Stay out of the retirement department
Employer Services Specialist (Current Employee) – Stevens Point, WI – October 8, 2017
There are many areas of Sentry Insurance that I have heard many good things about... positive environment, room for advancement, quality management, and more. BUT, the retirement plan department, which is often hiring, is not one of those areas. Most of the managers are sub-par... favoritism, micro-managing, harassment, constant negativity, and sometimes outright deception. (I will admit that a couple of the managers in this department are the exact opposite... but they have limited authority.) The moral in this department is about as low as it can get.
A typical day at work includes dozens of phone calls, dozens of emails, and even more 'tasks' that are to be done. The hardest part of the job is dealing with management and their constant negativity.
The most enjoyable part of the job actually has nothing to do with the job itself... it's the treat days in celebration of each others birthdays and anniversaries... the relationships built with co-workers and even the customers...
Sentry as a whole is a solid company that is worth getting in with... decent (but not good) pay... great benefits, however. The company is very supportive in most ways... but stay away from the 401(k) Department.
Great benefits. Great customers. Great co-workers.
Negative environment. High stress.