Teradata Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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Teradata President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Koehler
Mike Koehler
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Pros
  • Work/Life Balance - Every sales rep (in 42 reviews)

  • Good people and work environment (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of trust from senior management (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1. Great Company Trying To Get Back On Its Game..

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing group of people, and a leading technology. Very supportive of virtual/mobile job setups.

    Cons

    Company is struggling with revenue growth...it seems the market is shifting, and they are struggling to shift with it. Impacts bonuses, revenue sharing, dept budgets, etc., and puts a level of stress into everyone's jobs--make more $$ with less. Still fairly immature in marketing, despite having extremely skilled people on staff. Barely using the advanced analytics tools which the company sells to its customers! However, it is a great place to work, and I highly recommend it for anyone with the patience to see it through the tough times.

    Advice to Management

    Clarify the message, and get that word out--awareness! Remember to reward the employees you have.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Patience is key

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Teradata full-time

    Pros

    best-in-class Products, great people, decent innovation on major product lines. Lots of opportunity for growth in share price.

    Cons

    too much mgmt sometimes, in need of process reinvention, total compensation can lag the marketplace if you don't pay close attention. Sales-driven company

    Advice to Management

    Simplify, simplify, simplify, and learn to trust your people. You've got a team of very motivated people, who have high ethical standards, and know what they're doing. Let them do it.


  3. Technical publications

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Rancho Bernardo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Rancho Bernardo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hands-off management style. Lots of self starters on the team. Project Leaders use Marketing output to organize a project. Engineer SMEs are very helpful and follow schedule.

    Cons

    Lots of change in tools (impending major change). Not a consistent system between PLs for administering handoffs on projects. Information silos limit writer's autonomy.

    Advice to Management

    acquire a research medical informatics startup OR forge alliances with medical and weather industries. Then we can sell our product to those who can use it.


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  5. Business Development

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Working on very exciting projects, delivering business value through big data analytics techniques. Lucky enough to work with some great people as well.

    Cons

    The market sees Teradata as somewhere between the 900 pound gorilla and a slow moving snail, neither of which are particularly sexy. If you are one the right team on the inside, it can be frustrating the market perception isn't the same as what you are seeing internally.

    Advice to Management

    Look for people with a mix of energy and experience, willing to push the boundaries. Get rid of the people who want to play politics and hold everyone else back.


  6. Excellent

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    Former Employee - Product Support Engineer III in Lexington, SC
    Former Employee - Product Support Engineer III in Lexington, SC

    I worked at Teradata (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good management. Great compensation. Good development.

    Cons

    None, it's a very good place to work.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. View through the rear view mirror

    Former Employee - Strategic Sales Executive in Miamisburg, OH
    Former Employee - Strategic Sales Executive in Miamisburg, OH

    I worked at Teradata (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Rock Solid Technology, depth and breadth of technology stack to tackle IT's biggest problems

    Cons

    Slow to adapt to rapid changes in Open Source world we now live in

    Advice to Management

    separate Analytics DB from underlying hardware


  8. Sr. Manager/ Sr. Solution Architect

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    Current Employee - Program Manager/Teradata Senior Solution Architect Pre Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Program Manager/Teradata Senior Solution Architect Pre Sales in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Teradata (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company with state-of-art technology products, services, and a great work culture.

    Cons

    Limited career growth, unclear direction, lack of solid methodology/process.

    Advice to Management

    Along with products, employees are good assets, need to manage employee assets well.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Flexible Hours

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The hours are flexible and while the travel requirements can be high, they come and go in waves and are generally reasonable.

    Cons

    Some coordination is lacking between the management and the account teams when it comes to project execution. Often leads to lost time due to unclear goals.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Senior PS Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Senior PS Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good salary, good leadership, good skill set of coworkers, ethical standards.

    Cons

    Benefits below par, More travel then expected. Benefits were my big gripe. Health care premium costs about the same as any big company, but the benefits have a high out of pocket minimum before reimbursement occurs - so no $25 copay - you have to hit the $1000 family out of pocket before anything gets paid. So for a healthy family it costs a lot more then job at other large company.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great products but no strategy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent technology stack and opportunities to improve the products. Peole are very tech savvy. Good work environment and offers a lot of flexibility.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical organization and makes you wonder if the company your idea would even move up the chain. Products are world class but the sales process and market research are very disconnected. A lot of talented folks have left over the year.

    Advice to Management

    Please work "with" your employees. Listen to newer ideas and understand market trends. The market is rich with ideas and products and you are not the only one. Be innovators.



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