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Sierra Pacific Industries Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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  1. "millwright"

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    Former Employee - Millwright in Burney, CA
    Former Employee - Millwright in Burney, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sierra Pacific Industries (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and can get overtime

    Cons

    long hours with hard benefits

    Advice to Management

    add better benefits


  2. "This is a horrible company to work for. You need to be in the good ol boy club or a semi attractive female to succeed."

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    Former Employee - Crane/Loader Operator in Mount Vernon, WA
    Former Employee - Crane/Loader Operator in Mount Vernon, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sierra Pacific Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you have zero skills and always wanted to run machinery, this is the place for you. They require no training or knowledge at all.

    Cons

    Horrible owners, horrible upper management, horrible lower management, no HR, no safety. No Holliday's unless they happen to land on a weekend.

    Advice to Management

    Learn some people skills

  3. "Maintenance Electrician"

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

    I have been working at Sierra Pacific Industries full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay if that is the only thing you care about

    Cons

    No Holidays off as a maintenance person


  4. "Good Ol' Boys club"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sierra Pacific Industries full-time

    Pros

    Love the industry, most people are nice. Company participates with the local community.

    Cons

    Very much a good ol' boys club, if you are in "the club" life is good. If you are not in "the club" you will be treated like a dog until you quit.

    Advice to Management

    You need to assess your company culture.


  5. "Welder"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sierra Pacific Industries full-time

    Pros

    Work is there, mandatory overtime

    Cons

    Bad leadership, pay and all.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up, learn to lead and supervise.


  6. "Hard work for decent pay"

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

    I have been working at Sierra Pacific Industries full-time

    Pros

    Good starting pay and ability to rise, good benefits

    Cons

    Stuck in graveyard shift, inhaling particle pollution, always rushed for production

    Advice to Management

    Learn to reward the right people for their hard work, and don't keep people in positions they aren't suited for.


  7. "Pretty good"

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

    I have been working at Sierra Pacific Industries full-time

    Pros

    Never a dull day. You'll constantly have something to do so the days fly by pretty fast. The people are nice, the opportunity to travel based on your job title is nice.

    Cons

    Very often projects are shifted between multiple people causing communications issues. Red tape takes forever to cut through and projects that should have taken days end up taking months.

    Advice to Management

    Management has a penchant for using old technology and never upgrading anything. Buying all your machines and software as cheaply as possible and refusing to upgrade it because "It works fine right now, why bother?" is going to bite you. Spending a few extra thousand on a machine will easily save you 2x that down the line.

  8. "Millwright"

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    Former Employee - Millwright in Lincoln, CA
    Former Employee - Millwright in Lincoln, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sierra Pacific Industries full-time

    Pros

    There is always work at the Mill.

    Cons

    These people are still in 1920's. You will be worked at a higher level but compensated at the lowest level. Medical benefits will be denied for as long as possible. Safety is an issue. Live 480V wires exposed in many places. Safety practices are ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up, come out of the barn. Stop running the business like yokal hillbillies


  9. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Service Coordinator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Service Coordinator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been with SPI for just over 2 months and have nothing but positive feedback on the company. Very employee oriented. Great team. I recommend the Salt Lake City branch to anyone looking for the perfect place to be.

    Cons

    I really don't have any cons


  10. "Like the lumber industry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anderson, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anderson, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sierra Pacific Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good health benifits, good retirement plan. Able to work with your hands and hard physical labor, mans work!

    Cons

    The company says they value you but at the ground level, your treated like a number.
    Operational improvement opinions were rarely asked of the operators themselves.
    Supervisors weren't benifited well enough to want to advance to that level.

    Advice to Management

    Value your supervisors by giving them more privileges than the hourly employee gets.
    In some mills there is a serious disconnect between what the company strives for in valuing its employees and what is REALLY going on in the production line.


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