Sierra Nevada Corporation

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Sierra Nevada Corporation Reviews

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
200 Reviews

3.8
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Sierra Nevada Corporation Chief Executive Officer Fatih Ozmen
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I feel fortunate to have a great benefits package in the midst of a recession (in 13 reviews)

  • The pay and benefits have been Amazing (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • I would have to agree with the other reviewers about the growing pains (in 15 reviews)

  • The only thing I can think of is that we are growing so fast, we all have a lot to do (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    You will be challenged here!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    SNC provides quick response solutions to customers whose lives are on the line. Top notch engineers provide high class products in short order. The most motivated and clever engineering and management team I've ever worked with. Outstanding benefits: 401k match of 150%, very little out of pocket Medical Premium.

    Cons

    Rapid growth has led to challenge of balancing agility with adequate processes and training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Process improvements at the senior level should include more subject matter expertise from those with boots on the ground every day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome Company Culture, salaries,benefits, perks and family athmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager Space Systems Group  in  Louisville, CO
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager Space Systems Group in Louisville, CO

    Pros

    Perks such as every Friday off, Wednesday bagel and fruit day and Iceream Fridays. The owners are super Generous and care about every employee and this reflect down line in the management teams

    Cons

    The IT infracture needs to get in tune with the twenty first century

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits and great salaries. I find the culture to be very good and the staff is dedicated to be successful. Leadership is moving the company in the right direction to become a Major player in the defense world.

    Cons

    Lots of change being implemented and not everyone is on board. Gives the impression that the company is divided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving the company in the right direction. This may require the elimination of some employees who refuse to accept that the company can't do business like they did a few years ago. It is best to let people go before they poison the well!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Team. The People are very kind and excited to be there. People are also very willing to help you out

    Cons

    There are a few issues as organizational structures change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great benefits and work-life balance keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A prime government contractor agile enough to get work done.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I  in  Sparks, NV
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Sparks, NV

    Pros

    SNC is small enough to actually get work done without too much unnecessary red tape in the way, but large enough to be awarded major government contracts.
    As a new employee it is clear that the company actually values my skills, and I was committing code to a production system on my first day of work (and every day since then).

    Cons

    Everyone at SNC knows a little bit about everything, but that makes it hard for new employees to figure out what is going on. A lot of the knowledge about how systems work, etc. is stored in the minds of the people who worked on that project so even experienced employees seem to be walking about the office trying to find that one guy that knows that one thing. I don't think more red tap should be in place to fix this, employees should just be encouraged to write more things down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep training times short so employees can get to work.
    When scheduling meetings be sure everyone invited really needs to be there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing Opportunity. They gave the "new guy" a chance!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician II  in  Hagerstown, MD
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician II in Hagerstown, MD

    Pros

    Hands down the best group of people from HR to program supporters to fellow techs. It's a family oriented successful company. The people you encounter from the start will hold with you throughout your career here.

    I'm a new guy right out of the Coast Guard and still have a few last classes to complete my IT security undergrad and they still saw potential and gave me a chance in a tough economy with several other qualified people in the running. That's saying something nowadays!

    Here's an excerpt out of an email I sent after going through new hire orientation, and making it out into the field to start completing work...

    Good evening everyone,

         I know there are others that deserve to read this and if you know them, please forward this to them. I just wanted to say Thank You to everyone that helped so far along this adventure. I have made it to the site and it has been a very large collective effort for that to happen. It's amazing when I think about the amount of people I have met in just a couple short weeks in this new career. I think it's good karma to let people know when they've made a positive influence on someone and for that, this email is created.

       HGR - I personally want to thank you for helping through the expedited orientation process and answering the million and 1 questions that were launched your way in those 4 short days. I always feel like the best way to get up to speed is to be thrown right in the middle somewhere and with a short time to collect requirements, obtain information/contacts/instructions/information on this whole process, the folks in HGR completely knocked it out of the park. The ladies in HR did and still continue to be at near 24/7 beck and call it seems and that has been paramount to the overall success of making it into the field. So thank you very much for using the limited time we had face to face to set us up for success.

    .... This email goes on but I think you get the point. Look, there's a lot of options out there but if you want a good quality of life, and a good salary commensurate with your skills or potential, then you may want to look into SNC for your future career goals.

    I'm very happy I did. I've essentially accomplished my 5 year plan in about 4 years and landing this opportunity sealed the deal on that.

    Life is good. Live in the present and you'll be surrounded by beauty anywhere you go.

    Cons

    I'm having difficulty finding anything that's worth holding long term and holds value to post. Every adventure in life has a couple hiccups along the way but there's no reason to highlight those. This ride has even excellent so far. Come into a new job with a positive outlook and don't let past positions and past employers poison your views on new opportunities. Not all companies are created equal and just because you may work a similar job doesn't mean you work in a similar company. Throw out that negative baggage from the past and wake up to new opportunity. Life is what you make of it and a positive disposition can make any career hurdle seem exactly that, a simple hurdle and not a wall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to stay viscous. Working together and solid communication is paramount to the success of a chain of command. Especially, when the chain of command circumnavigates the globe. Communication is key and I applaud you for that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company!!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Wonderful company to work for if you are the type of individual who loves a challenge, wants to learn, focuses on your tasks, and do not focus on the clock.... If you are willing to pull up your sleeves, work hard, and focus on the mostly unpublished missions of a company that are helping greater mankind - then this is the company for you. This company is full of dedicated, hard working, committed individuals who want to make a difference in the world. Every day brings a new challenge, and opportunity to learn. Amazing benefits, and pay!! I have been with the company in excess of 7 years.... and HAPPY to be here...

    Cons

    Communication from Senior Management to their direct reports could be improved! Rapid growth has allowed too many 9-5ers to be hired that do not belong...... We do not need any more clock watchers.. Rapid growth has affected communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep rewarding the top performers! Please remember what helped the company grow...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst  in  Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in Centennial, CO

    Pros

    Great benefits, team atmosphere, and respect for all levels within the company.

    Cons

    Limited collaboration between Business Areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fantastic company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative  in  Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Administrative in Englewood, CO

    Pros

    Benefits are fantastic, if you apply your experience and knowledge, you WILL be recognized as an outstanding employee. Challenged every day with something new. Never a boring day....ever

    Cons

    SNC is a fast paced enviroment. Thats not necessarily a bad thing. If you are not agile and able to move, think and act fast, snc may not be the place for you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the fantastic employee recognition, it pays off in the end for snc and its never ending growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company and work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Denver, CO

    Pros

    There is great support and resources to achieve required work

    Cons

    I have not found any...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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