Sierra Nevada Corporation

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Best career move

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Test Engineer II in Centennial, CO
Current Employee - Test Engineer II in Centennial, CO

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

Pros

Best 401k plan Ive ever seen; blows LM, NGC and Boeing out of the water; lots of growth potential regardless of years experience; if you are a high performer, you will move up quickly

Cons

There is a waiting period before some of the benefits kick in.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Run hard like a startup

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sparks, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sparks, NV

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

    Pros

    Money and benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Very long hours; get done regardless of impact to family/personal time;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance employee work - family life
    Quit running people into the ground

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    SNC is a mixed bag, there is fun work to be had at the expense of personal life and stress levels...

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Engineer in Centennial, CO

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

    Pros

    SNC is working on some truly cutting edge technology. When working under the right manager, things can happen quickly that would take much longer at other companies. Great 401(K) matching.

    Cons

    SNC has an unwritten expectation that you will kill yourself for the company. They expect you to work many hours of overtime, both during the week and on weekends, without any compensation. Taking paid time off is frowned upon, many higher-ups view it as slacking. Additionally employees are not given sick time, any time out of the office for an illness is taken out of vacation time. This encourages people to come in sick and causes illnesses to spread needlessly .

    Projects are consistently underbid, both in schedule and budget, in an effort for the company to appear more competitive. This often leaves engineering and production picking up the slack by working copious amounts of overtime. 12-14 hour days are common, 16-18 hour days happen for several weeks at at time.

    Salary raises are fickle, everyone gets a small (1-2%) raise at the end of the year to adjust for inflation, however additional compensation based on merit seems to be based less on performance and more on who you know. There is no compensation for overtime as a salaried employee. As a privately held company, employees have no access to stock options or other means to reap the benefits an increase in company value; many employees resent the fact that all of their hard work only goes to line the pockets of the senior management team and this has fostered an "us versus them" mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to not bite off more than you can chew when bidding projects. Work to recognize self sacrifice on the part of your employees and compensate them fairly for their time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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