Report: #970976

Complaint Review: Teter AE

  • Submitted: Sun, November 18, 2012
  • Updated: Sun, November 18, 2012
  • Reported By: Mike Allen Fan — Fresno California United States of America
  • Teter AE
    7535 N. Palm Avenue, Ste. 201
    Fresno, California
    United States of America

Teter AE Teter-totter, Glen Teter, Byron Dietrich, Jamie Hickman, Clay Davis, Robert Thornton, Bryan Glass, Justin Moreno, Scott Tunnell Architects Engineers Connected, Economic Savings Disconnected, Teter-totter, Unprofessional Behavior, Job Discrimination Against Long-Term Unemployed, Structural Stupidists Fresno, California

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Riddle me this, riddle me that! When is a company like a piece of playground equipment? When it's a Teter-totter! That's right, that company is Teter AE, with offices in Visalia, Fresno, & Bakersfield, all based in California.

They will post ads stating they are looking for structural engineers.  They will give you a phone interview. Then they will give you a personality test to take. You will go for an in-person interview.

You will get told that you will be invited for a second interview because they will tell you they have work. Then like a Teter-totter, they will suddenly claim they have no work. This is usually no problem when the firm has no work. But guess what, folks? When they get the work, they will deny you a second interview that they had promised you to begin with even though they told you that they wanted it.   Translation: gullibility appears to be a way of life for the Teter-totter. We believe the psychological test is being used to
make sure they get candidates that will drink the proverbial Kool-Aid, so to speak. Perhaps Teter-totter did because they were unemployed longer than six months. How ignorant Teter AE is of the employment environment we are in now. Even worse yet, Teter changed the job ad to request past work samples. Now why do you think they did this? It's real simple. Teter AE wants work samples so they can take details from them to use them on their jobs. For Teter AE, it's much cheaper to do this than to have their employees do the actual work. We wonder what their insurance carrier will think about this.   So typical! Teter-totter can't even obey their own rules and job ads! Besides, they are an unprofessional company based on their actions. When a company cancels interviews despite being told they are a good candidate, they are a bad company. They are a very unprofessional company, folks!

At Teter AE, they didn't invent job discrimination against the long-term unemployed and blacklist enablement, they just perpetrate it! Their hijinks have caught the attention of California State Senator Mike Allen. He's the author of a law banning discrimination against the long-term unemployed. What better way to get a law introduced and passed than to use the Structural Engineering community and

When it comes to reimbursement, they wanted all your gas receipts and mileage totals. Guess what, folks? They did not pay fully for it.  When it comes to mileage reimbursement, they pay below the IRS rate
of 55.5 cents per mile. One person received a check for $120 for his/her trip of 400 miles and $50 worth of gas. That means the mileage rate Teter pays is when the person contacted Mike Auchter about it, they received no return phone call. If personnel like Mike Auchter cannot explain something as simple as mileage reimbursement and how they came about it, how can they explain the design of a public school campus? The answer: they can't. We wouldn't be surprised if they couldn't do it right.

Teter is probably one of the dumber firms in the Central Valley and perhaps all of California. They failed to give a candidate a second interview they promised even though that candidate saved their clients $120 million during their career. Maybe this explains why the Taylor-Teter Group broke up. For most companies, this is a no-brain hire, even with 5 years of DSA experience. If you're the Teter-totter, it's a losing proposition because it seems like it would be better for the firm to ring up those hours on a project. If
Teter-totter can throw away $120 million in tax savings and tax breaks to hire the long-term unemployed, what makes clients think they can save money?

We have taken the liberty of alerting Teter's clients about this, including their contractors and owners. After all, if a project were costing them too much money, it would be prudent to let them know how
the Teter-totter hires employees, don't you think? Insurance companies will love getting copies of the emails as well.

Here's a list of projects they have worked on.

Bakersfield Blaze Ballpark
Stanislaus Culinary Arts Institute
Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Measure P Bonds
Visalia School District Bond Measure, 2012
Teneya ES Modernization
City of Fresno On-Call Contract

Ranchos Middle School, Madera, CA
McFarland High School Science/Classroom Addition
Selma High School Dining Facility
Selma High School Pool Facility
Reagan Elementary School, Kingsburg, CA
Orosi High School Modernization
Tehipite Middle School Modernization, Fresno, CA
McFarland USD Central Kitchen
Lemoore High School Event Center
Riverdale High School Site Improvements

William Jessup University Student Apartments, Rocklin, CA
William Jessup University Dining, Athletic, Music, Rocklin, CA
CSU Bakersfield Consulting Architect
UC Merced Garden Suites and Lakeview Dining
CSU Fresno Aquatics Center
CSU Fresno Water & Energy Technology Incubator Building
CSU Fresno Science II Building
Fresno City College Applied Tech Modernization

Kern County Employees Retirement Association, Bakersfield, CA
Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation, Fresno, CA
Scaled Composites, Mojave, CA
Aetna Fresno Modification
Kern Schools Federal credit Union, Bakersfield, CA
Buckman-Mitchell Insurance, Visalia, CA
Gregorio Office Complex, Bakersfield, CA
Gilmore, Wood, Vinnard & Magness Renovation, Fresno, CA

Tulare Public Library
Madera County Jail
Kings County Jail
DMV Telephone Service Center
Visalia Transit Facility
Visalia Fire Station and Training Center
Westlake Farms Composting Facility
Santa Fe Bridge, Visalia, CA

Yosemite National Park Solar Energy, El Portal, CA
USMC Child Care Center, Coleville, CA
USMC Mess Hall Renovation, Coleville, CA
USMC Fire Station Renovation, Coleville, CA
USMC Naval Operations Support Center, Alameda, CA
VAMC Outpatient Mental Health Building, Fresno, CA
USNPS Herrmann Hall 1st Floor, Monterey, CA

Paramount Citrus Facility, Delano, CA
Paramount Farms Pistachio Facility, Lost Hills, CA
Califia Farms / Sun Pacific Juice Facility, Bakersfield, CA
JG Boswell Processing Facility, Concoran, CA
Boral Brick Manufacturing Plant, Terre Haute, IN

Oxy Tenant Improvement, Bakersfield
Chevron Energy Center, Bakersfield
PG&E Bakersfield Renovation
Weatherford Corod Facility, Shafter, CA
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