SENTEL Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. Cost Accountant Manager

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    Former Employee - Cost Accountant Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Cost Accountant Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SENTEL full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Location in Alexandria VA, good benefits, friendly atmosphere. It great place to work on your own Projects by managing from start to finish. Staying informed with every detail associated with the Project.

    Cons

    After the project ended there was no other assignments and the job ended after providing excellent service.

    Advice to Management

    Try to hold on to good people, its sad when the job ends they're sometimes working for your competitors.


  2. Run

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are few. It could be worse but it isn't good. Employees who work on company contracts with government can be slightly more protected from corporate mis-management but eventually bad decisions from higher up effect everyone. The location of the corporate office is great, but the company decided to move without consulting anyone probably because it's losing so much money after a number of bad business decisons.

    Cons

    The corporate side is badly mismanaged. Benefits are sub-par because the company is in bad financial shape. They spend all their money on proposal types and consultants who haven't gotten any real results in years. There is a clique (run by a family?) and the Alexandria office manager (who is awful) is part of it. In the real world, a good chunk of the corporate employees would've been fired years ago. The CEO listed here isn't correct, as he was fired a year ago for who knows what and sued the company. The human resources manager just got canned too. Run away!

    Advice to Management

    Wow, not sure where to start. They don't listen anyway. Resign, I suppose.


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

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

    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 Management

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


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  5. Growing Pains

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    Former Employee - Director, Proposal Unit in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Director, Proposal Unit in Alexandria, VA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SENTEL full-time (Less than a 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 Management

    More structure and attention to cultural issues and management behavior.


  6. Solid engineering company

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SENTEL full-time (More than a 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

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

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  8. A great job for a decent company

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    Current Employee - Contract Hand Receipt Holder in Fort Carson, CO
    Current Employee - Contract Hand Receipt Holder in Fort Carson, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SENTEL full-time (More than a 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 Management

    Reward good work with better benefits and rewards.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Excellent company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Dahlgren, VA
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Dahlgren, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Great company


  10. Helpful (1)

    No time given for training

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    Former Employee - Technical Editor in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Technical Editor in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SENTEL full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to get into FAA contracts

    Cons

    Let employees go for not improving fast enough Not enough training

    Advice to Management

    Entry level positions need to be just that.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Hard at time upper management in country appears to be lost

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    Current Employee - Master Supply Technician in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Master Supply Technician in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SENTEL full-time (More than a 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



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