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Tetra Tech Reviews

Updated January 9, 2019
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Tetra Tech Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President Dan L. Batrack
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Pros
  • "Great work environment; like family" (in 26 reviews)

  • "Good working environment and a good work-life balance" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "The upper management is ran by some weasels" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Little to no acknowledgement and no incentive for staff doing good, hard work" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Entrepreneurial Culture and Walks the Talk"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible business acumen for most part. I see critical reviews below, but my experience has been the company is very supportive of its employees, provides an entrepreneurial culture which starts in the corporate offices down to most local offices. Compensation is driven by performance, not favoritism like some companies. If you are entrepreneurial and good at execution you can be very successful at Tetra Tech. It also respects people who want the 9-5 job, but compensation will reflect that.

    Cons

    if you have trouble in a fast paced entrepreneurial culture and like structure and the 9-5 M thru F job, this may not be the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Don't change a thing.


  2. "Well run international development department within the firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Resource Law Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Resource Law Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tetra Tech (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, stock purchase plan and support to employees in the field.

    Cons

    Lack of human resource integration across operational units (i.e. Coffey and TT).

    Advice to Management

    Should strive to hold onto high quality personnel.

  3. "Great colleagues, terrible management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Immediate colleagues and supervisors, great clients, opportunity to learn a lot in a short amount of time

    Cons

    Underpaid, unappreciated, manipulative, expectation of staff to work on own time

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what is being said in exit interviews


  4. "Good job"

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    Current Employee - Tech in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Tech in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good job good people friendly work involvement

    Cons

    Not enough hours. Have to go through to many people to get to the right person

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more one on one with employees


  5. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Tetra Tech full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large company so plenty of company benefits. Good benefits

    Cons

    Not much movement for non engineering positions. The "feel/culture" varies depending on the team or office you work for.


  6. "Disaster Recovery Positions"

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

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

    Pros

    -Colleagues were great.
    -Opportunity and experience assisting disaster recovery efforts is a plus.
    -Pay was good for younger (inexperienced) employees.

    Cons

    -Management was not at all experienced.
    -Those who were experienced weren't great at being communicating with staff. ---Though conjectural, speculation of misappropriations and HR issues from contractors and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management. Otherwise, use the hearts-and-minds approach to understand staff. Training staff of PA procurement process and oversight - per regulatory requirements.

    For any consolation, I left for better opportunities and of my own volition.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Yikes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are great, Professional work environment

    Cons

    Management and upper management strategies are baffling
    Poor communication

    Advice to Management

    I don't have an MBA or formal education in business management and yet even I know that if you want better performance from your employees, taking away incentives and replacing them with threats is possibly the worst move. Management's philosophy on productivity seems to be "until morale improves, the beatings will continue." The only production this increases is more of your employees looking to jump ship at the earliest opportunity.

  8. "Bad Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers were good and friendly

    Cons

    Management completely ignore you and even don't see you


  9. "Amazing people"

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

    I have been working at Tetra Tech full-time

    Pros

    Get to work with amazing people on high profile projects

    Cons

    Corporate structure can be confusing to navigate


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Standard Consulting Firm - Environmental Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist II
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist II
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall working here has been a pleasant experience. The workload is hefty, you stay fairly busy, and it is fast paced. I receive satisfaction from completing a project and the client is satisfied. Even though it is a big company, you still feel as though you play your integral part. Inter-office Management and lower level management seems well organized. Safety is taken seriously.

    Cons

    Upper level management makes it seem that chasing dollars is number one and helping the environment is second, but that is understandable with it being a large corporation. The vacation/sick/holiday combined bank is a little stingy and the retirement vesting period is also slightly stingy

    Advice to Management

    Being billable and making a profit is important, but so is the professional development and satisfaction of employees