Teradyne

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Teradyne Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2014
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3.0 78 reviews

33% Approve of the CEO

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Mark E. Jagiela

(3 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefit package, Good people to work with(in 4 reviews)

  • It is a good working environment(in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management seems static and non-diverse (rare to see minorities and females)(in 4 reviews)

  • When I first started there, senior management was mostly engineers who rose through the ranks, now(in 3 reviews)

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    Great company if you make sure you find the right fit

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) North Reading, MA

    ProsThere are many different parts to Teradyne these days: the core semiconductor group; smaller board test, disk drive test, and mil/aero groups; recent acquisitions that operate autonomously; and some in-house startups. If you find the one that fits your style, working there can be a blast. Current employees get preference for openings in other groups.

    ConsThe technical work is cutting edge but is so specialized that you can get stuck with skills that are difficult to transfer to another company. If you're above entry level there can be unexpected travel to other sites or other continents. Projects can be very long - years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to do more than the bare minimum on facilities and benefits. Profit-sharing and ESPP are good but are not a substitute for competitive pay.

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

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    Good colleagues, Ok management

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) Agoura Hills, CA

    ProsLots of great people to work with. Very flexible environment.

    ConsBase pay is just OK. Management seems to think profit sharing replaced annual raises. The code base is becoming unmanageable..

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very low stress environment, but very slow projects

    Software Engineer II (Current Employee) North Reading, MA

    ProsLow stress environment allows for a balanced work life career.

    ConsVery limited upwards mobility, and salary is average

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work.

    Applications Engineer (Current Employee) North Reading, MA

    ProsRelaxed environment, friendly people. Friendly mangers and management.

    ConsWell the benefits could be better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A relaxed but professional environment

    Mechanical Engineer I (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsLoose Management
    Self Motivated Team
    Good Benefits

    ConsCyclical Industry
    Starved for Young Talent

    Advice to Senior ManagementDoin' a Bang Up Job

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

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    Entertaining and eventful, but ultimately dead-end

    Software Engineer Co-Op (Former Employee) North Reading, MA

    ProsGreat pay, fun people to work with, lots of cool toys. Very easy to integrate into the community, and plenty of source material to work from.

    ConsNot a lot of opportunities for advancement, cubicle-layout is stifling, and a lot of technology is either outdated or requires a complete rework.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think Management is doing a fine job with what Teradyne does, but I've not found it easy to branch out in the company, both because of its field in testing, and because of its leadership in the field for so long.

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    One word-ethnocentric-This is the Teradyne Way

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsTeradyne is an industry leader.

    ConsEvery person in the regional office had at least 10 years of employment with Teradyne, with the most senior manager having over 25 years with the company. They did not encourage new ideas and there was only one person who was in charge. This manager was ruled by fear and every activity was a fear based focus.
    If you are looking for a place to work, where you feel like your input matters, don't even waste your time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBeing a manager is about giving employees the tools and support they need to be successful. When an employee cannot do his job because his management is doing half his job already, then it becomes hard to be successful. In this particular office, there was only one person given permission to think, that was the manager, everyone else was just a grunt.
    This is an engineering driven, engineering focused company with severely entrenched management. There is only the Teradyne way, no new ideas are accepted openly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Okay

    Hardware Engineer (Former Employee) Reading, MA

    ProsGood people to work with.
    Good 401k and health benefits.
    Very flexible work schedule.
    Profit sharing, when the company is making money.

    ConsLimited technical advancement. Teradyne outsources a lot of its technical work.
    Business is very cyclical so expect layoffs every couple of years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees. Employees can provide very good insights into how the business is being run, unfortunately due to the corporate culture, it is unwise to complain.

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    Good if you want software and electronics together

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Agoura Hills, CA

    Pros- You get chance to work with smart people from all around the world. Your project team may spread across multiple countries.
    - Good place for software developers who have electronics background and are looking for software and electronics overlap.

    Cons- Stressful software development environment.
    - Typical Corporate Cubical Life.
    - Significant learning curve to get domain knowledge in the environment.

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    Great company, good benefits, great promotional opportunities.

    Customer Service Manager (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsTeradyne values its employees and provides opportunities for growth no matter what level in the organization you occupy. Management values each employee's contributions.

    ConsLike many companies in the semiconductor industry, business is cyclical and brings stress during the downturns. Business is worldwide, so working in the US means dealing with sites around the world on urgent issues, which can place excessive demands on employees' time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to minimize stress of cyclical business.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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