Teradata

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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

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Freedom to be as creative as you are capable

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Good pay...bonus and other benefits...leading edge company on the forefront of BIG data and analytics. great opportunities for advancement. They also are very understanding and supportive of a great balance between work and life and do realize you have a family.

    Cons

    As with any large organization, politics, unfortunately, play a part in the company culture. For example, spinning off as our own corporate entity from NCR gave us an opportunity to fix some of the previous culture's broken processes. Instead of fixing them, we took them lock, stock, and barrel and will "fix them later". That's just a silly management decision and, of course, they still have not been fixed, three years later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN to your people. You tout them as experts, but don't listen when they suggest opportunities for organizational improvements

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    This dinosaur is heading for extinction

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

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

    Pros

    Years ago they used to make money

    Cons

    Addicted to hardware, the majority of the revenue is from it after marking it 1000% and well just look at hardware companies these days.
    No room for upward mobility.
    Company is old and running out of ideas. Always reactive to keep their few big customers happy.
    Most the people are very very old and do just enough to get by day to day.
    Loosing huge ground to the competition.
    No actual cloud vision at all just smoke and mirrors.
    ITS organization is the oldest, most out of date I've ever seen. See all the other reviews on the IT group, they are dead on.
    R&D is slow, hugely overburdened with the mountains of ridiculous formal processes. I mean how many times do you need to write a formal design document for a feature that should take no more than 100 lines of code.
    Understaffed all the time.
    Never willing to hear new ideas, even the CTO level is closed to any new ideas or concepts. Do not see the competition or recognize the changing industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Abandon ship...this is going the way of HP,Dell,and all the others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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