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Updated Mar 5, 2014

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1.6 20 reviews

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Dave Carney

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6% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Positive

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chattanooga, TN

    ProsDon't let the other posts fool you. Terenine has been reorginizing to meet growth demands and quite frankly some of the staff had to go because of performance issues or just did not have the skills necessary to meet the changes that are occuring. It is a great work environment with a bright future as a company and for individuals that work there. Five years of experience with the company.

    ConsDon't expect to just ride the wave and have a 9-5 job.....growth demands are high and expectations are high. If you want to be on cruise control it won't work...expect to be challenged and held accountable

    Advice to Senior ManagementContiue to add the necessry staff to meet growth demands...it appears that is happening, but don't let up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Struggling company with potential

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chattanooga, TN

    ProsChattanooga is a beautiful and low cost place to live.
    Terenine has potential to be a major player in the market.
    There are some talented people working here.

    ConsInformation is not shared among the company, the rumor mill is how everything gets communicated.
    Management doesn't have a handle on anything and sends mixed messages throughout the organization and their own teams.
    Management believes that vision statements and loosely defined goals are the answer instead of getting their hands dirty and makings things work.
    Favoritism is a serious problem within the organization for both hiring and promotions. Make a buddy in management, kiss enough (you know what) and you will go far, until someone better comes along then they will get the glory.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a moment to listen to your employees. They are your most valuable resource and not children to be talked down too. Don't lash out when people criticize, but look in the mirror and fix the problem. Not everyone responds to being threatened.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Positive experience but the business is struggling

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat collegial staff, faith based organization. Decent technology, modest benefits, plenty of free parking, interesting business model. Flexible working hours, casual dress.

    ConsStruggling to gain market share in a niche marketplace, some members of management at director level are inexperienced. Significant attrition at senior technologist levels.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on selling what you can deliver, not a pie in the sky solution. Invest in training your remaining staff.

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    A Waste of Good Talent

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsChattanooga is a very scenic and wonderful city
    The people were good to work with and the environment was casual
    Vast Majority of days I went home on time
    Good Equipment, and at least attempted to stay up to date.

    ConsDon't expect to advance very far unless you are a fundamentalist Christian who believes the world was formed in seven days.
    Management seemed to turnover with great frequency, and never could quite settle on a coherent strategy.
    Little accountability and desire to do great things with their applications.
    Too tied to an old and precarious business model, and unwilling to move beyond it.
    Just too much turnover, particularly for people with technological expertise, to do anything effectively.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCool it with the right wing theocratic dominionist nonsense, and develop a strong and coherent management strategy, and stick with it for at least a year or so.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Upper Management killed a great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chattanooga, TN

    ProsGreat community of middle and lower end employees
    Advanced technology

    ConsUse of Christian faith to entice employees to "feel good" about working for a payday loan company.
    Upper Management (at the time) basically ran everyone off who had a brain.
    Customer base was dwindling drastically.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Great people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chattanooga, TN

    ProsFantastic coworkers. Reasonable salary. Beautiful city and area to live. No shortage of interesting and varied work. Lots of room to advance. Nice hardware. Good immediate supervisor. Flexible environment.

    ConsSalary is not competitive within a 2-hr radius (Ok for Chattanooga though). Raises are puny. No bonuses. Can't retain top talent, turnover is impossibly high. A little uncomfortable with primary funding sources (can't discuss, either). Senior management has an attitude that they are doing employees a favor just to give them a job, and therefore employees owe them. Attempt to grab all employee's private IP (anything you do on your own time and equipment is owned by them unless you get an exemption in writing). Constant flux, management still hasn't figured out what they want the company's core competences to be. Hypocritical 'Christian' environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize and reward the value of your employees. Treat them like you want to be treated yourself. They aren't your slaves, that mentality needs to go.

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    3 people found this helpful  

    avoid employment unless you are about to be homeless

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chattanooga, TN

    Prosgood place to make contacts

    ConsPOOR management
    no knowledge sharing
    basis of company income VERY questionable
    overworked
    no time off

    Advice to Senior Managementstart making employees your number 1 priority. the turnover rate has to be close to 75% in the last year. it is not tied to one specific person or thing, but a series of poor management decisions. the company is on the borderline of implosion and you guys walk around like there is no problem at all. your lack of focus on employees shows.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Job seekers BEWARE!!!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chattanooga, TN

    ProsYou will make some great connections, and work with some very intelligent people.

    ConsWithout saying anything negative about the company, I will share my experience...make your own determination. I got a great performance review and was "laid off" citing "workforce reduction" and my job was reposted the next day. Additionally, This is an ultra-religious company, people will breakout in prayer during meetings...which could be very uncomfortable if you're not a Christian. They will also tell you that the company has been in business for 7 years, that is quite misleading. The parent company Credit Payment Services , an online payday loans company, has been in business for 7-8 yrs. T9 was the IT department and it was spun off in 2010. When I left profits were extremely low because they don't really have many customers that they charge. Usually, they owner will give a company money to pay for their services...quite a different business model.

    I hope that this review will be of assistance to someone that is considering employment with this company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease fire yourselves...you have run away all of the talent in the organization.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sketchy

    Senior (Former Employee) Chattanooga, TN

    Prosexposure to lots of technology.

    Consdeceptive about intentions, clients, and revenue.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind another line of work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    "Christian" company, evil to the core

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSome of the workers are pretty good. They talk like nice people, but every thing they do, every policy they have, is evil

    ConsLots of evil. Seriously, did nobody notice that the moneychangers were the only peopl in the bible that Jesus actually got violent with? Every business practice I have seen is sleazy, right down to not allowing customers to print loan agreements, because "We don't want them to have a copy". Random drug testing. Lots of lip service to "we take care of our people", with no substance behind it. One manager got rid of a bunch of people because he "had to show that he was doing somthing".

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop being evil. Practice what you preach. If you are going to be evil, please stop pretending that you are nice; it really doesn't play well

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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