Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company Reviews

Updated 16 Jun 2020

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  • "No cons that i ever experienced(in 5 reviews)

  • "Inconsistent raises across the board have led to frustration of some really great people(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Poorly managed transition"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great people; benefits and salary are good

    Cons

    Poor coordination and bad transition of acquisition

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Company is sliding downhill"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible hours, quiet office space, variety of clients

    Cons

    Shady management practices, little room for advancement, no training

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  3. "Decent History, Fresh Start"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Victoria, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Sierra offers clients a wide range of services. A lot of the contracts are industry average installations and support, but there are some very interesting AI, Machine Learning, UI projects people can get behind and be proud of. Good people in the Microsoft Practice

    Cons

    Bought by a Japanese mega-conglomerate in 2019, nobody knows where this new leadership will take them. The internal culture is room temperature oatmeal.

  4. "Nice People"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Insurance, HSA, Life insurance, 401k

    Cons

    There are no cons, i found.

  5. "Project Manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training, in control of own career

    Cons

    Too much overhead admin, compliance training is a lot

  6. "NTT Data, Noida"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work life balance Great chances of growing internally

    Cons

    Poor in wage revision 10 hrs shift is too much

  7. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analysis Specialist 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

    Treated like a mature, responsible person who is trusted to get the job done. Great career advancement support, fair compensation, great culture.

    Cons

    Can't think of any right now

  8. Helpful (1)

    "People should run away from Sierra Systems in 2019"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Calgary, AB
    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 a year

    Pros

    I used to think this is the BEST IT company in Canada with all the benefits, mentor program and WFH options.

    Cons

    Everything changed after the M&A with NTT data. The management team made fake promises to retain people at the beginning. half-year later, I was shocked to witness how they pushed employees out with traps and lies when they cannot get new projects. The old culture is gone and replaced with so much office politics as the management team themselves are not sure how long NTT Data will keep them. Fun Fact: When the RRSP company match drops(used to be 4% match 4%, now employees contribute 6% to match 4%) HR said " This initiative is for employees to better manage the financial profile." What a joke!

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    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company Response

    October 10, 2019HR Manager

    Following our acquisition, we continue to offer comparable benefits and work from home options in addition to the Career Advisor/Career Owner Program. The future is impossible to predict, and we certainly don’t profess to foresee what’s to come. In any event, we always treat our employees with utmost respect and honesty, including at times of uncertainty and where difficult situations/conversations need to take place. Our RRSP employer match did change following our acquisition. That change was communicated in great detail over multiple pieces of communication outlining the differences it may have on employees’ finances and retirement savings plan. We recognize that changes in general have an impact on people as change is always challenging. We wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "A "Middle-of-the-Road" Consulting Experience"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior PM 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mostly positive and non-competitive work environment, competent staff, stable salary plans for consultants, most contract work is relatively low stress time and materials or temp replacement gigs with various gov agencies and service providers..

    Cons

    Shoestring budgets for IT and other office services, laughably small salary increases, no performance bonuses or profit sharing plans, weak HR processes, aloof management.

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    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company Response

    October 10, 2019HR Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. Our people and environment are two reasons why employees choose Sierra. Based on feedback we received, we have recently undergone a hardware refresh for our consultants. Our HR policies and processes are well documented on our intranet for easy access by all employees at any time. If you are seeking clarity on a specific process, a member of the HR Team would be more than happy to walk through it with you so we highly encourage you to reach out!

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Sierra Systems 2019"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Consultant/Project Manager in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good office location with a low key, casual atmosphere

    Cons

    Few or no opportunities in Alberta

    Sierra Systems, an NTT DATA Company Response

    October 10, 2019HR Manager

    We do have fully billable consultants based in Alberta. For consultants who aren’t matched to a client project right away, we have some exciting internal R&D projects that may be of interest to you! Reach out to your local technology leader to learn more.

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