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Dave Carney

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    Positive

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chattanooga, TN

    ProsDon't let the other posts fool you. Terenine has been reorginizing to meet growth demands and quite frankly some of the staff had to go because of performance issues or just did not have the skills necessary to meet the changes that are occuring. It is a great work environment with a bright future as a company and for individuals that work there. Five years of experience with the company.

    ConsDon't expect to just ride the wave and have a 9-5 job.....growth demands are high and expectations are high. If you want to be on cruise control it won't work...expect to be challenged and held accountable

    Advice to Senior ManagementContiue to add the necessry staff to meet growth demands...it appears that is happening, but don't let up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Struggling company with potential

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chattanooga, TN

    ProsChattanooga is a beautiful and low cost place to live.
    Terenine has potential to be a major player in the market.
    There are some talented people working here.

    ConsInformation is not shared among the company, the rumor mill is how everything gets communicated.
    Management doesn't have a handle on anything and sends mixed messages throughout the organization and their own teams.
    Management believes that vision statements and loosely defined goals are the answer instead of getting their hands dirty and makings things work.
    Favoritism is a serious problem within the organization for both hiring and promotions. Make a buddy in management, kiss enough (you know what) and you will go far, until someone better comes along then they will get the glory.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a moment to listen to your employees. They are your most valuable resource and not children to be talked down too. Don't lash out when people criticize, but look in the mirror and fix the problem. Not everyone responds to being threatened.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chattanooga, TN

    ProsFantastic coworkers. Reasonable salary. Beautiful city and area to live. No shortage of interesting and varied work. Lots of room to advance. Nice hardware. Good immediate supervisor. Flexible environment.

    ConsSalary is not competitive within a 2-hr radius (Ok for Chattanooga though). Raises are puny. No bonuses. Can't retain top talent, turnover is impossibly high. A little uncomfortable with primary funding sources (can't discuss, either). Senior management has an attitude that they are doing employees a favor just to give them a job, and therefore employees owe them. Attempt to grab all employee's private IP (anything you do on your own time and equipment is owned by them unless you get an exemption in writing). Constant flux, management still hasn't figured out what they want the company's core competences to be. Hypocritical 'Christian' environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize and reward the value of your employees. Treat them like you want to be treated yourself. They aren't your slaves, that mentality needs to go.

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    avoid employment unless you are about to be homeless

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chattanooga, TN

    Prosgood place to make contacts

    ConsPOOR management
    no knowledge sharing
    basis of company income VERY questionable
    overworked
    no time off

    Advice to Senior Managementstart making employees your number 1 priority. the turnover rate has to be close to 75% in the last year. it is not tied to one specific person or thing, but a series of poor management decisions. the company is on the borderline of implosion and you guys walk around like there is no problem at all. your lack of focus on employees shows.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A bizarre experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAs others have said there are some fantastic people here still, even with the high turnover. Willing to pay ridiculous amounts of money to retain the employees that are left.

    ConsWhere to begin. Management is clearly the problem as others have stated. Along with the great people are some of the most obnoxious, deceitful and spiteful people you will ever meet. Some are managers, some are coworkers. If you come here for the money, be prepared for these folks to play dirty and throw you under the bus.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire every C level down, vp of anything. Hire some consultants to hire technology focused executives and start over. You've got the cash and the technology. Your management is the failure. I'm sure that.will happen

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    You can quit, but you can never leave

    Employee (Current Employee) Chattanooga, TN

    ProsSome fantastic co-workers. You will be challenged and have technical arguements that will sharpen you. Some of the best technology in this part of the country.

    ConsUnfortunately, none of the fantastic people are in management. We all wonder if they went on retreat and thought, "how can we be more evil?" Part of the answer is making employees sign ridiculous "company protection agreements" that basically keep any of us from getting a job if we were to leave. They have stabalized the workforce through fear of lawsuits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop being evil. Treat your employees how you'd like to be treated. Apply some of your Christian charity to your own people instead of beating them up. Rebrand yourself already and provide some actual leadership and direction instead of creating fear.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stay far, far away from this place.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros1. Due to the nature of what the company does there is some of the latest and greatest technology on the market.
    2. Free popcorn on Fridays!
    3. Spacious parking lot, but it is gravel so forget about keeping your vehicle clean :(
    4. Close to downtown so there are a lot of awesome restaurants and bars, heck there is a liquor store next door. You will need it working here.

    ConsWhere do I start...
    1. Senior management just doesn't get it, there has been almost 100% turnover and they still do the same old things. They lie to your face, they don't think twice about backstabbing, they offer no direction and leadership, they do nothing but collect a hefty pay check.
    2. The benefits are pathetic, you are better off finding insurance elsewhere.
    3. The salaries and raises are very unfair and center around favoritism.
    4. This place doesn't care about your personal life, you are expected to have your phone by your side every second of the day, forget to answer it once and you be reprimanded. Prepare to work insanely long hours with no compensation or bonus.
    5. This is the only company that you are congratulated when you turn your notice in.
    6. Morale is non-existent.
    7.Everyone is constantly monitored and management wants to control every aspect of your life.

    Trust me I can write a lot more, but for the sake of sanity the above are the major points.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease just leave so that perhaps someone qualified can take over and turn this place around.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Made good contacts, but it's not the place they claim it to be

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chattanooga, TN

    Pros1. It used to have lots of great people - good for networking - but many have since left.
    2. The owner claims to support a fairly decent cause.
    3. Salary is best in the area - if you've been hired since the last management change.

    ConsThe short story is that the management is completely incompetent. They have consistently been unable to provide direction; they do nothing meaningful to promote retention or raise morale; and titles are of no consequence.

    Benefits are pretty bad overall, morale is extremely low, and people who have been there 2 years+ probably haven't seen a raise during that time. Many of them are long overdue. The company instead burns them out and pays twice as much to relocate people and provide salaries to them. It's an interesting concept. And like everyone else has said, communication doesn't exist. At least meaningful communication doesn't exist.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company is on the wrong track and it is clearly a management issue. The best thing to do right now is listen to the suggestions being given from the people that still work at this place. There have been a number of things pointed out that could be fixed that continue to be broken. It may also help if you can see your own faults and stop pushing all of the blame on employees - specifically, ex-employees that can no longer defend themselves. It's childish and ridiculous.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very depressing with incredibly low morale

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chattanooga, TN

    ProsThere are a few good people still here that are worth meeting and connecting with.
    Due to the incredible loss of employees you can ask for any amount of money and they will pay it.

    ConsManagement refuses to accept that they continually make bad choices and let good people go. Everyone who has left has said to the highest echelons of leadership that they need to remove certain bad leaders which at this point has spread to most leadership positions. The only person in leadership that has been here longer than a year is the President. If you move here and accept the relocation bonus, because apparently we are unable to hire locally due to the bad timesfreepress articles, it is just not worth it. You regret the decision within a month by two you are finding ways to pay it back. Things have gotten so bad rumor has it we are contracting with technical companies to do the jobs we can't do since we have lost most of the staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake the time to accept that we are all looking and or waiting for other jobs. In the meantime perhaps stay back and let us do what work we can, all you are doing now is continually making things worse. Moving departments around just puts us under other bad leaders that cause confusion in who we report to and how we are to do our jobs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It had potential

    (Current Employee)

    ProsKnowledgeable technical staff that likes to teach
    Access to good technology
    Immaculate data centers
    Friendly co-workers
    Free coffee
    Exposure to technology that is more high tech than most in the region and for the size

    ConsHorrible communication, especially from senior management down
    Out right and open dishonesty from some in management positions
    Not enough staffing in technologist positions (because turn over is too high)
    Management likes to take credit and shift blame

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop shifting seats on a sinking ship and thinking that it will make it stay afloat

    There is over 30% turnover, at least acknowledge that there is a problem.

    Communicate, not talk, communicate. There is a difference. Talking is just making noise. Communication is doing it with actual thought and intent.

    Reign in the people that need to be reigned in...people should be able to disagree with someone that has the word "Director" in their title without being shouted down in a room full of their peers.

    Listen to your employees. Listening does not mean that you have to agree or make a change, but it does convey that you at least care

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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