Sentry Insurance Reviews

Updated August 21, 2015
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Sentry Insurance President & CEO Pete G. McPartland
Pete G. McPartland
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Pros
  • Great work/life balance - very rarely worked more than 40 hour weeks (in 5 reviews)

  • Good benefits available at start of your time with Sentry (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management cannot relate to workers (in 10 reviews)

  • Employees located in offices other than the home office have very limited room for professional growth (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Reinsurance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and flexability with schdule.

    Cons

    Getting top heavy in upper management.


  2. Helpful (1)

    You are always under thumb and 2nd guessed on every decision made.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Field Appraiser in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Field Appraiser in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pros at this job are few but they pay for cell, company car but not to wash it?

    Cons

    Workload, Mgmt not understanding length of time tasks take to be completed, negative atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Everything does not take 5mins, too much administrative work for field staff, our job is driving all day not sitting behind a desk, DOI will catch up with you regarding our estimate procedures, Labor Board will catch up to you saying we need better time mgmt vs paying OT because of workload, if only a few employees say it yes then possibly time mgmt but when most say it no way.


  3. A workable company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Most co-workers are helpful and approachable

    Cons

    Some management are clueless to the everyday hardship

    Advice to Management

    Sit there for about a month and work claims as your workers do


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  5. Helpful (1)

    associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sentry Insurance full-time

    Pros

    great place to work easy going

    Cons

    none at this time in my employment

    Advice to Management

    trust your people


  6. Review of claims representative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly, helpful environment. Large stable company with many employees nationwide.

    Cons

    Not enough freedom for associates to handle/resolve liability on claims that other many other insurance companies allow you to handle as a claims representative.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the associates more authority to handle claims.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Sentry insurance

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claims Representative in Stevens Point, WI
    Current Employee - Claims Representative in Stevens Point, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sentry Insurance (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Large company, easy to get lost in the shuffle

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  8. Helpful (1)

    Underwriter

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sentry Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Always a lot of work to do. Good benefits, decent salary.

    Cons

    Can be boring sitting in a cubicle all day.


  9. Horrible Project Management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Stevens Point, WI
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Stevens Point, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sentry Insurance full-time

    Pros

    None. Literally nothing I can say good about the project I was chained to.

    Cons

    I worked the Titan project. Most directors believe they can walk on water, project management is horrid and you are expected to work constantly and then reprimanded when requesting PTO.

    Advice to Management

    Start over. The problem begins at the CEO. VPs and most directors act as if breathing the same air as you is below them.


  10. Software Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Davenport, IA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Davenport, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sentry Insurance (More than a year)

    Pros

    They pay and benefits are pretty decent for the area.

    Cons

    Management will set arbitrary deadline without consulting the amount of work involved in the task.


  11. Helpful (6)

    Change Needed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sentry Insurance full-time

    Pros

    401k match, great people, competitive salary

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of direction. The Corporate Marketing area is losing employees due to a severe lack of direction and support from upper management. Personal relationships are valued more than skill and experience. A change is needed before a successful marketing team will deliver what is needed. More talented and driven employees will look elsewhere unless a change happens soon.

    Advice to Management

    Value experience and drive to succeed over personal relationships and empty promises.



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