Teradata Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great company, friendly people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Teradata as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    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    The company is fairly old so the culture and style of the way things are done are a little bit outdated.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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great people, stagnate upper management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Diego, CA

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    A go-fast, industry leader

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    More acknowledgement of employee contributions is always a plus.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Amazing technology, boring and uninspiring culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  6. work life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Teradata

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work at a comfortable pace, very good work life balance

    Cons

    pays under average, not much promotions given

    Advice to Management

    Provide better benefit package.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Director lacks leadership does not value skill sets on the team

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Teradata

    Pros

    Good benefits, friendly staff, nice campus

    Cons

    Director 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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (1)

    IT is stuck in the dark ages

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Teradata

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Sr. 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 Management

    Get 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.


  9. OK

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Teradata

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

    Pros

    Work Flexibility, sense of community

    Cons

    low compensation, no growth oppurtunity


  10. Helpful (4)

    Office-spacey ... product and sales are pretty good, but the company is stuck in an 80s mindset

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer(7) in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer(7) in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Teradata

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    In office time fairly lenient subject to showing up a bit early.. (10am).
    Paid sick leave separate from vacation up to 3 wks.
    Remote desktop.

    Cons

    Archaic and monolithic processes.
    Innovation somewhat stifled.
    Management wastes meetings for patting engineers on the back without sharing fiscal rewards.
    Very few in office perks..
    They charge for the gym.. Really? Let's remove incentivize our employees to be healthy.

    Advice to Management

    Best of luck, sirs and madams.
    If you don't get with the times, other companies WILL pass you by and take your talent.


  11. Helpful (1)

    It was the great learning experience, learned all the process like agile, scrum meetings, stand up meeting.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Teradata

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I t is a stable company and work culture is very great. Even people from other departments help you in solving the problem if you ask for help.

    Cons

    I cannot see any downside other than the employees are not very enthusiastic for adapting new technologies.

    Advice to Management

    none



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