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Sencore Reviews

Updated March 29, 2017
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  1. "Financially unstable, non-supportive, non forward thinking company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Engineering in Sioux Falls, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sencore full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are none. All they do is talk about bonuses that never happen, cut budgets, and prepare to pay their investors. They will not invest in their employees.

    Cons

    They would be profitable if they didn't have to pay their Private Equity firm every penny they make. They are shrinking, not growing and only positioning the company to be sold, with fake promises of bonuses. There are no raises - EVER. Have been here 5 years and took position based on partially the phantom bonus plan, in 5 years have received 33% of ONLY one year's bonus. Have received one 3% raise - EVER. Cost of benefits go up every year so I am making less and less as time goes on. So don't count on any financial reward - it wont happen. I should have stayed where I was - believing in the opportunity for growth has been mine and my team's downfall, but what do you expect when their pitch includes the CEO is hammering out this great bonus plan so it will come - just sign up now and it will be there. Sure never happened. I have seen females in the company be driven out. New equipment is a no. Advertising is a no. Investing in the crumbling building is a no. It goes hand in hand with the mentality here - even having women in the company is too progressive for management. makes me sad to write this, but I wouldn't wish this on anyone considering coming here.

    Advice to Management

    CEO/Pres is ok - the other VPs not so much - they are good ole boys, secretive, pit people against each other, make people jump through silly hoops to make the easiest decisions. Just a sad backwards place. Execs take boondoggles to Vegas or fishing or hunting on regular basis, but wont even spring for coffee in the cafeteria - not kidding. Can't wait to get out of here, unfortunately no one has heard of the company so it hasn't exactly enhanced my resume and jobs in the midwest harder to come by I think than in the rest of the country. Just get it over with and sell it or buy it back but the limbo is bad news for your team.


  2. "Declining Business"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sencore full-time

    Pros

    Engaging work, relaxed work environment

    Cons

    Poor strategic planning, several misses on recent product launches


  3. "sad so sad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sencore full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    not one anymore, none, nada

    Cons

    employees always on edge, don't know if you have a job from day to day, last 2 to 3 yrs. very tense place to work

    Advice to Management

    stop being so secretive, remember it is not always about you!


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  5. ""Where People Matter""

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a job I guess

    Cons

    Management pits workers against each other, they will take bets on how long you last, no raises unless you work overtime every month. They sign you up for stuff like 401k without even asking you. HR is there to protect the company. Total snitch society they have set up for workers, I wouldn't trust anyone if you work there. The "benefits" are a joke and got watered down every year. You could get a small discount if you let them data mine your life.

    Advice to Management

    It's like shouting at a hurricane.... Pointless


  6. "Very low annual increases, if any."

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

    I have been working at Sencore full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Depending on the department you are in, hours can be a bit flexible

    Cons

    No recognition of extra effort.


  7. "too many issues"

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

    Pros

    none that I can think of

    Cons

    letting people go, revenues dropping, executives don't communicate


  8. "My Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sencore full-time

    Pros

    Technically fun and challenge work. People are really nice, most of time.

    Cons

    There is a decision making inner circle in SF HQ outsiders can't break in, not willing to promote engineers' tech titles.
    Benefits suck (401K, medical).


  9. "Learn a lot but career growth is non existent"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Very talented and knowledgeable group of people. A lot of interesting projects. Ok place to work for first job out of school.

    Cons

    Performance merit increases are inconsistent and non existent at times. Forced to work constant extra hours and facilities at the site are below par. Management follows the method of "Management by Fear" and doesn't put any effort into retaining employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as your loyal workforce and focus on retaining employees.