Tetra Tech Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
135 Reviews
3.0
135 Reviews
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Tetra Tech Chairman, CEO, and COO Dan L. Batrack
Dan L. Batrack
60 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you work for a good company with good people, you will enjoy your job (in 7 reviews)

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


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

  • Vacation time could have been granted more liberally, as time of year (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great projects and employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Support Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Tretra Tech has some of the coolest projects and very intelligent employees. You are in charge of your own career and can go in many different directions, across the company, around the globe.

    Cons

    Finding the right connection can be a challenge is such a large company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Each office has it's own culture. My experience has been positive, but I would recommend that company values and vision be shared more often at the local level. It will help connect employees to the bigger picture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Supportive employer

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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 Tetra Tech full-time

    Pros

    Tt is very supportive in your career goals.

    Cons

    Is not the most competitive employer. Shareholders are more important than the employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize employees potential and reward them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Basic internship that had me involved in a whole range of Engineering aspects

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

    I worked at Tetra Tech part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    My advisors gave me all kinds of aspects to work on including actual field work

    Cons

    They struggled with keeping me busy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love the work environment

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

    I worked at Tetra Tech full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people who care about professionalism, excellence, and creating the best possible product and experience for the customer. No one is micromanaged. Communication is open and transparent. Collaboration and learning is encouraged.

    Cons

    I don't have much negative to say except that pay rates are below the market average. When I left this job, I registered with a placement agency who negotiated a fair salary with my next employer; it was like getting a 25% pay raise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    During my time, Tetratech was going through some growing pains with its administrative structure.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Developer  in  Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at Tetra Tech full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It has acquired some talented groups and continues to focus on interesting projects all over the US and increasingly the world.

    Cons

    Dealing with the central administration was always a headache for my team. I felt that it had grown too much too fast to efficiently process everyone's paperwork.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find more ways to streamline the administrative functions and free up project managers.

    Neutral Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Low pay, late payments for consultants

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Researcher
    Former Employee - Researcher

    I worked at Tetra Tech as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly, upbeat staff on projects

    Cons

    As a consultant 2012-2013, received almost all payments a few weeks after their stated 30-day turnaround. Pathetic. Stopped working for them in September when the late payments got out of hand. They also pay the lowest compared to other companies in this sector I work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a hold of your finances. You're losing good talent because of your reputation to pay late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tetra Tech

    Pros

    Hard working ethic, with strong commitment to clients and their goals

    Cons

    I do not thing I can say anything negative about the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The EPCM group was very young, unstructured, and struggling to get work into the office.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Golden, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO

    I worked at Tetra Tech full-time

    Pros

    Good people, strong camaraderie, good office work environment, good equipment, fair management.

    Cons

    Office administrative head overbearing/over-reaching in her power, work backlog thin, asked to take vacation when workload got light to save them from overhead costs, and top management, like most other large engineering consulting firms, are only looking at the next quarter, the stock price they can create, and the easiest way to boost their annual bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about the employees that bring you the money rather than use, abuse, give lip service, and dispose.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Compensation is less than competition

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

    I have been working at Tetra Tech full-time

    Pros

    Great people, Friendly work atmosphere

    Cons

    The salaries and yearly raises are very low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of opportunity

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

    I worked at Tetra Tech full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are lots of opportunities working for such a large company; it just takes initiative to seek and go after those opportunities.

    Cons

    In a company with more than 14,000 employees, it is easy to get lost in the sea of names executives deal with every day. Sometimes management focuses more on numbers instead of on who is making a difference in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice is to thoroughly think through changes and gain input from employees "down in the trenches" before implementing said changes.

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