Teradyne

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Teradyne Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
88 Reviews
3.7
88 Reviews
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Mark E. Jagiela
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance, very traditional and conservative company (in 5 reviews)

  • Good environment, good people, many learning opportunities (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • As layoffs continued, the workload for those remaining increased which negatively impacted the work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • When I first started there, senior management was mostly engineers who rose through the ranks, now (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teradyne full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    employee input encouraged to improve quality and market share

    Cons

    founder died, current management has very different ideals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good colleagues, mean management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Teradyne full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Sunset industry with lots of consolidation/ merging happened during the last several years, There were used be 7 public companies, now only 3 companies. many managers who have been in test equipment business over 20 years have nowhere to go, but to kiss his boss to hang in there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your supervises better although they are stuck in this industry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good vibes for a moderately sized company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teradyne as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Co-workers treat you like family.

    Cons

    Upper management seems static and non-diverse (rare to see minorities and females). No upward mobility for newcomers. The silicon testing industry is very cyclical - companies win and lose big time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up to diversity to encourage growth within the ranks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Management

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    Former Employee - Field Applications Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Applications Engineer

    I worked at Teradyne full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Many opportunities to see the world. Fun competent coworkers in engineering.

    Cons

    The company relocated our family and another family at the same time. Within two weeks of closing on our new house, the coworker was laid off. The manager apparently received a raise because when he came out for a Christmas party he was laughing and joking while the rest of us sat straight-faced. There was extensive travel, and disturbing lack of appreciation for $/hr logistics, and family obligations. A "glitch" in expense report compensation to the tune of 3 trips to Asia was the last straw. Expect to travel. Expect to have a stay at home wife with $0.00 income.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire less pompous non-technical managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fun technology to work on.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Teradyne

    Pros

    Career advancement is a plus.

    Cons

    Pressure of schedules and time to market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay More

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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.

  8.  

    Good company, great colleagues

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in North Reading, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in North Reading, MA

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

    Pros

    different test divisions, great colleagues

    Cons

    average pay, limited upward mobility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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 (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
  10.  

    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 (more than an 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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 (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

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