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Tetra Tech Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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Tetra Tech Chairman, CEO, and COO Dan L. Batrack
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Pros
  • Great communication and work environment (in 19 reviews)

  • Good working environment and a good work-life balance (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management focuses on increasing contract value, not quality of deliverables (in 10 reviews)

  • lack of cohesive operating units (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyed my experience at Tt."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Environmental Scientist in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tetra Tech full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of backlog and a variety of work projects available to employees.
    Most managers have been with Tt for the long term.
    Respected company by peer companies.
    Flexibility in work location.

    Cons

    Pressure from headquarters in CA.
    Acquisitions hard to digest within overall company.
    Many contracts are federal government based so you are dependent on politics for work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the feel of the company as local as possible.


  2. "Administrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Maitland, FL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Maitland, FL

    I worked at Tetra Tech full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    During hurricane matthew, hours were crazy and workload was non stop. Great place to work and the people are very welcoming.

    Cons

    Work can become very repetitious and not much of a challenge.


  3. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse capabilities, responsible corporate management, flexibility of schedule.

    Cons

    Competition between operating units limits business development opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    More aggressively merge operating units into one Tetra Tech.


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  5. "Employment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tetra Tech full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large firm capabilities but provide an entrepreneurial approach that allows employees to pursue different projects. It also allows employees that perform, the opportunity to advance.

    Cons

    Coordination across 16,000 can be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of new opportunities and skill sets.


  6. "Engineering Intern - Water Resources"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tetra Tech (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly office environment. Lucky enough to get a nice supervisor who was extremely flexible with my hours and gave me time off when I needed it even though I was just an intern.

    Cons

    Eerily quiet office but it is to be expected of an engineering firm I suppose.


  7. "Tetra Tech Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GIS Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - GIS Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provides all different types of job opportunities, wide array of fields and work available. Large company, lots of resources.

    Cons

    A little on the cheap side when it comes to compensation. Difficult to advance and increase salary initially, may get better with time, but have only been here a few years.


  8. "Field debris monitor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fernandina Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fernandina Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tetra Tech full-time

    Pros

    The managers really wk with u and help u learn to do different jobs

    Cons

    Always live up to the things u tell the employees do change at the end

    Advice to Management

    Be loyal to employees that do a good job and have good wk ethic


  9. "Good Work and Good People"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment and a good work-life balance. Lots of work and different opportunities to work on projects.

    Cons

    Could have more direct communication with the corporate office.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Has it's good and bad points"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative/Project Assistant III in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative/Project Assistant III in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff. Good working environment.

    Cons

    Some staff think to highly of themselves. No training for positions.

    Advice to Management

    Learn what your staff is doing to be able to assist when questions come up


  11. Helpful (1)

    "has some great opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant IV in Astoria, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant IV in Astoria, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tetra Tech (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great employees and a team atmosphere

    Cons

    at some points there were some communication problems between head office and the east cost location.


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