SENTINEL TRANSPORTATION Employee Reviews

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Always watchin over your shoulder
Crude Oil Hauler (Current Employee) –  Wichita Falls, TexasNovember 4, 2018
Camera in the truck watching everything you do. They say it's a teaching tool, but it's an excuse to fire you if you step out of line in even the slightest bit. Management sneaks around and watches you do your job from binoculars trying to catch you mess up, and then claim they do it for your own safety. Absolutely no work life balance. If your busy your expected to work every hour available, and if your area is slow they send you out of town (even if you dont want to go) or you get sent home with no pay. No sick day pay unless your off for a minimum of 3 days and then you must also get a doctor's excuse on top of that. Graded on how much money you make for the company. They put out a chart on safety meeting day and compare you to your fellow workers and workers from other terminals and point it out in front of everyone if your not meeting company minimums. And if you follow all thier rules to a T, then there's no way you can meet thier ridiculous expectations.
They should hire robots not people because that's how your expected to work here!!
Pros
Decent pay and benefits
Cons
Every part of the job except pay and benefits
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Not enough positive feed back
Oil hauler (Current Employee) –  Sundown, TXOctober 23, 2018
High pressure to be perfect. no mistakes.the most enjoyable part of the job was driving.30 minute unpayed break while in charge of truck.one boss telling me to hurry up and the other one tells you to be safe and slow down.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Not enough, good job well done.
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5.0
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Great experience
Lead Dispatch Manager (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAOctober 23, 2018
I took part in the Merger and Acquisition of United Oil to Sentinel Transportation. It was a wild ride but I learned so much. Met some real professionals in the trade. Whoever was unable to adapt to the change, was due to their own personal issues and needs. The benefits are good, they pay well and protect the company for everyone's benefit. It's a dangerous job, not everyone is cut out to work for an elite company.
Pros
expected vacation and yearly evals
Cons
some bad apples that spread bad energy
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4.0
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Steady work
Crude Transportation Driver (Current Employee) –  Goldsmith, TXSeptember 23, 2018
Been working for over 11 years and have never lost any hours steady pay and very good benefits. Equipment is very well taken care of and electronic logging makes dot compliance simple
Pros
Benifits
Cons
Cameras in vehicles
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Good place to work except for the hours and schedule.
Dispatcher (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAAugust 29, 2018
Good place to work except for the hours and schedule. We work 60+ hour work weeks paid salary. Also, there is no overtime or holiday pay. They do not have a flexible schedule.
Pros
Relaxed management
Cons
No lunch or breaks no holiday pay
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Great work environment
SR Acct/Controller (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, DEAugust 1, 2018
Enjoyed working at Sentinel Transportation. Good people and good management. Very good to their employees and a very upbeat work environment. The President was very hands on and very accessible.
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Place to retire from
Company Driver (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJuly 18, 2018
Sentinel is definitely a place that you'd want to retire from, they have great benefits (6% 401K match), and good pay ($85 annual average)for the industry. The hours are long but everything else makes up for it. Local management also does an awesome job connecting with the drivers and making sure that any issues are resolved. Overall I'd recommend Sentinel to any driver looking for a long career.
Pros
Great pay, and benefits.
Cons
Long hours
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Stressful /lock of respect to drivers
Class A CDL Driver (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJuly 16, 2018
Very stressful job, Management pushes drivers for high productivity, disregarding safety.They want drivers to work 60 hours per week, They do not pay overtime anymore.
about 20 drivers quitted in the last few months.
Pros
401K, Health Benefits
Cons
do not pay overtime/they want drivers to work at least 60 hours per week.
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Class A CDL Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Denver, COJune 18, 2018
Good company to work for but absolutely no cell phone use, including Bluetooth. You can't have anything in your hands or on Bluetooth while driving in your truck.
Pros
Great Pay
Cons
Due to someone else's negligence, you are not allowed a hands free phone.
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Good company
Driver Associate (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAJune 8, 2018
Never would have left if not laid off? Sentinel lost DuPont contract which forced the entire lay off of all contract employees that fell under that contract? Hated to leave, best paying job I ever had.
Pros
Pay and benefits
Cons
Management
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Serious double standard
Driver Helper (Seasonal) (Current Employee) –  Sulphur, LAApril 30, 2018
They are very dishonest from the get go you will never make 80000.00 a year not even working every available hour of every day it is not possible. Their pay scale is below the average of tanker especially when you figure in a max speed of 60 mph. If you live in the truck you may average in the low 70’s and I do mean living in the truck.
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Benefits
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Cut throat, micro managed
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Loved going to work every day. Felt respected by coworkers and management
Crude Oil Transport Driver (Former Employee) –  Hennessey, OKApril 18, 2018
Great place to work. Salary and benefits are very competitive. 6% match on 401K. Extra days worked when requested. Currently hauling crude oil or propane.
Pros
Pay & Benefits
Cons
cell phone policy
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Ruthless Company!
Driver (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAApril 16, 2018
Sentinel has to be one of the worst places to work in the industry.They are famous for working their employees to the point of utter exhaustion and then severely punishing them for any minor mishap.If you love being overworked,misery,and constant criticism,this place is for you!
Pros
none
Cons
Extreme stress and pressure
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Excellent benefits
Truck Driver Class A (Former Employee) –  Hobbs, NMMarch 26, 2018
Great job and company had to relocate. Liked the work didn’t really have any problem working there would work there again if I had the opportunity. Seemed to me that company had employees interest in mind
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Benefits
Cons
Shift work
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Feels like your walking on egg shells.
Ex employee (Former Employee) –  Hobbs, NMSeptember 22, 2017
Very cut throat company. You work as if your job depended on it. Very unprofessional. DON'T RECCOMEND WORKING HERE UNLESS YOU ENJOY BEING MICRO MANAGED. Low employee morale because of upper management .
Company expects robots not humans.
Pros
Great benefits if you can put up with all the negativity .
Cons
Cameras and micro managed.
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watch out
Driver/Dispatcher (Former Employee) –  OklahomaSeptember 8, 2017
This company will bend over backwards to help its employees, but they can turn on you in an instant. I got let go and benifits terminated imediatley and all because of health issued.
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Good hours and benifits.
Fleet Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) –  Ponca City, OKAugust 29, 2017
Sentinel Transportation is a good company to work for. they have fair hours and great benefits. The employees are easy to work with and are always very helpful.
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very strict
Truck Driver Class A (Former Employee) –  Savannah, GAAugust 21, 2017
always have to worry about doing something wrong and what the result would be try to do job right but always micro managed did not like that at all others had same feelings
Pros
none
Cons
always had someone watching evry move
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Best job ive ever had
Transport Driver (Current Employee) –  Gardena, CAJuly 24, 2017
Been in the industry for 20+ years and this has been the best job yet. Great pay, and great benefits. Not something you come across everyday. They really into safety. Rules are strict but if you do the job right you have no reason to worry.
Pros
Retirement benefits, competitive pay
Cons
nothing
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terrible place to work
bulk fuel tanker driver (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORJuly 17, 2017
the work it self was not bad, it's the people that ruined that job,
starts at the top, upper management, no experience in the oil business or trucking, micro managed in areas where they can
harass the drivers, no management where they need it, in the equipment or customer service or growing the business, they think
that's an afterthought, 0 job security, tossup your gonna get fired,
annoyedf and quit or go out of business, would not recommend.
Pros
average pay
Cons
everything else
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