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  1. Exactly what I was looking for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A true 8 to 5 job. I was never required to stay late and the pace was perfect. I could leave every day at 5pm and not worry about work for the entire evening. Benefits were good. Just what you would expect from a quasi-government job. No one was too motivated or expected too much of me.

    Cons

    Nothing really ever gets done. People feel they are owed the job and don't need to put any effort in. Typical bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    None. It's a big power company. Inefficient and employing lazy union people that no one can replace. But it's a steady job without expectations.


  2. Basic

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern-Graduate in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Intern-Graduate in Reno, NV
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good pay and laid back environment.

    Cons

    Political issues have a large role in the company

    Advice to Management

    The need to recognize the hard effort their employees put into their work


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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Engineer in Reno, NV
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, good benefits, flexible schedule. For the most part, Sierra Pacific is a very good employer. I enjoy working with most of my colleagues, of course there are always those few who are very difiicult to work with though. The benefits when I first started were excellent....top notch. However, with recent changes, the benefits are about average for an employer this size. My work schedule is pretty flexible. I can choose from either a standard, 5 day/eight hour work week, four tens, or a "compressed" schedule of nine nines (eight nine hour days and one eight hour day with every other Friday off). Also, my supervisor allows me to take time off when needed with little to no notice, so long as the work is being completed.

    Cons

    Poor system for promoting employees and/or getting raises. Very poor communication from upper management. Goals that appear to conflict with one another, or are poorly communicated. Employee reviews are worthless. A popular saying regarding reviews: "The difference between a mediocre employee and one who is top notch is 1%." The benefits used to be much better, esp. the retirement package. The new package doesn't even come close to comparing with the old package. While I understand the reasons for upper management making the switch, the roll-out of the new package was very poor. Also, the new package should have been more comparable to the old, at least for present employees (esp. those with higher tenure).

    Advice to Management

    First, learn how to communicate better. The introduction of the new retirement package was very poor and seemed to be sneaky and underhanded. Many employees lost respect, trust and faith in upper management because of this. Next is to change the employee review system. The current system does not distinguish between those who perform and those that merely keep a seat warm.


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  5. The company does not appreciate their loyal employees.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have the industry monopolized in the state they are serving.

    Cons

    Higher management are only interested in keeping their salaries and positions.



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