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Tetra Tech Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Tetra Tech Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President Dan L. Batrack
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  1. "MyReview"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Environmental Engineer in Lafayette, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Environmental Engineer in Lafayette, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent support staff, good office location

    Cons

    Little scope long- term employment


  2. "Heavy equipment operator"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Ghent, KY
    Current Employee - Operations in Ghent, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive wages. Great insurance. Great safety programs all good team that cares for each an everyone of they're employees.

    Cons

    Long days, long hours work everyweekend. Work 13 days straight to get a day off. If you want to make good money and work alot of hours this the job to do so.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work and good communication between the employees and the client.

  3. "Part time Engineering Technician"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Golden, CO
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Golden, CO

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

    Pros

    People in the office are kind and it is a good team environment

    Cons

    corporate s hundreds of miles away difficult to communicate effectively


  4. "International Field Staff for Tetra Tech DPK"

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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 Tech full-time

    Pros

    Interesting experience abroad; good way to gain experience and propel my career forward.

    Cons

    1. They did not provide clear information on reimbursement for very large expenses. While traveling, at times I was expected to front $1,000 on my own credit card for hotels, only to be paid back a month later.
    2. Poor communication. It was only when I was having major problems in the field and felt like my life was threatened that the staff in California spoke with me and tried to help.
    3. They hire global staff, send them out, and rely on smaller contractors to do everything else. Lack of support.
    4. Payments were not a direct deposit; they had to send a check to my home in the USA, and a friend had to deposit them. This led to a great lag in my funds, and I often went two months without pay. They also messed up my payment once, and this really threatened my livelihood.
    5. Lack of awareness what is happening in the field. My boss was incompetent and a bully, but no one from the company would have known this, even if I reported it, because it would have been one word against another. Lack of checks and balances.

    Advice to Management

    Provide weekly check-ins with your global staff, even if you contracted them out. The last thing I want is to feel like I'm 10 steps removed from the people who hired me, and like I have no say in what happens in my work.
    Carefully hire bosses for the field and vet them fully. Just because someone is willing to live in an undesirable region, does not make them qualified, honest, or even good at their job.
    Get the money straightened out. I realize many companies think those who work in International Development come from money, but I am not volunteering - I'm working. I'm not working out of the goodness of my heart. I work for the same reasons you do.


  5. "Engineering Firm with Other Endeavors Too"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are strong. Publicly traded firm. Firm does good work for clients and worthwhile work.

    Cons

    Very segmented within the firm.


  6. "Scientist"

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

    Pros

    They seem to have a lot of money to throw around, and they are willing to give you ample time off when you want it.

    Cons

    Incredibly disorganized, zero training whatsoever, no SOPs, terrible (non-existant) safety culture, everyone seems stressed out and no one likes their job

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people and pay an entire team of people to organize your company


  7. "Senior Controls Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Controls Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Controls Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice people, competitive salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Not very organized and no job security

    Advice to Management

    Get more organized

  8. "Not the best"

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    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Environmental Scientist in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big projects, lots of 'potentials'

    Cons

    Potentials means over promise under deliver when it comes to your career.


  9. "Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Soft
    Current Employee - Soft
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company was a great start to my career coming straight out of school. Work could sometimes been mundane and repetitive but overall a great place for those who are in it for the long-haul.

    Cons

    Red tape from corporate IT was extremely frustrating at times and hindered productivity. Work could be mundane and disengaging at times

    Advice to Management

    Hire a marketing teams to attract and engage business


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is team-oriented and they all care about the company mission.

    Cons

    Sometimes there isn't enough work for everyone.


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