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Updated February 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits and flexability with schdule (in 15 reviews)

  • Great work/life balance - very rarely worked more than 40 hour weeks (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is disconnected (in 16 reviews)

  • Each office should have some local perks / discounts available to them just like home office (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great atmosphere!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Support Processor in Stevens Point, WI
    Former Employee - Operations Support Processor in Stevens Point, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sentry full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great company ethics. Has great courses you can take to advance yourself.

    Cons

    The manager I had at the time wasn't the best but I was really looking forward to moving up in the company, if I didn't relocate I would still be there!

    Sentry Response

    Sep 19, 2016 – Sentry Insurance Employee

    Thanks for sharing your insights about working at Sentry. We’re pleased you found your experience here rewarding and we hope you took the opportunity to participate in some of the courses you ... More


  2. "Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of advancement opportunities if you are willing to put in the effort.
    Great place to live assuming you can handle Wisconsin winters.
    My commute to work takes 5 minutes.

    Cons

    Compensation in my department is below industry average.

    Sentry Response

    Sep 16, 2016 – Sentry Insurance Employee

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Your interpretation of the advancement opportunities is what we strive for—and we hope the quality of life here and lower cost of living makes the whole package ... More


  3. "Business Products Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sentry full-time

    Pros

    Some flexibility in schedule, various resources to call upon for assistance, bonus opportunties

    Cons

    Hard to get problems addressed when working in the field sometimes, mobile documentation for sales wasn't available.

    Advice to Management

    Understand the field employees experiences in order to help

    Sentry Response

    Sep 19, 2016 – Sentry Insurance Employee

    Thank you for sharing your thoughtful comments. We’re pleased you found several aspects of working for Sentry to be positive, but we are also disappointed that you found other areas lacking. Your ... More


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  5. "Sentry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claims Representative in Stevens Point, WI
    Current Employee - Claims Representative in Stevens Point, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Sentry is a great place to work.

    Cons

    The workload is challenging at times.

    Sentry Response

    Aug 30, 2016 – Sentry Insurance Employee

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We’re happy to hear that you recommend Sentry as a great place to work. We’re sorry to hear the workload can be challenging at times and ... More


  6. "Constant workload tools to succeed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Auto Claims Adjuster I in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Auto Claims Adjuster I in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very helpful management. Great team environment. Very flexible in work schedule as long as you stay successful in your claims handling and closing.

    Cons

    Heavy workload that never slows down. You need to be prepared to work constantly to stay on top of your pending. Must not be afraid to work hard.

    Sentry Response

    Aug 30, 2016 – Sentry Insurance Employee

    Thank you taking the time to provide your feedback. We’re happy to hear your experience with Sentry was positive and that you enjoyed the benefit of a flexible work schedule. At Sentry, we’re ... More


  7. "Good Company with a lot of opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claims Representative Specialist Senior in Stevens Point, WI
    Current Employee - Claims Representative Specialist Senior in Stevens Point, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sentry full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for, great benefits, willing to work with you on a flexible work schedule that works for your family. Pay is also very competitive and you have the ability to work up the ladder if you choose to do so.

    Cons

    Somewhat lacking in technology, although it has been getting better.

    Sentry Response

    Aug 18, 2016 – Sentry Insurance Employee

    Thank you for your feedback. At Sentry, we strive to provide all of our associates with competitive compensation, an environment that promotes a healthy work-life flexibility, and a variety of ... More


  8. "Adjuster"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Insurance Adjuster in Davenport, IA
    Former Employee - Insurance Adjuster in Davenport, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sentry full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great 401K plan, they match the first 6 percent. Great flexible work pace.

    Cons

    Training needs to be more in depth as well as expectations of future travel. Overall great place to work.

    Sentry Response

    Aug 18, 2016 – Sentry Insurance Employee

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We strive to offer industry-leading benefits, and we’re happy to hear you appreciated our 6% dollar-for-dollar match to your 401(k) as well as ... More


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Skip this company completely or consider it a quick stop on your career path"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    One of the few places for people who live in the cities around the HQ to get experience in a large company environment. Also a con because the culture is incestuous and unable to consider any idea or practice that didn't originate there.

    Cons

    As a mid-career professional, I joined this company after being heavily recruited. I had worked for some fantastic international companies and thought a job at an upper Midwest based company would have a decent work life balance and culture. Wow, what a mistake. The culture of this organization is straight out of the '50's - command and control, micromanagement to an incredible degree. There is more than enough work to go around, but very little internal support or resources to assist you. The company is long on policy and procedure and short on action. The people local to the HQ will probably never leave - there are very few options in that market, so little new blood gets in -- and certainly no new ideas or attitudes. Very much behind the times compared to their contemporaries. Keep looking unless you need a paycheck now to tide you over.

    Advice to Management

    Pay whatever salaries are necessary to bring in new blood from outside central Wisconsin. This company needs a fresh approach to just about everything.

    Sentry Response

    Sep 16, 2016 – Sentry Insurance Employee

    Thanks for sharing your concerns. We’re disappointed that your experience here didn’t meet your expectations. We take them seriously and find your perspective valuable as we continue working to be a ... More


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Would not recommend"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plover, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plover, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sentry (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Can't think of any right now

    Cons

    Sentry has tried to stay current on things employees want, but in the end, a new cafeteria or workspace isn't worth it without some good old fashioned respect. Teams are not consulted on whether deadlines are attainable, yet judged and suffer consequences when not met. Depending on the dept you work in, management is out of touch and there's a lot of favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Turn it around or you're going to lose more employees. I would not recommend working here even to someone I didn't like.

    Sentry Response

    Sep 1, 2016 – Sentry Insurance Employee

    Thank you for your feedback. We are disappointed to hear that you feel your experience with Sentry has not been a positive one. We encourage you to speak with your manager to express your concerns ... More


  11. "Claims Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claims Customer Service in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Claims Customer Service in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sentry (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I haven't been working here very long but I am finding this company to be very friendly, helpful, and they really want you to succeed. I look forward to learning all I can and to move up in the company. I found the pay to be excellent as well as the benefits.

    Cons

    Traffic... No real cafeteria. Don't really have any......

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!

    Sentry Response

    Jul 21, 2016 – Sentry Insurance Employee

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We’re happy your experience with us has been positive and that you recommend us as a great company to work for. At Sentry, we’re committed to ... More



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