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  • "The 'Senor Management' consists of the CEO, a former waterproofing 'expert' + former math major + former history major trying to sell themselves as a 'world class engineering firm'.(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    If you are up to the challenge you will be rewarded

    Jun 30, 2018 - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Terrific salary, benefits include holiday days off, 401-K with matching funds, profit sharing, bonus, Christmas bonus, lunches out of the office, Holiday party, Barbecue in summer...

    Cons

    It’s possible that frequent air travel will interfere with home life, and since its a billable-hours-firm there are pressures and long hours that go along with that. Many people say they had little or no training. Well, those folks needed a job so bad they made claims they really shouldn’t have.

    6 people found this review helpful
  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Many opportunities

    Jul 26, 2018 - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Brilliant CEO, Interesting work, opportunities galore, lots of cool tools and gadgets to use. Fantastic location.

    Cons

    Overly sensitive co-workers can be toxic. Also, you will be criticized in detail. Be prepared to listen to the advice, and practice humility. Then use your new information.

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    1 person found this review helpful
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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Gain experience, endure negativity

    Apr 20, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Trinity ERD gave me the chance for increasing responsibilty & advancement Pay, benefits, and profit-sharing were fairly good Staff bonded together (perhaps because of harsh management) Office location downtown was nice (before awful traffic in recent years!)

    Cons

    Unpleasant experience with managment No formal mentoring program or professional development: I (and others) were "winging it" fairly often

    2 people found this review helpful
  5. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Don’t be a sucker

    Mar 31, 2021 - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I guess if unemployment is your only option you might try this company

    Cons

    Upper management are legends in their own minds so be prepared to serve. If your male be prepared to be constantly reminded of your inadequate contributions and life failures

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    1 person found this review helpful
  6. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    The Most Difficult and Demeaning Job I've ever had in my life

    Sep 15, 2020 - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -There were some nice people to work with that weren't management -For having no previous background in construction, I was able to muscle my way through hard work which paid off for about 3 seconds...

    Cons

    -They lure employees in under the false premise that they will be supportive and accommodating all the while digging the grave to push you into about 6-8 months down the road -Unwilling and unaccommodating to those with disabilities -Demanding of abilities that certain employees were not qualified for i.e. asking administrative staff to complete technical reports for clients knowing those documents could be taken into deposition -Manipulating staff to do work outside of their capability with little to no instruction and then verbally abusing staff for not just knowing how to do the work -Disrespectful of personal boundaries -Pitting employees against each other to rat the other out, especially when an employee would take a sick day -Nepotism -Management was unwilling to take ownership for their own faults to clients and would ask employees to lie on their behalf -Management's willingness to guilt their employees with woes of hardship about how the company was doing -Management would berate, belittle, and bully employees to quit rather than fire them so they wouldn't have to pay unemployment

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    5 people found this review helpful
  7. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Soul Crushing Experience

    Dec 21, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Most staff were pleasant and helpful

    Cons

    Management creates a pressure cooker of blame and grinds any pleasantry out of long-term employees

    7 people found this review helpful
  8. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Toxic Environment, Incompetent Management, Chaos In A Pressure Cooker

    Mar 30, 2018 - Anonymous 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The lure of a slightly higher salary... until

    Cons

    The management cultivates a toxic fear based environment. In my opinion they are all arrogant narcissists. They "pretend" to be engineers, with a lot of letters behind their names, but frankly not one of them is qualified to be professional engineer. And what the letters actually stand for are useless. The "credentials" of the managers are a undergraduate math degree and the other a history degree,. Not one of them has any formal education in architecture or engineering. As a result any employee who questions or challenges their short-sighted, dogmatic (ignorant and authoritarian) opinions finds themselves on the receiving end of a tantrum and/or abuse. Read ALL of these reviews folks. Every single one is accurate. It's hilarious to read the "management's" damage control responses, that ALL of these employees posting comments here weren't "up to par"? Give me a break! That place is a circus. The "management" creates a life-raft survivor mentality. They empower certain employees to spy on you, ready to throw you under the bus at any moment. Forget training, or at a minimum , being given clear expectations of performance. You're thrown into the deep end without a float. There was absolutely NO professionalism, NO concern for clients, and NO respect for employees (who are treated like rubbish). NO standards or policies. There was absolutely NO competent management. The "Senor Management" consists of the CEO, a former waterproofing "expert" + former math major + former history major trying to sell themselves as a "world class engineering firm". They are Shills playing a Shell Game. They manage to fool their clients with the illusion. They call themselves a "world class engineering firm", however, I observed all the work either being outsourced or performed by a few short-lived employees who were the REAL professionals. If you were one of those professional employees, and showed any level of competence above the "management's" limited capabilities, you would be accosted with abuse and the tantrums. Next thing you know you'll been terminated and made bad and wrong "for no justifiable reason". It doesn't matter how strong your level of confidence and professionalism was going into this company. It will be a STRESSFUL, TOXIC, DEGRADING AND HUMILIATING EXPERIENCE. DON'T DO IT!

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    4 people found this review helpful
  9. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Poor emotional intelligence vs high technical expertise

    Jan 10, 2018 - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Office location - in the historic part of Seattle; walking distance to waterfront, to numerous lunch, and coffee places, to downtown; smart, respectful and intelligent coworkers.

    Cons

    Office location - parking is expensive! But the major drawback is the owner who despite his impressive technical knowledge is at a teenage level of emotional intelligence. Consequently, he treats people as inferior in everything, withholds project crucial information, does not communicate respectfully and is always ready to blame others for his own mistakes. In a small office of about 10 people, his immature behavior creates a toxic atmosphere of fear and uncertainty.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  10. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    This is Getting Hilarious

    Mar 23, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Free coffee, tea and water

    Cons

    I have to laugh at seeing yet another job opening come up for the EA position at Trinity ERD. No one survives at the hand of their CEO/Owner.

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    10 people found this review helpful
  11. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Admin Position

    May 19, 2016 - Administrative Assistant in Tacoma, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The pay was the higher end of salary range for my position, beautiful office in Pioneer Square, short walking distance to train station and really nice co-workers (none of whom that I worked with at the time are probably there anymore). This company has a niche position in building envelope design, development, and repair/correction field. CEO is a well respected subject matter expert with literally a world-wide reputation.

    Cons

    Prospect of being fired was a daily possibility. Senior management could be nice one minute and then turn on you and rip you to shreds verbally. Never happened to me but saw it happen and heard it going on during office hours. Saw a project manager rip into the IT dept head right in front of the CEO who just kept walking by this awful scene like no big deal. The IT guy later gave his two weeks notice. Office turn over was incredible, never seen anything like it in 30 years of working. I can't understand why senior management works this way and they are extremely aware of their behavior and how they are perceived by current and former employees.

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    11 people found this review helpful
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