SENTINEL TRANSPORTATION Employee Reviews

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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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no words
Transport Driver/ Senior Dispatch (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJuly 7, 2018
great company as a whole, managed by no one who has light oil experience. pay was great and you can not beat the benefits but the atmosphere, fowl language and the treatment that comes from the corporate level leaves you nothing to respect.
Pros
benefits
Cons
corporate management
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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.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
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
Pros
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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Difficult play to work.
Driver (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAJune 22, 2017
They make everything more complicated than it has to be. They expect you to give 110% but they don't want to compansate you for it. If you never done this before it's a great place to start.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Salary is not compatible with demands.
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Too many rules
Crude oil transport (Current Employee) –  Andrews, TXMay 31, 2017
If you want to work for someone that tells you what to do, when to do it, where to do it and how to do it, and watch you thee whole time like they don't trust that you can do it, then this is the place for you.
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Great career opportunity
Crude Oil Driver (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAFebruary 7, 2017
I recently started working for Sentinel Transportation, and the experience has been great so far. From the very beginning, HR was helpful and knowledgeable and on boarded me quickly compared to other transportation companies. The management and other employees and drivers care about driver well being and safety.
Pros
High starting salary, great benefits, their main focus is driver safety
Cons
The hours can be long obviously, If youre not used to strict safety guidelines..not the place for you.
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Bad company!
Crude oil hauler (Current Employee) –  Hobbs, NMFebruary 2, 2017
Untrustworthy employer not a very good company to work for. Also not a very great and safe company either work wise and management wise. Getting equipment repaired is also close to impossible with the mechanics there.
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Good Company with Poor Management
Dispatcher (Former Employee) –  SENTINEL GARDENA, CASeptember 25, 2016
This company can be top notch if the maqnagement was not bias against certain races and knew how to talk to individuals. The are a lot of Cheifs that have great ideas but do not have a professional bone to implement. If you want to make a check and get treated like you are nothing this is the place for you.
Pros
Checks clear weekly
Cons
No lunches;no breaks and great place to lose moral
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Left standing watching others work
clerk (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CASeptember 1, 2016
You might set your self to work there for 5 years and they fire you in 6 months. Too many chiefs not enough Indians. upper management wont even hear your concerns
Pros
pay is reasonable
Cons
no time for family
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