• Compensation Specialist

    Job Locations US-IL-Downers Grove
    Job ID
    Administration/Human Resources
    Regular FTE
  • Overview

    MOTIVATED…..make IT happen!

    2017 Illinois Top Workplace Logo

    Awarded TOP WORKPLACE six consecutive years


    About Us:      


    Sentinel delivers solutions that can efficiently address a range of IT needs – from communications, to data center, to cloud and managed services, which includes our staffing solutions. Since 1982, Sentinel has grown from providing technology maintenance services to our current standing as one of the leading IT services and solutions provider in the US. We have aligned with many of today’s global technology leaders including Cisco, Microsoft, Vmware, Dell/EMC, and NetApp. Sentinel services customers both nationally and internationally with primary support operating centers in Chicago, Downers Grove (HQ), and Springfield, IL; Phoenix, AZ.; Ann Arbor, Lansing, and Grand Rapids, MI; Milwaukee, WI; Denver, CO; Atlanta, GA.


    If you are MOTIVATED… you can make IT happen at Sentinel. Our commitment to our employees is to create a work environment that encourages creativity, an entrepreneurial spirit, fosters growth through certification and hands-on training, values a team-oriented culture and rewards based on impact!


    If you are Motivated you can join our team and make IT happen! Learn more at


    Compensation Specialist

    Sentinel is seeking a Compensation Specialist to join our team. In this role, you will assist the VP of Human Resources and the Human Resource Manager design and implement compensation plans, complete pay equity analysis, AAP compliance, and develop/implement policies to meet regulatory requirements. Performs day-to-day compensation reviews of pay changes, provides guidance on new hire pay rates, and follows escalation procedures when necessary to resolve issues in a timely manner. You will provide guidance to managers regarding performance management, disciplinary actions, and compensation planning. The Compensation Specialist will also assist with maintaining affirmative action program; maintains records, reports, and logs to conform to EEO regulations. Establishes and maintains department records and reports, acts as the back-up for day-to-day payroll administration and employee onboarding, assists the HR Manager with the administration of Workers Compensation, FMLA, Leaves of Absences, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Military Leaves etc. Process Prevailing Wage payments by reviewing work performed and processing pay adjustments through payroll. Maintain knowledge of legislative changes that affect the organization. You may also be assigned to miscellaneous projects, assist events and other HR functions. Individuals must be able to work independently with a “can-do” attitude and must have a keen attention to detail. This is a fulltime opportunity in Downers Grove, IL.


    •  5-8 years of experience in a similar role
    • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Human Resources or related field required
    • Experience with creating compensation plans and conducting compensation analysis, working with performance management system
    • Must have experience coaching and guiding management
    • Experience working with Paylocity and/or Taleo
    • Must have excellent communications skills and strong presentation skills
    • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel
    • Legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship
    • Must be currently working in a similar position
    • Must demonstrate a “can-do” attitude

    We focus on candidates that display our “ACE” factor – Attitude, Compassion, and Enthusiasm to deliver quality solutions with exceptional customer service.


    What you get:


    We offer an energetic work environment with many corporate culture amenities, competitive salary, and rich benefit plan including: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, 529, Life Insurance, Income Protection Short and Long-Term Disability, Medical and Child/Elder Care, Flexible Spending Account Plans, Employee Assistance Program, Two weeks vacation, additional paid time-off for Personal and Sick, certification and hands-on training, and discounts for local event entertainment and health clubs.


    As part of Sentinel's employment process, candidates will be required to complete a background check. Only those who meet the minimum requirements will be contacted. No phone calls please.


    Sentinel is proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, genetics, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other basis protected by law.


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