Sierra Circuits

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Sierra Circuits Reviews

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
25 Reviews
2.5
25 Reviews
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Kenneth S. Bahl
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    Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Sierra Circuits full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you are Smart you can be successful, great company with good owners.

    Cons

    I hate my drive in the morning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a Management system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Worse company that I ever worked at. Hostile environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Sierra Circuits full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    None that I can think of. I went around one day asking people to give me five positive thing about the company, after that task failed. I asked for one positive thing about the company. I do not think I ever got an answer.

    Cons

    Never had a review & never had a pay increase
    Family run business
    Lots of yelling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People leave because of the owners.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Need's better management:

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sierra Circuits full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They Have good benefits and this is a great place to get your experience before moving on.

    Cons

    There are certain mangers and directors that play favorites. It seem like if you are not the same ethnicity as them, they don't listen to you, or they seem to give preference to those that are the same as them. Also there are certain mangers who don't like to hear about changes that will make the company better. Instead, if you don't think the way they do, they will fire you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to hire mangers and driecotrs that are not biased and be willing to listen to advice or suggestions from the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Challenging! Everyday brings new obstacles and challenges to overcome.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Sierra Circuits full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people. The support you get from your team and openness of management to new ideas.

    Cons

    Changes are not always easily implemented or readily accepted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you Ken and Bala for your uncompromising visions and dedication for making this company what it is today. Over 25 years of profitability is nothing to sneeze at. How many companies can actually claim that fact?

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall experience have been very good! Not for everyone but rewarding!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I have been working at Sierra Circuits full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Given great latitude to ensure products and services are met.
    -Senior sales are very helpful and willing to take the time out of their schedule to help.
    -Given engineering support for complex build
    -it's close to 7-11 and Starbucks, nice for a 15 min break!

    Cons

    -There are some micromanagement but not too overwhelming. This should only be limited to newer employees that requires more attention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give sales more incentives to meet our target goals! We have a great team and share the same vision. Team goals, paid vacations and end of year bonuses, these are some motivators to get it done!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    WORST JOB EVER!!!! I WOULD GIVE ZERO STARS IF POSSIBLE.

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Sierra Circuits full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    NO pros at all, I absolutely hate it!

    Cons

    Everything and more!!!!
    - Management is horrible, they lure you with false promises.
    - You will end doing exactly the opposite of what you like or what you signed for.
    - They FORCE all their employees to work EVERYDAY at least 10 hours and you have to sign your acceptance the first day of work. Of course they never tell you this when they are interviewing you.
    - The most depressing environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are not your slaves... put that on your head. Treat them like human beings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Money grubbing family business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sierra Circuits full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great sales job out of college making cold calls

    Cons

    owners do not have a good business sense. Only care about money. HUGE turnover

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    This place is miserable.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Sierra Circuits full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Provided an opportunity for employment.
    Met some nice coworkers.

    Cons

    Owners suffer from delusions of grandeur. They do not hesitate in calling their employees stupid or dumb.
    Directors and managers are given positions regardless of whether they have the skills to run the departments or manage employees.
    Working hours are not in favor of work/life balance, salaried employees are expected to work 10 hours a day.
    Wages are very, very low.
    High turnover, no one wants to be there.
    They do not pay correctly, hourly employees do not get paid for 20 minutes. Hours are rounded in the owners' favor.
    Owners micromanage everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect is earned, not given.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Engineer

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

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

    Pros

    Given wide latitude to do your job, work - life balance is good

    Cons

    Benefits were not great. Almost all ideas have to be approved by owner, and sometimes changes were not well thought out before implementation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Owners need to allow managers to do their job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    They were customer focused; passionate about their line of work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sierra Circuits full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Close knit family environment; Teamwork

    Cons

    Has mom and pop mentality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Service Reps need more training on their products

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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