Tetra Tech Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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Tetra Tech Chairman, CEO, and COO Dan L. Batrack
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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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  1. A flexible and fun place

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Tetra Tech

    Pros

    Benefits, flexibility, friendly, employee centric

    Cons

    Slow growth - it's very hard to grow up the ladder

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Great company to work for. Great team of professionals.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tetra Tech

    Pros

    Friendly people. Great working environment.

    Cons

    Large company. Communication could problematic at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on communication across all levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. out of touch with employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tetra Tech

    Pros

    most of the employees are very nice to work with

    Cons

    100% Billability is there only concern.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Conglomerate of independent companies; infighting for the same opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Tetra Tech

    Pros

    If you can fight tooth and nail, you may make a decent salary, though still less than market value.

    Cons

    Ultimately, management is a colossal failure, ending a 10 year employment as an entire office is shut down and corporate has little concern for loyal employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps the CEO should be less focused on his $4.5 million compensation and more on the health of the offices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. TT/BAS

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    Current Employee - CAD Designer in Diamond Bar, CA
    Current Employee - CAD Designer in Diamond Bar, CA

    I have been working at Tetra Tech

    Pros

    many good benefits from being corporate, opportunities for growth using the corporation model.

    Cons

    but a lot more pressure meeting quotas being that my department heads are still in small private company mode and won't work with other offices to expand out area of business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn to use the new available resources to grow and have more opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful

    Disconnected conglomerate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tetra Tech

    Pros

    Most benefits were standard for any US corporation. The HQ campus in Pasadena is quite nice.

    Cons

    Tetra Tech is a conglomerate. As a result, there is not a sense of corporate pride or even comradery . The corporate office oversees administrative functions, but often does not have a vested interest in the mission of the individual operating companies, particularly those which are focused more so in the philanthropic arena and do not generate much revenue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Entry level civil engineer.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA

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

    Pros

    Solid, basic structural engineering work.

    Cons

    Somewhat rote. No opportunity for any creative expansion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explore alternative work patterns (e.g. telecommuting) and keep up with software tools / compute infrastructure.

  9. Ungrateful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tetra Tech

    Pros

    Laid back work enviroment.

    Cons

    Deceitful, backstabbing employees who make promises and then pull the rug out from under you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make promises that you can't keep.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Overall Good workplace

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tetra Tech

    Pros

    Everybody works as a team and always willing to help as long as you are willing to ask for it. Projects are very interesting.

    Cons

    Government clients can be quite demanding. Some personalities are a big overbearing but you will find that in all companies. Too many subdivisions within the company which makes work more complex that it needs to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training to your employees about the various government procedures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Fast-paced and great integration of entry-level employees

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Multiple projects, flexibility in interest and path, great work-life balance, good variety, fantastic people and humble mentors.

    Cons

    Disconnect among Tetra Tech operating units, lots of small offices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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