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Sierra-Cedar Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2019

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25 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Consultant"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra-Cedar

    Pros

    A great company that keeps consultants busy.

    Cons

    There is not a lot of growth potential.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Sierra-Cedar2016-09-05
  2. Helpful (4)

    "meh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sierra-Cedar full-time

    Pros

    Relatively High Wage, ability to act with some independence. Some good to great peers

    Cons

    Deferred comp plan only paid towards end of year, retained risk projects will precipitously drop your earnings, old boys club

    Sierra-Cedar2016-09-01
  3. "Good Company"

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     in Hyderābād

    I have been working at Sierra-Cedar

    Pros

    Company Culture People Work and Technology Work life balance Excellent Leadership team

    Cons

    nothing to mention as it is good company overall in Hyderabad.

    Sierra-Cedar2016-07-27
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Many quality consultants and managers. Knows HE better than many other consulting firms

    Cons

    Poor communication to employees, lack of communication about strategy and direction. Poor delivery standards with little support. Lack of long term planning to position in the changing HE market. Lack of care and feeding for consulting team.

    Sierra-Cedar2016-05-18
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    I worked at Sierra-Cedar

    Pros

    Great company, leadership, attitude. I really enjoyed a leadership that is not "hovering" over you every day. They trust you to know what your job is and to get it done by the deadline.

    Cons

    Would like higher pay, less travel, more mentoring.

    Sierra-Cedar2016-04-29
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    This is almost like being an independent consultant except you have a team behind you to find the projects and provide support.

    Cons

    Like any IT consulting job, the travel can be 100%

    Sierra-Cedar2016-03-28
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Sales Consultant"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sierra-Cedar

    Pros

    They pay well but most don't stay long

    Cons

    Management is always fighting and its really hard to get your job done. Extremely political environment

    Sierra-Cedar2016-04-14
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Solid"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra-Cedar

    Pros

    Hire only Experienced Consultants - great for knowledge sharing.

    Cons

    Onboarding could be so much better

    Advice to Management

    Work on your templates

    Sierra-Cedar2016-03-06
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Higher Education Division"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Collegial atmosphere. Smart, dedicated consultants. Talented management team.

    Cons

    Lots of change recently due to merger. Getting better though.

    Advice to Management

    More communication (internal change management!) about the company's initiatives and short/medium/long-term strategies would be great.

    Sierra-Cedar2016-02-03
  10. Helpful (6)

    "Not the best...not the worst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Sierra-Cedar full-time

    Pros

    Good earning potential - if you choose the Hourly plan and manage to stay billable. Management is mostly hands off. Great 401K

    Cons

    Salary plans are not competitive with what other companies offer. Most people I knew took the Hourly plan, which is great if you're willing to take some risk and can keep billable. Bench time is a killer. Benefits costs are outrageous. Employee shoulders close to 100% of the cost. No raises so you better negotiate a good rate when you start. No training whatsoever. You use your own laptop, which is fine..., but they insist on installing security software on it to monitor God knows what. If it's their laptop then fine but if it's mine...not so much. Didn't get a good sense of teamwork. Part of the problem is that for every project they send resumes that the customer chooses from and interview. So essentially you are competing against your colleagues for the same job. It doesn't provide much incentive to share knowledge and help others. Many people have been there for a really long time so there is a certain 'Clique-ness'. No career planning or yearly reviews.

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    Sierra-Cedar2016-02-12
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