Tetra Tech

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Tetra Tech Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
144 Reviews
2.9
144 Reviews
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Tetra Tech Chairman, CEO, and COO Dan L. Batrack
Dan L. Batrack
64 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you work for a good company with good people, you will enjoy your job (in 8 reviews)

  • Amazing staff, helpful colleagues, and nice work/life balance (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Tetra Tech is essentially a holding company for a bunch of operating units (in 5 reviews)

  • It has also too many senior management and project managers who don't do anything (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good place to work - in 2009

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

    I have been working at Tetra Tech full-time

    Pros

    The company has a great benefit package, extremely generous time off plans (you start out getting 3 weeks a year) and over all a good culture with a lot of people in various offices that are people oriented.

    Cons

    Silo effect. Costantly mentioned in middle management. It's hard to get information from other divisions or offices if you don't personally know someone in one of those offices and if you're working on a proposal it's nearly impossible to know if someone in another office has the skills you need to get the work. It's too scattered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better ( yea i'm sure this is mentioned for 99% of companies but that's because it's important) amongst offices.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Work interesting; large variety of projects both commercial and government sectors.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Will Not Provide; Full Time in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Will Not Provide; Full Time in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Tetra Tech

    Pros

    Interesting variety of work, opportunity to learn new skills and collaborate with other professionals. Challenging environment and assignments

    Cons

    Top heavy management with little direction; staff other than engineering / scientists viewed as subhumans and expendable/no respect. Operating systems experience performance issues frequently. Impossible deadlines and short staffed. Billability takes precedence over every aspect of work. Difficult to work between various TT companies. Many cliques in this location add to mistrust, poor morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a plan for the future, communicate plan to employees and include how each employee can contribute to success. Treat all employees with respect no matter level of position. Eliminate cliques and the inner circle of those employees/managers who continuously reward only those who are part of the 'exclusive' groups.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Assessment of Tetra Tech

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

    I have been working at Tetra Tech full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible work environment in regards to personal life and schedule, good and friendly people. No one is micromanaged and fairly stable and consistent work environment

    Cons

    Little to no room for advancement. It is a job, not a Career. Wages are subpar; Lack of communication among the various departments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very good people

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

    I have been working at Tetra Tech full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities for those with good business sense and personality. Mid-level and higher employees are compensated well but probably average for the industry. People are nice with not that many egos to feed. Very interesting and challenging jobs to work on. Very smart individuals.

    Cons

    Publicly traded companies can be a bit different to work for. Greater emphasis on showing predictable and stable or growing financial results than with a private company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider promoting more women to higher management positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    The great people are fleeing

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

    I have been working at Tetra Tech full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, varied projects, name recognition

    Cons

    Company does not respect its employees time, utilization requirements are extreme

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Long-time employee have had a lot of great experiences and learned a lot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Administrative in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Tetra Tech full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company isn't bad to work for. Lot of good people there that are willing to help

    Cons

    Management not doing a very good job of communicating at this time.

    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good experience

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

    I have been working at Tetra Tech full-time

    Pros

    benefits, culture and nothing more actually

    Cons

    not very strategic..tactical in business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more strategic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Lackluster to say the least

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

    I have been working at Tetra Tech full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -There are some great technical and administrative staff at this company.
    -The schedule is flexible because senior management tends to come and go as they please.
    -You can borrow up to 40 hours of time off.

    Cons

    -This company acquires other companies mainly to inject their bottom line numbers.
    -The individual groups in the company focuses on too much administrative tasks that true work comes second.
    -Utilization is so over emphasized that it's tracked daily/weekly; time on overhead is highly scrutinized.
    -As a PM, expect to focus on paperwork as administrative staff is overworked or nonexistent.
    -Management changes their mind on processes as much as I change my shirt and sometimes they forget what they put in place.
    -Information is not transparent, it's kept among managers/senior managers.
    -Holiday pay is lumped with time-off and is accrued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Wake up! Change the culture of this company, it's stale.
    -You should value ALL the employees you have, many of these people are undervalued and asked to wear 10 hats without proper compensation.
    -Professional growth is slim, consider a transparent system where information is known and available.

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

    NIce place to visit but I wouldn't want to work there

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

    I worked at Tetra Tech

    Pros

    Excellent benefits including health insurance, life insurance, long term disability, dental insurance, life insurance, 401K ( only 2% match). Only 13 days leave, sick and vacation combined, for first 5 years.

    Cons

    Compensation was where they let you down. Average increase for my tenure was only 2.05%. You were also expected to "get the job done" but there was no overtime, nor comp time, since it was government contract work.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Blek

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

    I worked at Tetra Tech full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company vehicle provided for commute, entertaining office environment

    Cons

    Need to have thick skin to tolerate and enjoy the atmosphere, pay is subpar, etc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much to delve into

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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