Terracon Reviews

Updated Jan 23, 2021

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3.6
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Terracon President and CEO M. Gayle Packer
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Pros
  • "Great culture, good benefits and good compensation(in 33 reviews)

  • "The Raleigh office has a great team and work environment; it was easy for me to count on my other coworkers when I had a question or needed advice(in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours; low pay; terrible management(in 31 reviews)

  • "If you want to grown with the company you will work long hours(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Terracon full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly people, everyone meshes together well

    Cons

    Pay is light, could be a bit more organized overall at times

    Terracon Response

    January 20, 2021Western Regional Recruiting Manager

    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 Terracon. If you would like to share more about your experience, please contact us at corporate@terracon.com. We appreciate your outreach and the opportunity to respond to your concerns.

  2. "Good job"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Geotechnical Engineering Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Terracon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and decent pay. Opportunity to travel. Good training

    Cons

    Irregular hours and pay, long workdays and occasional weekend work.

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  3. "Decent Experience as Entry Level Worker"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician I in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Terracon full-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, company takes safety seriously. Overall like working here. If you are interested in studying part-time there are tuition benefits. Entry level positions are a good opportunity for people with no degree to learn a new field.

    Cons

    Entry level techs need to work overtime to make decent pay IMO, but this is in-line with any entry-level job that doesn't require higher education. There are usually extra hours available but available work hours may vary in the winter and this can be a con if you depend on more than 40 hrs/week.

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  4. "Not a bad job!"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Community Consruction Manager in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Terracon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good vacation time after a few years.

    Cons

    Lots of pressure to take your work home with you.

  5. "Good just if into a lot of manual labor"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Material Testing Technician in Freeport, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Terracon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay, employee owned, good management

    Cons

    Extreme hours, not so good data bases

  6. "Great People, Great Company!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Terracon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    kind people, good management, opportunities, interesting projects, great work-life balance

    Cons

    large company feel, work can be repetitive

  7. "Great Company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Materials Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Terracon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Staff is great and management is supportive of your career aspirations.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance. Expected to work on weekends often.

  8. "Solid company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Project Engineer 

    I worked at Terracon full-time

    Pros

    Solid come any with established presence in DFW

    Cons

    Challenging pay structure for junior employees

  9. "Beautiful place to work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Server 

    I worked at Terracon part-time

    Pros

    Money was really good, especially during holidays.

    Cons

    Hours fluctuate a lot during on season/off season

    Terracon Response

    January 20, 2021Western Regional Recruiting Manager

    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. If you would like to share more about your experience, please contact us at corporate@terracon.com. We appreciate your outreach and the opportunity to respond to your concerns.

  10. "Schedule was nowhere near steady"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Materials Technician in Lenexa, KS

    I worked at Terracon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    the job itself was great

    Cons

    pay was low schedule was all over the place - don't know when you're working till 5 - 7 p.m. the night before hours - it was mid summer and still didn't get 40 hours

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