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- "Its always that there will be good and bad management pracitces everywhere" (in 143 reviews)
- "the salary is low and not competitive" (in 93 reviews)
- "Frequent layoffs of employees; but at least there is severance package and immediate transfer to other companies." (in 63 reviews)
- "Poor Leadership." (in 55 reviews)
- "There are many managers who are afraid to make mistakes." (in 44 reviews)
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- 5.0Nov 7, 2023GTM ManagerFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsCalifornia, MD
Lovely manager and employees. Everyone helpful abs willing to work together for common goals
Promotion isn’t easy to come by.
- 3.0Nov 27, 2023Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsSan Diego, CA
- Opportunity to work with and learn new technologies - Work is fulfilling and engaging - You get to work with talented and intelligent engineers - Flexible work schedule - Unlimited PTO
The identified drawbacks primarily revolve around compensation and the motivation of engineers within the company: - The process for receiving raises and promotions appears to be slower compared to industry standards, causing frustration among employees. - The current compensation is on the lower side when benchmarked against competitors, potentially impacting employee satisfaction and retention. - Overtime pay is not granted unless upper management approves, which may affect employees' morale who contribute additional hours to meet project demands. - The monthly release cycles, while essential for project timelines, can contribute to a hectic work environment, particularly when managing dependencies with external teams. We're still not ready for this type of release cycle for some of our offerings.
- 3.0Oct 31, 2023Product Management DirectorCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsSan Diego, CA
- Choice of working at an office, at home, or a combination of both - RSUs ($0 stock options) granted for performance - Great area of the market: AI, analytics, data warehousing - Great technology and engineering knowledge - Good perks: Half-day Friday in the summer, parties, subsidized lunches and free snacks and drinks - Long-time employees who have been with the company for decades and are very loyal - Salaries are pretty much in line with the market - Good benefits (insurance, etc)
- Very high executive turnover (I've had 7 direct supervisors in less than 7 years) and more VPs and Sr VPs than I can even remember at this point. - Teradata is an international company, with offices around the world. That means meetings at 7am 9:30pm in the same day. - Strategy churn: It's healthy and expected in a high-tech market to turn on a dime and change projects and strategies to align with the market. Unfortunately, at Teradata those changes are so frequent and short-lived that it becomes a frustrating level of churn. - Poor communication from the executive level down and from individual contributors back up to management. - I thought we had gotten past the culture where it's not safe to respectfully disagree with executives, but unfortunately we have not. - Teradata trains its employees to not discriminate and then sets targets for hiring women and specific minorities (i.e., reverse discrimation).1
- 2.0Nov 15, 2023Senior Technical ConsultantFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsSan Diego, CA
Flexible work schedule. Core technology is cutting-edge. Great benefits, compensation for new employees is good.
No specific direction. Entire departments are created from scratch then laid-off a year later. "Sorority-like" corporate culture - advancement is not based on skills, but rather who 'likes' you. Non-technical side of the company runs things and does not understand the core technology. Company seems to be chasing it's tail. CEO has allowed barely/unqualified/underqualified VP's run the company, no real leadership (great leadership previous CEO)1
- 2.0Nov 16, 2023Solution EngineerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearSan Diego, CA
Compared to other similar roles in the industry the salary was above market value.
Lack of leadership in the competitive cloud market, Management is not being held accountable for a tough market. On-boarding when I first started was atrocious at best. Still felt that there was so much I wasn't taught when I left.1
- 2.0Nov 20, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 10 years
Smart people in certain functions
Their "commitment" to people and DEI is simply lip service. The HR people are just mouthpieces of management and couldn't care less about employees. They also aren't knowledgeable, responsive nor have good interpersonal skills. Representation of diverse groups is abysmal beyond the C Suite
- 3.0Nov 24, 2023Business AnalystCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsSan Diego, CA
Co-workers are knowledgeable and eager
Leadership is untrustworthy and you never know when you might be laid off. Working in fear of being laid off is not motiviating.
- 3.0Nov 14, 2023Teradata SpecialistFormer Employee
great product, suffered a bit from being slightly behind with cloud features.
lousy leadership. constant layoffs. impossible comp plans. focused on being WOKE, not on the customer.2
- 2.0Nov 8, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 10 years
Loyal customer base. Good benefits. Good work/life balance. Good legacy technology
Current product and services offerings are poor. Current senior leadership team is more interested in doing things to enhance the stock price in the short term than in building out the business itself. Morale amongst front line personnel is extremely poor.2
- 2.0Sep 12, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 3 years
Good traditional data warehousing and data engineering. Great engineering with solid foundation.Recruits great people, Current top leadership is trying to improve the diversity. However, it fails to get to be reflected within the employees who really do the work.
Do not buy the slogan "most ethical company and care about our employees". Managers manipulate the internal performance rating including the changing the standardized KPI measures. many of the internal technical trainings including "Airlifts" are more and more about who knows whom and present within these sessions. There are stiff competitions internally between different teams. Even if company has moved from hardware business, current GTM team functions like hardware/IT sales.3
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Teradata has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 3,275 reviews left anonymously by employees. 71% of employees would recommend working at Teradata to a friend and 61% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
71% of Teradata employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Teradata 4.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.