Tealium Reviews

Updated Aug 4, 2020

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3.4
67%
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Tealium Chief Executive Officer Jeff Lunsford (no image)
Jeff Lunsford
116 Ratings
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  • "Growing pains, lack of good HR tools(in 11 reviews)

  • "Upper management plays favorites with people they like, instead of relying on merit of employees(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "n/a"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tealium full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great environment to work in. Very Flexible. Goal orientated engineering team.

    Cons

    The structure was being reorganized

  2. Helpful (5)

    "If you like Micromanagement, you will love it here"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When starting with a new company, you expect to have some guidance, but after two-plus years, you don't usually still have your manager on every single call and meeting that you have with your customers. That is what's especially unique about Tealium. And it's not just the sales team either. The Solution Consulting manager and SC will be with you as well, creating a virtual clown car. Customers will love the extra attention while at least 4 of you will be speaking over each other in a coordinated effort to confuse and frustrate. Even more impressive will be when the sales manager wants to control the conversation and fill out the time with hundreds of um's and ah's.

    Cons

    For those that like this type of company, there really aren't any cons. You will love the experience here at Tealium, and appreciate being vastly underpaid in relation to your peers at other companies.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible & Rewarding"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tealium full-time

    Pros

    I'm only giving 4 stars instead of 5 because nothing is perfect, but Tealium is by far the best place I have ever worked. Here are some of the main pros I have experienced: -Leadership - The mid-level and upper-level leadership team members have a very empowering approach. They trust their team, look for opportunities to remove roadblocks, and are extremely transparent. They appear to see themselves as the support system for their teams, not the other way around. Before Tealium, I had never experienced so much interaction with senior leadership on a day-to-day basis. -Flexibility - Hours are flexible, and many people have moved to new cities and been able to transition to 100% remote. -Collaboration - Every process/policy I can think of was a group effort to create. -Growth - It's a challenging product to learn. With that on top of how much autonomy you get as an individual contributor, you will learn a ton. -Pay - Very competitive especially for San Diego.

    Cons

    -Staffing - People are spread pretty thing. We need more people to be able to provide the world-class experience we're trying to achieve. -Lower management - Some need more training and are not as supportive as mid-level and upper-level leadership. -Product - The product team is new and still figuring out how to scale and prioritize. This can make the other teams' jobs a lot harder.

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  4. Helpful (11)

    "The Company that could have been something great"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    · Most individual contributors are great people to work with. Everybody tries to help each other out since the Tealium products are very complex and not that user friendly. · The benefits that the company offers are decent for the size of the company. They offer 401k matching. They offer a free gym membership (with some conditions). The office is in a nice location (Torrey Pines) but getting in and out is a pain.

    Cons

    • The GREAT EXODUS of 2019 continues in 2020. The amount of people leaving is astonishing. I never seen anything quite like it. The talent pool and knowledge that is leaving Tealium will be extremely hard to replace • Morale is at an all-time low. Lots of employees look miserable. As one new employee described it “I feel like I am working at a mortuary.” The environment is so toxic and demoralizing that it is a miracle that any work is actually being done. • Tealium has outgrown the CEO and founders’ skills. Their vision and leadership have stagnated, and it shows. They're more worried about their image and egos than actually trying to right the ship. The CEO talks a good talk, but there's little action for improvement. While all CTO does is sell hopes and dreams but cannot deliver on them. The CTO “showroom” is always empty because his teams never deliver anything meaningful • HR is utterly useless when it comes to getting help. This has to be the most incompetent HR department I have ever come encounter. HR department is completely unprofessional and with no sense of direction on what they are really doing. Every time you ask for advice or help HR just tells you whatever you want to hear so you can go away. • Positions and titles are inflated at Tealium. Especially among "leadership". There are so many VP's, Directors, Sr Managers, etc. It's ridiculous how these titles are handed out. One example engineer Engineering has 5 VP’s for an org of less than 75 people.

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  5. Helpful (10)

    "Revolving door"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tealium full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some great people work here, highly intelligent and dedicated to their work. If you hang out with the right crowd, you'll become really close with your coworkers here. You can learn a lot of new technologies, tech stack is very modern. Being a mid sized company, you're going to wear a lot of different hats and pickup experience in different parts of the business which can be very valuable. The benefits are pretty good for the area, gym access at the Alexandria is useful. Beautiful office space as well, although it is starting to get crowded. Snacks are great if you're in engineering.

    Cons

    The company has started to get toxic over time, to a point where a lot of important people have left. People in power have no idea what they're doing, and have been losing ground to competition, creating a revolving door of people leaving because of mismanagement. Upper management plays favorites with people they like, instead of relying on merit of employees. This is detrimental to company morale throughout because the best employees become resentful over time. One particular manager got promoted to his position with no prior experience whatsoever, and managed to lose more than half their team in a year, yet nothing was done to address the issue. Fingers were instead pointed to other people. Standing up to management will lead to being pushed out of the company, being ignored, or just looked over till you leave. Plenty of brilliant people have left the company because of these issues. The promise of going IPO has kept a lot of employees in the company, but after years of false promises, the wall is starting to crack and people are realizing that this company might not IPO anytime soon. The best thing people look forward to are the goodbye lunches when a colleague leaves, and that's when you know there's an issue.

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  6. "Energetic environment and solid company with good future"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tealium full-time

    Pros

    Company on solid footing and good prospects for the future. People are reasonably friendly.

    Cons

    Compensation is a little below market value.

  7. "Great place to work with great people"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tealium full-time

    Pros

    You spend a lot of time on your career. Whether you're in the office, at a customer, at a vendor/partner, at a work event, in your car, at home, traveling...etc, work may be involved. Its important to work for a company that brings some some level of satisfaction, enjoyment and sense of accomplishment to name a few. Somewhere that you both enjoy what you do and enjoy who you do it with. I'm happy and thankful to say I get those things from Tealium. I really enjoy and respect the people I work with and for. I like the entrepreneurial spirit of the company, the collaborative approach to solutions, the blend of small company feel with big company prospects and the global footprint of the business. I recommend working here without reservation.

    Cons

    Just the stereotypical growing pains

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  8. Helpful (11)

    "Not worth the time and effort"

    1.0
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tealium full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Solution is complete, Pay is good

    Cons

    Slow Product Development, Just Sell, Micro Manage

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  9. Helpful (24)

    "Not " fake news"..."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CEO stressing these reviews are "fake news" and encouraging people to post and weed them out. I can assure you Jeff, these posts are a true representation of how most of the company really feels. These are the conversations that are being had every day. You are asking us to come and talk to you directly, but no one will do it. We have all seen the repercussions that have come from anyone opening their mouths. Keep your head down and do your work. That has been a clear mentality, which is why so many people are leaving. Our reviews are not intended to hurt. They are the words of employees that have given their time and talent to making Tealium succeed. They are voices of disappointment, in the way they have been treated, upper management’s actions, and the lack of respect shown to those who are truly keeping this company together. The numbers you share are a reflection of their work. Reality is, our competition has caught up to us and exceeded us. You know this, We know this. Some encouragement, transparency, communication, and respect would be appreciated by all. We are intelligent people and our eyes are open. Now the pros: The people. Tealium hires some of the best. There has been phenomenal talent that have worked here. Unfortunately, these employees are all under paid or mistreated, and most tribal staff is leaving. Building is nice. Great gym a block away. Membership is free for those who go many times a week. Be warned, this can be very pricey if you don’t. Flexible time off and work schedule, but remote work is highly frowned upon, so put in your office face time. Cold brew on tap. Typical office snacks. Great company holiday party. You can drink on the job.

    Cons

    Morale. Extreme favoritism. Very masculine environment. Harassment is masked by promoting people to higher roles in different departments. CEO only works for Tealium part time. Founders still play too significant of a part. Perks of the job are slowly disappearing, while upper management brags about flying first class and spending crazy amounts on dinners with clients. Women’s rights movement was a good idea, but has proved to be for social media show, and has not resulted with any true support. Idea to start a men’s group was declined. Crammed work environment. There are desks in the kitchen now.

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  10. "Great company even better people - opened many doors for me!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Operations in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tealium full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fun smart people to work with. Great benefits, 401k match, flex spending, etc. I worked at Tealium for 5+ years and have nothing but positive comments. I had a great experience for my first job out of college and can’t thank Tealium enough for the doors it has opened for me.

    Cons

    Normal growing pains of high growth. Communication could be better.

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