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Solid Company for Long Term Professionals

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Manager
Current Employee - Senior Manager

I have been working at Terracon full-time

Pros

Financially very sound (this was a major plus during the recesssion). That doesn't mean there weren't layoffs, it just means they were done appropriately to avoid everyone being afraid the doors might close.
Generally great people to work with - strong work ethic, like to solve problems, pragmatic, honest.
Company continues to adopt a more progressive and transparent culture as it evolves from a medium to large company.
Employee-owned - everyone gets a piece of the benefits of ownership and decisions are focused on long-term goals, not just next quarter's earnings.
Better than average benefits
Recent emphasis and approach to employee safety and wellbeing is real and strongly supported by senior management.
Although it's a big company, average office size is about 20 employees, so it generally feels like a small office environment (yet offers the resources of a large company). With over 130 offices across the country, many in rural environments, there are frequent oppotunities (not requirements) for relocation, if desired.

Cons

Client-imposed (and managment accepted) short schedules and inconsistent workloads can create a lot of stress and challenge on staffing.
Office managers have a lot of autonomy, so while many are great, lack of accountability on how some run their offices allows for poor practices is some locatations.
The nature of construction-related work brings with it an inconsistent and season workload that is not suitable for folks who need a consistent paycheck throughout the year or are not able to accomodate long hours when the work gets heavy.
Career opportunities are good for tecnical posiitons, much less so for non-technical (e.g., admin, marketing, etc.)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to work torward more transparency. Look for ways to try and even out the seasonal workload swings for technicians. Make sure senior managers are aware of how mid-level and office managers are running thier operations and consistently hold them accountable to established standards for everyone's benefit.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Up and Down....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great if you are one of the "good ole" boys network

    Cons

    Long work hours for some, and not for all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent and fair to all employees...stop showing favoritism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, great benefits great pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Greenville, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Greenville, NC (US)

    I worked at Terracon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great salary, benefits and company perks. Interesting work that kept you busy all day.

    Cons

    Nothing company related. Some employees were difficult to work with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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