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Sierra-Cedar Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2019

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3.3
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Cal Yonker
25 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Fomer Consultant, now Manager"

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    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,...

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being attentive to the needs of the consultants.

    Sierra-Cedar2017-03-28
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Wow- Client Success is Paramount"

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    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

    SCI culture is to put the client success first. SCI has the largest independent Higher Education consultancy. If you are a student professional, this is the place to be. Multiple services lines with Workday, Oracle & Salesforce, for example. You are able to chart your own learning/growth path. It's fun, rewarding and the people are committed to client success. Leaders are accessible - it's a flat organization that...

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    Cons

    Overall corporate strategy can seem cloudy. It is not broadly communicated. Uncertainty about ownership structure and long term direction - this leads people to think the company is always for sale Sometimes, you need to self-manage your workload to achieve the work/life balance you need. Working from home, when not traveling to client site is mostly great but difficult for some to manage.

    Advice to Management

    Share the corporate direction more broadly. Remind the teams of their impact and importance in support of the direction. Increase industry focus and partnerships - get closer to the client mission.

    Sierra-Cedar2017-03-28
  3. "Senior Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity for self-directed individual

    Cons

    There are no regularly scheduled updates to business successes and challenges

    Sierra-Cedar2017-03-31
  4. "Senior Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay and Flexibility. Work life balance is Good. Work from home option is good.

    Cons

    Full Politics, Company is with 4 managers and its their company and follows their rules. appraisals and promotions are managers based. Its not based on employee performance. Good to work for short duration. No career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Stop politics

    Sierra-Cedar2017-04-11
  5. Helpful (5)

    "You will learn alot, because you see many many problems..."

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    Former Employee - Linux Systems Administrator in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will learn a lot here because they have a bunch of problems both within the organization and within their infrastructure. There are so many problems once you solve them you will be better at what you do. They don't care if you work from home all the time just as long as you don't mind working all the time.

    Cons

    They think you want to live there. On-call and maintenance windows are like being in a gulag. They don't treat their technical people very well but the other staff they treat much nicer.

    Advice to Management

    Try to treat your technical people better than you do.

    Sierra-Cedar2017-01-28
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Dir. Resource Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra-Cedar full-time

    Pros

    community, great leadership, growth potential, team work

    Cons

    I cant name any right now

    Sierra-Cedar2016-12-28
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sierra-Cedar

    Pros

    Good pay and nothing else

    Cons

    No management, no leadership, no knowledge of how to run a project, inept consultants trying to learn as they go and unable to perform the rudimentary project tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Get some REAL project leaders!

    Sierra-Cedar2017-01-21
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Sierra-Cedar

    Pros

    Was excellent when still separate as IO-Consulting

    Cons

    No communication. No direction and lack of usage of resources.

    Sierra-Cedar2016-12-04
  9. Helpful (1)

    "PeopleSoft Consultatnt"

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    Former Employee - PeopleSoft Developer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sierra-Cedar for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work life balance good. former PS experts so good employee pool in that area.

    Cons

    Project pipeline is not good Benefits are not good, medical insurance one of the costliest in US. No Performance appraisal

    Advice to Management

    rollout PMP and regular salary hikes

    Sierra-Cedar2016-10-23
  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Technology Director, Solution Architect in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra-Cedar for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Sierra-Cedar cares about their employees.

    Cons

    Benefits are a bit our of sync with market trends.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Sierra-Cedar2016-09-29
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