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16 days ago

Principal RF Engineer

Sierra Nevada Corporation Louisville, CO

SNC is seeking an industry-recognized expert in the development and execution of… Sierra Nevada Corporation


16 days ago

Director of Business Management

Sierra Nevada Corporation Louisville, CO

The Director of Business Management reports to the CFO and is responsible for supporting the CFO and… Sierra Nevada Corporation


16 days ago

IT Intern I

Sierra Nevada Corporation Louisville, CO

Information Technology Administrator (Intern) This is a part time paid entry-level technical position intended to… Sierra Nevada Corporation


16 days ago

Program Manager Development Program (SSG)

Sierra Nevada Corporation Louisville, CO

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) builds Program Management talent through a one year… Sierra Nevada Corporation


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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Louisville, CO
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Louisville, CO

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

    Pros

    SNC is very focused on success and growth and is expanding rapidly, which means that there will always be work to do. Wonderful, intelligent coworkers. The work itself is cutting edge tech, and much of it is "helping protect our country" for those who like that sort of thing. They have up to 125% 401K matching for employees who have been there a several years. Overall bonuses are up this year to about 5-7% of total compensation, which is much better than years past, but might just to be a one time deal. Management at the corporate level is doing a good job growing the business, but SNC is a large, fragmented organization, and each business area may as well be it's own separate company. My experience is within the Space Systems group, so your own experience may vary.

    Cons

    Since Oct. 2012, the company has been handing out gift cards to employees that leave positive reviews on Glassdoor, so that is why there are a flood of 5 star reviews since then. It leads me to believe that employee dissatisfaction is a company-wide problem and not just isolated to SSG. That they would rather mislead prospective employees rather than do anything about it tells you everything you need to know about how SNC operates. With that said, on with the cons (I'll try to be as objective as possible).

    1. The company is growing rapidly, which means there are severe growing pains. Management at the business group level is often changing their vision, so we are usually working in circles without clear direction. Project management decisions are often made by decree, without discussion or input from those who are doing the work and understand the issues.

    2. Moderate to severe overwork. When other reviewers say "lean and fast-paced environment", they mean project managers make decisions too late and with little regard for available time or resources, pushing responsibility upon the individual to somehow make up the difference.

    3. There is no opportunity for professional development. In my years there I have never witnessed a promotion. Management is project based, so most managers are only interested in the project goals, and not at all interested in providing opportunities for their team members. Open positions are only filled with new hires. Work is assigned with complete disregard for the unique skills and experience of each individual. The lack of focus results in a lot of wheel-spinning, and makes it difficult to gain momentum and build the type of in-depth knowledge that is required for career advancement.

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    The owners have done an excellent job growing the company into what it is today, but with things growing so fast, there are bound to be problems. Most management is too detached from the rest of the workforce. There is a tradition of late and ill-informed decision-making at the program level which is taking its toll on morale. Like many others I have grown dissatisfied with the high-pressure atmosphere and lack of opportunity for professional growth.

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