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Teradata Reviews

Updated November 27, 2014
Updated November 27, 2014
337 Reviews
3.5
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The people are extremely nice and I've not had any issues with work-life balance (in 42 reviews)

  • Wonderful corporate work environment (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • No career path, the inner circle of senior management always look after themselves (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    not a good company for visa holders and engineers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Teradata full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I never had a problem with Work and life Balance, No one is looking over your shoulder everyday.
    People are nice.
    Relaxed Environment.

    Cons

    Compensation is not competitive at all, SE gets 80-85K in SD. Very little bonus/raise for last two years (last year was about 1k ). Company is not meeting its expectations for last two years.

    Need better annual pay raise. Flat hierarchy and very little chance for internal promotion. A lot of people are dissatisfied with their pay and trying to make switch.

    People who works on visa's like H1B , They have to be in office from 9-5, They cannot work from home( if you want to work from home then you have to ask for it to the upper management with an explanation why you need it. This is sometimes good that you don't bring work to home. However I know some people who comes to office 2-3 days per week and the rest they work from home.)
    Policies for visa holder and locals is very different and that is not fair.
    No vacation adjustments at all ( You can go and visit family in different country maximum 2 weeks thats all and all your vacations are gone. (You cant even save these vacation because there is a max limit 10 vacations and 3 floating vacations).
    Learning curve is minimum 1 year. Every new hire struggles to make thing work for few months.
    No team building sessions. Seems like everyone is working separately.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging situation

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Teradata full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment. Six floating personal days. Some very smart co-workers. Good environment for people who deal well with ambiguity.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities in the core data base area. Applications group has best growth prospects. Good strategy for advancement is to job hop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integrate acquisitions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Poor middle management with outdated technology... No future

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professional Services Senior Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Professional Services Senior Consultant in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Teradata full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Brand Recognition with some big clients but new client base is limiting.
    Pay and benefits decent depending on group and who is your "daddy"

    Cons

    Can't compete with newer technologies
    Poor acquisitions and little insight in future technologies by decision makers
    Good ol' boys clubs
    Limited growth opportunities
    Facing current challenges and don't think they will make it though

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to emerging technologies that will disrupt you in the next few years and look to incorporate or bring some of those technologies in-house.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Software engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Teradata full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good product. Flex hour. Good for older employees. But recently have seen 2 early retirement push to get rid of old employees.

    Cons

    For the software engineering division, Teradata Labs, management thinks very lowly of you if you are not on the top 10 percent of people they have to keep. Their mind is stuck in the last century. Does not reward people for creativity, but very quick at punishing if you commit slightest mistakes. Pay is 20-30% below industry. Merit increase is 1.5% a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and see how Silicone Valley treats tech people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Non R&D employee

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    Stability, longevity -- there are a number of employees with over 20 years of tenure.

    Data warehouse and analytic products

    Cons

    Lack of vision; politics; difficulty in awarding promotions to team members; there is a focus on the lowest cost option for internal systems rather than considering impact on worker productivity; work space is cramped and dark

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inspire the troops, don't hide in your office; stop letting your sales regions run the company; invest in growth; Lead

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professional Services Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Professional Services Consultant in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Teradata full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great training program
    Smart, Driven, Hard-working co-workers
    Opportunities to learn new technologies

    Cons

    Project timelines beyond unrealistic
    No support from client management teams when things go awry
    Project manager capped billable hours regardless of how much work was done
    Unnecessary travel required all the time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good working Environment but low pay. Must reward high achievers to keep them.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Teradata full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Top heavy, great place to work on you later years

    Cons

    Low Pay, extremely hard to get promoted. Small annual salary adjustments. Raises to one individual must be offset by other team members' merit increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need new blood, promote people whithin.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Old fashioned and old ideology.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Better than most other employers for compensation for experienced professionals.

    Cons

    Not a good place to start your career; Old fashioned; Very political; Lack innovation and creativity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get younger!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales teams conflict with solution delivery

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PS Partner in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - PS Partner in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Teradata full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some good technology, they're in a good space and leveraging their strengths in a very competitve arena.

    Cons

    Very "box" centric, not solution centric. They always seem in a rush to close a big deal focused around the product, but not as focused on defining the overall solution to be delivered in conjunction with services. Services often takes a back seat to the sales team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rein in the cowboys.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Lackluster

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Very smart people there, always evolving, lots of whitespace to work in

    Cons

    IT dept one of the worst I've ever experienced! Their entire group in Miamisburg is out of the 70s, using out-dated technology and completely failing at their job. Their IT dept throws away millions in buying solutions which end up not working and that costs bonuses for the rest of us. Company lacks any real direction anymore. Addicted to high margin hardware sales. Ignorant of the cloud. Unable to accurately sell their product. Anti-open source mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the IT dept loose and start over. Spend some time looking at emerging technologies. Get away from hardware sales (take notice of HP and Dell).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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