Teradata Reviews | Glassdoor

Teradata Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
90 reviews

Filter

Filter


1.0
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Teradata President and Chief Executive Officer Vic Lund
Vic Lund
17 Ratings

90 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • Work-life balance (hard to find in most companies) (in 135 reviews)

  • Opportunity to learn from very skilled programmers (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is an issue as many employees are stretched thin to the point of becoming ill and often times work while sick (in 22 reviews)

  • Upper management is riddled with too many managers and useless positions (in 20 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Run Away"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Teradata full-time

    Pros

    Great People in lower leadership roles and technical roles.

    Cons

    Sr Management is completely incompetent. President isn't a developer, has never written a line of code in his life and dictates to developers which language he wants the developers which language to program with. HR hiring experience can go multiple months as they figure out what they want to do which will ultimately lead to an under market offer. Work/Life balance used to be excellent, now senior management is pushing unrealistic schedules which are impacting quality.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your technical people and customers.


  2. "Previous Employer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Teradata full-time

    Pros

    I have no pros for this company.

    Cons

    No diversity
    Buddy to Buddy system

    Advice to Management

    This company need to better train their managers on diversity, assisting their team, and how to handle hostile environments.

  3. "Terrible Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Teradata full-time

    Pros

    A steady pay check, thats all I can think of

    Cons

    Abusive management, terrible HR, hidden rules and they don't care who you are when they make the call to get rid of you your gone.

    Advice to Management

    I hope this company sinks.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good customer base and some talent still within the company.

    Cons

    Performance not being managed. Organization is not geared towards work. Lots of alliances and politics


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Architect"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I think I have yet to find a right reason to work for Teradata.

    Cons

    Low-level management is a big drawback. Due to their developer connection with the applications, they think more like developers than managers. Because of which, applications seriously lack vision and oftentimes they depend on their developer pool to come up with better ideas and product requirements. Applications lack architecture to the core and are developed with immediate returns in mind. Architecture is treated as a Bug ticket and architecture team works like a special needs development team. Work life balance is just a dream in some teams and hard work gets no appreciation. Managers never hesitate to take things personally and reflect that on year end reviews.

    Advice to Management

    To facilitate a +ve working environment, managers have to prove themselves as leaders. Middle and high level management can do something about it to promote a right working culture.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Analytics talent beware!!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Teradata full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, work from home option.

    Cons

    The new management in charge of Think Big Analytics is clueless. Executed a random Reduction In Force (layoff) at end of June despite promises to the contrary. This is not an analytics company. It is in the business of selling hardware.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with the rank and file. Stop putting lipstick on a pig.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "The Sad Truth"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Integrated Data Warehouse solution works very well, scales infinitely. Good technical resources. Flexible work environment. Can work virtual, out of home office.

    Cons

    Struggling to acquire new accounts. Declining growth year over year. Bain took over and is permeating throughout various departments. New leadership is clueless, repeating the same "transformation" message for 2 years, trying to fool the Wall Street analysts. No solutions to offer customers. More concerned about sales operations than selling solutions. Cloud is questionable at best. Lack of customer focus and support. Constantly rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. Looks like they are packaging up the company for sale.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to focusing on customers, developing new solutions and supporting the teams.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Ok place to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Teradata full-time

    Pros

    Good experience for when you get a better job with better pay

    Cons

    Pay is to low. Raises are even lower. You can work hard and get a good review and still get a low raise.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people better.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Company in layoff mode and total chaos"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Freelancer - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Teradata (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    May get paid
    Some good people
    Some good tech

    Cons

    No job future
    Layoff mode
    Feeding frenzy fear of jobs
    Not competitive pay

    Advice to Management

    Fire management and clean house sell the company


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Middle management understanding client needs and potential"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Teradata full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Teradata technology is proven and works

    Cons

    There is a lack of understanding of what clients needs are in the data eco system.

    Advice to Management

    Need to evaluate the real potential of clients. This will lead to a realignment of targeted clients.


Showing 90 of 1,024 reviews
Reset Filters