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Teradata Reviews

Updated May 8, 2017
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  • 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 18 reviews)

  • Some of upper management doesn't seem to have the same vision as the CEO (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Not that great"

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    Former Contractor - Linux Systems Administrator in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - Linux Systems Administrator in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Teradata as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work is good
    Learning is OK

    Cons

    Treat contractors as very disposable


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Rancho Bernardo, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Rancho Bernardo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Teradata as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Teams, Flexible schedules, good location

    Cons

    Low pay relative to other market segments, still run from Ohio


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Company in making money. High end customers like the product.

    Cons

    in Transition. Need to find growth again.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good experience with Aprimo, but glad I left"

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    - You'll learn quickly the benefits and drawbacks of working for a large corporation.
    - Generally, they provide you with what you need to do your job.
    - A big company means room to grow your career and transition to a new job.
    - A big name looks good on a resume.
    - Good learning opportunities.

    Cons

    - Management seemed disconnected from employees that are writing code and doing support.
    - 3 years seemed to be the average job turnover, which isn't great but isn't terrible.
    - Not much flexibility in terms of a work/life balance. You work until the job gets done, but no reward or recognition for working beyond 40 hours.
    - Pay starts low, but may go up if you have an offer in hand. Negotiate!
    - Making marketing software isn't exactly soul enriching.

    Advice to Management

    Your all-hands meetings are a colossal waste of time. Nobody wants to rah-rah a team of suits that don't speak to or work alongside the non-management staff. It's patronizing and causes rifts between management and employees.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great company but struggling"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Teradata full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Being able to work virtually if not based at a main location. Excellent products and technology.

    Cons

    The company is struggling to redefine itself. There are a lot of political games and land grabs going on. Much of the management could stand to be replaced. Once hired, there is little to no upward mobility and career development. No innovative programs out of HR to attract and retain the best.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for employees. Get rid of the unnecessary red tape.


  7. "Teradata working environment"

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    Former Employee - Contractor in Miamisburg, OH
    Former Employee - Contractor in Miamisburg, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Teradata (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great company to work for enjoyef working their until a New Manager was hired

    Cons

    Have associates who think yhey know your job and theirs and makes it very hard to go to work

    Advice to Management

    need to have management schedule meetings with non management to get views on how managers work is performed


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Systems Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was involved in a project

    Cons

    This company is OK


  9. "not the best place to work"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Teradata as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work culture, excellent team and people.

    Cons

    Didn't get to work on technologies/languages that I was earlier discussed with during interviews


  10. Helpful (3)

    "IT Applications Engineer"

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    Former Employee - IT Applications Engineer in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - IT Applications Engineer in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice People.
    Semi-good benefits.
    Reasonable vacation days.

    Cons

    Old corporate culture.
    Not much room to grow and advance.
    Old mentality when it comes to many aspects from management all the way to ways to program.

    Advice to Management

    Please please please change the old idea of being a corporation and move onto being a modern day tech company


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in San Diego, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Technology on their core database product

    Cons

    Too many unplanned changes and moving too fast to implement them successfully.

    Advice to Management

    Cant switch direction every other day


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