Teradata
3.5 of 5 285 reviews
www.teradata.com Miamisburg, OH 5000+ Employees

Teradata Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.5 285 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

Teradata President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Koehler

Mike Koehler

(165 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work-life balance, interesting projects depending on your position which can lead to expanding your skill set"
    in 26 reviews
  • "Wonderful corporate work environment"
    in 18 reviews
Cons:
  • "No career path, the inner circle of senior management always look after themselves"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Flat Hierarchy structure, not clear career path"
    in 6 reviews
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    Solid Employment at a Leading Technology company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI like working with products and not having to over-sell them. I have been offered positions at a higher salary to work for companies with inferior products... I couldn't do it. There is a huge benefit to knowing that you are selling the best solution.

    ConsThis company seems to resist internal promotion. This demotivates people an either helps convince them to leave, or leaves them dissatisfied with their pay or opportunity for growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow your people. Do what it takes to keep the best talent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat work environment
    Bright people
    Challenging projects

    ConsInternal management views differ, need to work together more

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    Good place for flexible work schedule.

    Marketing Specialist (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsVery good place for working virtually or on a flexible work schedule. Great for engineers or sales and sales management professionals.

    ConsIT for workers lag behind other companies. Not a leading edge for marketing but improving. Little recognition outside of the sales organization. Medical benefits are not the best. Very few women or minorities in top management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to recognize groups outside of sales more often. Make an effort to maintain goodwill with employees that are leaving the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Coworker great / Management still has lessons to be learned

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Dayton, OH

    ProsCo-workers are great and the only reason i stay as long as i did. Some of them are not fun due to being overworked and management dropping more on them.

    ConsManagement thinks the own you. Teradata Dayton pay well below going rates and does not negotiate. Project timelines are a joke, with app owner the project manager.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop thinking only today and plan for tomorrow. give lower managers some real power to do stuff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Professional Services Experience

    Professional Services Senior Consultant II (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsWorking with top notch technology and coworkers. Much more age and gender diverse workforce than many tech companies.

    ConsThe only downside is the amount of travel that goes with consulting, but this is part of the job description and not anything Teradata can do anything about. We have to go where the clients are.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worked independlenty with self study from home when not traveling. Had very little contact with immediate manager.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery good technology and information provided to employees who want to learn and grow

    ConsToo much isolation -- little group interaction -- probably depends on specific group you work in and manager. I felt I was inconveniencing manager when I would reach out to him. I do not think this is the way a Manager should make a subordinate feel.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This company is sooo old

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere is very little in the pros, maybe that they don't charge us for parking.

    ConsLiterally everyone you'll meet is 50s+, most have been there forever, and all are content to just do the bare minimum to scrape by. Very little innovation or thought leadership.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    This dinosaur is heading for extinction

    Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsYears ago they used to make money

    ConsAddicted 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 Senior ManagementAbandon ship...this is going the way of HP,Dell,and all the others.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Watch out it is not what it appears to be

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsStarts out like the perfect job. Then reality shows up. Product is great and very focused on key objectives. Training is great and San Diego office is amazing.

    ConsSales management is totally unaligned with new employees. Inner circle will not allow anyone else to join and fosters an environment that is totally hostile. The tenure employees forget what it is like not to know an answer. They have a totally crazy way they make you expense entertainment and typically don't pay much of your expenses one incurred for business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake up

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ugh

    PS Partner (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    Prosif you like to coast...

    Conspurely product focused, and doesn't really understand services

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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