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Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company Senior Consultant Reviews

Updated May 10, 2018

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Although I've only been with Sierra a short time, I can't say enough about the people I work with. Helpful, inclusive, respectful, and willing to lend their industry expertise as well as share company knowledge. There is a well-defined on-boarding process including pairing with a more senior employee (Career Advisor) who will help you navigate the organization and support the development of a personal career plan. ...

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    Cons

    None to add at this point

    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company2018-05-10

    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company Response

    May 17, 2018HR Analyst

    Thank you for your feedback and thank you for joining us! We take pride in the wonderful and talented individuals at Sierra. When we ask employees what they like most about Sierra, one of the main reasons is because of the great people! We understand there is a lot to take in ...

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  2. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing client projects, and very rewarding work. Balancing work and personal responsibilities was easy as Sierra. I valued the variety of work and the opportunity to travel, when it made sense. Others could do more to stretch and grow themselves instead of waiting for someone else to do it. I had a few Career Advisors who really cared about me and helped me a lot.

    Cons

    You need to have some confidence and drive at Sierra to make your talents known to a broader group. I found that easy to do, but I could see that some of my colleagues struggled. The back office structure seems awkward, but I didn't let it get in my way. Not sure how that can be fixed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep talking to employees. Consider opening up the Market Meetings and allowing people to ask questions about the business so they can get business updates that are relevant to that group. After all, they are the people who are taking the time to plug in and connect.

    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company2018-04-03

    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company Response

    April 16, 2018HR Analyst

    We believe the most meaningful career paths are owned and driven by the employee, with support and guidance from a Career Advisor. Taking the initiative to stretch and grow yourself is a part of owning your own development. According to Charles Jennings' 70/20/10 rule, only 10% of ...

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Victoria, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company for more than a year

    Pros

    Office location is in good location.

    Cons

    Poorly run organization.

    Advice to Management

    Unqualified, lazy ineffective marketing team. HR a joke. High turnover of staff/consultants. High percent of staff/consultants looking to leave company. Tier 3 body-shop when compared to Accenture/PwC.

    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company2017-12-09

    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company Response

    December 11, 2017HR Analyst

    Hello – We track several employee metrics, including turnover, to ensure they are healthy when compared to industry benchmarks and our internal trends. We are proud of our very low turnover rate across Sierra Systems. These numbers are shared monthly with our leadership team and annually ...

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  4. "Best Kept Secret"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Sierra employs some of the smartest people I've ever worked with. Everyone helps one another and truly cares about the work they are doing for clients. It is not a political company and management is available and listens to new ideas and suggestions for improvement. Best kept employment secret.

    Cons

    Travel is sometimes required for project work but it also gives you the opportunity to meet other employees and see what the culture is like in another location.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening and find ways to invest in more training and professional development.

    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company2016-12-08
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Company is not loyal to its employees"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Winnipeg, MB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Consultants are really friendly and always their for help, Directors behave in a friendly way but take care don't trust them.

    Cons

    1- HR Resource managers are very tough and they are the responsible persons for matching the incoming requests for proposals with the available consultants, in Sierra the HR Resource managers are really technically very poor, So you have to find your way to let your resource manager believe you when you say that your title as a "Senior Software Developer" means that you was writing code, i am not joking that's really...

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    Advice to Management

    HR people should not take technical decisions that's really a poor management, be loyal to your people as much you want them to be loyal to you.

    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company2016-08-30
  6. "Great while with a stable client"

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Systems Consultant in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company

    Pros

    I was lucky enough to be on one of their big client sites. Best team of Windows/Systems engineers I've worked with in my career. Very well resourced. Pay good and projects interesting.

    Cons

    Client was in resources and with prices decreasing team was downsized, with no other clients to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, but get those sales / new customers up!

    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company2015-11-17
  7. "Consulting"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company

    Pros

    Good pay and good people Offered different options for employee to be pay like a independent consultant

    Cons

    Not enough pay holidays and Negotiations is tough on both salary increase and holidays

    Advice to Management

    Be flexible with holidays

    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company2015-10-03
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Top heavy, poorly managed, don't truly value their greatest assets"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Consultants and middle management are generally skilled and caring individuals with a genuine desire to do well and do the right thing by our customers, for the prosperity of our business and for our people. There are lots of opportunities to advance if you are willing to put in lots of extracurricular effort and learn new skills on your own time.

    Cons

    Upper management talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk. All decisions in the company are made with one objective in mind: to ensure the private capital company that owns Sierra can take the most money possible from the proceeds of our operations. There is no long term business plan and no vision for maintaining the companies only assets - which in a professional services firm like ours is simply the people working...

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    Advice to Management

    Put an end to the chaos of constant reorganization of the business units and companies, the employees are weary of this. Invest your most valuable assets - your people - they need their salaries to keep pace with the cost of living increases they live with on a daily basis and training and upgrading of their skills is simply good for business any way you look at it. Consider the ridiculously large number of vice presidents...

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    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company2014-04-21
  9. "Work life balance, but not many opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Vancouver, BC
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company

    Pros

    Sierra Systems offers a good balance between work and off-work life, and has a good reputation for public sector IT work.

    Cons

    Sierra Systems has not kept up with client needs, nor kept up with employee development (education and interesting project opportunities).

    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company2011-12-26
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