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Teradata San Diego Reviews

Updated April 18, 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 17 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Very experienced engineers, very knowledgeable and willing to help
    Great office
    Great infrastructure for developers
    Great technology

    Cons

    Less chance to be exposed to latest technology
    Not very compatible salary
    Not very compatible benefits
    Not much else I can find


  2. "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


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Tech writing at Teradata"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This may go on for a while: the people here are fantastic; everyone contributes and when you ask for help, you get it. No one hovers over your shoulder (we're treated as adults here). The managers are exceptional (and not just in IE; on every project I've worked on, the manager has been able to communicate expectations effectively, establish reasonable timelines, and provided the necessary resources). It is a real pleasure to come to work in the IE department (especially since the cubes were eliminated and we have an open working space).

    Cons

    Hummm...the carpet is kind of old...

    Advice to Management

    Hire a serious, experience grill person for the cafeteria.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyed the team I was with"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Data Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Data Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, hard work is rewarded, the team and manager I was with were top notch.

    Cons

    Like most all larger companies there are some bureaucracy type policies, but tolerable.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Software Engineer"

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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

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

    Pros

    Nice mix groups of people in terms of age, ethnic, experiences. Good and nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Poor Management and usually no sense of direction. They mostly just want to copy startup companies. Merit and bonus are lowest and close to nothing.

    Advice to Management

    provide a sense of direction, help employees and not fight and put them down. Transparency is need from top to bottom management, this is not a communist society.


  7. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management with excellent guidance and direction

    Cons

    Account executive role may not be available on the East coast


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leading Edge, innovative, adapting, secure

    Cons

    In Transition. New leadership, niche player


  9. "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


  10. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Business Development in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Teradata (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company and management, work life balance, sales meetings all over the world

    Cons

    Company stock has been dropping


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Ongoing changes are random"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Teradata full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are nice
    Fair amount of autonomy if you know what you're doing
    Changes are being made to some of the old bureaucratic ways

    Cons

    Pay raises are poor - make sure you get a good starting offer
    Management doesn't seek employee feedback
    New floor plan completely eliminates any privacy and ability to concentrate and was implemented with no consultation with employees.
    Evaluations seem irrelevant to what you actually accomplish
    Little opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    It is nice that changes are being made to a doddering system, but make changes intelligently instead of chasing old trends, like the whole open floor space thing that is so ten years ago. Some of us actually use our brains in our jobs and being in sight and sound of literally everyone else on the floor is distracting as hell.


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