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Current Employee - Office Manager in Fort Collins, CO
Current Employee - Office Manager in Fort Collins, CO

I have been working at Terracon full-time (More than 10 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Freedom when letting non-essential personnel go, competitive with similar firms, staff personnel treated appropriately most of the time.

Cons

Hired some people with issues as support personnel.

Advice to Management

You can and should compensate staff better then field personnel. Field personnel are (not to be rude, but it's true) expendable and shouldn't be compensated more then $12/hr. I'm not going to cut my bonus just to accommodate these people. The world needs ditch-diggers too.

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    Absolutely Disgusting!!!!!

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    Former Employee - Field Technician II in Wheat Ridge, CO
    Former Employee - Field Technician II in Wheat Ridge, CO

    I worked at Terracon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good private stock, made a small fortune. Great employees, mostly the Field Technicians. Got to learn how to paint the office. Got to call the Jim Rome Show with a company cellphone. Good 401(k) plans available.

    Cons

    Long work hours, and little respect for those who do the actual work. Top heavy management. Good Ol' boy network in full effect. Management is hypocritical, as they can't pass the Chauncy Test, but you will have to do so. Any questions regarding the Chauncy Test need to be directed to veteran technicians and to middle management department heads, as passing the Chauncy Test will be instrumental in your success as a technician. No room for advancement at all. Got old dealing with attorneys.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your attorneys. There are problems in the Wheat Ridge, Colorado office that revolve around middle management. Since the CEO of Terracon has been appraised of the issues in the Wheat Ridge office, then he is ultimately responsible, and has done a poor job in dealing with them. The CEO is aware of the personnel who are functionally illiterate in the Wheat Ridge office, and is also aware that they cannot pass the Chauncy Test. The fish rots from the head, and therefore since the problems with the Chauncy Test have been known for years, well, it has become a terrible place to work. One must pass the Chauncy Test in this industry. Enforce your Chauncy Test policies and make it known that middle management in the Wheat Ridge, Colorado office will have to pass this as well.


  2. Helpful (7)

    If you hate your family, friends, and social life. Then work at Terracon

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at Terracon full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not to many. Trucks were nice. Office was always air conditioned, coffee was readily available and always hot.

    Cons

    Long days, frequently worked 2am to 5pm or later. Long weeks, 70+ hours, including Saturday and Sundays. The department managers were a joke, only cared about their departments "charge ability". Pray that it doesn't rain, or you might as well pick up pennies in the parking lot to make a living. No room for advancement, "raises" were laughable. Columbia office was pathetic, watched 15 people get hired and quit within the course of a year.

    Advice to Management

    Go outside yourselves and work 2am to 5pm and then you can talk to others about working those type of hours.


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