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Teradata Reviews

Updated February 7, 2019
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  • "Work-Life-Balance je nach Projektlage von gut bis shlecht" (in 30 reviews)

  • "Upper management did not invest time at all in our team" (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome place to work at."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Family is more important than your job here.

    Cons

    Not the most exciting products.

    Advice to Management

    None. My manager is amazing.

    Teradata Response

    Jan 21, 2019 – Recruitment Marketing & Talent Community Manager

    Thank you for your review. Good work/life balance is imperative to being happy at work, and we're glad you are. Kudos to your amazing manager!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Marred by middle management and no transparency"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Teradata full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The office staff was top notch
    Snacks, soda, lots of free lunches

    Cons

    Changing requirements daily
    Unprofessional managerial interactions
    HR policies/software rolled out before the were fully fleshed out
    Annual restructuring (firings)
    No transparency from middle management

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what is happening in satellite offices and talk to employees not just the managers

    Teradata Response

    Feb 11, 2019 – Recruitment Marketing & Talent Community Manager

    We appreciate your review, and are sorry you did not have a better experience. As with any transformation, rapid change and growth are expected. It may take our teams some more time to get up to... More

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Teradata full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Teradata provided adequate time to fully complete and test assignments. Very good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Headquarters has been moved to San Diego, which means I will be job hunting soon.

    Teradata Response

    Jan 21, 2019 – Recruitment Marketing & Talent Community Manager

    We're glad you've had a positive experience at Teradata. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!


  4. Helpful (17)

    "Upper management has lost their minds."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Teradata full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working from home, flexible vacation ,amazing direct manager good benefits

    Cons

    Pay could be better, bonus plan is broken. CEO level management have no clue whats going on in the trenches.. too many new people that don't understand what teradata is or how to support it effectively

    Advice to Management

    SLOW down, the CEO is going to transform everyone out of a job. Get back to the basics.. take care of the customers and be a trusted advisor.. stop trying to re invent the wheel.. change can be a good thing if done properly.. unfortunately upper management is missing the mark on this and and lost track of what teradatas core values are.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "A company in flux"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Teradata full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellant products, solid teamwork at the region level

    Cons

    massive culture change as the company pivots to compete against Cloud/open source soultions; Management is only focused on the top 500 accounts.

    Teradata Response

    Feb 1, 2019 – Recruitment Marketing & Talent Community Manager

    Thank you for your review. We're glad you found the products you worked on excellent and were able to experience solid teamwork throughout your time at Teradata. Best of luck in your next adventure.... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "A big ship trying to change course"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Teradata full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, lots of opportunity to learn new skills, work with some of the smartest in the field. Teradata gives back to the community. Time off to volunteer. Flexible time off. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Constant change as the company tries to reinvent itself from a SQL data warehouse appliance to a software based analytics platform. Lots of restructuring and reduction in force.

    Advice to Management

    Grow the customer base. What seems small today could be big tomorrow. Lead with consulting to drive consumption over time.

    Teradata Response

    Feb 15, 2019 – Recruitment Marketing & Talent Community Manager

    Thank you for sharing some of the great things about Teradata, and providing your feedback on areas for improvement. We greatly appreciate your patience during this transformation!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company but Struggling"

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    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in San Diego, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Teradata full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They make great technology and the virtual workplace is really ncie

    Cons

    Management is struggling right now with direction so things can be a bit unpredictable

    Teradata Response

    Jan 23, 2019 – Recruitment Marketing & Talent Community Manager

    We appreciate your comments. Although some level of unpredictability is expected with any major brand shift, our direction is clear and will move us well beyond our perception as a legacy data... More

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Teradata full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some great technology was and is available

    Cons

    Under the new "think big" management, they no longer value tenured and experienced resources or long time customers with legacy applications implemented

    Advice to Management

    Place less importance on your egos and more importance on being a valued company with loyalty to the people who have given you their all through thick and thin


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Clueless leadership"

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

    I have been working at Teradata full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good pay and benefits, easy money if right time right place.

    Cons

    no growth - mgmt not interested in the new way of doing things - weak culture. Led by salesforce. Where innovation goes to die.

    Advice to Management

    Get out


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Development Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Teradata full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture and team environment

    Cons

    The company lays off employees all the time....not sure if they're stable yet.