Tetra Tech Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Consider promoting more women to higher management positions.

  3. 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 a year)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, varied projects, name recognition

    Cons

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

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  5. 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)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    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.

  6. 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    benefits, culture and nothing more actually

    Cons

    not very strategic..tactical in business

    Advice to Management

    be more strategic

  7. 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 a year)

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

    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 Management

    -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.

  8. 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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Too much to delve into

  9. 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Challenging and diverse work - moderate pay

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

    I have been working at Tetra Tech full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The diversity of work and subject matter experts have been great for me in the past 7 years.

    Cons

    My career (and financial) growth has been slower than desired.

    Advice to Management

    Stay competitive on salaries with those employees that shine.

  11. Helpful (3)

    Middle management needs a direction

    • 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 (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    I learned a lot working at Tetra Tech and was able to enhance my skills. Those in my department were great to work with.

    Cons

    Middle mgmt makes everything 10 x's more difficult than it has to be and are more interested in pointing fingers and placing blame instead of fixing the problems. They also have the mentality that if they are harsh with the employees they'll get a better work product. Not so. Most of the people in my dept are afraid to talk to one another for fear they'll get in trouble.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with more respect. Problems are solved by working together, not by pointing fingers, If you treat people with respect and with a positive attitude, you'll get a better work product

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