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Sendero Founder and Managing Partner Bret Farrar
Bret Farrar
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Pros
  • "Sendero truly hires some of the best people I have encountered(in 85 reviews)

  • "There is so much more to life than just being a consultant and Sendero prides itself on having an incredible work life balance -- very true(in 55 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Sendero doesn't always compete with the big 4 in winning certain work(in 48 reviews)

  • "Unfortunately, I wouldn't describe Sendero as a management consulting firm, but an IT project management firm(in 16 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great

      Jan 7, 2022 - Real Estate Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people Great atmospherefdf sfaf great benefits

      Cons

      Work Life Balance, Huge Company

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

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      Dec 22, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company culture and people.

      Cons

      No out of the normal cons.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to start your career

      Dec 22, 2021 - Associate in Dallas, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Given a lot of responsibilities

      Cons

      Growing organization. But focused on opportunities to improve.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to get started

      Nov 8, 2021 - Associate Consultant in Dallas, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture with great support system

      Cons

      Might not be as high paying as other gigs

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Continued growth and expansion as company sharpens its focus

      Nov 16, 2021 - Senior Consulting Manager in Richardson, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      * Still provides a great entrepreneurial experience * Leadership that puts its people first * Talent Management process consistently finds the right people * Great sense of teamwork and alignment with core values

      Cons

      * Appearance of cliques in leadership that can generate a feeling for consultants of either being "in" or "out" * Senior Managers can stall out depending on client but can be mitigated by self-driven business development

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Mini Big-4 with Great WLB

      Oct 29, 2021 - Analyst in Dallas, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      TL;DR: Sendero is a great place to start your career if you're just starting out in the corporate world, looking to pivot to consulting, or if you're looking for a healthy work/life balance that isn't common amongst big consulting firms. However, there are very apparent limitations to the firm in terms of types of projects and compensation, which I can speak more to down below. Structure: the organization at Sendero is extremely similar to what you would find at any large consulting firm. If you're looking for a true 'consulting' experience, Sendero does indeed have the operating model you're looking for. Work/Life Balance & Culture: probably the BIGGEST draw here if you were to compare the firm to other consulting options. They really do care about the employee's health, ability to be off the clock, and in general were some of the most chill people I've worked with.

      Cons

      Types of Projects: many reviews here are pointing out that there is a lot of IT PM and staff aug roles at Sendero. This is true. And Sendero could definitely do a better job at setting realistic expectations for new employees and project expectations. As for expanding its project portfolio, at the time I left, I didn't see a compelling strategy in growing our management team's ability to win more meaningful work. Current leadership are great people and are able to win certain types of work, but you can't win an M&A or Data Science project without a leader who has those experiences. Compensation: You will most, most likely be under the consulting industry average at Sendero. This is a trade-off that you have to be OK with making in favor of the local model and amazing work-life balance. In addition, I believe part of the issue is that Sendero is very generalist in terms of its service offerings, and if you compare the salary to someone who is doing similar work at a Big 4 (and there's a lot) at a similar location, the undercut is not that bad.

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Sendero Has it All

      Sep 22, 2021 - Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Incredible support system to grow, pursue passions, and make a difference. I truly loved working with every person and being on every project. What you put into Sendero, you will get out of it. There is so much more to life than just being a consultant and Sendero prides itself on having an incredible work life balance -- very true.

      Cons

      The pay is significantly lower.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good company

      Sep 21, 2021 - Associate in Dallas, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people for sure ! I swear!

      Cons

      Don’t get to select exactly what project you want to be on

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company, great people!

      Sep 17, 2021 - Associate in Dallas, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Best company culture and healthy, growing business.

      Cons

      There are not any cons!

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Place to Start, Not to Stay

      Sep 14, 2021 - Associate 
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      Pros

      1. I made great lifelong friends at Sendero. 2. I rarely worked more than 50 hours a week. 3. Good foundation for IT and tech consulting. Despite what you are about to read, I would describe my experience at Sendero as positive.

      Cons

      The views expressed below are opinions: 1. I believe the work at Sendero is dependent on extending and winning projects with a handful of key clients to the extent that the majority of work can be viewed as staff augmentation. 2. Long and often unexciting projects and engagements. It seems that virtually every project is in healthcare or energy. 3. Lack of onboarding support. Because projects are long, most vacancies on projects appear to be due to resignations rather than winning new business. This creates a rushed KT process, pushing responsibilities onto other employees after a lot of knowledge has walked out the door. 4. Lack of role-specific training. I think there is great industry training, but there probably needs to be more training specific to the roles you might encounter on projects at Sendero. 5. Limited scope of projects means that when employees are promoted internally they have narrower skillsets in only one or two industries. My opinion is that this makes it difficult to expand and win new business in the long run, and outside talent must be brought in at a senior level to compensate. When mangers without appropriate experience manage technology projects, junior employees must develop skills with little guidance. This creates a technology skills gap between junior and senior employees which grows due to turnover at lower levels of the organization. 6. Sendero is way behind market rate, particularly for employees with 2+ years of experience. Sendero is not a market leader when it comes to salary. Raises follow resignations.

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