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New York, NY
501 to 1000 employees
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Company - Private
Real Estate
$1 to $5 million (USD) per year
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Sentinel Real Estate Corp. Reviews

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    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant
    Current Employee - Leasing Consultant
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    I have been working at Sentinel Real Estate Corp. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I've been in leasing for a while now, and Sentinel is hands down the best company I've ever worked for. I am a Leasing Consultant and I have never worked with a better group of people. As the saying goes, it's the people who make the job, but I so love what I do.

    The pay is great, as well as the commission if you are good at your job. From switching from my previous employer, I more than doubled my income at my first year with Sentinel.

    Some people complain about the uniform. I don't see why. I've saved thousands of dollars on clothes, and it's more of a selection of trendy professional uniforms for Lands End that you get twice a year---and I can't complain about that. And you get to pick from the catalog!

    Everything must be documented, which can be extremely time consuming. However, I have learned with time that this is very helpful to properly manage a property. Compared to other companies I have worked for, documenting everything has proven to keep our property organized at almost all times.

    Sentinel really goes to great lengths to train you properly so you can be the best that you can be at your job.

    I finally have medical, dental, 401k, and life insurance!

    Cons

    Corporate is extremely set in their ways, to the point in which conservative becomes just plain outdated. For example, if you work for Corporate and are a woman, you must wear skirts to work and not pants. Other comparative companies will let you wear whatever you want, sport your tattoos, etc. but Sentinel is a bit too strict with this. I'm just glad I don't have to wear a skirt to work every day (I'm not corporate).

    There is also an unspoken divide between non-corporate and corporate employees, and I feel like there is a tiny bit of animosity and resentment between the two.

    There is a lot of focus on the surprise internal audit every 9-15 months, and I feel like in a way this can hinder employees from doing their job of focusing on managing the property and make them preoccupied with having the perfect audit. However, the audit is a great learning experience.

    Yardi is ancient software, and it takes some getting used to.

    Health insurance does not cover mental health, which can be a bit insulting to someone with any situation (depression, etc). With so many millions of Americans seeking help for depression, anxiety, etc, it was shocking to find out that mental health was not covered by Sentinel.

    Advice to Management

    Be less conservative and more with the 21st century. Offer employees mental health coverage as part of their health insurance plan. Maybe ditch Yardi and go for a better software once that contract expires.

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Sentinel Real Estate Corp. Interviews

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    Leasing Consultant Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sentinel Real Estate Corp..

    Interview

    Very professional, they make the environment seem a lot less stressful than it is. They do warn you about the corporate expectations, but they fail to mention that the expectations are impossible to meet.

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