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Sierra Nevada Corporation Reviews

Updated October 25, 2017
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Sierra Nevada Corporation Chief Executive Officer Fatih Ozmen
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Pros
  • Great benefits and great people to work with (in 32 reviews)

  • s 401K match has made it impossible for me to contribute anything less than the maximum that SNC will match (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-Life Balance can be horrible (in 22 reviews)

  • No major cons - minor growing pains as an organization overall (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Work/Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  2. "Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced, dynamic environment. Interesting work with great local leadership. Excellent benefits

    Cons

    Due to the size of the organization growth opportunities are limited.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "engineering tech"

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    Current Employee - Tech in Louisville, CO
    Current Employee - Tech in Louisville, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits and 40hour work weeks

    Cons

    you come because you think they want your technical expertise but you will build shelves and sit a lot. very little gets done due to them being unorganized and poor planning. the process makes getting anything done almost impossible. this is a frustrating place to work. do the best you can with what you have you wont have the best of anything here.

    Advice to Management

    get it together or you will not last long in the space industry there are reasons star systems and space dev didn't work out


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A Great Place to Work with a Pay-It-Forward Culture"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company well at least working for my Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Loved the team work
    Loved the work
    Loved who I worked with
    Was able to work remote/ not all the time but there really was no objective to it
    Was able to purchase new and improved equipment

    Cons

    Higher Management would take credit for all work
    Never recognized for work

    Advice to Management

    I enjoyed my manager he would do what he could for us and helped us out to get us noticed. Nothing to say about him, yet the upper management needs to start pointing out individuals for their hard work and time spend on fixing issues that would occur.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Room for growth for those willing to work hard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time

    Pros

    The company is growing and dynamic

    Cons

    Lack of work / life balance. Tense environment for fear of making mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    The vicious politics of this company is a tone from the top. Don't take everything at face value because there are hard working people who aren't being given proper recognition.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Internship"

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    Former Employee - Flight Operations in Louisville, CO
    Former Employee - Flight Operations in Louisville, CO

    I worked at Sierra Nevada Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible life/work balance, amazing culture

    Cons

    Pay could have been better

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits package, one of the most comprehensive around the area

    Cons

    internal politics rule the day, you need to subscribe to their way or the highway

    Advice to Management

    be genuine to your staff and they may stay longer


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Principal Mechanical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Mechanical Engineer in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Principal Mechanical Engineer in Centennial, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The diversity of the programs, working with talented people, the benefits, great customers.

    Cons

    I'm pretty happy here. No downside that I can think of.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager of Programs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong co-workers, ambitious vision, strong and enforced processes.

    Cons

    Family based business with owner quirks, and some senior management shortcomings. Strong and enforced processes.

    Advice to Management

    Recommend a greater degree of delegation of authority. Curtail senior management hiding behind processes to justify a decision.


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