Teradyne Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
83 Reviews
3.4
83 Reviews
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Mark E. Jagiela
6 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Friendly people but excessive hours expected with poor recognition

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    Former Employee - Inventory  in  North Reading, MA
    Former Employee - Inventory in North Reading, MA

    I worked at Teradyne full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, relaxed dress code Like the emphasis on values

    Cons

    Mediocre raises. 12 hour workdays expected with no recognition. Work/life balance is not possible. Not much room for advancement. Quick to criticize instead of recognize dedication and hard work. Operations group is fast paced as inventory is a hot area but company should make a point to recognize employee sacrifices and show appreciation.

  2.  

    Good company, great colleagues

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer  in  North Reading, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in North Reading, MA

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

    Pros

    different test divisions, great colleagues

    Cons

    average pay, limited upward mobility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Hardware Design Engineer

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    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer  in  North Reading, MA
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in North Reading, MA

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

    Pros

    I like the team work env.

    Cons

    Less than average pay and benefit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great company if you make sure you find the right fit

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  North Reading, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in North Reading, MA

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

    Pros

    There 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Try 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Challenging company where you will see lots of personal growth

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  North Reading, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in North Reading, MA

    I have been working at Teradyne full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Teradyne the company with no doors. This is so true. There literally are no doors separating me from the vp of the company. This is extremely beneficial in being able to have open conversations in order to solve engineering problems. Additionally here is never a boring day around here. Every day presents a new challenge and something new to learn.

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is great providing the tools needed to expand your knowledge and to complete your job. Keep up the great work!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good colleagues, Ok management

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Agoura Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Agoura Hills, CA

    I worked at Teradyne full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very low stress environment, but very slow projects

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II  in  North Reading, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in North Reading, MA

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

    Pros

    Low stress environment allows for a balanced work life career.

    Cons

    Very limited upwards mobility, and salary is average

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer  in  North Reading, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in North Reading, MA

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, friendly people. Friendly mangers and management.

    Cons

    Well the benefits could be better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A relaxed but professional environment

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer I  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer I in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Teradyne full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Loose Management
    Self Motivated Team
    Good Benefits

    Cons

    Cyclical Industry
    Starved for Young Talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doin' a Bang Up Job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Entertaining and eventful, but ultimately dead-end

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Co-Op  in  North Reading, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Co-Op in North Reading, MA

    I worked at Teradyne

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Not 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Approves of CEO

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