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Trinity Consultants CEO John E Hofmann
John E Hofmann
36 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great company overall, opportunity to learn a lot(in 5 reviews)

  • "Great company no complaints to write(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Workload can lead to long hours but only getting paid for standard 8 hours/day(in 6 reviews)

  • "Office managers and office environment were terrible(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Meh"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work is ever-changing, and the opportunity to enter many types of facilities and learn about their processes keeps work interesting. There is a lot of opportunity to pave new paths, especially for self-starters who are looking to take on new types of projects and/or industries. Colleagues are very intelligent and are, generally, pleasant but not necessarily ones that you will want to hang out with on the... weekends. If you want to kick start your career in consulting, this is a great company to learn the process, including everything from proposal writing, to project execution, to invoicing and ensuring client satisfaction along the way.

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    Cons

    Every employee's experience can vary greatly, depending on the local industry and office management. If you are looking for a work-life balance or an environment where you need collaboration or social interaction, this is not the place for you. Trinity values hard, solo work and long, billable hours. The private equity investors continue to demand greater and greater profits, which strains office managers to put... pressure on lower-level consultants. The resulting profits are distributed only to upper-level management and rarely distributed to any low- or mid-level consultants (often after many hours of billable overtime). They continue to raise the metrics for promotion, making it more and more difficult to climb the ladder. The benefits are mediocre but not realized unless you are in it for the long term (6+ years). PTO is pitiful, counts against utilization, and is not increased until after five years of employment. The company is clearly male-dominated but appears to be trying to make strides to improve the opportunities for women.

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    Advice to Management

    Quit dragging your feet and take action to get rid of the bad eggs. They are ruining the company's reputation and dragging colleagues down along with them. Stop undervaluing your consultants and senior consultants and stop burning them out if you want them to stay for the long term.

    Trinity Consultants2019-03-19
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Tough Work"

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    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Entry-level employees do important work, are involved in products submitted to clients/regulatory agencies, and are valued for their input. More tenured employees do not keep their experience secret, and share their knowledge when asked. Stable industry, air regulations are over-complicated and impossible to navigate without help (intro Trinity Consultants!).

    Cons

    Not a lot of formal training (all on-the-job), which can make accomplishing work succesfully difficult. Performance is, on a company level (office managers are more understanding), is largely based on achieving 90% billable work, which (1) may not be up to you (no work that you are capable of, as an entry-level, (2) you can't ethically bill (entry-level, you require a lot of training, spend a lot of time spinning... wheels someimtes), (3) by the time you use the restroom on occasion and need time to respond to client/supervisor/peer emails, 90% is not feasible without 45-55 hours of actually work-time. If you are a hands-on kind of person, you will not enjoy air consulting, as you rarely (if ever) get to see the fruits of your labor. It's all kind of ethereal.

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    Advice to Management

    Air consulting is just such an ambiguous field that it's hard to have formal training (much of permitting is based on un-written experience and un-written precedent dependent on State, EPA Region, and Industry). However, more formal (non-webinar: actual sit-down learn for 2 days or something) training would be encouraging to entry-levels. And just to meet peers would be nice (entry-levels).

    Trinity Consultants2016-12-16
  3. "My experience at Trinity Consultants"

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    Current Employee - Environmental Consultant in Irvine, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Trinity Consultants full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Loved the variety of work, learned a lot about different industries, grew as a professional

    Cons

    Office managers and office environment were terrible

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage your employees better and how to keep them happy.

    Trinity Consultants2013-11-11
  4. "Lots of good, lots of bad"

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    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Trinity Consultants full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting, diverse projects Reasonable pay Clear promotion path Depending on location, flexible work hours

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive compared to other engineering jobs Entry level overtime is essentially nonexistent Small offices lead to inconsistent workload and office managers with far too little oversight Very high turnover with good reason

    Advice to Management

    Allow lower level employees to submit reviews of superiors during their annual review

    Trinity Consultants2013-07-19
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not as good as it appears to be!"

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     in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Trinity Consultants

    Pros

    Lots to learn in the beginning. The work is challenging, and makes you work competitively with your peers. Great place to start your career.

    Cons

    Promotions are like far-off land if you are working in the Chicago office! It takes longer for people to move up the ladder in this office compared to other Trinity offices. Hard work in not appreciated a bit. Overall I would not recommend anyone to work in this office. Management needs to change definitely if the office wants to retain good talent.

    Advice to Management

    Please consider Grade 56 consultants as humans as well (not machines), and promote the deserving candidates irrespective of the number of Grade 57 positions held in the office.

    Trinity Consultants2010-11-22
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