Sierra Nevada Corporation Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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Sierra Nevada Corporation Chief Executive Officer Fatih Ozmen
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Pros
  • SNC is a good company with great benefits (in 17 reviews)

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

Cons
  • No major cons - minor growing pains as an organization overall (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. Helpful (2)

    SNC Herndon - Innovation Hub

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sierra Nevada Corporation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment where collaboration is valued. Flexible project alignment, with matrixed teams, where all opinions are welcome, and encouraged.

    Cons

    Clearance requirements can be barrier to entry for some seeking employment in SNC.

    Advice to Management

    Seek talented developers and engineers who relish the challenges in quick turn projects with positive return.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great Company- Employee Oriented

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

    I have been working at Sierra Nevada Corporation (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for! Good benefits, training and opportunities. Fast paced with the opportunity to learn new things. I've worked on a number of projects since joining SNC in both the gov and commercial side. Really working with the latest technology related to Big Data. Lots of good engineers here that work well together.

    Cons

    Would like more insight into what the rest of SNC is doing.


  3. Helpful (5)

    Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I get paid to work here

    Cons

    Management, Human Resources. Everyone speaks so highly of this place. It is a challenging environment only because everyone is an idiot. How is this company still functioning. And don't trust HR, they are a bunch of backstabbing, clueless brats. I warned you, go to Boeing or anywhere else. this place sucks all moral fiber from your existence.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Current Employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employee in Hagerstown, MD
    Current Employee - Employee in Hagerstown, MD

    I have been working at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, pay and 401K

    Cons

    Friends, buddy and pals network is going to run the company into the ground. No chance for advancement based of your knowledge and expertise.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO of Hagerstown IMS needs to take back his comments in the newsletter about standing behind people who do not follow processes and procedures. Mid Level Management should be revamped with people who know how to create good teams and promote from within.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Hagerstown is hemorrhaging quality people fast !!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hagerstown Employee in Hagerstown, MD
    Current Employee - Hagerstown Employee in Hagerstown, MD

    I have been working at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    SNC has some of the best benefits around, the 401K is the best I have heard of in all my time as a civilian contractor. Although the health plan has taken a hit lately it is still one of the best that i have heard of.

    Cons

    Middle management does not seem to care about the people who are under them. It is basically a " if they don't do what we want when we want then fire them " mentality. The FSE pool used to be fairly robust with experience and talent being the norm. Now it seems like they are hiring anybody with a heartbeat and a clearance. This is most likely due to the extremely low starting salaries compared to other companies performing the same missions. Those with any kind of knowledge and experience are leaving left and right due to massive pay cuts to deployed salaries while those @ Hagerstown stayed the same. Many people were promised promotions only to have them pulled out from under them when they asked for those to be put in writing. They are being asked to perform the duties and have the responsibilities without the compensation or position. This seems to have been the norm for a few years now, especially for the deployed personnel.

    Advice to Management

    I have been with SNC long enough to see both the good and the bad, right now things are not looking too good. Leadership needs to open their eyes and ears to those that are actually doing the work, leaving their families, missing many holidays and special occasions, the deployed personnel who are the face of the company to the customer.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Awesome leadership and Great Work Environment

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Visionary leadership...Great Work Environment and growing opportunities

    Cons

    Internal Processes have not kept pace with companies growth or industry norms.

    Advice to Management

    Keep Leaning forward


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good Company, Bad Management

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Company had great benefits, the hours were good until it was crunch time, and it was usually crunch time. The pay was good for this area, and the vacation was not bad to start.

    Cons

    I enjoyed the company and the benefits, but the mid level management was lacking in all areas. They people who were able to move up were the ones who smoked the E-Cigs and hung out in the smoke pit with the bosses. I'm not much on kissing butt to move up in a company, but at SNC, that's what you have to do. It works well for those who are willing to have a little brown on their noses.

    Advice to Management

    Hire or move real management quality people in to place rather than those who kissed enough butt. Training would be nice.


  9. Helpful (5)

    Program Planning & Scheduling Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Planning & Scheduling Analyst II in Hagerstown, MD
    Former Employee - Program Planning & Scheduling Analyst II in Hagerstown, MD

    I worked at Sierra Nevada Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Convenient location. Great benefits. Great 401K program.

    Cons

    Management - advancement for individuals that had no management experience.


  10. Helpful (6)

    Cool work ..bad Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Drafter II in Arvada, CO
    Former Employee - Drafter II in Arvada, CO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The projects are unique and interesting, work with great people, great benefit pkg. a lot of talented people working for SNC ..

    Cons

    Horrible communication with management to employees, with where the company is going and what work is a head.. you feel like you are always walking on egg shells. They over work PM's making that position have an extremely high turn over rate. They run out all the highly talented people with out even blinking an eye.

    Advice to Management

    embrace your employees more, make them seem like they matter, and motivate them not micro manage them.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Worst company ever!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - All Types of Areas in Hagerstown, MD
    Former Employee - All Types of Areas in Hagerstown, MD

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good, benefits are good. If you are in the friends and pals group you have it made. Some of the employees are great and friendly.

    Cons

    People who are in upper management walk all over everyone. They are there for the paycheck and could care less about the company. They hire idiots and then complain about them to everyone. They fire great employees for stupid reasons. Corporate office needs to come to the Hagerstown office and fire 90% of the upper management. They have people with seriously great skills that they under utilize.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate office needs to come in and fire 90% of the upper management and use the employees that work there to the best of their ability. Quit with the nepotism and the friends and pals group. People are fed up of others pushing a broom for a living while they try hard to get the real job done. The padding of hours in the making of parts is a joke too. If you can't do the job right then don't do it at all.



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