Sierra Pacific Industries Reviews

Updated August 13, 2015
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  1. Like the lumber industry

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anderson, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anderson, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sierra Pacific Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good health benifits, good retirement plan. Able to work with your hands and hard physical labor, mans work!

    Cons

    The company says they value you but at the ground level, your treated like a number. Operational improvement opinions were rarely asked of the operators themselves. Supervisors weren't benifited well enough to want to advance to that level.

    Advice to Management

    Value your supervisors by giving them more privileges than the hourly employee gets. In some mills there is a serious disconnect between what the company strives for in valuing its employees and what is REALLY going on in the production line.


  2. Engineering Intern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sierra Pacific Industries full-time

    Pros

    Good experience and hands on work.

    Cons

    Limited role in the compant.

    Advice to Management

    Give more feedback.


  3. Sp

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits job security always something to do

    Cons

    Long hours, have been on nights since I started they don't switch people so if you get hired and you start nights you will stay on nights for a very long time

    Advice to Management

    Switch people on shift after a couple months let night shift people get a turn to have a life with their family


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  5. Awesome & Frustrating

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lumber Mill in Sonora, CA
    Current Employee - Lumber Mill in Sonora, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra Pacific Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, 401k. Started from bottom, working to the top. Great hours, and job security. Enjoy working with other co-workers and some management is pretty cool. Very strict and rightfully so safety rules! Red and George are 2 very amazing men and have bestowed their love of the environment and their employees, if you are a dedicated worker this is the job for you

    Cons

    Hard long hours, hot in summer, freezing in winter. Health insurance has some flaws. Supervisor from another area isn't doing his job, so other people are getting blamed...

    Advice to Management

    You change management to much! You find the worse supervisors. Why don't you find a supervisor that will get along with your workers? We employees work as a team and the supervisors end up with a chip on their shoulder. New supervisor came in wrote up multiple people in one day because he was having a bad day. Listen to your dedicated employees, listen to their concerns. Not some dumb supervisor that just transferred. Oh and if you have a job open up and an employee puts in for it, you should always take the one with SENORITY not the one who kisses butt!!! That was a cold hard move! LISTEN TO YOUR EMPLOYEES, maybe once a month meet with your employees and find out what needs to be fixed or addressed.


  6. Poor Life/Work ratio.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sawmill Supervisor in Lincoln, CA
    Former Employee - Sawmill Supervisor in Lincoln, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sierra Pacific Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. An opportunity to start at the bottom and work your way up.

    Cons

    10+ hours/day for hourly. 12+ for salary. If you're salary, you're working 6 days a week. Every division is way different. One division will have a strict safety policy, the other will not.

    Advice to Management

    Make all the divisions the same. It's confusing for people who transfer from a place where the rules are strictly followed, to go to a place where every rule is violated. Red and George are extremely intelligent, it's just a shame some of the managers do not value the same goals as them.


  7. Very stable and financially secure company to work for.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sierra Pacific Industries full-time (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 Management

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


  8. Management cares

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    nothing comes to mind that is worth mentioning


  9. Bi polar

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    Current Employee - Research in Redding, CA
    Current Employee - Research in Redding, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra Pacific Industries full-time (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 Management

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


  10. Awesome to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Log Truck Driver in Lincoln, CA
    Current Employee - Log Truck Driver in Lincoln, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra Pacific Industries full-time (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 Management

    None, excellent.


  11. Hard place to work, but decent pay

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Glass Cutter in Red Bluff, CA
    Former Employee - Glass Cutter in Red Bluff, CA
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Be more flexible with time off



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