Teradata Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
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Teradata President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Koehler
Mike Koehler
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Pros
  • Work/Life Balance - Every sales rep (in 42 reviews)

  • Good people and work environment (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of trust from senior management (in 10 reviews)

  • Limited growth opportunities in the core data base area (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Industry Leader, but has a few quirks like a strict chain of command culture

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Teradata full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have a fairly unique role at Teradata there are about 10 other people in the company that are my peers. In this role, I work remotely and have incredible flexibility with schedule. I get regular raises and decent bonuses even though those have dropped off the last few years since consulting and hardware industries have struggled.

    Cons

    Strict chain of command culture - makes it tough in my strategic role to get executive input. We have an intense governance policy for everything. Most of my job is working through these governing bodies. Takes a LONG time to get anything accomplished. We struggle with responding quickly as most big companies do. There is NO career path for me since I'm outside of consulting. I'm in a higher level role, but the most I could hope for would be a promotion in 5-10 years.


  2. Best company I have worked at

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Services Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Professional Services Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Teradata full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. They leave you to do the job

    Cons

    100% travel is a major problem

    Advice to Management

    Better allocation of resources in terms of geography


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    Gain Vast Industry Knowledge

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Teradata

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great to work with. They constantly offer assistance whether or not they stand to gain anything. The companies that you get to work with provide excellent experience in a varying array of fields.

    Cons

    The opportunity for advancement is limited. HR prevents large moves within the company, so your almost forced to look externally for a significant pay advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Create leadership development programs, allow for pay advancement to accompany title advancement, sales is important, but you should also reward the people that make the company what it is after the sale has taken place.



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