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Terracon Reviews

Updated April 22, 2019
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Pros
  • "decent salary, good benefits, great life-work balance, friendly people" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Employee owned stable company that has been profitable even during the recession" (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work for low pay and get the blame for everyone else's screw up's (LAB MANAGER)" (in 22 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance is non-existent" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Terracon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, Medical, Dental, Life Insurance,

    Cons

    If you want to grown with the company you will work long hours

    Terracon Response

    Apr 18, 2019 – Human Resources Representative

    Thank you for your thoughts about the Terracon team! We strive to develop and enhance the corporate culture to make Terracon an employer of choice for all in our industry.


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Terracon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, PTO and great coworkers

    Cons

    Little room for advancement in the administrative side.

    Terracon Response

    Apr 18, 2019 – Human Resources Representative

    Thank you for your thoughts about the Terracon team! We strive to develop and enhance the corporate culture to make Terracon an employer of choice for all in our industry.

  3. "Did a lot more than just field work."

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    Current Employee - Field Scientist in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Field Scientist in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Terracon (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people. I learned a lot a Terracon but the most important thing was my worth and they did not compensate for that.

    Cons

    Efficiency is awful and the pay is subpar

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, don’t make a joke of someone needing to be compensated for their work.

    Terracon Response

    Apr 24, 2019 – Human Resources Representative

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Offering competitive pay, rewarding our employee-owners for their work, and fostering a supportive work environment is vital to the success of... More


  4. "Work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Terracon part-time

    Pros

    Benefits are great, work environment very professional and the company provides as much help needed in and out of the office.

    Cons

    Depending on location pay may not be appropriate based on the average salary of job title.

    Terracon Response

    Mar 20, 2019 – Human Resources Representative

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Offering competitive pay, rewarding our employee-owners for their work, and fostering a supportive work environment is vital to the success of... More


  5. "Good Benefits, Poor Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Pay is relatively low, limited support from management, company does not value its employees

    Terracon Response

    Apr 18, 2019 – Human Resources Representative

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Creating a work environment that fosters open and constructive communication is important to the success of our company. Our corporate culture... More


  6. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Terracon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They care about their employees. Want to see you grow and do better.

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours... nature of the business.

    Terracon Response

    Mar 20, 2019 – Human Resources Representative

    Great to hear that we are meeting employee expectations! Terracon's core values reflect our primary mission of providing value to our employees as well as our clients.


  7. "A good company"

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    Former Employee - Field Technician in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Field Technician in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Terracon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Terracon is extremely safety oriented and values training. They also had good company culture.

    Cons

    Construction Materials testing can be hard work but that isn’t on Terracon. Just the reality of the job.

    Terracon Response

    Mar 20, 2019 – Human Resources Representative

    Thank you for your thoughts about the Terracon team! We strive to develop and enhance the corporate culture to make Terracon an employer of choice for all in our industry.

  8. "great company"

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    Former Employee - Materials Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Materials Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at Terracon full-time

    Pros

    decent salary, good benefits, great life-work balance, friendly people

    Cons

    other companies offer better salary

    Terracon Response

    Mar 20, 2019 – Human Resources Representative

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Offering competitive pay, rewarding our employee-owners for their work, and fostering a supportive work environment is vital to the success of... More


  9. "Wear lots of hats"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Geologist
    Current Employee - Assistant Geologist

    I have been working at Terracon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Many different avenues can be take and lots of experience can be gained in many areas. Great entry level job

    Cons

    Overworked and pay is average

    Terracon Response

    Apr 18, 2019 – Human Resources Representative

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Creating a work environment that fosters open and constructive communication is important to the success of our company. If you would like to... More


  10. "Company has made great strides"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Terracon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Staff and management has been excellent to work with, have a very keen focus on strategic growth but rewarding those who seek opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Not many that I notice, pay is probably slightly lower than industry competitors, but profit sharing and stock options generally offset lower pay.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on employees and looking for higher end clients

    Terracon Response

    Mar 20, 2019 – Human Resources Representative

    Thank you for your thoughts about the Terracon team! We strive to develop and enhance the corporate culture to make Terracon an employer of choice for all in our industry.