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Sierra Nevada Corporation CEO Fatih Ozmen
Fatih Ozmen
323 Ratings
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  • "Work life balance not very good(in 24 reviews)

  • "The company is constantly going through growing pains that has everyone at the working level in a constant state of whiplash(in 19 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (4)

    "Clear, Fast, Straight Forward process to onboard"

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    Current Employee - Systems Security Engineer in Louisville, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very focused on getting things D.O.N.E!! And done right. Strong customer focus, take excellent care of employees, and give you all the tools you need to accomplish your tasks!

    Cons

    I haven't seen any yet. I'm sure there are, but its a much smaller CONS list than PROS list.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you! Its truly been refreshing to see a good company have the agility to improve the onboarding process and overall employment. I'm happy to be part of the team.

    Sierra Nevada Corporation Response

    February 1, 2019Director Corporate Oganizational Effectiveness

    Thanks for sharing about your positive experience. I hear this a lot from employees and it's nice to see it reflected here too. Glad do have you on board.

  2. "Great work environment with opportunities for growth and promotioin"

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    Current Employee - Aircraft Certification Analyst in Hagerstown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra Nevada Corporation part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great starting benefits and salary package

    Cons

    SNC is going through some serious restructuring at the moment. Going to take some time and hard work to get the ship sailing smoothly again.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

    Sierra Nevada Corporation Response

    March 15, 2019Director Corporate Oganizational Effectiveness

    I'm glad to read that you enjoy working at SNC. We actively work to provide our employees with many opportunities for personal and professional growth.

  3. "SNC - Big Idea & Fantastic Teams"

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

    I have been working at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    It's exciting to wake up every morning knowing you are going to support SNC's strategy of protecting our military and advancing the limits of science. While the environment is fast paced, keeping your eye on the ball and remaining agile to change is key to making this your best experience. The people I have had an opportunity to work with have been some of the best in the industry. Pay is consistent with our industry...

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    Cons

    Lack of clear and concise communication creates some confusion across the workers.

    Advice to Management

    The company is always in a sprint so communication doesn't quite make it to all of the folks that need to be informed on decisions. Increase visibility of the companies goals and vision, to the lowest echelons, and you'll see increased motivation across the ranks. Why we do what we do is important to understand.....revisit the short timeframes provided for administrative activities from HR.....Performance reviews are...

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Low respect for women"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time

    Pros

    The company hires smart engineers.

    Cons

    Women who build agendas and take authoritative control in their meetings are called bossy. Execs/HR should read and know Sheryl Sandberg's book "LEAN IN." The Howard/Heidi study (Harvard) documented -- as far back as 2000! -- that women are typically promoted only based on past performance even though men are promoted based on potential. I don't see women with huge potential being promoted at this company.

    Advice to Management

    Implement organizational behaviors that attract and promote women.

    Sierra Nevada Corporation Response

    March 15, 2019Director Corporate Oganizational Effectiveness

    We are committed to providing all employees - regardless of gender, equal opportunities for growth and promotion. We have several programs in place to help facilitate women's development and growth within SNC and have women at various levels of the organization who have built incredible ...

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  5. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sparks, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time

    Pros

    I have only been here a short amount of time but everyone is very friendly and always more than willing to help. My manager and Supervisor know what they talking about (Which is a nice change from my previous employer) Benefits and 401K are amazing. I honestly can't complain. The company itself really strives to care, nurture, and appreciate their employees. Which I appreciate (Something I need to get used to.)

    Cons

    I feel there should be more hands on training, as all people learn differently. I personally am a hands on type and honestly didn't learn a whole lot from the online training. I did ask about a testing site in the programs I needed to use but wasn't really pointed in the right direction.

    Advice to Management

    If there isn't one add a test site so people can mess around in there and get the hang of what they're doing. Watching people doesn't work either. I took extensive note but they leave me going huh?? Just more hands on training.

    Sierra Nevada Corporation Response

    February 25, 2019Director Corporate Oganizational Effectiveness

    I'm glad you have enjoyed your time at SNC so far and your experience has been welcoming. At SNC we strive to provide an environment where our employees feel appreciated. Our Leaerning & Development team has been evaluating trainings that can be delivered through several different ...

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Corporate side needs help"

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    Former Employee - Developer in Sparks, NV
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    There are always genuine people to work with and those you can learn from. 401K is the best benefit. Engineering may be different than the corporate side. Technologies are definitely meaningful in the larger scheme of things.

    Cons

    Seem to value older traditions and those higher up compensation wise, however higher ups seem quick to turn around. HR processes are incredibly slow, losing the company a lot of talent. On the corporate side, projects are often slow or stopped altogether. Too political. Systems and technologies are slowly being adopted but the company is still years behind. Culture is old fashioned, harder to attract and retain younger...

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  7. "SNC"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Louisville, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A good place to work!

    Cons

    Work life balance not very good.

    Sierra Nevada Corporation Response

    February 25, 2019Director Corporate Oganizational Effectiveness

    I'm happy to read that you enjoy working at SNC. I encourage you to use your PTO. Work life balance is very important to us because it not only increases morale and productivity but is good for your health and happiness.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Get it done no matter what"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time

    Pros

    There are a few people with integrity.

    Cons

    It is like the wild wild west. There are few processes in place to conduct business in a consistent manner, rather just get it done in whatever way you deem necessary.

  9. "Logisitics Manager"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sparks, NV

      I worked at Sierra Nevada Corporation for more than 4 years

      Pros

      The 401k is matched 150%.

      Cons

      The overall experience was positive.

      Sierra Nevada Corporation Response

      February 1, 2019Director Corporate Oganizational Effectiveness

      I am so glad to hear you had a positive experience during your tenure at SNC. We are very proud to offer our employees a wide range of benefits - including a 401k with a 150% match up to 8%. It's important to us that we suppport the wellbeing and hard work our employees put in everyday.

    • "Current employee"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Terrific benefits great people to work with and for.

      Cons

      Never knowing from day to day about your job being secure.

      Advice to Management

      Need to be more aggressive acquiring work now and in the future. communication is a golden key and trust and above all integrity. Don’t ask for more than you are willing to give of your employees. It’s a two way street built on trust.

      Sierra Nevada Corporation Response

      February 1, 2019Director Corporate Oganizational Effectiveness

      Thank you for sharing your feedback here. Glad to hear you are working with a great team. Trust is definitely a two way street. I encourage you to have open conversations with your manager or your HRBP where you don't see this in action.

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