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Sierra Nevada Corporation – Why Work For Us?


Join Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and help us bring tomorrow’s technology to today! SNC offers an exciting, dynamic and challenging work environment where you can expand your career opportunities and achieve professional growth. Employees are our greatest assets. Our environment encourages employees to unleash creativity, and strive for new ideas, technologies and processes.

About Sierra Nevada Corporation

Sierra Nevada Corporation is known for its rapid, innovative, and agile technology solutions in electronics, aerospace, avionics, space, propulsion, micro-satellite, and aircraft and communications systems for both the private and public sectors. Founded in 1963, our six unique business areas support over 3,000 personnel in 31 locations in 17 states – all of whom are dedicated to providing leading-edge solutions to SNC’s dynamic customer base.

Our Culture

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s culture is centered on six principles and core values. Together, these principles and core values define our culture and identity. We are committed to exceeding our customers’ expectations with out of the box thinking, new creative solutions and technologies and processes that enrich our world. Most importantly we hold ourselves to the unwavering value of integrity.

   • Customer Focus
   • People Matter
   • Quality Products and Services
   • Agility
   • Innovation and Scalability
   • Integrity
   • Defined and Continuously Improved Processes


Benefits & Compensation

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) offers a highly competitive total compensation package. We have a “pay for performance” philosophy and are focused on recognizing and rewarding high performance.

Along with competitive compensation, Sierra Nevada Corporation offers the following benefits package:

     • 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan with Generous Corporate Matching (150% match up to 10% of your          contribution per pay period, $1.50 company match for each $1 you defer)
     • Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision
     • Paid Time Off
     • Paid Holidays
     • Accredited College Tuition Reimbursement Program
     • Relocation Assistance
     • Short Term Disability
     • Long Term Disability
     • Life Insurance
     • On-Site Daycare with Qualified, Safety-Certified Instructors - Sparks, NV
     • 125 Cafeteria Plan - Health Insurance Premiums, Unreimbursed Health Costs, Dependent Care
     • 529 College Savings Plan
     • Voluntary Group Benefits
     • SNC University - Internal Training Program
     • Direct Deposit
     • Credit Union Membership

SNC's culture fosters a family/work life balance and an environment that is focused on employee recognition and appreciation. Some of the ways in which we accomplish this is by offering the following:

     • Monthly Employee Appreciation Events
     • Annual Summer Physical Fitness Event
     • Year-End Celebration
     • Corporate-Sponsored Participation in Local Events
     • Complimentary Power Snacks


Employee Recognition & Rewards

SNC values it’s excellent employees and recognizes those employees that go above and beyond. The following programs are utilized to reward exemplary performance, innovation & “out of the box” thinking:

Significant Technical Achievement Reward (STAR) Award

The STAR program was established to recognize the top technical performer and team in each Business Area. The STAR award recipients are announced and receive special recognition at SNC’s Year End Event. Below are some of the STAR categories that are tied to SNC values:

Customer Satisfaction

  • Exceeding customer expectations
  • Demonstrated excellence in technical job performance

Contributing to Corporate Success

  • Exceeding established performance targets
  • Implementation of process improvement ideas


  • Demonstrated "out of the box" thinking
  • New ideas to include new technologies, approaches to technical challenges etc.

Spot Awards

  • Spot awards allow the organization to recognize employee’s who go above and beyond and demonstrate exemplary performance.

Service Awards

  • All employees are recognized annually with a gift to signify appreciation for their support and dedication.


Employee Testimonials

We have long recognized that people are our greatest asset.  At SNC employees are treated with respect and dignity, and recognized for their diverse backgrounds, opinions and collaborative actions.  We expect our employees to be honest, trustworthy, and confident to tell it like it is.  We believe everyone needs to be ethical and always strive to do their best.  Here is what our employees have to say about us:

  • "SNC is a family, not just a place to work, and that culture is fostered from the highest level. The products we make and all the effort it takes to make them happen – those are rewarding, but seeing the end results at work and in use…that feels good. I’m proud to be part of SNC – making a difference every single day.”
  • "Great engineering environment. Plenty of opportunity to work with new technology.”
  • "I have had many employment experiences over my work life and find this company/job to be the best I have experienced. This is just an innovative and agile technology company as their motto proclaims. They have huge expectations which keep the employees challenged and excited. I see very little ‘micro-management’ here; we are given ownership of our job which makes us feel valued. Everyone is helpful, responsive and supportive to each other.”
  • "SNC’s culture and environment are well suited for my personality and goals; Projects important to helping our customers, Challenging delivery timelines, and “Can do” attitude across the board.”
  • "SNC provides an amazing atmosphere to work in and it is obvious they value their employees. They continuously praise and reward their employees even during difficult economic times. “
  • "Without a doubt SNC is a fantastic place to work! As a retired military officer and with over three years at SNC I am constantly impressed with the SNC culture. Seriously, I have not experienced such a dynamic, cleverly dedicated group of individuals from every position within the company. We owe that success to the outstanding leadership provided by the owners. They set the tone and provide us all with a very fast paced, great working environment.”
  • "This is the best place to work; our owners are the best and take care of all employees from the bottom to higher level positions.”
  • "The company encourages team collaboration and promotes new and creative ways of thinking. They hire amazing people who go above and beyond, which encourages you to do the same and makes SNC a place where you want to come to work.”
  • "It is clear that the company sees employees as its most valuable asset and is constantly finding ways to show it. They celebrate/reward hard work and company achievements. Management is always looking for ways to improve efficiency, and involve employees in the process.”
  • "Outstanding company to work for, with opportunities for higher learning and benefits that are significantly above average.”

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Sierra Nevada Corporation Chief Executive Officer Fatih Ozmen
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    Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT

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    Benefits very good. 401(k) employer matching was phenomenal! Flexible hours. Interesting and challenging projects to work on. Good people to work with - hardware engineer, software engineers, program manager, product line director. Easy to communicate with management. Plenty of money available to get necessary tools and supplies. Great suburban location of the office, only 7 miles from home.


    The branch I worked at experienced downsizing due to failure to win a contract and cutbacks in defense spending. (That's the way it goes when you work for a defense contractor) This made it necessary for me to either transfer out of state or get laid off.

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    Good luck with your endeavors into space. Keep following your dream.

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    The recruiting team at SNC is phenomenal! I worked with Mike who helped me through each step of the process with such enthusiasm for the company I would have been devastated not to get an offer! Mike was open and honest about the position and responded to all of my concerns with the highest professionalism. I was most impressed with how available Mike was during the process and how he made me feel like a part of the team right from the start. The team had me in my desk 2 weeks after my first phone interview.

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Sierra Nevada Corporation Awards & Accolades

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The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies In Space, Fast Company, 2014
U.S. Top 10 Among the Nation's Fastest Growing Private Companies, Inc. Magazine, 2010
Aerospace Company of the Year, Nevada's Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NCET), 2014
#1 Top Women-Owned Federal Government Contractors in the U.S., a distinction earned for high level performance in providing effective solutions with a mission-critical focus, United States Government, 2010
#2 Fastest Growing Women-Owned Company in North America, International Women Presidents' Organization, 2011
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Additional Info

Headquarters Sparks, NV
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1963
Type Company - Private
Industry Aerospace & Defense
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Sierra Nevada Corporation is known for its rapid, innovative, and agile technology solutions in electronics, aerospace, avionics, space, propulsion, micro-satellite, and aircraft and communications systems for both the private and public sectors. Founded in 1963, our six unique business areas support over 3,000 personnel in 31 locations in 17 states – all of whom are dedicated... More

Mission: Provide meaningful and innovative solutions to help humanity in the areas of Security, Health, Environment/Energy, Education and Communications. Provide Rapid... More

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