Sierra Wireless Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Sierra Wireless President, CEO, and Director Jason W. Cohenour
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  1. Helpful (2)

    good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Richmond, CA

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

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    long hours work, even not so often


  2. Good company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Fremont, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good benefits Good working environment - Good resources as far as test bench and computer systems and new products Gym (Basic) Interesting work, ability to research and improve your skills

    Cons

    Training was a weak spot: We wound up reading manuals and spent a lot of time trying to figure things out ourselves or trying to re-invent the wheel

    Advice to Management

    Overall a positive experience, but more work on a consistent training program would help considerably


  3. Hardware Engineer

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

    I worked at Sierra Wireless full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lot of through technical work even though it was a small company with smaller teams end product was of very high quality

    Cons

    moderate pace of growth for the business units

    Advice to Management

    provide more training to the tech teams


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for

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

    I worked at Sierra Wireless

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very flexible company, great vacation time, casual, great health insurance.

    Cons

    Pay was a little on the low side


  6. Helpful (1)

    Positive employee oriented company

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

    I have been working at Sierra Wireless full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits Nice working environment Employees are happy Employee oriented strategy Profitable

    Cons

    Constant Changes - Although this is also the reason Sierra continues to be the industry leader!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to value the top performers!


  7. No room for growth for entry level positions.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Newark, CA

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

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere at the Newark location is very close and employees here are very respectful and team oriented.

    Cons

    The compensations and raises they give anually/yearly is way below the average market. As an employee working here for almost 5 years my total raise from my starting pay to what I earn now has been $0.75!

    Advice to Management

    Be open to suggestions from all levels to help improve certain departments. Help appoint leads very all departments and motivate employees with better compensation and promotional opportunities.


  8. Nice people, bad management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at Sierra Wireless

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, sharing of knowledge. Flexible work hours and respect for each other. No trouble makers, atleast among the engineers.

    Cons

    Sr Mgmt has no respect for the engineers. There is no direction and maturity of projects.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees, and know what you are up to.


  9. Excellent company to work at!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance II in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance II in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at Sierra Wireless

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent people to work with. The company works with cutting edge technology. Free health, vision, and dental insurance.

    Cons

    The commute may be a long one since the office is located in Carlsbad.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!!!


  10. Junior Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Sierra Wireless (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good management. Cool environment and co-operative coworkers in personal experience.

    Cons

    Wish there is a bigger gym. Recent expansion at different sites and local operations are not felt by most employees, thus company performance and information are transmitted down from the top like a traditional company.


  11. Management is as useful as a Chocolate Kettle

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

    I worked at Sierra Wireless

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

    Pros

    Free coffee Gym for Employees

    Cons

    Spineless Management Boring working environment Lack of structure

    Advice to Management

    Implement some efficient working procedures



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