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Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company Victoria Reviews

Updated 17 Jun 2019

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  1. "Strong Culture"

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    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been with Sierra for just over 4 years and love the culture. I've worked on great projects and when I hit the bench, I was able to get involved in some internal projects to add value. I am looking forward to another 4 years.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of any. More social activities I guess but we've already had a few this year.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating with the teams and keep hiring great people.

    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company2019-06-18

    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company Response

    July 3, 2019HR Manager

    Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you are enjoying your time here at Sierra. There are always internal projects to get involved in. Good to know you were able to take advantage of that! :)

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Best IT Company in Canada"

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    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Sierra is by far the best (and healthiest) company I have worked for. From the recruiting process to on-boarding and team collaboration, this company is top-notch. The culture is extremely positive and employees are continuously supported and encouraged by colleagues and management. To give you a sense, we have an online recognition feed where people send out positive feedback to each other (for teamwork, excellence,...

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    Cons

    None that I can see

    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company2018-11-14

    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company Response

    December 10, 2018HR Manager

    Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you are enjoying your experience in our Victoria office. It's great that you pointed out tenure as that is definitely something we are proud of at Sierra. Please do continue to share your thoughts and insights with us as we are continuously ...

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been at Sierra Systems for about one year and have enjoyed positive culture, competent colleagues, and caring, dedicated management team. I'm so pleased that as an organization, we live by our goal of delighting our clients. This means more collaboration, co-design and appropriate strategic advice. It means working across teams to bring the right expertise independent of the logo on their employment letter.

    Cons

    My experience to date has been positive, so I don't have cons to note.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the supportive spirit that leads to teams' excellence. Sprinkle in a bit more innovation and nudge the bar on office creature comforts. Nearly there ...

    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company2018-08-28

    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company Response

    November 8, 2018HR Manager

    Thank you for your detailed feedback on your experience with Sierra! We are proud of the team at Sierra. Our employees share time and again that they value the People they get to work with at Sierra. I'm glad to hear you are enjoying the culture and environment we have fostered. ...

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    "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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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to build a career, and awesome people to work with"

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

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

    Pros

    The best part about Sierra, hands down, is the people. They're 95% really smart, driven people who are awesome at what they do. The 5% that doesn't fit that often doesn't stick around. Being able to rely on the people you work with to do what they need to do makes the day-to-day so much better. Also, I really get the sense that the senior leadership cares about the people and what they're doing. Sierra is very...

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    Cons

    It can take a while for changes to happen, especially when rising through the ranks. Sierra has a culture of "if you want a promotion, do the work you want to be promoted into, then if it works out we'll give you the promotion", which can be a bit of a pain sometimes, but I can understand. Sometimes the only way to get the pay you're worth is to leave and re-join the company.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at areas which have consistently under-performed year over year, and make sure it's still the best strategic thing to float those locations.

    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company2017-10-10

    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company Response

    December 15, 2017HR Analyst

    We cannot agree more about how great our people are! Teamwork is one of our core values and Sierrans really do bring that to life everyday and in all they do. We take a lot of pride in our Career Advisor/Career Owner program. While we are in charge of our own careers, it certainly ...

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  6. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Peoples are super talented and supporting. Exciting projects.

    Cons

    Can't think of any major cons. Challenging if you are not willing to work hard and learn fast.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good works.

    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company2017-08-10

    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company Response

    December 15, 2017HR Analyst

    Thank you for your review! A strong work ethic can definitely help you become (more) successful. 

  7. "Great Entrepreneurial Spirit & Core Values"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company for more than 3 years

    Pros

    As a growing national company, Sierra has continued to retain their entrepreneurial spirit, small company values and people focus. They encourage staff to reach for new opportunities, embrace training and emerging technologies, get involved in communities of interest, share knowledge with clients and peers.

    Cons

    limited promotion opportunities into senior leadership roles

    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company2016-12-21
  8. "Good, not Great"

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    Current Employee - Principal in Victoria, BC
    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 5 years

    Pros

    Sierra is a good company with lots of interesting work. I get the impression that the people actually care about you as a person and try to maintain a reasonable work-life balance for people. Opportunities for career growth.

    Cons

    You really need to fight for signficant changes in compensation. The company policy seems to be wait until they quit and see if they can do anything to make you stay. Most of the time the answer is rightfully - no. Also compensation for middle management is totally messed up. They aren't eligible or incented to go on the hourly models because they have a non-billable component to their job duties. As a result the...

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    Advice to Management

    Your middle management (principals and directors) are the stars. Take care of them before they leave!

    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company2015-05-22

    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company Response

    July 16, 2015HR Analyst

    Thank you for your feedback, it is great to hear from colleagues as it gives us an opportunity to adjust where necessary and have a positive impact on people’s careers! In our hiring process, cultural fit is very important to us which is one of the reasons why being at work is ...

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  9. Helpful (4)

    "Solid company with eye on bottom line"

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    Former Employee - Software Applications Engineer in Victoria, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Has been in operation for over 20 years with many repeat clients. Good benefits including monthly profit sharing, work milestone awards and pays for approved training programs. Has monthly meetings where people working off-site can get together and hear about what's going on. A pleasant work environment within the office for developers.

    Cons

    Since being taken over by a private financial organization, the situation changed to be more bottom-line oriented to the point where you could sense a change in attitude by those in management positions. Overall, the effect was negative and resulted in numerous layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Don't ask for loyalty and commitment when you can't provide the same to the employees. Your actions speak louder than words. Also, focus more on the kind of person being hired than just credentials and education.

    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company2015-02-16

    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company Response

    April 29, 2015HR Analyst

    By attracting and retaining great talent we have been able to deliver outstanding service to our clients, strengthening our ability to continue building our reputation and client base. We acknowledge that change is not always easy but can at times, be necessary. When change is coming, ...

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  10. "Great IT consulting company with specialized industry knowledge in Health and Justice."

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    Current Employee - Principal Technology Consultant in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with Training Support with issues outside of work ( health, life circumstances) Always looking to do better Variable compensation plan

    Cons

    Extra time is not allowed to be banked.

    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company2015-02-15

    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company Response

    April 29, 2015HR Analyst

    Thank you for sharing your experience at Sierra Systems! In order to help our employees move forward in their careers we as an organization must continue to move forward and to do so, we are continuously looking at different tools and resources we can provide to our employees. We ...

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