Terracon

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LOW PAY - NO ROOM FOR ADVANCEMENT

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

It was a steady job

Cons

Office manager was never there, corporate was always a pain to deal with, always got a great review but never a promotion or raise.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

MIDWEST MANAGEMENT SUCKS! YOU WILL NEVER GET A RAISE OR PROMOTION...

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Terracon

  1.  

    Good starting point

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Environmental Scientist  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Senior Environmental Scientist in Las Vegas, NV

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow and learn. Great work environment.

    Cons

    Minimal opportunity for growth. Small raises. When you stop learning, it's time to find the next opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow your employees to be leaders, not minions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Solid Company for Long Term Professionals

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

    Pros

    Financially very sound (this was a major plus during the recesssion). That doesn't mean there weren't layoffs, it just means they were done appropriately to avoid everyone being afraid the doors might close.
    Generally great people to work with - strong work ethic, like to solve problems, pragmatic, honest.
    Company continues to adopt a more progressive and transparent culture as it evolves from a medium to large company.
    Employee-owned - everyone gets a piece of the benefits of ownership and decisions are focused on long-term goals, not just next quarter's earnings.
    Better than average benefits
    Recent emphasis and approach to employee safety and wellbeing is real and strongly supported by senior management.
    Although it's a big company, average office size is about 20 employees, so it generally feels like a small office environment (yet offers the resources of a large company). With over 130 offices across the country, many in rural environments, there are frequent oppotunities (not requirements) for relocation, if desired.

    Cons

    Client-imposed (and managment accepted) short schedules and inconsistent workloads can create a lot of stress and challenge on staffing.
    Office managers have a lot of autonomy, so while many are great, lack of accountability on how some run their offices allows for poor practices is some locatations.
    The nature of construction-related work brings with it an inconsistent and season workload that is not suitable for folks who need a consistent paycheck throughout the year or are not able to accomodate long hours when the work gets heavy.
    Career opportunities are good for tecnical posiitons, much less so for non-technical (e.g., admin, marketing, etc.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to work torward more transparency. Look for ways to try and even out the seasonal workload swings for technicians. Make sure senior managers are aware of how mid-level and office managers are running thier operations and consistently hold them accountable to established standards for everyone's benefit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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