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"Christian" company, evil to the core

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Terenine

Pros

Some of the workers are pretty good. They talk like nice people, but every thing they do, every policy they have, is evil

Cons

Lots of evil. Seriously, did nobody notice that the moneychangers were the only peopl in the bible that Jesus actually got violent with? Every business practice I have seen is sleazy, right down to not allowing customers to print loan agreements, because "We don't want them to have a copy". Random drug testing. Lots of lip service to "we take care of our people", with no substance behind it. One manager got rid of a bunch of people because he "had to show that he was doing somthing".

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop being evil. Practice what you preach. If you are going to be evil, please stop pretending that you are nice; it really doesn't play well

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Upper Management killed a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at Terenine full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great community of middle and lower end employees
    Advanced technology

    Cons

    Use of Christian faith to entice employees to "feel good" about working for a payday loan company.
    Upper Management (at the time) basically ran everyone off who had a brain.
    Customer base was dwindling drastically.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Think long and hard before you work here - rebranding to Cloud-swell.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at Terenine full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Chattanooga is a great town. The pay was OK since they are forced to bring in out of towners who don't know better yet.

    Cons

    Strangest place I have ever worked. A culture built up of keeping your mouth shut and your head down, since things change so quickly you stay with a constant level of stress wondering what the hell is going on and what will I get yelled at for today that I had NO inkling about. LITERALLY had direction change between the time you received it and the time you got back upstairs to your desk. A VERY small handful of competent folks pick up the slack for a large group of very mediocre talent. Meetings are run very haphazardly, rarely are agenda's or meeting notes distributed, and many times so many ppl will be invited nothing will get done and no action items are assigned resulting in hours of much wasted time.

    Executive level management lacks vision and strategy with enough thought for lower level people to attempt to execute. When presented with scenarios that will be encountered in their ultra high level "strategy" you will get yelled at and dismissed summarily for trying to quantify and qualify said "strategy", not sure why there is a culture like this, other than Sr. Mgt will not push back against executive mgt in their monthly "Ops Review" meetings, and the two people in the Executive Mgt really do not have a technology background, but think they do.

    The place has very few real external customers, it only stays afloat because its primarily funded by the pay day loan empire, which a great deal of the structure and organization is designed around making it seem like all the "collaborative" companies are independent, but in fact are all one. In a normal industry these "collaboratives" would be depts within the same company, but in trying to mitigate regulatory and tax liability it's setup like nothing you ever seen elsewhere - makes for very difficult circumstances - the "collaborative" will want solutions around which T9/Cloudswell has NO expertise whatsoever, yet be expected to provide them and support them. This obviously doesn't work very well.

    They are upfront about the uber-Christian environment. Can't say you weren't told, but it's still embarrassing when you have visitors and they see the creationism non-sense. I'm not sure justifying your preying on low income American's with pay day loans by giving way a small percentage to foreign christian charities will pay your karma debt, but it's a private company and the owner can spend his money any way he wants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing I or anyone says will change this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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