Sendero Compensation FAQ

Read what Sendero employees think about their compensation at the company.

Sendero has a compensation and benefits rating of 3.3. If you want to know how much Sendero employees make, head to their Salaries page to see a list of salaries per occupation, along with bonuses.

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April 27, 2021

What is the salary like at Sendero?

Pros

- Incredible people. I can genuinely say I love working with all of my coworkers and teammates and have gotten to work alongside some wonderful managers and mentors who truly care about me, challenge me, and go out of their way to help me succeed. - I've seen some reviews on here saying Sendero doesn't truly do "Management Consulting" - while I think there are some clients/projects where this would feel true, this has not been my experience at all. In the three years I've been at the company, I've worked on 4 different projects in 3 different industries and every single one of these projects involved lots of facetime with client stakeholders, plenty of opportunities for growth, and some really cool experience I'm really proud to have on my resume. - While the starting salary is lower than other consulting firms, I have been really pleased with the annual performance-based raises which I would say is well above average. I think hard work is recognized and well rewarded at Sendero. - There is a strong focus on community involvement - employees are allowed 2 hours of Paid Volunteer Time per month, are able to participate in pro-bono projects for non-profits, are often offered tickets to fundraisers Sendero is sponsoring, and can get their donations matched by Sendero. If community engagement is important to you, Sendero will provide you plenty of opportunities to satisfy that desire.

Cons

- As is likely true at all consulting firms - projects are very much "luck of the draw" and I would consider myself fairly lucky. I wish Sendero would be pickier about the projects they agree to take on. - I think there is such an emphasis on growth as a company (in terms of client diversity, number of employees, practice areas) that sometimes quality is sacrificed. I would like to see Sendero work on finding a better balance here rather than taking this "growth above all else" mindset.

While the starting salary is lower than other consulting firms, I have been really pleased with the annual performance

April 27, 2021

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May 5, 2021

What are other benefits and incentives like at Sendero?

Pros

People, Culture, Values, Amount of PTO

Cons

Low Compensation, Micromanagement Mentality, Delayed Promotions, Non-Stimulating Work. Once Bret and Ruth are done, Sendero will likely be bought out by an IT service provider and become their go-to client delivery team.

Low Compensation, Micromanagement Mentality, Delayed Promotions, Non

May 5, 2021

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September 26, 2019

Does Sendero offer a yearly bonus?

Pros

-The people here are amazing. The relationships I've built here are the main reasons I stay. -Opportunities for those at non-management levels to gain supervisory experience on client projects and/or by leading committees or nonprofit projects -The office space and company-sponsored events are all nice/high quality -The bonus at the end of the year is usually good -There is a clear career path to follow

Cons

-Politics and favoritism are really tough here. Certain people who have been here a while get away with more than others, particularly from a culture perspective. Certain people are protected by management and get away with not following the processes that everyone else has to follow. -There is a serious lack of diversity at all levels of the firm and no real action has been taken to address it (our D&I Committee primarily does surface-level celebratory events). If action has been taken behind the scenes, it has not been communicated (part of the problem) and we have not seen results. -As much as they claim the contrary, constructive feedback and change is not welcome here. This stifles growth and innovation and will impact Sendero's performance as a firm. It has already had a huge impact on turnover this year. Feedback is addressed with 'fluffy' educational initiatives that have no real action or accountability measures OR is met with defensiveness (think: "this is what we've always done and you need to just understand why we do it"). -Management has an old-school mentality about a lot of things, such as flexible working arrangements, and is not interested in listening to new ideas -I just don't trust the people in leadership who have only ever worked at Sendero to know how to successfully run a business of this size and growth rate. We need to be leveraging more outside expertise, both internally and on the consulting side. -Promotions are decided on a committee-basis instead of just working it out with your Career Adviser / manager / HR. The promotion process overall is way over-engineered and outdated.

Advice to Management

Keep the politics and favoritism in check. Trust your people. We are all adults and you hired us for a reason. Show more humility and emotional intelligence - practice what you preach. Be open to constructive feedback from employees and address it with vulnerability instead of simply explaining why you do things the way you've always done them. We are tired of the same approach being used to address feedback every year --> talk as an SLT, decide things, communicate down to management, communicate down to non-management ...this is a lot of talking through the 'telephone' and not much meaningful action.

The bonus at the end of the year is usually good

September 26, 2019

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