Poor management with a lead from the rear and not the front mentality
Logistics Technician (Former Employee) – Huntsville AL – May 9, 2014
The job duties I had to perform on a daily basis were absolutely the most enjoyable part of the day. I have no gripes or complaints about my job functions. In fact the duties performed were easy and not back breaking. But the leadership or the lack thereof, made coming to work an absolute horror story. From the first line supervisor to the end result boss, made it very hard to make it through a normal work day. A bunch of bullies with a good ol boy mentality. If you're in the good old boy club, then you're in for life. These managers are jokes and couldn't manage a one horse race. From bullying tactics to plain old harassment is how they (management) keep the workers from reporting them. When the management screws up, and it is often, they always most assuredly tell the government, that we are contracted to; that it is the workers mistake. Which in some cases I understand it is the workers fault in some situations. But a great leader will always take accountability for their subordinates.
work duties in my case were as expected going in the field.
Finance and Admin Manager (Current Employee) – Addis Ababa – May 18, 2016
I learned to work with multilingual staff. I learned a lot for expat staff. The hardest part is I am working with Home Office at US with different time zone. So, should communicate with them at their convenient time. I work up to 10 pm in office.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Pasadena, CA – March 30, 2016
Only one to advance is same nationality. Salary does not compensate for the workload and long hours of work including some holidays. Management takes all the credit while the rest do most of the tedious tasks. Unorganized and need restructuring. HR is slow in response especially lots of mistakes from payroll recently. Payroll Supervisor was a pain to deal with and very arrogant. Job descriptions are in low key compared to what is expected and given on the job. Worked on a project onsite and you are expected yesterday when you are just in time.
Cable Splicer (Former Employee) – Yuba City, CA – February 8, 2016
I was told that I was going to begin work in two weeks, after the interview. So I filled out the new hire packet, and waited. During that time I turned down another job that I was going after. After the two weeks were up I went in to see about a drug test and I found out that they decided to go another direction. I have been looking for a job for two months already and since they didn't have the ability to tell me that I didn't fit into the category they wanted, I lost both jobs. If you decide to take a job here make sure to get it in writing. The company doesn't seem to be organized.
Monitor (Current Employee) – CA – February 1, 2016
overall a great job to have if you enjoy working outdoors. job security is not what i would call a part time position with this company but the people are all amazing and it gives you a little inside into everything that goes into helping others who have lost it all.
Construction Manager (Former Employee) – Richland, WA – December 24, 2015
Work was overseas requiring long periods of separation, with little contact with peers. Cultural differences between US and work country, usually very real hazards and danger risk. Compensation was not consummate with the overall risk
Dedicated and fun co-workers, flexible work hours, good projects and clients
Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – October 23, 2015
Very diverse projects with dedicated and talented co-workers. I learned something new every day even after 20+ years. Hardest part of the job was the constant pressure to remain billable. Most enjoyable part of the job was being able to solve problems for our clients, especially with the help of good co-workers.
Finance Specialist (Former Employee) – Arlington, VA – September 28, 2015
Previous company was acquired by Tetra Tech. Left for another opportunity after about a year, in which we basically operated as we did before TT so not totally sure of operations after full transition.