Teradata Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
324 Reviews
3.5
324 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 41 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Freedom to be as creative as you are capable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Teradata full-time (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
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    This dinosaur is heading for extinction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Teradata full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Years ago they used to make money

    Cons

    Addicted 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 ManagementAdvice

    Abandon ship...this is going the way of HP,Dell,and all the others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    This company is sooo old

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

    I worked at Teradata full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Literally 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work in.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Teradata

    Pros

    Company culture ans team members are really easy to work with.

    Cons

    Cant think of anything as i worked as contractor for short period.

    Recommends
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Watch out it is not what it appears to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teradata full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Starts 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.

    Cons

    Sales 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 ManagementAdvice

    Wake up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Ugh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PS Partner in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - PS Partner in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    if you like to coast...

    Cons

    purely product focused, and doesn't really understand services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great technology and even better people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great technology, passionate people, clear vision for the company. Current strategy has been validated by the market. Key steps will be on execution

    Cons

    Not completely clear on career opportunities or personal growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create better career paths for employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A lot of very smart people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in North Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in North Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    lots of training,great competitive information, good product collateral,

    Cons

    very bureaucratic,low pay compared to other companies,antiquated internal systems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get more modern, use technology,don't hire so fast

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great products and excellent co-workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Dayton, OH

    I worked at Teradata full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers and challenging work

    Cons

    There is no mobility for younger workers. The hours are terrible for those working in finance areas of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the younger associates a chance to move up in the organization. There is little to no mobility for folks in their 20s.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Senior Software Engineer III

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teradata

    Pros

    Cutting edge relational and non-relational databases

    Cons

    long product life cycles, few groups in business silos

    Approves of CEO

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