Sierra Nevada Corporation

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Sierra Nevada Corporation Reviews in Denver, CO

Updated January 12, 2015
Updated January 12, 2015
235 Reviews
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235 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great pay, great benefits, the people are very friendly and I would reccomend to a friend (in 17 reviews)

  • Outstanding benefits: 401k match of 150%, very little out of pocket Medical Premium (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • I would have to agree with the other reviewers about the growing pains (in 15 reviews)

  • Rapid growth has led to challenge of balancing agility with adequate processes and training (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Transparent Leadership/ Employee relationship, cool projects to work on

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Best company I have ever worked for. Large enough to have resources, tools and structures but not too big to be bureaucratic. Dream Chaser is the coolest project in the world to work on.

    Cons

    I have not found anything bad for the time being

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps should look into rasping up PR or getting sponsors instead of a sole customer in order to fund for the project

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big Company with Small company problems

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to make decisions as a manager and move the company forward

    Cons

    Small company mindset on many of their internal operations - poor tool sets cost them millions in missing information. for a company that did $2.7B in revenue, they operate with the same management tool set they had when they were doing $500M

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    break down the barriers between business units and provide more incentive for cross functional groups to work as a unit.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good opportunity for a learning experience in a company with a lot of future growth potential.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Decent Bonuses a few times a year. Good health insurance and 401K.

    Cons

    Growing pains with the company now being a large Defense contractor. Still a lot of small company policies and procedures that don't work any more that need to change (Expected, but still painful at times to employees).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It feels like the company is headed in the right direction, but can't lose focus on employee morale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company and work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    There is great support and resources to achieve required work

    Cons

    I have not found any...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    it was good where I was and the direct management was doing its best.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Structures in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Structures in Denver, CO

    I worked at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    finding contracts that wasent out of reach

    Cons

    needing professional recruiters that can pick quality mechanics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    use the areas in the hanger for the best working space and don't poison the rest with composit dust.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Paid to write this review...again. Thanks for the Visa card!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    SNC has money so they will pay for anything to look good
    401K

    Cons

    Work Environment
    Arrogant, self-righteous, conservative, know nothing, wannabee nobility management.
    The difference between Google and SNC is Google wants change and "say it like it is" mentallity is meant, SNC "buys you". SNC (outside of Engineering) works you to the ground only to post-pone or never accomplishing their objectives. You really get the feeling of knowing how a hamster in a wheel feels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    I am very impressed with the caliber of the engineering, technical writing, production, and management personnel.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    The work culture at SNC is one of professionalism, rapid response, quality, and exceeding the customer’s expectations. There is terrific variety. I worked three different programs during my first year. While that presents challenges, it also provides great breadth of experience in a short time. The company provides great training and career development opportunities. This is the best I have ever been treated by top management.

    Cons

    The exponential growth of the company presents real challenges. If you want to work one program for the long term this probably isn’t the place for you. The communication between programs is problematic so there is a tendency to reinvent the wheel instead of using engineering that has already been done in another program. This is driven by the massive amount of work to be done and short suspenses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No complaints. The single most important action by management at SNC is identifying those key individuals with the ability and expertise to communicate and lead within their groups and across programs. Exacerbated by exponential growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    SNC is the best employer I have ever had. Owners and employees step up to helping those in need over and over

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Business Development in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Director of Business Development in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Innovative-SNC Management and staff work long hard hours to exceed customer expectations.
    Customer Focused- We use the lastest available technology to provide our customers agile, responsive, capabilities
    Employee Focused-The best benefits package on the market. 401k match industry best

    Cons

    We are growing so fast sometimes we appear to outgrow our infrastructure support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with our core values

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    SNC is a challenging and enjoyable company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    SNC has a great culture, cool projects to work on and great people to work with. I am really happy that I decided to start my career here at SNC. I feel challenged every day which makes time just fly by.

    Cons

    SNC is a tough, quick paced environment. Not suitable for all types of people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a point of advertising ways that employees can make comments to improve efficiency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast moving, challenging work, great work environment for engineers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    The people and the work is great here at SNC Centennial. This job encourages creativity and self motivation. I've been here for a only month and I've enjoyed every day so far. The company is growing quickly with people from all over the aircraft industry bringing a wide variety of experiences to the table. The office is biker friendly with lockerroom, showers, and bike racks inside.

    Cons

    Tight deadlines means some weekend work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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