Teradata Reviews in San Diego, CA

Updated July 26, 2014
Updated July 26, 2014
310 Reviews
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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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor middle management with outdated technology...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

    I worked at Teradata full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    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 for more than 8 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and see how Silicone Valley treats tech people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good working Environment but low pay. Must reward high achievers to keep them.

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

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

    Pros

    Top heavy, great place to work on you later years

    Cons

    Low Pay, extremely hard to get promoted. Small annual salary adjustments. Raises to one individual must be offset by other team members' merit increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need new blood, promote people whithin.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Lackluster

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Very smart people there, always evolving, lots of whitespace to work in

    Cons

    IT dept one of the worst I've ever experienced! Their entire group in Miamisburg is out of the 70s, using out-dated technology and completely failing at their job. Their IT dept throws away millions in buying solutions which end up not working and that costs bonuses for the rest of us. Company lacks any real direction anymore. Addicted to high margin hardware sales. Ignorant of the cloud. Unable to accurately sell their product. Anti-open source mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the IT dept loose and start over. Spend some time looking at emerging technologies. Get away from hardware sales (take notice of HP and Dell).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, friendly people

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

    I worked at Teradata as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly people, lots of room to grow as an engineer and software developer.

    Cons

    The company is fairly old so the culture and style of the way things are done are a little bit outdated. Definitely doesn't have the "startup" feel that many younger companies have which is much more attractive to younger developers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the way some developments are done. Start using Agile development or a better protocol to get things done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, stagnate upper management

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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    * Good benefits
    * Interesting technology
    * Opportunity for growth

    Cons

    * Old boys club at the top
    * Culture of "cover my butt" at the top
    * Exposing challenges may loose your job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teradata is a great company; however, there are a few high-level people that stay where they are by passing the buck to others. This used to be a fun place to work but the guy in the trenches seems to be getting the short end of the stick these days.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A go-fast, industry leader

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Management and employees foster enormous pride in developing the best data warehouse solutions in the word.
    The pace is very fast and not likely to slow down.

    Cons

    The pace is very fast and not likely to slow down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More acknowledgement of employee contributions is always a plus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Amazing technology, boring and uninspiring culture

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Very smart co-workers (for the most part), opportunities to touch cutting edge technologies, currently expanding at an incredible rate. Teradata has enough areas that you could spend quite a bit of time here dabbling in Engineering, Program Management, Management, etc. and probably not get too bored.

    Cons

    Development cycles are increasing at a vicious rate. There are a lot of strong headed politics. If you enjoy being a software engineer you will be OK. Beyond that, there are plenty of strong opinions and long histories here that are difficult to break through. If you are accepted, you will find things are pretty smooth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's 2012. Wake up. This isn't AT&T or NCR. This is a growing company with growing discontent among your best employees. It's time to revisit compensation - and for the love of God, throw in a few more paid holidays for US employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    work life balance

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Teradata

    Pros

    work at a comfortable pace, very good work life balance

    Cons

    pays under average, not much promotions given

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better benefit package.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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