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If you're a technician, come in, get your assignment and do it. Don't get any mud on the carpet. Save for winter because you will be laid off prior to Christmas.

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Interview somewhere else. I have 5 yrs NDT experience. Current CWI. State carded radiographer. And the list goes on. I've done a ton of industral welding inspection. Made a change and came to terracon. And all I look at is concrete and dirt! I absolutely hate it. And Terracon doesn't pay much. And out office has been dead with work.

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You would need to frame this in terms of "how many usable sick days do I have" because it will vary. At the end of the building season, you might have a few. In the spring, after holidays and weather days have reduced your chargeability to 86%, you will not be allowed to take days off (or you will be fired without notice, like I was). Try to have all your certifications done on your own time, because if you do it on company time, it will count against you. Frankly, Terracon's policies sound good at an interview but are inadequate compared to other engineering/consultant firms.

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Positive, as long as you're willing to be in the lowest percentile of compensation. Terracon may then hammer the existing employees at that location to take less.

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Yes, pre-employment physical and drug testing.

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The firm is relatively unknown on the West Coast, so I got a lot of "Terra Who?"

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You have to pass a math test, basic algebra problems. You take the test at the office. Then you interview with Project manager pretty laid back interview.

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I liked the diversity of projects I got the opportunity to work on. However, any degree aside from engineering at this company really impedes ones' opportunities.

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This is somewhat subjective and difficult to answer. If you like working lots of hours and not having a "work/life balance", you will probably be happy. If you have family, pursuits or hobbies outside of Terracon, then you will probably dislike Terracon.

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Call the department manager of your applied position.

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