Teradata Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. It's ok.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Teradata

    Pros

    If you don't want any raises and want to be relaxed, then you are at the right place.

    Cons

    no annual raises, poor bonus, no benefits as compared to other IT companies.

  2. Teradata is a good solid company with great solutions & top tier talent.

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Teradata full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The ability to travel and be part of cutting edge analytic solutions.

    Cons

    The HR division is quite poor and does everything they can to deliver a poor compensation package to every employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in new innovative talent at the management level and begin to pay their salesforce at market value rates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Teradata full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great products, very smart people. Long tenure.

    Cons

    It is an administrative role more than sales. Feverish account plans, opportunity plans, call plans, and close plans before you ever speak to a prospect. They focus so much time on creating imaginary deals and supporting collateral for those imaginary deals that it is difficult to make time to see prospects. comp plan is terrible unless you have a major account like AT&T, JPM, COKE, Boeing, Target, etc. Everyone else starves. I calculated the time wasted on administration is about 40%. at times much higher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need fresh blood and ideas. There is so much work being done to support things that will never happen. Need new blood. IRON is not selling in the world of CLOUD. They are not moving fast enough to combat the change and what makes it worse is Mgmt does nothing except tell sales to do more of what did not work yesterday. No Marketing, no strategy, no direction = xerox, the fax machine, kodak...(fill in what ever other company or product that is now obsolete)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful

    not a good company for visa holders and engineers

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    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 a 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
  6. 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
  7. 3 people found this helpful

    Poor middle management with outdated technology... No future

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    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
  8. 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Non R&D employee

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    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Bad work environment

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    Former Employee - Professional Services Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Professional Services Consultant in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Teradata full-time (more than a 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    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

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