Terracon Reviews

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Terracon President and CEO David Gaboury
David Gaboury
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    Best company I have worked for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Terracon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The CEO is great. He cares about his employees and is very genuine. My service line leader, and the assistant service line leaders (Materials) are also exceptional. I have gotten to know them over the last 3 years I have worked here and they are great to work with, really care about issues at all levels, and are eager to fix problems when they arise. I also like their focus on safety. It is not as much keeping the insurance rates low, but more about keeping the employees happy and healthy. It is the first company I have worked for where it feels like they actually care about you. I also really like the attention they give to evolving technologies. Things like everyone gets a laptop and a smart phone if you are a field technician. I love that its employee owned. Stock price has been growing steadily. They also really seem to understand acquisitions. The companies they have acquired recently have been good fits and well integrated.

    Cons

    Some of the aforementioned technology can get buggy and affect performance. Because it is such a large company, there sometimes feels as if their is a disconnect when it comes to recruiting, key hires, etc. between middle management and senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Acquire more materials and NDE capabilities in the western US. Strengthen the business development assets as well. Keep up the good work.


Terracon Interviews

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    Engineering Technician Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Terracon.

    Interview

    The process was quite brief. Asked if you understood the job requirements and the type of weather you would be working in. They also asked how you would deal with pressure at work and if you could handle rude people. Great place to work minus the low pay.

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Terracon Awards & Accolades

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Employee Ownership 100, National Center for Employee Ownership, 2009

Additional Info

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Website www.terracon.com
Headquarters Olathe, KS
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1965
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Employee-owned Terracon Consultants provides geotechnical, environmental, construction material evaluation, pavement engineering and construction management, and facilities engineering services. One of the nation's top design firms, the company serves the agriculture, energy, telecommunications, commercial development, and transportation sectors, as well as government clients. Founded in Iowa in 1965, Terracon began as a joint venture between Shive, Hall and Hattery (civil consulting), Soil Testing Services (geotechnical testing), and Gerald Olson, P.E. (the company's... More

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