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Management in place is lacking
Worked on the IMS program that was based out of Hagerstown. Deployed OCONUS. Was OK at first, but then you realized that all the operators with experience and time in the company were disgruntled. Most left due to pay cuts. Management, PMs and those at Hagerstown, were all buddies and didn't care much about the guys down range. Was "promoted" to be a trainer, then later an Ops Lead. Was doing the job of, but after many requests and even having my OCONUS Site Lead (the temp), cuz the actual Site Lead was one of the "Boys" and didn't do anything for the guys at his site, put in a good word for me and request promotion, Hagerstown wouldn't do it. Was flying more than required and working long hours. Two bags a day for months at a time. Had enough and quit. Upper management his horrible. I've heard this about other programs too. Theses guys just hire their buddies to fill those roles and they all are the same. Worried about themselves advancing and not others who actually make them their money and keep the company afloat. These people shouldn't be in the National Defense business nor working on any government contract. Maybe that's what the government wants...a company who's leaders are only there for their own interest and not the company as a whole.
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The mission, fellow co-workers with same mind set
Cons
All management, pay, employee retention, knit picking OT hours, more work not enough pay
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Great way to start every shift ! Enjoyed working thEre
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  Carson City, NVOctober 4, 2019
Great for starter in property MGMT Haja.Great co.pany to work for and they love and truly take care of their employees and families were others don't and wont
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Great place to work
Beer packaging line (Current Employee) –  Asheville, NCSeptember 24, 2019
Very family like sweet always try to make it fun work is manageable and the breaks every hour help love how everyone is so sweet and amazing been here a long time and skill can’t complain lol
Pros
Family great skills
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None
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Good old Boy Management style
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  NevadaSeptember 23, 2019
Working at Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is both rewarding and un-enjoyable. It is rewarding form the perspective that they are working to ensure our War-fighters have tools that will keep them safe and control the battlefield. SNC is also taking a proactive role as a leader in the Aerospace industry with their Dream Chaser, satellites, military aircraft business and other space related pursuits.

I the last 5 + years the company has progressed from a small women owned business to a large corporation competing with the numerous other large defense and aerospace companies. A lot of this growth has been through the acquisition of other companies, expanding and diversifying in their industry of choice.

The Management team is very much the good old boy system with the hiring of contacts from with the military. A significant portion of their work is Defense related so that makes sense. Although there are new products being developed, and SNC is actively involved in this effort, SNC has not been successful in many of these pursuits. With their growth and a significant increase in compliance, the pendulum has swung creating a significant increase in bureaucracy driving cost significantly higher in many of their legacy product lines.

Money is made available for administrative functions such as proposal development and research; however it is insignificant to be prepared to proactively respond to developing technologies. If the customer has not indicated an interest, nor provided funding, SNC is not interested.
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Do not recommend
Manager (Current Employee) –  Hagerstown, MDSeptember 18, 2019
You may be laid off at any moment without notice. Job security is only for the good ol boys. Company hires friends instead of skilled qualified professionals
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Great Company making a first hand difference
Maintenance Technician/ Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Centennial, COSeptember 9, 2019
Very consistent work flow. Learned a great amount from different business areas. Management was on top of company priorities. Very diverse work culture. Hardest part of the job for me was my commute, nothing related to SNC. Great benefits.
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great place to work
Warehouse Journeyman (Former Employee) –  Mills River, NCSeptember 6, 2019
some departments and shifts get perks and others are ignored

lots of overtime

never had layoff

lots of seasonal changes on products

very clean and neat
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Good Place to work for
Field Service Technician (Former Employee) –  Hagerstown, MDAugust 29, 2019
SNC offers great 40iK plan, good people to work with, good pay, its the kind of company that you want to work for a long time, and have many facilities around the US
Pros
You can work OCONUS
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Culture is everything unless your not part of it
Production Manager (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLAugust 26, 2019
If you are not Brazilian then you are not part of the team. Regardless of your experience preference is given to one select group of individuals.


This is all there is to say.
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Decent place to work but a big disconnect between management and employees
Warehouse Manager (Current Employee) –  Beavercreek, OHAugust 14, 2019
workplace culture is ok but very lacking in promotion from within


hours are good and compensation is quite well


benefits are good


some sites have no HR rep and this causes problems
Pros
Pay and benefits
Cons
unqualified people in the wrong positions
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SNC shut down
Senior Quality Assurance Inspector (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAAugust 12, 2019
SNC in San Diego was mainly research and development company unfortunately the company shut down after loss of major contract. SNC was a great place to work, the atmosphere was always positive and everyone was on the same team.
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Good old boys club
Avionics Technician (Current Employee) –  Centennial, COJuly 26, 2019
Stay away from the PC12 program. They have a good old boys club and if they dont like you, the management on the hangar floor will find a way to get you to go somewhere else. They say they will provide OJT, but the one person who gives it is "too busy" because he is on his computer or phone most of the day.
Cons
Hangar managers
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Horrible working experience
Procurement Specialist (Former Employee) –  Reno, NVJuly 20, 2019
Management needs to be replaced, too much favoritisms. Management is knowledgeable, but horrible as being a working Manager. Need to bring on Management that cares about there employees
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Its a dog eat dog world
Junior Manager (Former Employee) –  Moody AFB, GAJune 17, 2019
Tons of favoritism and no management support. Scapegoat is the norm. Everything is great until its not then you find yourself alone taking the full hit for their lack of involvement or backing. They tell you your doing a great job,,, the next day you get a call from HR. It's all about who you know and not about INTEGRITY, HONESTY AND DEDICATION, It's about self preservation for management. They have no issues taking credit for your hard work and passing it on as their own or to someone else they want to see highlighted.......

12 Year employee, The owners and benefits are amazing. Older managers are just riding the bus and laying waste to any threats of talent and integrity. Good Ole Boys Club. If your not in then you are never going to make it.
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Very stressful and non collaborative culture.
Engineer (Former Employee) –  CentennialJune 14, 2019
If you think your going to go to Sierra Nevada and work with aircraft and cutting edge technology.
Do more digging before making a decision. The level of engineering is hooking up COTS equipment with out a good understanding of specifications and requirements. Lots of red lines and errors.

The culture is two tiered, with the employees who have been there more then 10 years operating as the good old boys family, and newer employees being held to a much tighter standard by HR. As a new employee you will need to be VERY in line with the status quo as there is work place bullying that includes gang and institutional bullying. If you attempt to raise the issue with HR, you as the victim will be blamed. There is also theft of and sabotage of individual cubicals, so lockup those valuables. Will need noise cancelling head set, for which you will not be reimbursed.
Do not wreck the "class curve".

As an new employee, you will want to maintain a low profile and not rock the boat. The culture and environment is very reminiscent of a high school. Any attempt on your part to improve the process will get you targeted for gang bullying for which you will have no recourse.

All the while you will be expected to and endeavoring to concentrate on your job and complex technical details.
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Engineering management and HR are poor.
Good ol' boys club, talk a good story, no follow thru. Little to no training budget, management and HR only supports for themselves. Huge personnel turnover, a lot of double talk and back stabbing.
Pros
401k matching
Cons
Health snacks are terrible, no team integrity, no management support
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Pilot aircraft (Current Employee) –  Fayetteville, NCMay 29, 2019
I was part time employee , only was called when needed. I wish they had more work for me. Maybe in the future they will. Good place to work when they have work.
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None
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Great place to work but atmosphere (and funds) tend to cater to top management.
Desktop Support Technician III (Former Employee) –  Sparks, NVApril 25, 2019
SNC is a great place to work with regards to pay and opportunities but upper management constantly applauds themselves to the point it's eye-rolling and frivolously spends corporate funds on vanity purchases they deem necessary. This leaves many employees happy to be employed, happy to be serving their country, but feeling unappreciated and detached from the heart of the company.
Pros
Coworkers, pay, the opportunity to work in a high-tech industry
Cons
Employees see corporate funds spent to indulge managerial talent then are told times are tough, raises are minimal and bonuses require a merit system.
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Great benefits, great support system.
Final Inspector 2 (Former Employee) –  Sparks, NVApril 11, 2019
SNC has been my favorite place to work at because they gave me the opportunity to grow and move up in the company. I had a great support system and honestly I dont have to complain about. The health benefits were not so great and communication skills, could use improvement.
Pros
Lunches, prizes, 401k, family feel
Cons
Healthcare
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Wonderful Co-workers, but HR and Management not empathetic
AVIONICS TECHNICIAN SENIOR (Current Employee) –  Eglin AFB, FLApril 7, 2019
A typical consisted of preflights, launch and recover of aircraft and troubleshooting of any technical issues. The culture was a fun and relaxed place to work as everyone liked each other and loved to joke around to keep morale up. I think the best part is the people I worked with. Unfortunately after an accident that happened on the job, I was injured and needed accommodations while the doctors decided the best course of action. I was given different medications which I had serious allergic reactions to causing me to miss work as I jumped through HR hoops to be cleared back to work. After going through all that and because I live in an, "At-Will State", I was called and told we are letting you go. Even though the accident happened on the job, I still was held accountable and the Company, management and HR did not care.
Pros
Good co-workers, fun environment
Cons
Management and HR
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