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Read what Sendero employees think about career development at the company. Employees have questions about everything from promotions and mentoring to job security.

Sendero has a career opportunities rating of 4.1.

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7 English questions out of 7

April 5, 2022

How are career development opportunities at Sendero?

Pros

Pros: The people that you work with are great, there are opportunities to grow and progress, and the workplace flexibility is a huge perk.

Cons

Cons: There are an insane amount of meetings (meetings for meetings), higher-ups have favorites that they put on the fast track, and recognition should be better.

Pros: The people that you work with are great, there are opportunities to grow and progress, and the workplace flexibility is a huge perk.

April 5, 2022

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April 5, 2022

What kind of career opportunities exist at Sendero?

Pros

Pros: The people that you work with are great, there are opportunities to grow and progress, and the workplace flexibility is a huge perk.

Cons

Cons: There are an insane amount of meetings (meetings for meetings), higher-ups have favorites that they put on the fast track, and recognition should be better.

Pros: The people that you work with are great, there are opportunities to grow and progress, and the workplace flexibility is a huge perk.

April 5, 2022

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April 1, 2022

Does Sendero have any sort of mentoring program?

Pros

Fantastic culture & mentorship program. I learned a lot from this company and was grateful for the opportunities it presented.

Cons

Inconsistent staffing on project work; some people were not staffed on projects for months at a time (not for lack of trying, seemed to be an issue with client need.) This may be different now!

Fantastic culture & mentorship program.

April 1, 2022

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January 10, 2020

How are promotions handled at Sendero?

Pros

- People are supportive and Sendero makes sure its people are equipped to succeed - There is appropriate structure in place to provide feedback to employees regarding strengths & weaknesses and opportunities for growth - Work-life balance is taken very seriously - Formal mentorship program in place to help you develop a roadmap to grow your career at the company - Clear expectations regarding promotions - Company always seeking to improve its benefits and talent management policies

Cons

(Speaking from the perspective of a new associate coming out of undergrad) - Recruiting is misleading - Sendero uses the broad, enticing title of "Management Consulting" to attract candidates that are told they have the opportunity to work on many different types of projects across industries and functions. Instead, they end up being placed (mostly) in low-skill IT staff-aug and Project Management roles (mismatched expectations lead to high levels of attrition at lower levels) - General ethos that Associates and Analysts are frustrated with the type of work they are doing, but a communication gap exists between management and lower-level consultants that makes - Associates can spend up to two years at a client doing the same type of work, regardless of whether its work that interests him/her or not - you have little to no say in the type of work you do - High customer/client concentration means that most consultants rotate through a couple of key accounts where Sendero is an outsourced IT solution

Advice to Management

Sendero does do 'management consulting' unlike many reviews claim, but 75% of the work falls into a very small subset of management consulting (IT Project Management). If this is the type of work Sendero strives to do, lean into it rather than recruiting candidates who do not anticipate or seek a career in IT Project/Program Management. Recruiting under the guise of 'general management consulting' is taking advantage of an industry title to attract talent based on peoples' perceptions of a very broad industry. An alternative would be to present the reality that Sendero hopes to expand its offerings in other functional areas (strategy&ops, M&A, HR, etc.), but the vast majority of work is typically concentrated in IT / Technology. This will allow candidates to self-select themselves out of the recruiting process that do not desire a career in IT/Tech consulting, better aligning the talent pipeline with Sendero's work and offerings.

Clear expectations regarding promotions

January 10, 2020

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September 14, 2021

How do employees feel about their professional development opportunities at Sendero?

Pros

1. I made great lifelong friends at Sendero. 2. I rarely worked more than 50 hours a week. 3. Good foundation for IT and tech consulting. Despite what you are about to read, I would describe my experience at Sendero as positive.

Cons

The views expressed below are opinions: 1. I believe the work at Sendero is dependent on extending and winning projects with a handful of key clients to the extent that the majority of work can be viewed as staff augmentation. 2. Long and often unexciting projects and engagements. It seems that virtually every project is in healthcare or energy. 3. Lack of onboarding support. Because projects are long, most vacancies on projects appear to be due to resignations rather than winning new business. This creates a rushed KT process, pushing responsibilities onto other employees after a lot of knowledge has walked out the door. 4. Lack of role-specific training. I think there is great industry training, but there probably needs to be more training specific to the roles you might encounter on projects at Sendero. 5. Limited scope of projects means that when employees are promoted internally they have narrower skillsets in only one or two industries. My opinion is that this makes it difficult to expand and win new business in the long run, and outside talent must be brought in at a senior level to compensate. When mangers without appropriate experience manage technology projects, junior employees must develop skills with little guidance. This creates a technology skills gap between junior and senior employees which grows due to turnover at lower levels of the organization. 6. Sendero is way behind market rate, particularly for employees with 2+ years of experience. Sendero is not a market leader when it comes to salary. Raises follow resignations.

Advice to Management

1. Don't leave junior employees on the same projects for more than a year or 6 months for rinse and repeat projects. In the long run, it is more expensive to lose talent than to lose billing hours. 2. Define and train new hires for the most common roles (QA, BA, OCM, Scrum/PM). You learn a lot on the job, but Sendero needs to create process that employees can use as a foundation for success in these areas.

specific training.

September 14, 2021

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