Teradata Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Teradata President and Chief Executive Officer 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. Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Teradata

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good products, compensation, work and life balance

    Cons

    Difficult to move ahead or across divisions

    Advice to Management

    cultivate your employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    Decent company for what it is, but plenty of room for improvement

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Teradata full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very conservative company that is profitable overall. Some good challenges as they try to modernize their software and processes. Remember though that Teradata is an Analytics and Applications company and it is the Applications side that struggles a bit.

    Cons

    As with any job, it is as good as your manager and some are great and some have some learning curve. I always found it was difficult to find fulfilling work based on my experience. It is a big company, so lots of slowness abounds.

    Advice to Management

    You pay people a lot of money to do work for them, so trust them to do it and listen to their ideas. Evaluate each group and see what value they add to the overall company portfolio. Seems like some groups are charity for historical reasons.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Teradata full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best in class core technology. Virtual office work environment. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Political corporate environment full of "old timers" from NCR that look out for themselves. Eroding competitive advantage (Hadoop, SAP, others gaining ground). Below avg compensation in certain areas (NY, SF, etc..). Just laid off approx 100 sales staff in US as a desperate attempt to make 3rd quarterly numbers this year.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and look internally at your own legacy management for next layoff opportunity. You won't right the ship by throwing good, smarter, hard-working people overboard just to save your old buddies.


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  5. PreSales Solution Consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Teradata full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Have a lot of autonomy and work with smart, highly experienced people

    Cons

    Poor cross-functional team alignment and collaboration which is detrimental to getting thinks done. Lack of accountability with little measurement of results against objectives.

    Advice to Management

    Instill a "team for results" culture with an emphasis on knowledge sharing and collaboration. Be willing to fire people who don't behave in alignment with culture and values. Foster a growth mindset to grow people and performance.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Teradata

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    Former Employee - Director in Miamisburg, OH
    Former Employee - Director in Miamisburg, OH

    I worked at Teradata full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Data Analytics focused company. Great virtual work program. Global reach and impact.

    Cons

    Competing in a tough and rapidly changing industry under constant pressure from open source.

    Advice to Management

    Need to re-establish sustainable competitive differentiation.


  7. Sales Support

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    Current Employee - Sales Ops in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Ops in Dayton, OH

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, professional work environment, always something to do, global company, and company sponsored volunteer opportunities.

    Cons

    salary, lack of training/mentoring of new hires/roles

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any advice for management.


  8. Helpful (9)

    Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Was a great company to work for with still a best in class DW solution.

    Cons

    Leadership a bunch of old hardware sales guys that have missed the trends time and time again, constantly playing catch up when in effect that game is over (Big Data, SaaS, etc.), Surprised Wall Street hasn't pushed harder to get the old regime ousted long ago.

    Advice to Management

    Take your parachutes and leave, please...you are killing what's left of any value by hanging on.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Teradata (More than 3 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The employees are very friendly. They are very involved in community work. I've advanced twice in a 4 year time span, and I was sought up for both advancement opportunities. Word of mouth spreads quickly if you do good work.

    Cons

    The salaries are a bit disappointing. It seems that they have policies on what % increase they'll allow with each move up. However, I know that this policy isn't standard for everybody. HR will compare their salaries to the market standard and give themselves necessary increases to match that standard, however, they do not do that for any other departments.

    Advice to Management

    I started a new position within the company and I was given no transition, very little guidance, almost no training, and I had a very important company project thrown at me with no insight or help from management. It was a process I was completely unfamiliar with, and I was expected to just figure it out. I have yet to get any feedback on whether I'm doing well, or totally screwing everything up. This company only has annual reviews, so if you start a new job in January, you have no idea how you're doing until you've been on the job for a year. That gives you plenty of time to allow everything to go to crap because of the little feedback you get. Management continuously tells me that they'll schedule time with me to chat, but that's happened once. New employees should be reviewed quarterly and honest feedback should be given from both sides. Management should be a little more hands on; not to the point of micromanagement. But they should be able to at least offer guidance. I haven't seen any of it yet.


  10. Technical Lead

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Teradata as a contractor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Leveraged technology, large enterprise customers

    Cons

    Service delivery takes distant second place at this product-focused company


  11. Helpful (3)

    Slow-moving titan

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    Former Employee - Customer Order Specialist in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Order Specialist in Dayton, OH

    I worked at Teradata full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Security, easy office experience, not much challenge

    Cons

    Tough-love management, slow-moving processes, not much change

    Advice to Management

    Wise up and understand that you're going to lose out on employees if you don't invest time in their career goals. Millenials won't work the same way as the older generations, but you'll certainly need them to keep moving forward as a profitable company.



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