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Updated 5 September 2014
Updated 5 September 2014
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Company that practices what they preach

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sendero full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I came to Sendero from an Industry job that had me jaded and burned out. I was impressed by Sendero's culture and stated values in my interview, but based on my past experience I wasn't sure how it would play out once I started. I am pleased to report that from my first day onward, Sendero has lived out and demonstrated their core values and culture time and time again. Coming to Sendero meant a career change and starting over, but it was the best career decision I could have made. The employees enjoy each other and many are friends outside of work. Upper management maintains an open door policy that is inviting and never pretentious. At past jobs I was usually looking for my next move after a year or so, but after three years at Sendero, I can say that I don't see myself leaving here any time soon. Having experience the alternative, I can say it's a great feeling!

    Cons

    Being spread out across the metroplex can leave a disjoined feeling at times, but that's the nature of consulting and Sendero works hard to do things to promote unity and connection across the different clients and locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep putting the culture and employees first and Sendero will keep excelling.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Amazing! Close friendly atmosphere purposefully nurtured from management down.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Sendero full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I worked for a top 4 consulting firm in technology for 3 years. It is night and day difference! No traveling required, yet still have large scale clients in-town. Co-workers are amazing. No arrogant consultants here - people who care about getting a job done right and on time, and having some fun while doing so. We have pizza Fridays and truly fun quarterly company meetings. Benefits match those of the top tier firm. Salary is about one year below what I had been making, but Sendero does promotions twice a year. Honestly, a salary one year back is not nearly such a big deal considering the quality of life improvement and chances for increases soon. Also, weekly one-on-one meetings with your manager for support and feedback ensure you are on the right track.

    Cons

    I had to seriously think about this. The only con would be the self-improvement training courses. At the moment there is a small amount of them, however they are negotiating for a larger and broader amount of online courses for the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be selective in your employees regarding culture match. Well done so far!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great people, challenging work and strong core values

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at Sendero full-time

    Pros

    Working for Sendero has been a very rewarding experience. The work is challenging and allows you to build knowledge and skills in a variety of industries and service lines. The integrity and compassion of the senior leadership team is incomparable. They are truly passionate about growing the company and individuals.

    Being part of a small company has many perks - employees are able to wear many hats and participate in internal initiatives that help grow the company and establish new structures to support that growth. Every opinion counts and there are multiple avenues to ensure your voice is heard (Career Advocacy Program, culture surveys, forums with the senior leadership team, Q&A sessions at quarterly meetings, etc.).

    I can personally say that the emphasis on work/life balance others have mentioned is absolutely true - and allows employees to appropriately focus on personal lives/interests, family, community, etc. while still enjoying a challenging and exciting career.

    Cons

    Training opportunities are minimal compared to other firms, but strategies and projects are in place to continue to develop training, identify more opportunities and fill those gaps. Compensation and benefits are lower compared to some consulting firms - however, with our locally-focused business model and current size, this is understandable. Compensation is being compared to similar firms and adjusted accordingly. All in all, no company is ever perfect but everyone at Sendero is committed to sticking to our core values in every decision we make, supporting each other, taking on new challenges and delivering great work to our clients.

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    Positive Outlook
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    Amazing people, great culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at Sendero full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Sendero has proved to be the perfect place for me following my graduation. The company hires driven, intelligent and passionate people, and leadership truly cares about employees at all levels. Sendero takes employee development very seriously and has a great mentorship program in place.

    Cons

    Due to the fact that the company is relatively small and young, its benefits aren't as generous as some larger companies.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A GREAT company that is passionate about what it does but MORE passionate about its people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at Sendero full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company leaders openly admit that their #1 responsibility is to THEIR people. They openly tell clients and others that they know that if they take care of their employees to the best of their ability; the clients needs and expectations will always be met. Constant opportunities to participate at all levels of the company from day 1 and in the beginning, Sendero is focused on helping you to know YOU (i.e. leadership styles, etc.) and how to leverage that to your benefit.

    Cons

    Small company and some of the benefits to a larger firm are not there YET. But, the only CONS would be ones where the company's values don't align with yours, in which case you would realize it isn't the right fit. The values are what make this company great and are what set it apart from the competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be transparent (as you already are) with regards to what the company is doing, as well as develop the future of the company the way you are focused. The Core Values drive the passion for what we do and we love them for that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Sendero Response

    Jul 30, 2014Recruiting Coordinator

    Thank you for the input! We will continue to be transparent and offer multiple avenues to ask questions, share ideas, or raise concerns. Transparency is important to us because we believe in and ... More

  7.  

    Great Opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Dallas (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas (South Africa)

    I have been working at Sendero full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -caring, idealistic leadership
    -opportunity to work across many niches and gain many valuable skills instead of just emphasis/area
    -internal ability to grow the company and provide opinions on growth and policy, even at low levels
    -nurturing culture
    -no travel required outside home office city and suburbs

    Cons

    -lots of internal obligations at the high levels with expectation for a lot of client delivery as well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -lots of opportunity for upward mobility, as growth is high

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    An Outstanding, Rewarding, and Challenging Experience with Top-Notch People and Culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at Sendero full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have found that Sendero really lives up to all that it promised me while I was going through the interview process. They hire exceptional people, have interesting/challenging work across multiple industries and service lines, provide excellent work life balance, have inspiring leadership and managers, encourage creativity and new ideas, and provide a lot of responsibility to new joiners. It is exciting to be a part of a growing and successful company.

    Cons

    With it being a smaller company, the in-house training is not as big and developed as larger companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Sendero Response

    Jul 30, 2014Recruiting Coordinator

    Hello there! Thanks for the review and feedback. We are thrilled to hear that Sendero is meeting your expectations; we hold our commitments and our people in the highest regard. That commitment fuels ... More

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    Outstanding People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at Sendero full-time

    Pros

    Great people who are capable and a pleasure to work with. Work-life balance is the best you can have while working in the consulting industry. Leadership genuinely cares about each employee. Career Advocate (mentorship) program is extremely beneficial and provides an avenue for suggestions, questions, and concerns. Young and dynamic atmosphere - get to participate in building key company infrastructure. Opportunity to develop close relationships with experienced professionals, all the way up to the Partner level. Challenging work.

    Cons

    Benefits are moderate.Being that it is a growing company, some large firm perks are not there (yet!). Expectation to drive around metroplex to work at client sites (better than the consulting norm of traveling by plane on a weekly basis). Work can be stressful, but I believe that is resulting from the nature of consulting-not Sendero.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never sacrifice recruiting standards and employee expectations. Our commitment to making sure each new team member is a fit and then continues to represent Sendero's brand and core values is what makes us unique. Thanks for everything you do!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Sendero Response

    Jul 30, 2014Recruiting Coordinator

    Hello and thank you for your feedback! We agree that high standards are key to maintaining our effectiveness and culture. We will continue to keep the bar high!
    One of the greatest benefits we
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  10.  

    Supportive environment and excellent culture--ideal for personal development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Associate in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at Sendero full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The best part about working for Sendero is the support system. New hires are supported by peers and an internal mentoring program which focuses on long-term personal growth and development. The work environment truly is collaborative and not adversarial at all--you're not competing against your fellow associates for 'partner track' as with large firms. Sendero has a genuine commitment to its people and shared success. These values are embodied in the executive leadership of the firm who are accessible, transparent and inclusive. Finally, the firm is full of young and dynamic individuals who take an active role in shaping the future of the company.

    Cons

    If you want to jetset around the country for work and have expense checks larger than your paychecks, this is not the place for you. Sendero prides itself on civic engagement and establishing a local presence, meaning vast majority of work is in DFW (which is actually a draw for consultants tired of the travel).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Excellent Model--Its amazing to me how accessible and forthright the executive leadership is at Sendero. Strategic objectives are shared with even entry-level staff from day 1 and they seek to develop personal relationships with each and every one of their employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Sendero Response

    Jul 30, 2014Recruiting Coordinator

    Hello and thanks for the review! You’re correct that most of our work is located In DFW, and we agree that is a perk! Many of our consultants have lived the travel life, and we pride ourselves on the ... More

  11.  

    Exceeded my expectations

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at Sendero full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    As a small firm, I didn't think I would get a chance to experience much at the client site, but to my surprise, Sendero does a great job of training it's employees to embrace the culture and use it towards satisfying the client. As an associate intern I had the chance to get really involved on the project and was given a much larger opportunity to learn and expand my skills than I would have at a bigger firm.

    Cons

    This can be a pro or a con, but they really prefer employees to put no more than 40 hours of work a week. I think in the future they may need to be more flexible on this. As an intern, I wanted to soak everything in, and It was hard to do that while also delivering the quality of results Sendero expects without doing overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. I absolutely loved my experience with this company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Sendero Response

    Jul 30, 2014Recruiting Coordinator

    Hello! Thank you for spending a summer with us as an intern! We hope you gained a lot of valuable experiences. We are proud to have our interns gain real consulting experience by working at client ... More

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