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Teradata Reviews in San Diego, CA

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
330 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 41 reviews)

  • Wonderful corporate work environment (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • No career path, the inner circle of senior management always look after themselves (in 10 reviews)

  • Limited growth opportunities in the core data base area (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    work life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director lacks leadership does not value skill sets on the team

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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 ManagementAdvice

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

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT is stuck in the dark ages

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Teradata

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    OK

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

    I have been working at Teradata

    Pros

    Work Flexibility, sense of community

    Cons

    low compensation, no growth oppurtunity

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer(7) in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer(7) in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Teradata

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

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

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Teradata

    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 ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    good place to work, if you can look after yourself

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Teradata

    Pros

    good work life balance, never pressured to over work
    flexible work hours
    flexibility in selecting assignments and innovating
    lots of new technologies to work on
    knowledgeable and helpful colleagues

    Cons

    benefits slightly lower compared to comparable jobs
    release cycle takes months to years, recent move towards agile process though

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more young talented people and offer higher wages. Invest in future. Need a stricter hiring process to filter out poor candidates.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Job security

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

    I have been working at Teradata

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule - may work from home.
    Co-workers are friendly and helpful.
    Lot's of opportunities to make a real contribution to the product.
    Job security - it's been a long time since the last layoff and there are always open job reqs.

    Cons

    Too many processes and procedures.
    E-mail is abused. Too many requests for help from managers and others reduces time for working on actual features, and may cause some stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get rid of or streamline old procedures/requirements to reduce the extra work you give to engineers that may distract from feature development.

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Lots of turnover, lots of disorganization

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

    I have been working at Teradata

    Pros

    Many people are very smart, helpful, have good ideas, and good intentions.

    Cons

    TD management does not understand the basics of the business, so they can't evaluate their employees. They don't trust the employees, don't show respect, treat people like children, scold for the slightest infraction of their myriad policies. They call us "associates", but there is no profit sharing. Leadership can't communicate effectively the goals, strategies, or upcoming events. There is very poor organization, poor morale, and no room to be creative. There are a lot of open reqs because so many people are leaving, even in this economy which is the worst since 1930's!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put people in charge who understand the technology and encourage employee progress. Emphasize clear goals and open communication. The temps in HR are not even conducting exit interviews on all the people who are resigning and taking jobs at other companies. You are letting a lot of talent walk out the door and more people are planning to leave due to the frustrating policies and processes. Don't just assume the RB group is all "very smart people". There are several people who know NOTHING and make life difficult for so many... Employees won't waste their time forever, hoping that Teradata will improve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Mature company. Needs to get up to speed with newer technologies and methods.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Teradata

    Pros

    Many of the employees have been there for over 10 years. I have never seen such longevity in other companies that I've worked for. The work-life balance is healthy. The compensation is decent. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    The people have been working at Teradata for so long that they've become stale with their ideas. The company doesn't seem invested in innovation, with their own products or with their own methods. They need to hire new talent but the workplace just isn't attractive to potential hires that are looking for a hot, high tech place to work. Teradata is not that place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to cut the bureaucracy and find a faster way to get things done. There is so much processing and rules to adhere to. It is quite inefficient.

    No opinion of CEO

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