Teradyne

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Teradyne Reviews in San Jose, CA

78 Reviews

3.4
78 Reviews
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Mark E. Jagiela
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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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  1.  

    A relaxed but professional environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer I  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer I in San Jose, CA

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    poorly managed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Technology is exceptional. Good product mix. Outstanding field service support. Outstanding engineering.

    Cons

    Company processes designed for a company of 8000 people, but it has downsized to less than 3000. Has significant market share but really needs to continue to grow this market share to maintain company value. Applications support is mediocre and expensive via the GSO group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure GSO so that it's more tied in with the Sales process of selling systems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 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

    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
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  5.  

    Great company, good benefits, great promotional opportunities.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in San Jose, CA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Like 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 ManagementAdvice

    Try to minimize stress of cyclical business.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It was a great company to work for.

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits when the company was doing well financially. An excellent team of engineers. If you're lucky to have a manager with good communication skills and knowledge, it can be helpful to your success.

    Cons

    With all the cutbacks Teradyne has lost a lot of talented and experienced engineers. Career growth opportunities are limited in some of the field offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some managers are lacking in good leadership and people skills. They should not only receive management training but also anonymous feedback from their employees.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Satisfactory

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    As a fresh grad, Teradyne was a very good place to work. Good projects that really gives you some confidence. You could try different areas, if you are so inclined.

    Cons

    it is a very claustrophobic industry, in general.
    re. Teradyne, there was some high level office politics, but iddnt really affect the employees that much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Approves of CEO

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