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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) provides customer-focused technology solutions in the areas of aerospace, aviation, electronics and systems integration, with applications including telemedicine, navigation and guidance systems, threat detection and security, scientific research ... Read more

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

Company Updates

  • ShareAmerica profiled SNC’s Owner & President, Eren Ozmen:
    “The American-made Dream Chaser spaceship will one day take astronauts and supplies into space. And the woman leading that effort is businesswoman Eren Ozmen.”

    ShareAmerica is the U.S. Department of State's platform for sharing compelling stories that spark discussion on important topics like democracy, innovation, and entrepreneurship across U.S. embassies and consulates in more than 140 countries.

    —30+ days ago
    Meet the woman behind the Dream Chaser spaceship | ShareAmerica

    The American-made Dream Chaser spaceship will one day take astronauts and supplies into space. And the woman leading that effort is businesswoman Eren Ozmen. She is co-owner and president of Sierra Nevada Corporation, a space systems and technologies company that is making the Dream Chaser, a more versatile version of earlier space shuttles.

  • The FAA has once again recognized SNC's aviation maintenance technicians for outstanding commitment to quality, knowledge and safety with its highest award of excellence, the “Diamond Award."

    —30+ days ago
    Sierra Nevada Corporation Aviation Technicians Earn FAA "Diamond Award"

    The FAA has once again recognized SNC's aviation maintenance technicians for outstanding commitment to quality, knowledge and safety with its highest award of excellence, the "Diamond Award."

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Sierra Nevada Corporation – Why Work For Us?


Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is a privately held, advanced technology company headquartered in Sparks, Nevada. SNC provides customer-focused innovative solutions in the areas of aerospace, aviation, electronics, and systems integration. The company has been honored as one of “The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Space,” one of America’s fastest- growing companies, and the Top Woman-Owned Federal Contractor in the U.S.

SNC’s diverse technologies are used in applications including telemedicine, navigation and guidance systems, threat detection and security, commercial aviation, scientific research, and infrastructure protection, among others.

Founded in 1963, SNC operates under the leadership of owners, CEO Fatih Ozmen and President Eren Ozmen. The company’s talented workforce of nearly 3,000 personnel work within six business areas, multiple subsidiaries and affiliates, and operate from 34 locations in 19 U.S. states, England, Germany and Turkey providing global support to customers.  

Please visit www.sncorp.com to learn more about SNC, its business areas and the company’s capabilities, programs, products and services.

To learn about exciting SNC career opportunities please visit http://www.sncorp.com/careers.


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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

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

Sierra Nevada Corporation Reviews

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

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance is becoming a big norm here which makes it a great place to work, good leadership, great benefits especially the 401(k), new technology, able to work remote (depending on your position/team)

    Cons

    Internal politics, things done behind the scenes

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent

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Sierra Nevada Corporation Photos

Sierra Nevada Corporation photo of: With a recent gift to establish the Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Nevada, the Ozmens are paying it forward to students at the University that helped their dreams take flight.
Sierra Nevada Corporation photo of: 2015 SNC Summer Event at Donner Lake
Sierra Nevada Corporation photo of: SNC employees from the corporate headquarters in Sparks, NV enjoying the annual Summer Event at Donner Lake.
Sierra Nevada Corporation photo of: SNC employees from the corporate headquarters in Sparks, NV enjoying the annual Summer Event at Donner Lake.
Sierra Nevada Corporation photo of: SNC's Steve Lindsey, former ‪#NASA‬ Astronaut & retired U.S. Air Force Colonel meet & greet at the runDisney Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend Expo
Sierra Nevada Corporation photo of: SNC's Steve Lindsey, former ‪#NASA‬ Astronaut & retired U.S. Air Force Colonel meet & greet at the runDisney Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend Expo
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Sierra Nevada Corporation Interviews

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    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Sierra Nevada Corporation.

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    The process was very unprofessional, they called me and told me what the would be offering me momey wise with my experience, and set up an interview. I showed up for the interview and they interviewed me and another person at the same time. Didn't ask any questions about me. Just made a statement saying you will be required to work all shifts, and than just talked about what it's like working there. Mentioned numerous times that they don't "go back and forth on pay". Then I received a call a week later saying they were offering me around 10 dollars an hour less than what they originally said, and that they were going to put me in an A&P I position with my 5+ years experience. I asked other employees what their experience and pay was at time of hire and I found that someone with zero experience was hired in an A&P II position at a higher pay rate, and a person with only a year experience out of a&p school hired on as an A&P II but I don't know the rate.
    When I received another phone call saying they would not offer me more I told them that I know other people that work there have less experience and are getting paid more and they got mad saying that we aren't allowed to talk about pay with other employees. I asked are you saying that legally we can't speak to each other about pay? They continued to say "no no no we just highly recommend that you don't".
    Everyone who works here is generally very underpaid and undervalued because I have talked to other employees since I denied the offer. I noticed that they also play A lot of favorites with employees. I would never recommend SNC to anyone that I know especially at the Moody, AFB location.

    Interview Questions

    • can you work all three shifts?   1 Answer
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Sierra Nevada Corporation Awards & Accolades

  • World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Space, Fast Company, 2014

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