Teradata Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
303 Reviews

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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 34 reviews)

  • Wonderful corporate work environment (in 21 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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  1.  

    Awesome software company to work for!

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great training and a nice group of people to work with. Company has the best work life balance that I have come across and if you get in consider yourself lucky.

    Cons

    When I actually think about it, to me their wasn't any cons per say. The group I worked with was pretty awesome and supporting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing and everything will continue to be good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Managing Partner

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Teradata full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for with ample opportunities for growth. I've had a number of opportunities to move around to various positions and grow my skills set. The people are extremely nice and I've not had any issues with work-life balance.

    Cons

    The health insurance isn't all that great, but I've had worse.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Teradata

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    Current Employee - SE2  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - SE2 in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good people and work environment

    Cons

    none whatsoever till date nda.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Database Engineering

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teradata

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Bright people
    Challenging projects

    Cons

    Internal management views differ, need to work together more

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Professional Services Experience

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    Current Employee - Professional Services Senior Consultant II  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Professional Services Senior Consultant II in New York, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Solution Architect  in  The Hague (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Solution Architect in The Hague (Netherlands)

    I worked at Teradata full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    great company, gives you enough opportunities to learn and grow, world leading in enterprise data warehousing, you learn the best from the best about EDW

    Cons

    not business consulting oriented, rather more technical consultancy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire LOTS of business architects and business consultants and drive your sales top down rather than middle level management downwards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Freedom to be as creative as you are capable

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Teradata full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay...bonus and other benefits...leading edge company on the forefront of BIG data and analytics. great opportunities for advancement. They also are very understanding and supportive of a great balance between work and life and do realize you have a family.

    Cons

    As with any large organization, politics, unfortunately, play a part in the company culture. For example, spinning off as our own corporate entity from NCR gave us an opportunity to fix some of the previous culture's broken processes. Instead of fixing them, we took them lock, stock, and barrel and will "fix them later". That's just a silly management decision and, of course, they still have not been fixed, three years later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN to your people. You tout them as experts, but don't listen when they suggest opportunities for organizational improvements

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Product Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Teradata

    Pros

    Follow the Agile methodology to the page

    Cons

    Projects are long term

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    The smartest people in Data Warehousing

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    Current Employee - PS Consultant  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - PS Consultant in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    -Good training
    -Good support (I was given 2 months off to care for an ill family member, no questions asked)
    -The best can rise to the top quickly
    -If you are aggressive, there are lots of places to go.
    -They have the best data warehouse from the ground up, and they've had it that way for 30 years. There is a reason Apple uses our systems for all the analytic on their stores.
    -Lots of very intelligent and experienced guys that aren't intimidated by a bright young person, and will teach you!

    Cons

    -HR is ineffective and bloated.
    -Internal systems need to be more coordinated and streamlined.
    -This is not a job for a person with small children.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tighten the coordination between what we sell, and what PS delivers. Penalize SAs and salesmen who undercut their PS team by committing to deliverables without securing funding for them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    energizing, professional, and lot of opportunities to grow

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    Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Professional Services Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Teradata full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility and lot of perks if involved on traveling engagements. Great training program to learn new skills or refined existing ones.

    Cons

    The maximum PTO at any given time is pretty low at 80 hrs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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