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"Horrible place to work"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

If you are one of management's favorites you are able to come and go as you please. You will also be allowed to work from home whenever you want. The non-management employees are a great group of people to work with. They all get along wall and there really isn't any "office politics" that goes on between them.

You also get to pick the type of equipment that you work on. So if you are a Mac person you will be provided with a decent Macbook Pro, if you prefer Windows you get a fairly decent Dell or HP laptop. I am sure that the people who use Linux as their OS get one of the Dell laptops that come with Linux installed.

Cons

There is no training of new employees to speak of, you are told to go read the documentation. The only problem with that is that the documentation is woefully inadequate and extremely outdated.

Another con to working here is that the structure of teams is completely messed up, having an almost 1:1 ratio of PMs to non-PMs. Each PM tells each member of the team what their highest priority should be, so it isn't unusual to be told that different projects are your highest priority throughout the day. Then when you don't work 100% of your time on that PMs project(s), you have to have hour long meetings with all of the PMs to get what your priorities should be, which each PM then completely ignores.

Also, recently management has made some of the employees switch to be 1099 contract workers. Because of this, lots of the current employees who weren't converted to 1099 workers are looking for other jobs or have already left.

Advice to Management

The number of PMs to non-PMs in this company is asinine. You need to hire people who can actually work on a project to be able to complete projects. Hiring more PMs will not aid in getting projects accomplished if the Analysts that work on the projects are already at 150% capacity and can't take on more projects.

Also, treat all of your employees equally and don't let favorite employees have privileges (working from home, flexible schedule, etc) that other employees in the same position do not have.

Other Employee Reviews for Sentry Data Systems

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Flexible but high-stress"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Telecommuting is encouraged, flexible hours, lots of vacation time

    Cons

    High-stress, nearly impossible deadlines, often demanding many more than 40 hours/week


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Come Work At Sentry"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Data Analyst in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Technical Support Data Analyst in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sentry Data Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I am excited about the growth of Sentry and the new leadership they have brought in to drive innovation. I really feel like I am part of a team that is focused on Customer Success and driving efficiencies.

    Cons

    Our benefits needs to be re-evaluated (cost vs value) seem pretty high.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the staff and hiring leaders with experience.

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