Field Survey Technician (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – August 27, 2018
Tons of overtime available. I worked mostly gas and oil. Plenty of travel. Never too far though. Management was great. Other office personal were very rigid and kind of nasty at times. Most people in office had no understanding of the amount of hours and physical demands. Worked in minus degree weather for extremely long hours, miles away from our vehicle or any kind of shelter. All in all Rettew is a great company and I would work there again. Just do your homework on what the position is.....
Freedom Loved the O/T
Pay could use some attention. Being in extreme elements
Geoscientist Intern (Former Employee) – North Canton, OH – May 17, 2018
I had an internship at a Rettew location. It was a fun place to work. Management was not overbearing, but they did challenge you to get the job done. Unfortunately, the consulting work has ups and downs. When I graduated they were not in a position to take on a full time geologist, so I went elsewhere.
Party Chief (Former Employee) – North Canton, OH – March 10, 2015
This is not a company I'd recommend working for. I knew it would be a rough go when I was offered much less money for a supervisory position over my previous job where I was not in a supervisory position, even though I had experience in the oil and gas industry. They wouldn't even meet me in the middle. I never had a flexible schedule, nor was I done anywhere near the same time every day. If there was no work for the day, you had to burn a vacation day or take an unpaid day off. There were days that I spent more time driving to and from jobs than actually doing work. I was constantly at the mercy of numerous project managers (5+). This is a very text and e-mail happy company. You can expect, as I got, e-mails at any time of the day or night. For a company that claims it has family values, there was no work-life balance. For them, it's all about the money. If there's an issue and you go up the chain of command, you can expect to do it numerous times as in my case, it seemed that nobody listened to my concerns the first time. Or the time after that. Or the time after that. We were constantly over our monthly goal and the only recognition we got was a "good job guys" in early morning meetings. There's a reason that 2 people left in my department before I did and one right after I did. I was able to learn more from the guys that I worked with and I enjoyed working with them. We all got along pretty well. But management and how the company is being run leaves a lot left to be desired.
Take home company truck
Terrible pay, terrible benefits, no work-life balance, more supervisors than Office Space
Geoscientist (Former Employee) – Canton, OH – April 4, 2014
Job tasks vary from day to day. Learned much about the natural gas processes in the utica shale play. Management in the canton, oh office was very good despite terrible management throughout the rest of the company. The co-workers seem to complain about day to day events there. But some are just not thankful for oppurtunity. The most enjoyable part driving home.
Healthcare, poor overall management, not loyal to thier employees
Great Supervisor and Co wokers locally, out of touch Company
Survey Technician (Former Employee) – Sayre, PA – August 16, 2013
Corporate culture is listed as a family style operation, however that's hardly the case. With more and more involvement with big energy the company couldn't seem to manage funding and everything was always a big secret.
We were forced to develop and accept an almost wartime like thought mode where everything was always last second, and crisis. You will always be expected to work several grades above your title and pay for free.
When complaints were made, you were asked to leave. Dissension was not tolerated.
Worked with great gear and great people locally
Corporate culture was unrealistic and out of touch
CAD Operator- Draw (Current Employee) – Mechanicsburg, PA – October 7, 2012
I learned more here then i did at school. Alot of postive stuff to say about this job. The best part of the day was when i would complete a project. The hardest part of the day would be when i didnt complete a project.
Engineer (Former Employee) – Lancaster, PA – August 27, 2012
A typical day at RETTEW involved lots of coordination between offices, office chit chat and many days of long tough work. I learned a lot about the gas industry and improved my skills at speaking with vendors, contractors and clients.
My coworkers where always there to provide help and assistance when I asked, I had a great group of people as mentors. Management often felt distant and the only times I really interacted with them was for project reviews.