TRC Companies

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TRC Companies Reviews

Updated June 15, 2014
Updated June 15, 2014
26 Reviews
2.7
26 Reviews
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TRC Companies Chairman and CEO Chris Vincze
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  1.  

    Work there for two years and move on, good spring board company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TRC Companies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Large national presence. Plenty of exposure to electrical design. Co workers are wonderful. Able to discuss issues directly with middle management. Good benefits package. Supplied with more than ample resources and materials.

    Cons

    There is no communication between upper management and the rest of the employees, all information filters down through office managers and PC's. If you are young don't plan on being compensated even closely to what older, already once retired people make there. Huge discrepancies in work loads. Keep a lot of dead weight around just to bill the client. And the kicker is no formal career path laid out for the younger employees, the most intelligent and talented employees always leave after about a year or two.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the fat, way too many people work there that have no clue how to do their job. Also, quit just buying companies to increase the workforce, actually give the quality employees raises of value.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible middle management. No team values. Everyone for himself. Backstabbing is the norm.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TRC Companies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are some great people who work for TRC. Some of the HR people are top notch. These are the only things that brought me brought me above one star. I really loved working with some of the individuals here. Unfortunately, most of the best have been flushed out or have left for various reasons. The others just keep their heads down.

    Cons

    There is very much an "us versus them" culture in the company. For example , "it's the environmental people's fault, not infrastructure," and vice versa. A lot of inter-specialty hostility. No esprit de corps whatsoever. If you are not in the "in" clique, you have no chance of being a project manager, regardless of your experience. In fighting, back biting and backstabbing are the norm and certainly not discouraged by middle management. In fact, the office environment encourages these qualities. Upper management tends to be oblivious of this as well as day to day issues. To them it is all about utilization percentages. If you fall below 70% or so, for whatever reason, then it's bye bye to you (see back biting above). As a result, people would rather be completely overworked and behind schedule, with angry clients, than ask for help from other staff. If you work here, watch your back and befriend management and you'll do fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage teamwork. "Us" should be TRC, not Infrastructure or Remediation, etc. Encourage upward mobility to project/program management and discourage petty backstabbing. Take a close look at middle management who tend to micromanage and point fingers rather than take responsibility.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    TRC Energy Services is an organization that is unstructured and unprofessional and highly favors men.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TRC Companies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    TRC attracts some very good, young talent and provides young engineers opportunities to learn and develop by taking on new tasks.

    Cons

    TRC does not promote women or have an internal structure for advancement. It is generally top heavy and management does not appreciate contributions of non-engineering staff. The company works strictly on contracts so job stability is low. Favoritism is common.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR should be a place where staff can go with issues and for advice without fear of retribution. When you continually lose proposals, evaluate the work being submitted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Runs in silos, very political

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Lowell, MA

    I worked at TRC Companies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexibility, lack of micromanagement and interesting projects

    Cons

    money was always a point of contention, pulled out on educational reimbursements at the last minute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch your middle managers better.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very disappointing. Look elsewhere if you want some sort of growth.

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    Former Employee - Distribution Systems Analyst  in  Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Distribution Systems Analyst in Syracuse, NY

    I worked at TRC Companies full-time

    Pros

    Great Co-workers, good entry level experience

    Cons

    No inside promotions, no growth, expected to do WAY beyond what your job description entails with no extra compensation or even a 'thanks for the hard work'.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote employees internally before looking outside. Take time to EVALUATE your employees and see if they have any concerns. Pay your employees what they are worth, not what YOU feel like they are worth. And most off, take time to at least tell them you appreciate them. It doesn't take one person to build a company, it takes all of us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fantastic, talented workers. Poor management, conflicting objectives, and leaders lack integrity, intelligence.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TRC Companies full-time

    Pros

    The talented people that actually do the work! TRC has intelligent, innovative technical professionals. extremely skilled and solving problems and crafting solutions for clients.

    Cons

    Utilization is top priority and focus. Integrity, quality, safety, service all take back seats to the almighty U. Internal BS makes it extremely difficult to perform job for the client. Regional and office P&Ls make collaboration difficult if not impossible. Bonus' are based on solely on value to the office manager, unit leader, not value to the company. TRC is run like lots of separate tribes with lack of common purpose or vision. Believe CEO is trying to change this, but metrics don't motivate changing behavior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people. Practice what you proclaim. Be honest with yourselves and employees.

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cheap

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TRC Companies

    Pros

    People are friendly and fairly easy to work with

    Cons

    The company doesn't not spend money on its benefits
    Lot of free work done at my office
    Underbids jobs, then when project is won, not enough hours to adequate finish the job
    Few holidays
    Office furniture looks like it was bought from a garage sale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees opinions, spend some money on the employess to feel like they are respected and valued

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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