TRC Companies Reviews

Updated July 26, 2014
Updated July 26, 2014
24 Reviews

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  1.  

    A decent place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Augusta, ME
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Augusta, ME

    I have been working at TRC Companies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and some experienced engineers.

    Cons

    A corporate mentality. Manager's car little for others suggestions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Minimal engineering performed.

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

    I have been working at TRC Companies full-time

    Pros

    Great place to start for a first job.

    Cons

    After you have a year or two of experience, look for a company that offers more experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is OK.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent Place to Start

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TRC Companies

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to gain experience with the projects flowing in regularly. As a young engineer, I've learned a lot so far. The office is very laid back and hours are relatively flexible. They've hired a lot of experienced retired engineers from utilities to help the younger engineers with projects. Definitely a good learning environment - can't stress that enough.

    Cons

    The company need to compensate employees better. There are many in the office who work their tails off, get their PE license and leave because managers refuse to dish out the cash to keep them on board. This is causing a loss of talent and retention is slipping. With the retires mentioned earlier not getting any younger, management has to realize they need to retain their talent.

    Also, we hire so many young engineers who don't do anything for years and drive up overhead costs, which really upsets people who work hard every day and their bonuses/raises are chump change.

    There is a massive bottleneck in the management systems. Managers need to start delegating power to those they have been training for years. Continuing this way will not work.

    There is corporate involvement and everything seems underdeveloped. In general I think the company is pretty cheap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop the dead weight.
    Trust your employees and delegate power to those who have earned it.
    Compensate your employees properly.
    Organize events for the employees.
    Stop being so cheap.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good exposure to different types of projects

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at TRC Companies as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The people in my office were nice and the company culture is very laid back. I didn't feel pushed to work a lot more hours and generally they have a nice work/life balance.

    Cons

    Field work didn't interest me.
    Did lots of QC since I was an intern.
    Not very many young people.
    Office is very separated by group and didn't feel like I met many people not in my area.
    I wish it would've had more of a program for young professionals since I felt a little left out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to make new employees feel more welcome

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Mixed feelings

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Hawthorne, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Hawthorne, NY

    I have been working at TRC Companies

    Pros

    Just outside of the city, generally an easy communte. Company has an overall good rank. Flexible schedule (great if raising a family).

    Cons

    Offices are small and broken up at different locations based on speciality. This creates difficult communicating when different offices are working on different aspects of a project. Has more of a family business feel due to so many outside relationships. Poor organization of references and other useful items. Ineffective introduction and training for new employees. Reviews are not as effective as they should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better management skills and time management skills. Office should be better organized. There are too many personal relationships.

  7.  

    One fish in a heterogeneous pond

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Developer
    Former Employee - Applications Developer

    I worked at TRC Companies

    Pros

    Multiple business units, and each one was free to do its own thing. Performance, work - life balance, reviews, opporunities for advancement, most things of that sort were driven primarily by your unit and the unit in which I wored was relatively good in my opinion.

    Cons

    Multiple business units, and each one was free to do its own thing. While that gives you a certain "small company" culture, it also essentially amounts to a tax on business unit revenues and profits taken by the mother ship, with no clear corresponding benefit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management has changed since I worked for the company so I am not in a legitimate position to offer advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's what you make of it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at TRC Companies

    Pros

    There's room to grow for self-starters, and a lot of flexibility in structuring your career path. You work with some talented people across the country, and with cross-discipline teams comprised of folks from private and public sectors. It's a good place for people who want to manage their own careers and who don't need much feedback or support from their superiors.

    Cons

    Management and human resource decisions are made ad hoc and then incompletely communicated to staff. Human resources staff and benefits change annually. Internal IT services are not dependable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Over the past five years, almost three quarters of the employees in the businesses TRC bought up have left company to found their own businesses. They seem to be doing quite well. Maybe there was something you could have done to retain those employees or to attract employees of that caliber to the company?

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Used to be better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TRC Companies

    Pros

    Depending on where you work - nice people, opportunities to grow if you take it in to your own hands.

    Cons

    Like other companies who have grown by aquiring smaller companies - they seem to have bought up some high-quality companies and then not utilized any of the tools that made those companies so successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When people continuously come to you with the same, valid complaints - listen to them. Also, high-quality employees get discouraged and less motivated when surrounded by incompetent employees and PMs. Why be motivated to work hard when people around you slack off and still get the same salary and are not reprimanded for poor behavior and/or work?

    No opinion of CEO

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