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Sierra Lobo Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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  1. "Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra Lobo full-time

    Pros

    A typical Contracting Company to work for

    Cons

    Not to much Opportunity to move around within the company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Escapee From Abuse Working for Sierra Lobo in Greenbelt Maryland"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician V in Greenbelt, MD
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician V in Greenbelt, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sierra Lobo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is nothing positive I can say about this company

    Cons

    Treated abusively from the start. Total Hostile Working Environment. Reported abuser to everyone including corporate. Promised unemployment benefits then made sure I was ineligible. Need to document all communications with this company because they will deny anything not on paper. Need negative star rating for this company.

    Advice to Management

    When an employee reports abuse, react to protect the employee and not the abuser! Your corporate people need ethics training including the owners.

  3. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sierra Lobo full-time

    Pros

    The starting salary was what I was looking for, 10% raise with a promotion later. Overall I like the company a lot, however Sierra Lobo is a partner company on the current contract so I don't actually work with many other Sierra Lobo employees.

    Cons

    Annual raise was not great, 3.5% first year and 2% the next, as I explained we are a partner company as part of a larger contract.


  4. "Sub-industry standard benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennedy Space Center, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennedy Space Center, FL

    I have been working at Sierra Lobo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some interesting projects. Salary is as expected for position.

    Cons

    Leave benefits are well below industry standards. Health/insurance benefits are mediocre with employees asked to cover costs that employers generally cover.

    Advice to Management

    Cutting costs at the expense of your employees benefits plan is not a sound business strategy. It fosters resentment and dissatisfaction, and thus a higher turn-over rate.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fun work, okay company"

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    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Lancaster, CA
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Lancaster, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra Lobo (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome research job. Great coworkers

    Cons

    Slow management response. You must follow up to get things done


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fluids design engineer"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting work withgreat coworkers. It a decent company. They are involved in good contracts and are doing work in multiple locations.

    Cons

    A big con for me is the questionable benefits package. In addition to that my benefits have been reworked 3 times in 5 years. Including two different vacation / sick time / pto changes. Each of the changes reduced the available time off. The first was to change from a vacation / sick time structure to a PTO structure. I was fine with that. It made sense even if it wasn't what I agreed to when I was hired. The second and most recent change was to reduce my PTO accrual rate. That one was too much. It's just something I really can't tolerate.

    Advice to Management

    I've had my benefits majorly reworked twice and the cost has increased tremendously almost every one of the last 5 years. This comes across as ungrateful and self serving. In addition, Your package is no longer competitive with other aerospace companies. Please realize this before you lose the rest of the amazing people you employ. I do think Sierra lobo is a good company that has made some poor decisions recently.


  7. "More of the same...."

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    Current Employee - Designer in Kennedy Space Center, FL
    Current Employee - Designer in Kennedy Space Center, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No advantage working for this company over any of the 6-8 companies that provide staff on my contract.

    Cons

    In the 5 years I have worked for Sierra Lobo, I have had my benefits cut every year. Insurance costs considerably increase with double digit increases, lost coverage's that I now have to pay for, life insurance cut in half, and this year just loss of PTO accrual. It is time for a change of employment.

    Advice to Management

    You better learn to take care of the people that take care of you! An unhappy workforce will not give you the reputation needed to earn more contracts.

  8. "Outstanding Company, Outstanding Team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sierra Lobo full-time

    Pros

    Leadership team is forward looking, hard working, and they care about the staff

    Cons

    As with most small businesses, need to continue to grow into new markets

    Advice to Management

    Keep pressing forward, you have a great company


  9. "Take Take Take. Stay away"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennedy Space Center, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennedy Space Center, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    I really have nothing to say that is a pro....
    I have a job

    Cons

    Constantly reducing our benefits. I currently pay 2.75 times more for my insurance than I did 15 months ago. I currently am required to work 8 hours per bi week pay period for free and I no longer have sick or vacation time. I now only receive 5.5 hours PTO per bi week. That with the fact they no longer are willing to pay my long and short term disability I am getting nothing as a benefit.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Technician IV"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician IV in Greenbelt, MD
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician IV in Greenbelt, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sierra Lobo (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Kept the healthcare and other benefits the same as my previous contractor.

    Cons

    Had trouble with overall management.

    Advice to Management

    Look for more work.


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