TerraCycle Reviews

Updated July 6, 2014
Updated July 6, 2014
18 Reviews

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  1.  

    Fun working environment/culture, learned a lot

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    Former Employee - Operations and Logistics  in  Trenton, NJ
    Former Employee - Operations and Logistics in Trenton, NJ

    I worked at TerraCycle as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    As an early college internship, I learned a lot about waste management and business logistics. TC was very flexible with work hours/days. Fun work environment, smart energetic youthful people, nerf wars, robust intern community

    Cons

    Unpaid internships in 2011, some of the projects during my internship were busy-work or glorified manual labor... overall, I did learn a good bit and enjoyed my time at TC. I don't really think there was much room for employment.

    Recommends
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    Interesting, unique company to work for

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Trenton, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Trenton, NJ

    I worked at TerraCycle as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Unique, lively coworkers, people were all around 25-45 years old, casual dress code, upper management worked with everything

    Cons

    Unpaid internships made it seem like they were using desperate college kids for free to do the grunt work, everyone was rather busy with tons of tasks, short staffed in all departments, constantly expanding to different countries yet not the teams/personnel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the interns, hire the interns, Expand the team in the US branch before opening an office in a new country. The HQ should have the most.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  3.  

    A great company that has a bright future.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TerraCycle as an intern

    Pros

    People are incredibly nice and intelligent, culture is relaxed but fast paced, overall a really great experience

    Cons

    I was only an intern here, but it seemed like everyone worked long hours (or the people in my department at least).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should continue to do what they're doing. It seems like TerraCycle will go to amazing places.

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  5.  

    Innovative

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TerraCycle

    Pros

    Create environment, collaborative, sharp focus

    Cons

    Commuting is a slight challenge

    Approves of CEO
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    Operations Intern

    Current Employee - Business Development Associate  in  Trenton, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Development Associate in Trenton, NJ

    I have been working at TerraCycle as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The atmosphere is amazing and everyone is friendly. They also gave me the freedom to work on other projects. From the finance sector to the business development sector, they gave interns freedom.

    Cons

    They are too linient on interns. Spent a total of two weeks doing nothing. Supervisor would give me work that I would complete within hours.

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    Great

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    Current Employee - Social Media Intern  in  Trenton, NJ
    Current Employee - Social Media Intern in Trenton, NJ

    I have been working at TerraCycle as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great employees and growth opportunity

    Cons

    Unpaid and there are many interns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A great learning experience at an innovative company.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TerraCycle

    Pros

    Cool company culture and staff

    Cons

    No cons, a great experience.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Gain experience and real world look at how today's businesses work

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Trenton, NJ
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Trenton, NJ

    I have been working at TerraCycle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, great people, lots of knowledge and inspiration. You'll definitely learn how to work in a faced-paced and sometimes chaotic environment while delivering best in class projects.

    Cons

    Not much (any) training opportunities. So, if you do get promoted and need to learn there aren't too many practical resources. Also, some of senior management is pretty young and doesn't have the the years of perspective and experience to see the big picture of good management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get managers trained on how to manage people. A good employee doesn't necessarily know how to be a good manager and retain good people.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  10.  

    Great people

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    Former Employee - R&D Intern  in  Trenton, NJ
    Former Employee - R&D Intern in Trenton, NJ

    I worked at TerraCycle as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Supervisors are really nice, I have learned a lot during my internship

    Cons

    The internship is unpaid. And Trenton is not a safe place to hang around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a little bit more attention to R&D than marketing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    PR Intern

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    Former Employee - Public Relations Intern  in  Trenton, NJ
    Former Employee - Public Relations Intern in Trenton, NJ

    I worked at TerraCycle as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    They gave us real pitching experience, which is a huge plus for a public relations internship. I've had a ton of other internship experience, but now that I'm interviewing for full-time work, I reference this internship the most. The culture was fun and relaxed, and everyone was great to work with. Really good free lunches, too!

    Cons

    The internship was unpaid, but I think it was worth the experience anyway!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the hard work!

    Recommends
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