt's a part of the industry, but being reliant upon government contracts.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The best Company I have ever worked for

Procurement Specialist III (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

ProsVery good benefits, their employees are considered assets, not just another number

ConsLarge company that still has a small company mind set on alot of things

Advice to Senior ManagementI see alot of wasted money due to poor managers not doing their jobs, at least our site. I think employees should be able to review manager performance to upper management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Solid Defense Contractor w/ good benefits

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Centennial, CO

I have been working at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time for less than a year

ProsThe benefits are top-notch. The IT organization works reasonable schedules. The breadth of technology to work with is large and adds to my overall marketability. The company continues to grow and mature. I feel like I am a part of that change. The owner's have voiced an interest in branching out from defense contracting. That is a very exciting prospect.

ConsThe management of the company's growth seems unplanned and is subject to requirements creep. I know many people on programs work a lot of hours which is the nature of the defense contracting beast.

Advice to Senior ManagementI would like to see more thoughtful decisions when it comes to the company's growth; more proactive decisions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great, upwardly mobile company

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
San Antonio, TX

I worked at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

ProsRapid growth, lots of opportunities to succeed, lots of interesting projects to work on.

ConsSome areas of the company are stagnant, or are in the process of getting trimmed down. Some management decisions are questionable.

Advice to Senior ManagementBusiness development is critical to success for the various business units. Don't trim the staff down too much. Try to weather the political mess going on in D.C.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very rewarding, I get a since of pride knowing I am helping with national security.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Hagerstown, MD

I have been working at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat benefits, I feel the owners really value their employees.

ConsSlow times. Mid level maagement.

Advice to Senior Managementmid-level managers need to attend training courses and held responsible for their actions and departments. All divisions should work more closely.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pay for performance

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Sparks, NV

I worked at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

ProsDynamic, fast paced environment. Ability to work remotely as when needed. Rewarded for success. Astute, driven senior management. If you have a champion you can do very well, very quickly.

ConsVery political atmosphere. Making a decision to leave will more than likely mean the door is permanently closed. Work life balance not well understood in all business area's.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmployee's are pigeon holed and it is extremely difficult to overcome the label. Applaud dreaming big and executing the dream. Glad the company is doing well.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Best place I've worked

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Centennial, CO

I have been working at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFast paced
Meaningful work
True warfighter customer
Great benefits and pay
Recognition of top performers
Quickly cut out low performers
Learns quickly and adapts

ConsToo many hours
Immature processes
Firefighting culture with heroes vs planning work properly to execute

Advice to Senior ManagementFind a better way to drive lessons learned from one program to the next

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Employees are their greatest asset

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Centennial, CO

I have been working at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat company and even better colleagues. High energy and fast paced with plenty of opportunity. The work is very rewarding. The owners are so generous and thoughtful and really make you feel valued. Unbelievable 401K.

ConsVery fast growing and as a consequence, have some trouble keeping ahead of that growth. Need to recognize over stressed work environment.

Advice to Senior ManagementSuch a great company, keep doing what you are doing!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great "small" company to work for.

Systems Test Engineer (Current Employee)
Louisville, CO

I have been working at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time for less than a year

ProsStill has a small company feel, even though the company is growing incredibly quickly.
World class aerospace (and military) product manufacturer with a huge range of products and services to work on.
Nice, caring co-workers.

ConsSome "good old boy" attitudes about women in engineering, specifically aerospace, persist.

Advice to Senior ManagementActively work to discourage sexism in the workplace. You can't just take a passive role and hope it goes away.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Diverse, challenging experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Antonio, TX

I have been working at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat people, especially the owners. Company treats employees with dignity, respect and offers great opportunities to succeed. Projects are varied and cover a wide range of technologies.

ConsSometimes contract work is dependent on fluxuations with the government. Many software contracts do not run beyond a year.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry not to run the office as though it were a branch of the military. Engineers can be more creative and productive in a more flexible work environment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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