TRC Companies

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TRC Companies Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
29 Reviews
2.7
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  1.  

    Could be Better, but trying

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TRC Companies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some good people in the company and they are trying, there are PM's that care and mangers. There is a pretty good work life balance and flexibility with your working time.

    Cons

    The downsides come with expectations vs. pay. They are just not competitive at all, especially with support staff. With most firms like this they take administrative staff for granted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink the approach that support staff are easily replaceable, they learn the ropes, make your technical staff spend less time on things like invoicing, etc and allow them to do the important things like actually billing hours so they can create revenue. It's short sided to be cheap on admin staff thinking hey are easy to replace. Experience and training is valuable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    It's a growing company

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

    I have been working at TRC Companies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You can leave near beach

    Cons

    Adjusting to corrections from company we work for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be interactive with employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall a good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Designer in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Electrical Designer in West Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at TRC Companies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a large company with a good HR policy. Pay and benefits never had any issues. The office culture is nice.

    Cons

    Lack of management talent. Offices open and close due to poor management. Yearly reviews and raises don't happen. Lack of career development due to unfocused office management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recruit senior office mangers who are committed to the locale and TRC.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fantastic Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer Intern in Franklin, MA
    Former Employee - Engineer Intern in Franklin, MA

    I worked at TRC Companies full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Walked in and asked if they need an intern, was hired as an Engineer Intern a month later.
    They notice talent when they see it.
    Interesting work.
    Good work, life balance.
    Provides opportunity to begin a career after school through relevant experience.
    Pay was just OK. To say no to a paid intern job as an engineering student would be foolish, however.

    Cons

    Boring at times when there was not enough work.
    Once went an entire week without doing any legitimate work.
    Not much training.
    Not challenging enough to convince me to return in the winter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A decent place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Augusta, ME
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Augusta, ME

    I have been working at TRC Companies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and some experienced engineers.

    Cons

    A corporate mentality. Manager's car little for others suggestions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Minimal engineering performed.

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

    I have been working at TRC Companies full-time

    Pros

    Great place to start for a first job.

    Cons

    After you have a year or two of experience, look for a company that offers more experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is OK.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Work there for two years and move on, good spring board company.

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

    I worked at TRC Companies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Large national presence. Plenty of exposure to electrical design. Co workers are wonderful. Able to discuss issues directly with middle management. Good benefits package. Supplied with more than ample resources and materials.

    Cons

    There is no communication between upper management and the rest of the employees, all information filters down through office managers and PC's. If you are young don't plan on being compensated even closely to what older, already once retired people make there. Huge discrepancies in work loads. Keep a lot of dead weight around just to bill the client. And the kicker is no formal career path laid out for the younger employees, the most intelligent and talented employees always leave after about a year or two.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the fat, way too many people work there that have no clue how to do their job. Also, quit just buying companies to increase the workforce, actually give the quality employees raises of value.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible middle management. No team values. Everyone for himself. Backstabbing is the norm.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TRC Companies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are some great people who work for TRC. Some of the HR people are top notch. These are the only things that brought me brought me above one star. I really loved working with some of the individuals here. Unfortunately, most of the best have been flushed out or have left for various reasons. The others just keep their heads down.

    Cons

    There is very much an "us versus them" culture in the company. For example , "it's the environmental people's fault, not infrastructure," and vice versa. A lot of inter-specialty hostility. No esprit de corps whatsoever. If you are not in the "in" clique, you have no chance of being a project manager, regardless of your experience. In fighting, back biting and backstabbing are the norm and certainly not discouraged by middle management. In fact, the office environment encourages these qualities. Upper management tends to be oblivious of this as well as day to day issues. To them it is all about utilization percentages. If you fall below 70% or so, for whatever reason, then it's bye bye to you (see back biting above). As a result, people would rather be completely overworked and behind schedule, with angry clients, than ask for help from other staff. If you work here, watch your back and befriend management and you'll do fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage teamwork. "Us" should be TRC, not Infrastructure or Remediation, etc. Encourage upward mobility to project/program management and discourage petty backstabbing. Take a close look at middle management who tend to micromanage and point fingers rather than take responsibility.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Ok place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part-time Hygienist in Windsor, CT
    Former Employee - Part-time Hygienist in Windsor, CT

    I worked at TRC Companies part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked part-time. Tought to get into the office to do necessary lab work with my other full-time commitment.

    Cons

    worked a few 2nd shift jobs where the construction site was sketchy. I would not have worked those sites alone on 2nd shift.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management sinking the ship

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

    I worked at TRC Companies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the employees are truly gifted individuals. Benefits package, while not exceptional, make this company tolerable in small doses. Great opportunity to see how management can tear down what the employees build up.

    Cons

    As has been stated in other reviews, the petty backstabbing and "us vs them" attitude is prevalent in most of the TRC offices. Management highly unethical, and more than willing to throw an employee if front of the train to make themselves look good. Corporate politics at its worst. Very cliquish, if you are lucky enough to be in the "right group", you may have a chance at advancement, training, or other promises made during the hiring process...if not, keep your head down and wait for the axe to fall.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example. Inspire loyalty instead of expecting it when you stab your own employees in the back. The employees are what make the company what it is, stop stepping on them to boost your own image or ego. Consider keeping promises. Remember that true respect is earned, so stop with the us vs. them mentality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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