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Teradata Reviews in San Diego, CA

Updated May 11, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 24 reviews

45% Approve of the CEO

Teradata President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Koehler

Mike Koehler

(11 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The people are extremely nice and I've not had any issues with work-life balance(in 30 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 person found this helpful  

    Great company, friendly people

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

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

    ConsThe company is fairly old so the culture and style of the way things are done are a little bit outdated.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 Senior ManagementChange the way some developments are done. Start using Agile development or a better protocol to get things done.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Software Engineer III (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

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

    ConsFor 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 Senior ManagementWake up and see how Silicone Valley treats tech people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Software Engineer III (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsTop heavy, great place to work on you later years

    ConsLow 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 Senior ManagementNeed new blood, promote people whithin.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lackluster

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

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

    ConsIT 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 Senior ManagementCut 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).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people, stagnate upper management

    Product Manager (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    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 Senior ManagementTeradata 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A go-fast, industry leader

    Senior Product Manager (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsManagement 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore acknowledgement of employee contributions is always a plus.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing technology, boring and uninspiring culture

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsVery 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.

    ConsDevelopment 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 Senior ManagementIt'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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Software Engineer IV (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    Proswork at a comfortable pace, very good work life balance

    Conspays under average, not much promotions given

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide better benefit package.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Director lacks leadership does not value skill sets on the team

    Engineer (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsGood benefits, friendly staff, nice campus

    ConsDirector level lacks experience and therefore does not value technical skill sets. 90/10 management philosophy casts a negative black shadow on employees productivity.
    The entire company sits in cubicals

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand that people and their skill sets are the sturcture of the company not just ways to promote your own career.

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    IT is stuck in the dark ages

    Engineer (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsThe salary is decent and competitive. The benefits are good and include a lot of things missing from other companies. Employees have flexible work hours.

    The company has a decent cafeteria and there are free sodas and coffee on each floor.

    ConsSr. Management is plagued with micro-managers.
    The entire company is a cube-farm with no privacy.
    IT management is more interested in forcing their own agendas than listening to the talented people working for them. Project lists keep growing and growing and "nothing" ever gets done. Patching is a joke and no preventative maintenance is ever approved or done. The data centers lack basic features.

    IT professionals really should pass on this company until they fix the Infrastructure and bring it to modern day standards.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of middle management that has zero experience in the field they are managing. Hire directors that listen to their employees and will stand up to upper management to do the things that are the right thing to do. Teradata says that it prides itself as having integrity, but they need to really practice what they preach. Many good qualified people are leaving because of this.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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