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Sentry Reviews

Updated January 9, 2019
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Sentry Chairman of the Board, President and CEO Pete G. McPartland
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Pros
  • "Management is great about work life balance" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Great company with good benefits" (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "Big city folks may not like the job location if working at the home office" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Absolutely UNREALISTIC work load" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director If IT in Stevens Point, WI
    Current Employee - Director If IT in Stevens Point, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sentry full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Open, collaborative culture with positive peers. Modern campus. Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.

    Sentry Response

    Jan 15, 2019 – Sentry Insurance Employee

    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. It’s rewarding to see your positive comments as collaboration is a critical component of our success and Sentry IT associates are empowered to speak up... More


  2. "Region Manager"

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

    I have been working at Sentry full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic company to work for, great pay, benefits, and company support.

    Cons

    There are no cons that I can think of.

    Sentry Response

    Dec 29, 2018 – Sentry Insurance Employee

    I’m happy you enjoy being part of our team. If you ever see areas of opportunity and have feedback you’d like to share, please don’t hesitate to discuss them with your manager. Thank you for the... More

  3. "Great College Co-op Program"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software Developer
    Current Employee - Associate Software Developer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sentry part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They treat you like royalty. Nice flexibility with hours, real world projects, and great employees.

    Cons

    Not many cons. If I had to be picky, they could dedicate more time for training.

    Sentry Response

    Dec 28, 2018 – Sentry Insurance Employee

    It’s wonderful to see your positive review. We’re proud to offer the IT Co-op program, allowing students like you to do the type of work our full time associates do every day. I’m pleased to know... More


  4. "Great Company and Great People"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software Developer in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Associate Software Developer in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sentry part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Treat the employees better than you can even imagine.

    Cons

    Literally none that I can think of.

    Sentry Response

    Dec 21, 2018 – Sentry Insurance Employee

    I’m very pleased to read your review—it’s great to hear from happy associates. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback with us.

    Kevin Schmidt – Director Personal Lines


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Conservite company that provides secure employment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are highly valued. Company mantra is that your co-workers are like your clients. The same respect and courtesies should apply

    Cons

    Hard to make changes. Very conservative

    Sentry Response

    Dec 11, 2018 – Sentry Insurance Employee

    We appreciate your feedback about your time at Sentry. I’m happy to hear you had positive relationships and that you’d recommend Sentry to others. It’s true we work in a conservative industry and... More


  6. "Financial Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Sentry full-time

    Pros

    The people and environment are great

    Cons

    The location if you like big cities

    Sentry Response

    Nov 21, 2018 – Sentry Insurance Employee

    I’m pleased to hear you’re enjoying your time at Sentry. In regards to your comment about location, we’re always happy to discuss the benefits and amenities each of our office locations has to offer... More


  7. "Great Employer!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sentry full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Work from Home

    Cons

    Micro Managers, Time on calls are managed

    Advice to Management

    Allow skilled people to do what you hired them to do

    Sentry Response

    Nov 21, 2018 – Sentry Insurance Employee

    Thank you for taking the time to share your comment with us. It’s great to hear from happy associates. If management ever becomes a larger concern for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your... More

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Immature drama between and with leadership."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stevens Point, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stevens Point, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation. Good people (associates).

    Cons

    If you don’t live near the corporate office or are a local, you’re treated differently. Leadership and Senior Leadership in IT and Information Security are in constant conflict and unfortunately this drags other associates down.

    Advice to Management

    Be up front with associates and be genuine.

    Sentry Response

    Dec 21, 2018 – Sentry Insurance Employee

    I’m happy to hear about your positive experiences and sorry to hear about your frustrations. We recently reviewed results from a company-wide associate feedback survey and overall, our associates are... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, team environment but you are treated well only if you suck up to the right people and there's favoritism"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Quality Analyst in Freeport, IL
    Former Employee - Data Quality Analyst in Freeport, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay, team environment, like to have food days and fun

    Cons

    Too many close friendships with managers and their direct reports. There is favoritism, if you aren't in the right crowd you're targeted and find things to say you're doing wrong

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone equal, don't take one person's side and not allow us to defend ourselves. There are always two sides to every story so don't assume. Get proof of the offense

    Sentry Response

    Dec 6, 2018 – Sentry Insurance Employee

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I’m pleased to hear your positive comments about the benefits we offer and the work environment you experienced during your time with us. I’m... More


  10. "Business Products Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sentry full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, benefits, and leadership development

    Cons

    Not much to say in the way of cons

    Sentry Response

    Nov 7, 2018 – Sentry Insurance Employee

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a positive review. I’m happy to know you enjoyed your time with us.

    Javier Sotelo – Director of Employment & Employee Relations