Sentinel Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
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Driver (Former Employee) says"This company SUCKS BIG TIME!!!! All they care about is taking your bonus and no raises. Don't care about drivers. And they spend money on cameras to watch you do your work"
Crude Oil Driver (Former Employee) says"Cameras in the trucks!!!! No phone policy Sentinel will fire you on the spot for drinking a soda, talking on the phone (including blue tooth devices). seatbelt violation, (including backing - coupling and uncoupling) if you back in the yard seatbelt on, every time you move the truck seatbelt or camera will get you fired!! Be prepared for the auto shift Kenworth. These trucks have ZERO power and you are a limited to 60mph. For a company with so much safety they have more accidents than most. A lot of drivers have said that they were so STRESSED about making a mistake, all the time. Also all of this while in the cab is recorded via camera. The company has also installed speed gauge on their trucks. As you roll in to a town and possibly are above the posted speed limit, speed gauge will flag this and report it to the company. A few of these will also get you fired. Management will not back drivers, they only cover themselves. Very stressful company to work for!!! Always being watched!!!"
Driver (Former Employee) says"Managers treat there employees terribly. They don’t respect the safety of others. Upper brass talks a good game about running a good safe company, but the facts are they treat the employees horribly. Always looking to fire you without even following your own hand book process. The reputation of the organization is horrible when it comes to caring about equipment and employees. Safety record is terrible in the industry. Experienced drivers would rather work go work for other outfits rather than go work for Sentinel!"
Driver/Delivery (Former Employee) says"Please save yourself from the horrid mistake you are about to make and look elsewhere for a job.This company has zero respect for their drivers.They work and treat drivers like animals and then have the audacity to not even pay overtime.One of the lower paying tanker jobs in L.A.with one of the worst schedules.( 5 twelve hour days then just 2 off) To add insult to injury,management is constantly on your back. RUN AWAY! RUN AWAY FAST! Cons: All that you can imagine"
Ex employee (Former Employee) says"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 . Cons: Cameras and micro managed."
Delivery Driver (Former Employee) says"I can't say I was not warned about the lack of work. I worked in Los Angeles terminal for 3 years. During that time I had multiple different managers and dispatchers. My first terminal manager was great, he was tough, but fair. There was only one dispatcher that knew what he was doing, and now I understand he is gone from there also. During my time there I watched the equipment go down hill. Mechanic was not motivated enough to do anything as far as preventative maintenance, and trucks were breaking down left and right. And the repairs that were done were sub par at best. When I started there the guy that trained me was very very good. He was tough but fair. But he gave up the training position, and things really started rolling down hill. As for the wages, well the first year I was there was ok, but after that things weren't as good. My wage dropped by $17,000 over the next two years, because THEY HAVE NO WORK IN LOS ANGELES. So I decided to go elsewhere. Also they have not had any wage increases at the Los Angeles terminal in the last 3 years. And now most all the other fuel carriers have caught up to, and some have even passed them up in the wage and benefit part. If you are looking to make more than $55,000 - $65,000 this is not a place to work. Cons: Lack of work, older worn out equipment, no overtime"
Driver Helper (Seasonal) says"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. Cons: Cut throat, micro managed"
Driver (Former Employee) says"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! Cons: Extreme stress and pressure"
Crude Oil Driver (Current Employee) says"Very very very very stressful, an not knowing if you have a job one day to the next, an they always looking for ways to take our bonouses this company is not being run right to many chiefs not enough Indians if they would just leave the driver's alone this would be a good company, they hire professional drivers they should treat us like it."
Class A CDL Driver (Former Employee) says"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. Cons: do not pay overtime/they want drivers to work at least 60 hours per week."
bulk fuel tanker driver (Former Employee) says"the work it self was not bad, it's the people that ruined that job, Cons: everything else"
Dispatcher (Former Employee) says"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. Cons: No lunches;no breaks and great place to lose moral"
Crude Oil Truck Driver (Former Employee) says"If you do the math you can make a lot more money in other job working by hour plus overtime. They said you would make $80k year but they lie. Waste of time waiting in the shop for the mechanic to fix a ridiculous problem the truck in Hennessy take 8 to 12 hour."
Crude oil hauler (Current Employee) says"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."
Driver (Former Employee) says"This company should just let their HR department and safety managers completely take over and run the company. Sentinel will fire you on the spot for drinking a soda, talking on the phone (including blue tooth devices), seatbelt violation, (including backing - coupling and uncoupling) and the list goes on and continues. Be prepared for the auto shift Kenworth. These trucks have zero power and you are a limited to 60mph. For a company with so much safety they have more accidents than most. A lot of drivers have said that they were so worried about making a mistake, that it caused them to have a accident. Also all of this while in the cab is recorded via camera. The company has also installed speed gauge on their trucks. As you roll in to a town and possibly are above the posted speed limit, speed gauge will flag this and report it to the company. A few of these will also get you fired. There are many many many more issues with this company. I didn't get in to their management much, but what a bunch of dishonest people. They will not stand up for any driver. They only do what Human Resources in Wilmington Deleware tells them they can do. Human Resources, they know zero about driving trucks or hauling crude oil. Cons: Over managed, very high turn over, dishonest management."
Crude Oil Hauler (Former Employee) says"If you do something wrong like a spill or run a train track or don’t catch a trailer tire flat they fire you are fired , I ran a train track while under probation which is six months , then they added three more months , then I drove on a flat trailer tire and didn’t report it and that was all it took and I was fired ! Cons: Super strict"
Crude Oil Hauler (Current Employee) says"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. Cons: Every part of the job except pay and benefits"
clerk (Former Employee) says"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 Cons: no time for family"
Class A CDL Driver (Former Employee) says"Work-life balance"
Driver/Operator (Current Employee) says"No sick pay...no bad weather pay...maintenance and mechanics are pathetic. Takes 10 hrs or more just for service. They will leave you broke down until main shop gets caught up...even if you're broke down in the road. No advancement. Trucks are governed at 60 mph and people keep trying to pass you in no passing zones - VERY DANGEROUS!!! safety is their motto but they expect you to do more anyway. Cons: Everything else."