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TETRA Technologies Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good for resume experience"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Spring, TX

    I worked at TETRA Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Office is nice; coworkers were nice to work with

    Cons

    Management is not great at communication; downturn in economy and market caused pay cuts.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Managed"

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    Former Employee - Manager in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TETRA Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employee comraderie
    That’s about it

    Cons

    Sr management totally disconnected from reality
    People not held accountable

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to employees, acknowledge the work they do. Many managers and VPs clueless of work requirements and disengaged
    Be smarter financially

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TETRA Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good meals while working.

    Cons

    Seasonal work, some old vessels. Lower than standard wages. Expect hours cut or to be laid off in winter.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Field Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TETRA Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Company truck, health insurance, fairly steady work

    Cons

    No incentives to go above and beyond. No structure for promotions, it is a bunch of buddy buddy. Higher ups are more interested in padding their pockets than they are taking care of employees. Pay is terrible and you get what you pay for.

    Advice to Management

    With subpar pay, at least develop your employees, quit waiting for grants to do training, if an employee asks for a course and it makes sense to his/her job then figure out a way to let them do it. Don't promise bonus' and then decide not to give them because times are tough.


  5. Helpful (8)

    "Be cautious and think twice before coming to this place!"

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    Current Employee - Manager in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TETRA Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good headquarters location in The Woodlands, TX. Good technology. Focus on HSE from top to bottom of the Corporation. Some very kind and knowledgeable people.

    Cons

    Absolutely zero loyalty here. Innovator's contributions are not recognized. There are bosses and underlings that form clicks and stab the middle managers in the back, so the underlings can take the middle manager's job. Unprofessional school-like atmosphere. The wrong technical people in power.

    Advice to Management

    Look closely at your management. They put on a show in front of the senior management but change when senior management is not around.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Ehhhhh"

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    Current Employee - Operator C Lead in El Dorado, AR
    Current Employee - Operator C Lead in El Dorado, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TETRA Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have amazing co-workers. We always have each other backs and mentally communicating everything we do. Family is the word.

    Cons

    Management is sub-par. Being too good of a worker gets you stuck in the position you started in. A joke is what I should say.

    Advice to Management

    Buck up


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TETRA Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people is about it. Oh, and good benefits as long as oil price is high

    Cons

    Cut throat, back stabbing, behind the back talking and many closed door discussions. Lack of training, leadership and poor business decisions with other companies. EXTREME micromanagement to the point that half your day consists of updates.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to lead! Learn to value your employees and make them feel as part of the company instead of just a number. Instead of letting your employees fail when they are unfamiliar with the work, coach them through the processes that are already established.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Run from this company"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TETRA Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some great people to work with, but the good ones are leaving and the work is stacking up on those who stay.

    Cons

    Horrible management within the Corporate Office. There is literally a VP with no one that reports to them, after being reassigned last year, yet workers are laid off. Projects are always run over budget and never on time, but the VP (that has no one reporting to them) gets praised and rewarded for those projects. HR does not work to correct complainants and you will be punished for taking complainants to them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good people by rewarding them and not your favorites. Stop punishing workers that have legitimate complainants.


  9. "Shared Services/IT Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TETRA Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, plenty of variation in tasks to prevent boredom, decent benefits package

    Cons

    Company thinks of employees as cogs rather than people. Decisions are made based on outdated information.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are your greatest asset. Treat them as such.


  10. "TETRA is positioned to survive this down cycle"

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    Current Employee - Plug & Abandonment Supervisor in Houma, LA
    Current Employee - Plug & Abandonment Supervisor in Houma, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits package. Generally a good work rotation (14/14 or 14/7). Most people left here have been with the division for 10+ years. If you work hard, apply yourself, show commitment and set attainable goals you can succeed here.

    Cons

    Not many. TETRA tends to hand on to bad apples a bit too long. Communication between the field personnel and management has lacked quite a bit since the down cycle of the industry has begun.

    Advice to Management

    Expand services. Cross-Train personnel into other TETRA Service Lines, this not only benefits the employees waiting to go to work, but also builds a stronger, more well-rounded employee base. Additionally, when one business segment is busy and one is slow, this will allow TETRA to use personnel already on payroll & not hire personnel for one department when another department is struggling.


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