SENTEL Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
14 Reviews
3.2
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Solid engineering company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at SENTEL full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good product, smart technical people, strong mid-level management, opportunity to work on a diverse range of engineering projects. Expanding to international customer base. Fun place to work. Nice work/life balance.

    Cons

    Need to invest in modernizing some older product lines. More R&D would be beneficial particularly to fill gaps between customer projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Started out well, but things have gone downhill in the the last five years.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SENTEL full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, plentiful vacation, convenient location, education and transportation benefits

    Cons

    Constantly changing management structure, health insurance costs are through the roof with no gym membership benefits, office manager is a power-hungry terror

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire your office manager, cover the cost of health benefits (including gym membership reimbursement), stick with a management structure for longer than a year

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Growing Pains

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director, Proposal Unit in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Director, Proposal Unit in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at SENTEL full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Senior leadership when I was recruited was outstanding.

    Cons

    Many employees are from a previous company owned by leadership and it tends to be clique-ish. New people are not as easy to integrate with "old guard."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More structure and attention to cultural issues and management behavior.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Nothing short of great. Enjoyed the job, vision and culture.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SENTEL

    Pros

    Ideas are welcomed and encouraged. The company puts value on innovative employees and the leadership has focused vision to attain their goals. You can excel at this company if you are a straight shooter and complete your tasks.

    Cons

    Working with military contracts can be trying at times, but you are well compensated. Sometimes employees can get by by doing the minimum amount.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Working hard in Afghanistan

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouseman
    Current Employee - Warehouseman

    I have been working at SENTEL as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Extra days off for R&R

    Cons

    There is a constant management change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Punish people individually

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A great job for a decent company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contract Hand Receipt Holder in Fort Carson, CO
    Current Employee - Contract Hand Receipt Holder in Fort Carson, CO

    I have been working at SENTEL full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people that work with you on a team oriented and focused mission.

    Cons

    The lack of upward movement and financial incentives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward good work with better benefits and rewards.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Dahlgren, VA
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Dahlgren, VA

    I worked at SENTEL full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Customer oriented and employee supported

    Cons

    Contract driven so when contracts end there may not be additional work within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. Great company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    No time given for training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Editor in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Editor in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at SENTEL full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good company to get into FAA contracts

    Cons

    Let employees go for not improving fast enough
    Not enough training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Entry level positions need to be just that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard at time upper management in country appears to be lost

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Master Supply Technician in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Master Supply Technician in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at SENTEL full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    working with different people (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and all the different contract company

    Cons

    Working 12 a day 7 days a week

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great, down to Earth company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at SENTEL full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small, team oriented environment with genuine employee base.

    Cons

    Hard to move up the ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let some retirees move out of the way!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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