Earth Resources Technology, Inc.

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Earth Resources Technology, Inc. Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
15 Reviews
2.6
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good experience

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    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer

    I have been working at Earth Resources Technology, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    benefits
    good work environment at client site
    work-life balance

    Cons

    contract bidding every 3 or 5yrs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Run of the mill contracting company

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Earth Resources Technology, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice holiday party. Freedom to do what you want to do.

    Cons

    Not much support from company. Easy to feel alone. I haven't even been to the company HQ.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more pro active in gauging talent and invest in your employees.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Lots of turnover

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    Former Employee - Linux/Unix Systems Administrator  in  Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Linux/Unix Systems Administrator in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Earth Resources Technology, Inc. as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, and less micro management. Nice office location. They did a good job at getting paperwork started.

    Cons

    The company seemed too good to be true, as far a growth opportunities. Beware before signing it says:
    ... you retain the option,as does ERT, of ending your employment with the Company at any time with or without notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spare me the drama. Treat people with better respect, I thought the company had a lackluster approach evaluating its progress.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Competitive Marketplace

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    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Earth Resources Technology, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pretty good work/life balance allowed for flex schedules. On-site management tries to tend to employee needs, but it seems as if he is overworked thus can not attend to minor issues.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive and raises are minimal despite my contract being in Silicon Valley. Health care options are ok and expensive for families. No opportunity for advancement since management is hired directly.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Terrible

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Earth Resources Technology, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company/managers barely communicated with me one on one for most part of my employment and considering my experience when they finally did, that was a good thing.

    Cons

    Ethnicity based company whose manager blatantly favors and sneaks unprofessionally with her subordinates. With the manager and the CEO's petty and non existing leadership , their approach for dealing with work place conflict with the customer is, at best, to watch on the sideline and side with an awful, bully customer managers when the opportunity present itself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to be less vicious and embrace diversity.

    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Just OK

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    Current Employee - Scientist
    Current Employee - Scientist

    I have been working at Earth Resources Technology, Inc. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    the company's growing. typical government contractor. not the worst company to work for, but definitely not the best.

    Cons

    can't really say that they care about or take care of their employees. all they really care is to get more contract. IMHO, cheap on salary and benefit's getting lousy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care for your employees and take care of your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Terrible company. You can be treated better as a McDonald's fry cook or assembling electronics at a factory in Asia.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Earth Resources Technology, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    -lunch break
    -leaving at the end of the day.
    -the days when management presence is less, so that you don't feel suffocated or lorded over for once.

    Cons

    -Awful compensation. To reference the review title, you can probably make more at McDonald's.
    -Management doesn't care, they will just replace you with someone else, even if that person is inexperienced and results in projects/budgets suffering.
    -Management doesn't have a clue how to treat people or manage projects.
    -Asked to work hours more than you are compensated for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees as something other than an avenue to your potential bonus. Most below you don't get bonuses, which is something you could address. And just treating people better in general, instead of like cattle.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cut-throat, profit-driven contractor cares nothing about employees

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Asheville, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Asheville, NC

    I have been working at Earth Resources Technology, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Probably they won't be around during the next contract bid period, if you can last that long.

    Cons

    1.5 yrs after taking over govt contract (I'd been there 7 years) they gave me an 18% non-performance-related pay cut to make more $ off my position.

    Profit is the bottom line. The message from management is, "If they don't like it, let the market do the talking." Seriously. Management said that on multiple occasions to supervisors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are probably right that relying on a 20% turnover rate increases profit. And it does not matter to you if people leave and you replace them with unqualified replacements. Aren't you smart? Too bad about the projects which are affected, not to mention the people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Kind of a joke

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    Former Employee - Staff Scientist II
    Former Employee - Staff Scientist II

    I worked at Earth Resources Technology, Inc. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - normally lots of work
    - great place to get networked with real companies
    - primarily hire from without

    Cons

    - fair to poor pay
    - non-existant growth opportunities within the company
    - primarily do not hire from within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating non-lifers like rented mules. The high turnover is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Responsibility for the companies failings is yours. It can't be subcontracted; you're the common denominator.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A body shop where the customer is always right and the employee is always wrong

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Earth Resources Technology, Inc. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Primary contract is onsite work with NOAA. That ensures an 8 hour workday, a schedule that matches the government, and it's convenient to the metro and buses. Some of the work is very interesting and there are opportunities for lateral moves across projects if you want a change.

    Cons

    The company doesn't stand up for its employees even when the customer may be out of line or just plain wrong. Quick to fire. Despite the contract not being personal services the company allows meet and greets that equal interviews. Task orders are won or lost strictly on price and the company grows (and shrinks) by winning work from other companies and absorbing their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treating people fairly doesn't really take much more effort than ignoring them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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