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Teradata Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
347 Reviews
3.5
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Teradata President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Koehler
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The people are extremely nice and I've not had any issues with work-life balance (in 42 reviews)

  • Wonderful corporate work environment (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • No career path, the inner circle of senior management always look after themselves (in 10 reviews)

  • Limited growth opportunities in the core data base area (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Pleasure to be in this company and also offers good compensation package.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Teradata

    Pros

    Fun, Technically inclined company, Cool people, good salary

    Cons

    Company is located at BGC Taguig

  2.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Great at what we do! No true, objective competitor in analytic data warehouse space.

    Cons

    Poor pay & old school, brow beating sales management (at least in my vertical)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in training & team building for virtual employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Teradata full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great products, very smart people. Long tenure.

    Cons

    It is an administrative role more than sales. Feverish account plans, opportunity plans, call plans, and close plans before you ever speak to a prospect. They focus so much time on creating imaginary deals and supporting collateral for those imaginary deals that it is difficult to make time to see prospects. comp plan is terrible unless you have a major account like AT&T, JPM, COKE, Boeing, Target, etc. Everyone else starves. I calculated the time wasted on administration is about 40%. at times much higher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need fresh blood and ideas. There is so much work being done to support things that will never happen. Need new blood. IRON is not selling in the world of CLOUD. They are not moving fast enough to combat the change and what makes it worse is Mgmt does nothing except tell sales to do more of what did not work yesterday. No Marketing, no strategy, no direction = xerox, the fax machine, kodak...(fill in what ever other company or product that is now obsolete)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Teradata

    Pros

    well equipped office environment and training

    Cons

    sales led company, often too stressed

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company culture, seasoned management, loyal customers and place to grow & round out your skils ..

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A company that truly recognizes A+ players. Great way to find mentors and grow. The biggest plus is the Fortune customers are loyal to Teradata for their support/services and in general the utility of the product. That's the environment that's generally hard to get with other competitors. The leadership strives hard to keep up with the change in the market place as they still a bit old school in thinking (Can't blame the company - it's been around for so many years and also successful - why do you need to change ?)

    Cons

    Teradata has trouble keeping top performers who generally move to startups because they get bored because of limited engagement with employees. On the positive side, it can also empower the top performers because there is a lot of space to grow as company does not discourage creativiity ! The top minds who are willing to stay back can have a great time at work even though the pay many not be super competitive compared to other companies in this space.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Having worked as a contractor at Teradata in Rancho Bernardo, CA. I can say it is a great place with great people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Workstation Support in Rancho Bernardo, CA
    Former Employee - Workstation Support in Rancho Bernardo, CA

    I worked at Teradata as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Teradata has a very unique training style. It can be a bit confusing until you understand how they role. The people are nice and they seem more like a family than co-workers. It has a very laid back atmosphere yet can be very busy. Nobody appears stressed out or in a hurry.

    Cons

    Back to the "unique" training style, I can see how it could work. However, if your sent to do a job and have wrenches thrown in, it can mess you up. You have to at least know to look out for them (in my humble opinion at least).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a great team that really cares about their work. This is unusual for the typical enterprise employee. Keep up the good work ...and maybe reconsider training techniques a little.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Looking for yes-men and prize micromanagement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    The employees (non-management) are fun, engaging, hard working, and very dedicated to their task list.
    The company has a nice break room.

    Cons

    They do not provide adequate work stations and expect you to bring your own gear if you want to do your job well.
    The management team prizes micromanagement and requires their involvement for trivial decisions, such as when to use an if statement vs a switch statement.
    The management team is looking for yes-men to not question anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be tolerant to micromanagement and do not look for yes-men.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    not a good company for visa holders and engineers

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    I never had a problem with Work and life Balance, No one is looking over your shoulder everyday.
    People are nice.
    Relaxed Environment.

    Cons

    Compensation is not competitive at all, SE gets 80-85K in SD. Very little bonus/raise for last two years (last year was about 1k ). Company is not meeting its expectations for last two years.

    Need better annual pay raise. Flat hierarchy and very little chance for internal promotion. A lot of people are dissatisfied with their pay and trying to make switch.

    People who works on visa's like H1B , They have to be in office from 9-5, They cannot work from home( if you want to work from home then you have to ask for it to the upper management with an explanation why you need it. This is sometimes good that you don't bring work to home. However I know some people who comes to office 2-3 days per week and the rest they work from home.)
    Policies for visa holder and locals is very different and that is not fair.
    No vacation adjustments at all ( You can go and visit family in different country maximum 2 weeks thats all and all your vacations are gone. (You cant even save these vacation because there is a max limit 10 vacations and 3 floating vacations).
    Learning curve is minimum 1 year. Every new hire struggles to make thing work for few months.
    No team building sessions. Seems like everyone is working separately.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very stable company, but difficult to realize your income potential. Limited opportunities for professional growth.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at Teradata full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly, team oriented culture - you feel as though you are part of a big family. Many long-time employees. High quality products and services and best reference customers in the business. Excellent reference on your resume.

    Cons

    Sales roles: consider carefully the industry you have as your territory. Not all vertical markets have the same propensity to buy Teradata products and services, so you won't make as much money and realize annual merit increases consistently as those with accounts that are data rich and data driven.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Up to date on Modern Technologies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Teradata full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great open team of people to work with. People are open to all ideas and not afraid to try things out.

    Cons

    Office is a bit gloomy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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