Sierra Pacific Industries

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Sierra Pacific Industries Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
6 Reviews
3.9
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Very stable and financially secure company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager

    I worked at Sierra Pacific Industries full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The company was founded with great principles and values. They are dedicated to keep a strong presence in the wood products industry. I would recommend Sierra Pacific based on these pros.

    Cons

    Even with my commitment to (excessive) 12-14 hour days, it was difficult to advance both professionally and financially. My base pay didn't change for 12 years. I would not recommend Sierra Pacific based on these cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget it is individual people that make an organization.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Management cares

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sierra Pacific Industries

    Pros

    Upper Mngt cares about employees and tries to get lower mngt to as well.

    Cons

    nothing comes to mind that is worth mentioning

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Bi polar

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    Current Employee - Research  in  Redding, CA
    Current Employee - Research in Redding, CA

    I have been working at Sierra Pacific Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    On the good days it was great. Coworkers would treat me nice. Working outside was amazing.

    Cons

    Boss was a nut. She would send an email out riddled with typos and harras you for not capitalizing the d in December. Cowers were horrible one day tollerable the next. If one expressed an idea of any sort one would be told that they are "changing everything" and that they need to know their place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved in the work that is going on. The word team needs to be taken more seriously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome to work for

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    Current Employee - Log Truck Driver  in  Lincoln, CA
    Current Employee - Log Truck Driver in Lincoln, CA

    I have been working at Sierra Pacific Industries full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company finds work for you if they can even if the season is over. Excellent team. They contribute greatly to the community too

    Cons

    Long hours but worth it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, excellent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Hard place to work, but decent pay

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    Former Employee - Glass Cutter  in  Red Bluff, CA
    Former Employee - Glass Cutter in Red Bluff, CA

    I worked at Sierra Pacific Industries

    Pros

    Great location, if you love small towns. Close to National Parks, not too far from the coast (3 hrs or so) and close to skiing. Decent pay for what you're doing, management is fair and easy to approach.

    Cons

    Tough work, hot in the summer, cold in the winter. Hard to get a day off. People you work with are crude. About 60% mexican nationals work there, can be a downside if you're not mexican or enjoy being talked about it spanish. Don't be late either, a bell goes off when your shift starts and you'd better be there or you'll get written up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more flexible with time off

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great while it lasted.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sierra Pacific Industries full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Plenty of work when the demand is high, there is demand out there however the competition is intense. The atmosphere can be upbeat at times, generally during the holidays.

    Cons

    Lack of work during economic downturn. This happens frequently in the wood products industry, yearly I would say. We see this every year, perhaps if we became pro active when tough times come around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep people informed and do not sugar coat the bad news

    No opinion of CEO

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