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Amazingly Flexible-- Terribly Boring

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Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Program Manager in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Teradata

Pros

Everyone works remotely, so the work is incredibly flexible! You work what ever hours you need, and this enables total flexibility for personal life management. It's incredible how flexible the environment is.

People are generally nice-- and have very long tenures. People are very loyal to the company.

Cons

Work is boring, people are committed to mediocre quality. Lots of time spent doing work that yields little or no benefit. I feel like I spend a lot of time doing busy work that means very little. Organization is also 100% sales driven, which limits its ability to be strategic or long range.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Enable strategic, industry specific approaches to market, and limit tactical approaches to going-to-market.

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    Lots of turnover, lots of disorganization

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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

    Pros

    Many people are very smart, helpful, have good ideas, and good intentions.

    Cons

    TD management does not understand the basics of the business, so they can't evaluate their employees. They don't trust the employees, don't show respect, treat people like children, scold for the slightest infraction of their myriad policies. They call us "associates", but there is no profit sharing. Leadership can't communicate effectively the goals, strategies, or upcoming events. There is very poor organization, poor morale, and no room to be creative. There are a lot of open reqs because so many people are leaving, even in this economy which is the worst since 1930's!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put people in charge who understand the technology and encourage employee progress. Emphasize clear goals and open communication. The temps in HR are not even conducting exit interviews on all the people who are resigning and taking jobs at other companies. You are letting a lot of talent walk out the door and more people are planning to leave due to the frustrating policies and processes. Don't just assume the RB group is all "very smart people". There are several people who know NOTHING and make life difficult for so many... Employees won't waste their time forever, hoping that Teradata will improve.

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

    Work Life Balance does not apply!

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    Current Employee - PS Partner  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - PS Partner in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Teradata

    Pros

    Intelligent and dedicate work force
    Incredible core database product
    Employee dedication despite management structire

    Cons

    Grind you to dust work mentality
    Senior Management still thinks like NCR in the 80's
    Confused Product management plan sponsors competitors over internal solutions
    Compensation lags the industry severely even though management tries to suggest it is in line
    Moral is sinking extremely fast in many areas
    Product Quality is no longer a top priority, stock price rules the day every day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ignore wall street and refocus on creating a top notch product across all applications. Create an integrated core offering that can deliver all aspects of a business and stop being the biggest opponent to your own applications. Either push them as the key to growth moving forward or spin them off and focus solely on Data Warehousing.

    Disapproves of CEO
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