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Sierra Nevada Corporation Reviews

Updated January 2, 2018
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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 33 reviews)

  • s 401K match has made it impossible for me to contribute anything less than the maximum that SNC will match (in 26 reviews)

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

  • Growing pains with the company now being a large Defense contractor (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Sierra Nevada Corporation as a great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior System Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Senior System Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Despite the rapid growth SNC has over the years, unlike some organizations, SNC has never lost its visions, purposes and always considered the employees the most important assets. SNC is still a privately held company, and has one of the best benefit package in the industry. SNC employees have the freedom to innovate, participate and contribute to many cutting edge technologies that SNC is currently pursuing. Strongly recommend SNC as a place to work, whether you are fresh out of college or seasoned professional.

    Cons

    None that I can think of. As with any other companies, you will experience some common cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good works and continue to invest in the core assets, the employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Growing Pains"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Company has a great 401K match (150% up to 8% of your salary) and the healthcare options are really good.

    Cons

    The company is constantly going through growing pains that has everyone at the working level in a constant state of whiplash.

    Advice to Management

    The company grew so fast that it has out grown it's corporate management. There needs to be some sort of board that actually directs the company, currently there are only "advisers". All decisions are ultimately made by the CEO and President.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Very fast paced company in the defense industry"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good pay for hard work, be ready to be challenged.

    Cons

    travel keeping you away from family


  4. "Good company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer Co-op in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer Co-op in Centennial, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra Nevada Corporation part-time

    Pros

    The people are nice and hard working. Everyone is dedicated to their projects.

    Cons

    HR is slow to respond to the needs of the engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Quicker response time to candidates


  5. "Success is not an accident."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hagerstown, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hagerstown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra Nevada Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic work environment. Excellent work satisfaction. Great coworkers. Niche market.

    Cons

    Growing faster than their ability to acquire/train key players.


  6. "Human Resources"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company well at least working for my Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Principal Mechanical Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Manager of Programs"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Current Employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Great Pay, benefits, leadership and culture

    Cons

    None noted at this time

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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