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Big company but not bad to work for.

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Former Employee - Engineering Technician
Former Employee - Engineering Technician

I worked at Terracon full-time for more than a year

Pros

Compensation and ability to move up

Cons

Long hours for lower level workers can be tough without thick skin, but they compensate you for the extra effort.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Great management

Recommends
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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    Current Employee - Secretarial Support
    Current Employee - Secretarial Support

    I have been working at Terracon

    Pros

    The work place is very friendly and easily able to get close to people you work with. Flexibility in being a seasonal worker. have a lot of companies they work with so they have the capability to have more work in the summer.

    Cons

    However i felt they have a few people who are not a good contribution who i think bring the company down but the management doesnt do anything about the lack of productivity. They lay off a lot of employees in the winter.

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    Employee-owned, well-run, and one of the largest geotechnical firms in the US.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Terracon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The corporate office is pushing a safety program that is starting to take hold. It is about the company showing concern for and caring about employees 24/7, not just while we are working. It's a welcome change, and is improving both morale and safety.

    Compared to the local competitors, the company did pretty well during the recession. We didn't get a raise every year but most people held onto their jobs.

    The company gives technology tools to technicians and drillers - laptops, smart phones, etc. They give small mid-year bonuses or raises to techs for passing certification tests. Company is willing to invest time and money in training and technology to out run the competition.

    Almost everyone gets a bonus in the fall. Pay is probably average for geotechnical/environmental engineering companies, benefits are better than average. Pretty good tuition reimbursement program.

    Cons

    The cons are similar to what you find at other consulting engineering firms: long workweeks because managers run offices understaffed; budget and schedule pressures on most projects; chargeability goals are difficult to hit; after awhile too many of the projects seem the same; and some clients have unreasonable expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote and hire more women into management positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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