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"Decent to start, but little long term potential in higher roles."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Sentry full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

401(k) match at 100% up to 6% is great.

Golf discount is excellent.

Company has large community profile.

Company has a nice Christmas party, summer picnic, and is fairly generous in the community.

Stable company.

Cons

Human resources should pretty much be relabeled "management resources."

Constant management restructuring that leads to power struggles between directors.

Retiree positions and directors often come from outside the company, leaving little room for professionals to move up.

Non-union workforce with union mentality. Pay is never "negotiated." It is based on salary bands that you automatically start at the bottom and work your way up. Raises not guaranteed. You are expected to "pay your dues" for years.

Older workforce will lead to an information gap eventually. Since the defined benefit pension was eliminated and there is no mandatory vesting for the 401(k), there is no incentive for long term tenure. Many of the younger people are getting disillusioned and leaving for better opportunities.

The Life & Health area is struggling, except for pensions. After firing all of the captive agents in Consumer Products, they haven't developed a legitimate sales system. Only life products they sell are an overpriced term product and a poor whole life product.

Health plan is terrible. You might as well not even have insurance. High employee contributions + medium deductible = bad policy.

Advice to Management

If you aren't going to find new ways to sell life/health/annuities/group products, just pull the plug and focus on pensions.

Other Employee Reviews for Sentry

  1. "I have been treated well."

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

    I have been working at Sentry full-time

    Pros

    Good compensation, understanding department management, opportunity to bring individualism and create your own success. Excellent policy towards company car. A job well done is always recognized by my department.

    Cons

    More frequent than average travel. Workload expectations are fair, but do require maximum efficiency to accomplish your goals throughout a normal work week. Can be difficult to maintain a work life balance. Health insurance could be more competitive.


  2. "Overall a rewarding experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very Supportive work environment throughout company. Good benefits available at start of your time with Sentry.

    Cons

    Often times corporate environment of management seemed to not understand the difficulties of the force staff.

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