Sierra-Cedar Reviews

Updated 31 Jul 2020

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3.5
55%
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29 Ratings
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Lots of good talent"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sierra-Cedar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lot's of really good and talented consultants, although the workforce is aging - creating issues due to health and travel.

    Cons

    Sr. Management team misread the current reality of the market.

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  2. "Project Manager"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Hyderābād

    I have been working at Sierra-Cedar full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company has a open door policy and is open to take new ideas. All the employees you work with are all talented individuals as they are all experienced Hires.

    Cons

    You would be very comfortable in the position that you stop thinking beyond

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  3. Helpful (10)

    "No words"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sierra-Cedar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I found that they are small and you are able to work under an entrepreneurial vein as long as you keep your end client happy and stay out of the way- then you are able to exist peacefully.

    Cons

    It seems that the cohesiveness of other groups does not exist in the WD group within its ranks. I found that they operate under a picks and chooses model and all others outside of this bubble are considered of a lesser caliber and hazed.

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Standard consulting company, nothing special"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra-Cedar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of talented consultants. Mon-Thurs schedule at client sites.

    Cons

    Poor communications about upcoming projects. Pipeline has virtually dried up. Benefits are very expensive.

  5. "Great Work/Life Balance"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra-Cedar full-time

    Pros

    supportive managers and executives generous 401K ability to work remotely competitive salary

    Cons

    no training offered no bonus high cost benefits

  6. Helpful (3)

    "My opinion"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Associate Consultant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sierra-Cedar for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great opportunity for travel. Very competitive compensation.

    Cons

    Extremely extensive travel demands. Very minimal training.

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  7. Helpful (4)

    "For most it seems to be a great place. For me, not so much."

    3.0
    • Career Opportunities
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra-Cedar for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay. Staffing Managers ask about your interest/availability for projects. They actually seem to care about you, your workload, what you feel comfortable with. Flexibility. Co-workers - you work with a lot of very smart people. Work with a great product

    Cons

    You're on your own. There doesn't seem to be a place to go to information or help. Coworkers are busy so you feel guilty about asking them for help if it something that will take more than a few minutes. There is little guidance about expectations and it seems these expectations change with every project you are assigned. You work with a lot of very smart, talented people, but there's very little opportunity to learn from them or for people to readily share knowledge. There are also a lot of very new people who are trying to figure everything out. Very experienced or 'star' workers are stretched pretty thin across projects. There's very little communication from HQ to employees about that is happening with the company, policies, projects, etc. Can be very isolated.

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  8. "Great place to work!"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra-Cedar full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    An absolutely great company to work for. Offers work/life balance, professional and experienced employees - wonderful co-workers. The culture is great - very helpful and supportive.

    Cons

    The benefits could be better (as with most companies) - but they offer two different plans depending on your needs which is pretty good.

  9. "Great Work/Life Balance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra-Cedar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Seasoned, well-experienced employees Managers allow you to spread your wings, support you but do not micro-manage Great Work/Life Balance If you don't take health benefits, 401K company contribution is very generous No annual performance reviews, feedback provided on regular basis Ability to work remotely as job/project permits

    Cons

    It has been 2 1/2 years with no salary increase, they are not tied to performance reviews

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Fomer Consultant, now Manager"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra-Cedar full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    While SCI isn't perfect, I believe the folks running the ship generally have a lot of integrity. They have core values they try to adhere to, and I believe they have their priorities in the right order. There are lots of different ways to advance at SCI and they do care about more than just the bottom dollar. Both as a consultant and now a manager, I've always felt like I was compensated fairly. I think they have high, but realistic expectations of consultants.

    Cons

    It's still a growing company, especially in some divisions, and that always means there are some growing pains. We do expect consultants to be quite autonomous and take the initiative to learn what they don't know. It's probably not the best home for a consultant who isn't willing to work hard and be self-sufficient.

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