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  1. "Exciting opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sentrillion full-time

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities to learn the CCTV trade.

    Cons

    75% travel to remote locations along the USA border.


  2. "Contracts Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Manager in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Contract Manager in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sentrillion full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for. They beleive in a life balance and offer telecommuting on a weekly basis.

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about Sentrillion.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Not the Best but was a Job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sentrillion (More than a year)

    Pros

    Did have a great manager, benefits and company perks weren't bad. Because I was doing three jobs I gained a lot of experience.

    Cons

    Doing more than one job at way less than the regional pay rate for even the position I was hired for. Owner is extremely rude - expects receptionists to get up from desk and hold the door for him and then doesn't even say hello or thank them. Morale is very poor.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that how you treat people is judged beyond the workplace and will eventually come back to bite you in the end as these reviews have proven.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good small company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sentrillion full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent work environment.

    Cons

    Management needs to stop micro-managing.


  5. "great place to work at."

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    Former Employee - Clerical
    Former Employee - Clerical
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sentrillion full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    pay was okay, not the best but ok

    Cons

    no problems, could be better but ok


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    health benefits and 401K..and thats about it

    Cons

    Terrible management, unprofessional employees. lack of listening skills from management

    Advice to Management

    learn how to listen to your employees


  7. Helpful (1)

    "I'm glad I was hired as a temp to see how "crazy" and "noxious" this place was b4 considering permanent employment."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The benefits and whenever management goes on vacation.

    Cons

    Location, Upper Management, Disloyalty to employees, Backstabbing, Finger-pointing, Name Blaming and people hiring you based on your skills and background but never allowing you to be an adult and use them. Lot's of micro-management. Just an overall sour place to work. High turnover is always a indication of how it is to work someplace and Sentrillion has a very high turnover rate. Republicans and Democrats have a better chance of agreeing on how to deal with the economy than you having success at this place.

    Advice to Management

    Check out Forbes best places to work and see how to really treat your employees.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Not Happy here!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Not any such great Pros for this company, may be its a decent benefits package.

    Cons

    I was hired by Sentrillion to fill a position they had never filled
    before, one for which I had several years of experience. There were
    red flags about the position and the company which I ignored, but
    which later made sense. For instance, in my second interview, I was
    warned not to take it personally if the management person interviewing
    me cut me off or was rude to me, it was "just the way he/she is." (I
    am making it gender neutral so as not to seem to be speaking about any
    one person). I was given a set of goals to accomplish within certain
    time frames, all of which seemed simple and easy for someone with my
    experience. However, almost as soon as I started working on them, I
    discovered that "you will have to wait a couple years before anyone
    will trust you to do things on your own" and "until that point,
    everything you do has to come through me [the manager] and then be
    approved by upper management." Even small tasks had to go through
    layers of mistrustful management. I was required to copy my manager on
    every single email I sent, no matter how big or small. My manager
    assured me that even though these layers of approval were slowing
    things down so that it was impossible to get them done by the
    deadlines, it would be understood that that was not my fault. One
    larger project sat on management's desk for two months and I never
    heard a word of feedback on it, and was told to stop asking about it
    because management had more important things to do than focus on my
    tasks. Another time, I made an important contact, but was told to wait
    to get management's approval on a response before I responded.
    Management took so long to agree on a response that when I was finally
    allowed to respond, the contact ignored me. I tried to be patient, but
    it was extremely disheartening and discouraging. I spent so much time
    waiting for people to approve things that I ended up with days where I
    had little work to do but to sit and wait. Other times I was given
    tasks with no background information or instructions, and then
    chastised when I did not have enough information to complete them. I
    started to feel depressed and lethargic after a couple months of this
    treatment.

    The work environment was extremely toxic. People were being laid off
    on a regular basis, but the word that went around each time was about
    how awful the person was who got laid off--there would be whispers and
    open gossip before it happened, and then lots of negative talk
    afterward. Everyone seemed to be out for themselves and not a cohesive
    team. One particular member of upper management was extremely arrogant
    and rude--to the point of ignoring friendly hellos in the hallway, and
    he/she also did such things as spit out gum and stick it under the
    conference table. I never would have believed a professional could act
    in such a way until I saw it.

    Advice to Management

    Be polite to your employees and respect what they do.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Do not work here"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The number of paid time off days is generous.

    Cons

    The work environment is extremely backstabbing and passive-aggressive. The few people who have managed to stay there longer than 6 months are very cold and aggressive--not in a good way, to build business, but in a way to direct negative attention anywhere but to themselves. If you hear people talking trash about other employees in a public setting, you can bet they are probably doing the same to you when you are not around. Count on getting hired to do a job, then facing endless resistance to actually doing the job you were hired to do, and then getting fired for not doing your job.

    Advice to Management

    Let people do the work you hired them to do. Don't treat people as if they are expendable pieces of trash.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "If you don't like autonomy, this is the place to be"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The only pro I can think of is that the benefits were decent.

    Cons

    Micromanagement is not a good way to make employees want to be productive.

    Advice to Management

    empower your employees to do their jobs.