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Sierra Nevada Corporation Overview

Sparks, NV
1001 to 5000 employees
1963
Company - Private
Aerospace & Defense
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) delivers customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one ... Read more

Mission: Dream, Innovate, Inspire and Empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination.

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  • ICYMI: SNC President Eren Ozmen is featured once again alongside American’s Most Successful Self-Made Women and entrepreneurs that have shattered ceilings and scaled new heights. #SelfMadeWomen

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Sierra Nevada Corporation – Why Work For Us?


SNC employees test Dream Chaser at Edwards AFB

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is a trusted leader in solving the world’s toughest challenges through advanced engineering technologies in Space Systems, Commercial Solutions, and National Security & Defense.

SNC delivers customer-focused technologies and best-of-breed systems integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. With applications including navigation and guidance, communication and surveillance systems, electronic warfare, aircraft systems and telemedicine, SNC provides state-of-the art solutions to military and commercial customers around the world.

The drive to transform humanity through technology and imagination has fueled SNC’s steady expansion from its headquarters in Nevada to 33 locations worldwide. SNC is a team of 3,000 people—from scientists and cybersecurity experts to software engineers and former military leaders—united in support of customer needs. 

SNC has been honored as a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, consistently ranks among America’s fastest growing companies, and was selected to represent the commercial space industry before the newly formed National Space Council as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space.

Founded in 1963 and headquartered in Sparks, Nevada, SNC operates under the leadership of owners, CEO Fatih Ozmen and President Eren Ozmen. For more than 50 years, customers have turned to SNC for its technical expertise and reputation for delivering results. SNC’s impressive workforce surpasses the status quo by sourcing the best systems and talent, and reliably beating timelines and budgets.

Anchored by our heritage, we dream without limits and work to empower the next generation of engineers and innovators so we can all realize a better, safer world.

Employee Testimonials

We have long recognized that people are our greatest asset.  At SNC employees are treated with respect and dignity, and recognized for their diverse backgrounds, opinions and collaborative actions.  We expect our employees to be honest, trustworthy, and confident to tell it like it is.  We believe everyone needs to be ethical and always strive to do their best.  Here is what our employees have to say about us:

  • "SNC is a family, not just a place to work, and that culture is fostered from the highest level. The products we make and all the effort it takes to make them happen – those are rewarding, but seeing the end results at work and in use…that feels good. I’m proud to be part of SNC – making a difference every single day.”
  • "Great engineering environment. Plenty of opportunity to work with new technology.”
  • "I have had many employment experiences over my work life and find this company/job to be the best I have experienced. This is just an innovative and agile technology company as their motto proclaims. They have huge expectations which keep the employees challenged and excited. I see very little ‘micro-management’ here; we are given ownership of our job which makes us feel valued. Everyone is helpful, responsive and supportive to each other.”
  • "SNC’s culture and environment are well suited for my personality and goals; Projects important to helping our customers, Challenging delivery timelines, and “Can do” attitude across the board.”
  • "SNC provides an amazing atmosphere to work in and it is obvious they value their employees. They continuously praise and reward their employees even during difficult economic times. “
  • "Without a doubt SNC is a fantastic place to work! As a retired military officer and with over three years at SNC I am constantly impressed with the SNC culture. Seriously, I have not experienced such a dynamic, cleverly dedicated group of individuals from every position within the company. We owe that success to the outstanding leadership provided by the owners. They set the tone and provide us all with a very fast paced, great working environment.”
  • "This is the best place to work; our owners are the best and take care of all employees from the bottom to higher level positions.”
  • "The company encourages team collaboration and promotes new and creative ways of thinking. They hire amazing people who go above and beyond, which encourages you to do the same and makes SNC a place where you want to come to work.”
  • "It is clear that the company sees employees as its most valuable asset and is constantly finding ways to show it. They celebrate/reward hard work and company achievements. Management is always looking for ways to improve efficiency, and involve employees in the process.”
  • "Outstanding company to work for, with opportunities for higher learning and benefits that are significantly above average.”
     

Sierra Nevada Corporation and owners Fatih and Eren Ozmen have been honored by numerous organizations as a result of their successful leadership, including:

  • World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Space, Fast Company
  • America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies, Inc.
  • Tier 1 Superior Supplier for U.S. Air Force
  • Aerospace Company of the Year
  • Top Women-Owned U.S. Government Contractor
  • Fastest Growing Women-Owned Company in North America
  • Aviation Entrepreneurs of the Year
  • Living Legends of Aviation
  • Most Influential Turkish-American Woman, No. 2 TurkOfAmerica
  • Top 10 Most Influential Turkish Americans, TurkOfAmerica
  • Top Woman-Owned Firm for excellence in using innovative information technology solutions
  • Women Role Model of the Year
  • Distinguished Business of the Year
  • Honorary Doctorate of Science -- University of Nevada, Reno (2016)
  • Family Owned Business Award -- Nevada Business Magazine
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York's "Great Immigrants, Great Americans"

As a tribute to the Ozmen's exceptional leadership, successful vision and extraordinarily generous employee benefits, SNC was recognized by its employees as:

  • Reno-Tahoe's Best Places to Work
  • Denver's Best Places to Work
  • Florida's Best Companies to Work

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    I have worked for SNC for 8+ years and have always been attracted by the family culture the owners, Eren and Fatih have created within a large company. In many aspects it feels like a small close knit company. They are generous to their employees with the high level of benefits including the 401k match, bonuses, and medical insurance. They are also generous and have a heartfelt compassion to help those in need, albeit employees experiencing a family crisis or victims of natural disasters, including the recent hurricane relief effort of $1M, offering matching contributions to the amount raised by the employees. They don't do this out of obligation, but they do these things because of who they are. I am blessed to have the opportunity to work for Sierra Nevada. The work is gratifying, the people I work with are great, and the work that we do is important. Eren and Fatih have a generous and compassionate heart and are making the world a better place.

    Cons

    I would like to see a Roth 401k option

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Sierra Nevada Corporation Photos

Sierra Nevada Corporation photo of: SNC employees test our Dream Chaser® spacecraft at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center.
Sierra Nevada Corporation photo of: SNC employees test our Dream Chaser® spacecraft at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center.
Sierra Nevada Corporation photo of: SNC employees test our Dream Chaser® spacecraft at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center.
Sierra Nevada Corporation photo of: SNC employees test our Dream Chaser® spacecraft at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center.
Sierra Nevada Corporation photo of: SNC employees test our Dream Chaser® spacecraft at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center.
Sierra Nevada Corporation photo of: SNC employees test our Dream Chaser® spacecraft at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center.
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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Sierra Nevada Corporation.

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    The interviewer was friendly, professional and immediately put me at ease. They had my resume up and my pre-interview questions from HR up as well. He referenced it often, and took notes. Questions were intelligent, relevant, and insightful. He was plainly spoken, but very intelligent.

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