Sierra Nevada Corporation

Sierra Nevada Corporation – Why Work For Us?

About Sierra Nevada Corporation

Sierra Nevada Corporation has a strong tradition in developing and providing high technology electronics, avionics, and communications systems. Investing heavily over the years in people, processes, modern facilities, and the state-of-the-art equipment, SNC continues to enhance its technical advantage to provide innovative and cost-effective solutions to exceed its customer’s needs.

With numerous successful and diverse acquisitions, SNC continues to acquire new capabilities as it expands its tradition of excellence into new growth areas of:

  • Human Space Flight & Microsatellites
  • Telemedicine
  • Renewable Energy
  • Navigation & Guidance
  • Fusion & Transformation
  • C4ISR
  • Cyber
  • Electronic Protection

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 exceed 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 and a Defined and Continuously Improved Processes



Sierra Nevada Corporation 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

Family & Work/Life Balance

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 Soccer Team
  • Corporate Softball Team
  • Corporate-Sponsored Participation in Local Events
  • On-Site Car Wash Service
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Complimentary Bagel/Donut Tuesday
  • Complimentary Gourmet Coffees
  • Complimentary Power Snack


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 in a great area! Lots of opportunities for career advancement.

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    Current Employee - Associate Program Manager in Hagerstown, MD
    Current Employee - Associate Program Manager in Hagerstown, MD

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    Wonderful people to work with and the benefits are unbelievable.


    Pace can be hectic at times, but it's not constant. Being busy is good in the aviation business.

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Sierra Nevada Corporation Interviews

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Updated Dec 13, 2014

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    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

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    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Sierra Nevada Corporation.

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    I contacted the recruiter who set up an phone interview for me. Then there was the on site one on one with 6 people which includes PM, Chief Engineer, Test Engineering manager, HR, IPT lead and Director. Two of them weren't there so I had another phone interview a couple of days later.

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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 (SNC) is a world-class prime systems integrator and electronic systems provider known for its rapid, innovative, and agile technology solutions. Fast-growing and widely diversified, SNC is a high-tech electronics, engineering, and manufacturing corporation that continues to expand our impressive portfolio of capabilities, programs, products and services.

 SNC is a privately held company under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer, Fatih Ozmen and President, Eren Ozmen. Over the last 30 years under the Ozmen's leadership, SNC has remained... More

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