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Teradata Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance (hard to find in most companies) (in 142 reviews)

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

Cons
  • High number of last minute directional changes left a bit to be desired from a work/life balance perspective (in 27 reviews)

  • Upper management did not invest time at all in our team (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Terrible Company"

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    • 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Teradata full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work for software development and expanding one's skillset in kernel development. Opportunity to learn from very skilled programmers.

    Cons

    Upper management is riddled with too many managers and useless positions. More transparency is needed for engineers input. The decision-making process for new products and R&D development needs to be revisited.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to follow the trend with AWS cloud and focus more on on-premise solutions.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Information Architect"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Architect in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Information Architect in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work teams, good management

    Cons

    Too many distributed teams, lots of travel and lots of in fight

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of old timers


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Keep at it, TDC"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Presales Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Presales Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Teradata full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great technology. Great people

    Cons

    It's an old school company with lots of legacy which can mean baggage. There's a ongoing re-org being orchestrated by a couple of big management consulting houses and they are doing the best they can to nudge the culture and mindset of the company to be more current. There's no lack of enthusiasm for the "new" company to emerge from the ashes but it's an ongoing challenge to realize that vision.


  5. "Nice working environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Teradata full-time

    Pros

    Nice work life balance, friendly management

    Cons

    Not much cons identified yet


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Historically great company. None better. Was and still is great database. Some of the best people you will ever know.

    Cons

    Company leadership seems to be slipping into the same games as former management. Missed QTR expectations by double digits again yet somehow we are on transformation track. Sit on the front line. Silly.

    Advice to Management

    Compliment the marketing hype with actually changing how we deliver. OBTW - get rid of Bain.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • 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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "It was just okay..."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solutions Engineer
    Former Employee - Solutions Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Teradata full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pretty serious job security, lots of travel, if you like that...

    Cons

    Slow to change, a lot of inertia from people there for 20+ years.

    Advice to Management

    Be more agile


  9. "Senior Enterprise Architect"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Enterprise Architect in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Enterprise Architect in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart people, good to employees, good product.

    Cons

    No chance for career advancement, good technology but expensive, niche player, struggling to stay competitive...

    Advice to Management

    Buy a low end database solution and complete the offering with it.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Architect"

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    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.


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