Teradata Reviews

Updated August 12, 2015
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Teradata President and Chief Executive Officer 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. Performance Systems Analyst

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    Former Employee - Performance Analyst in Escondido, CA
    Former Employee - Performance Analyst in Escondido, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Teradata (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere for developing skills and growth. Excelling in job is encouraged and supported.

    Cons

    If you do not like working on the edge of technology, this is not the right fit for you.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Sinking Ship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits aren't bad - decent package

    Cons

    They underpay Management is horribly dysfunctional. Everybody gets a cube (everybody)


  3. Helpful (2)

    Teradata

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work & life balance great product in enterprise market most people are nice

    Cons

    pay and bonus is OK too many old guys who are stick to old school technology some managers don't know technology at all


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Jury Still Out

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities to learn new technologies, decent benefits (lower medical insurance costs than at a previous employer). Historically it has been a stable company with low turnover (that is changing).

    Cons

    A lot of stove pipes to contend with, doing Agile development but not a very agile organization. Communication from upper management has been rather poor, even in the midst of recent restructuring and other unpleasantness. Not a lot of confidence that management knows what to do to turn things around.

    Advice to Management

    New ideas needed. Senior management seems out of touch and disconnected from what is going on at R&D facilities.


  6. Trusted, Loyal customers, great place to learn, very stable

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You'll learn a lot from very intelligent and experienced coworkers, some have been there for over 20 years. Great benefits, 401k health/dental/vision life insurance etc.. Friendly atmosphere, everyone helps each other and there's a good work balance. Stable & ethical company with very loyal customers.

    Cons

    Salary is on the lower end. Needs more young employees.

    Advice to Management

    With growing competition, continue to stay ahead of the curve


  7. Very good company

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good projects n interest to work

    Cons

    Hikes are very less and also few politics

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say about management


  8. Too stressful for the pay

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    Current Employee - GSC in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - GSC in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    They give you a pay check and there's a free gym

    Cons

    The pay checks are not commensurate with experience nor ability. Management is poor and lacks leadership.


  9. Helpful (6)

    not a good company for visa holders and engineers

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I never had a problem with Work and life Balance, No one is looking over your shoulder everyday. People are nice. Relaxed Environment.

    Cons

    Compensation is not competitive at all, SE gets 80-85K in SD. Very little bonus/raise for last two years (last year was about 1k ). Company is not meeting its expectations for last two years. Need better annual pay raise. Flat hierarchy and very little chance for internal promotion. A lot of people are dissatisfied with their pay and trying to make switch. People who works on visa's like H1B , They have to be in office from 9-5, They cannot work from home( if you want to work from home then you have to ask for it to the upper management with an explanation why you need it. This is sometimes good that you don't bring work to home. However I know some people who comes to office 2-3 days per week and the rest they work from home.) Policies for visa holder and locals is very different and that is not fair. No vacation adjustments at all ( You can go and visit family in different country maximum 2 weeks thats all and all your vacations are gone. (You cant even save these vacation because there is a max limit 10 vacations and 3 floating vacations). Learning curve is minimum 1 year. Every new hire struggles to make thing work for few months. No team building sessions. Seems like everyone is working separately.


  10. Awesome software company to work for!

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    Former Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Teradata full-time (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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (5)

    Poor middle management with outdated technology... No future

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    Former Employee - Professional Services Senior Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Professional Services Senior Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brand Recognition with some big clients but new client base is limiting. Pay and benefits decent depending on group and who is your "daddy"

    Cons

    Can't compete with newer technologies Poor acquisitions and little insight in future technologies by decision makers Good ol' boys clubs Limited growth opportunities Facing current challenges and don't think they will make it though

    Advice to Management

    Look to emerging technologies that will disrupt you in the next few years and look to incorporate or bring some of those technologies in-house.



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