Teradata Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. I didn't have the most exciting experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teradata

    Pros

    Working from home was good

    Cons

    There were many cliques that created barriers

    Advice to Management

    Address the cliques issues

  2. good technology

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good technology and learning experience, work-life balance, some training opportunities

    Cons

    less promotion from internal, some ppl who stayed long time may leave

  3. Helpful (2)

    Bureaucratic!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Professional Services Consultant in San Carlos, CA
    Current Contractor - Professional Services Consultant in San Carlos, CA

    I have been working at Teradata as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I work as a consultant and am shielded from a lot of the day-to-day bureaucratic nightmares that go on. I also have a lot of a autonomy and am not micro-managed, but that may be more a matter of the style of the person I report to than the company culture itself.

    Cons

    I've never known another company to have as many meetings and to have as little work come from these meetings! It's ridiculous and really inefficient. There is also an enormous about of paperwork and forms for every little thing--once again, not at all efficient.

     As a consultant, i work with a small group of people regularly and then the larger employee base occasionally. I'm dumbfounded by the number of people who are quite incompetent in their jobs--just can't seem to do basic things or communicate effectively. It also seems very unbalanced--some people work their tales off and others seems to barely put in 40 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Org seems top-heavy--too many in mgmt, and the "worker bees" are largely not qualified.

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  5. Good place for flexible work schedule.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    IT 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 Management

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

  6. Helpful (2)

    Solid Employment at a Leading Technology company

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

    I have been working at Teradata full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    This 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 Management

    Grow your people. Do what it takes to keep the best talent.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Coworker great / Management still has lessons to be learned

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH

    I worked at Teradata full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-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.

    Cons

    Management 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 Management

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

  8. Database Engineering

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great Professional Services Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  10. Helpful (1)

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

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Too 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.

  11. Software engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in San Diego, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good product. Flex hour. Good for older employees. But recently have seen 2 early retirement push to get rid of old employees.

    Cons

    For the software engineering division, Teradata Labs, management thinks very lowly of you if you are not on the top 10 percent of people they have to keep. Their mind is stuck in the last century. Does not reward people for creativity, but very quick at punishing if you commit slightest mistakes. Pay is 20-30% below industry. Merit increase is 1.5% a year.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and see how Silicone Valley treats tech people.

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