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Teradata San Diego Reviews

Updated July 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 20 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)

    "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


  2. 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

  3. Helpful (6)

    "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.


  4. "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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty decent company....it's a corporate maze but still cool"

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    Former Employee - Product Support Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Product Support Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Their relatively decent. It's a bit of a corporate maze. Easy to get stuck in a rut if you're not careful. They had some absolutely brilliant people working in support and some absolutely idiotic people working in dev.

    Cons

    Their infrastructure for software is jacked up like any large company.

    Advice to Management

    Worry about those directly under you...not the rules


  6. "Great Place To Learn"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Interesting ideas and people. Unfortunately a lot of the older talent got laid off during last year's cycle due to declining profits
    - Great work-life balance
    - Depending on your luck, you could potentially work with a fantastic team (as I did)

    Cons

    - Typical grey walled office setting although I heard renovation plans were in place around the time I left
    - Company is having trouble hiring and retaining younger employees so the workforce is comprised of mostly older folks.
    - Upper management is distant


  7. 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

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great progress"

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

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

    Pros

    Company is quickly moving into a new direction. New CEO and new LT are actively driving the change in the company. Focus on Cloud and Open Source have steadily increased over the past quarters. Love attending the various Hackathon's and quarterly celebrations!
    Offices are being remodeled to new state of the art design and our team can't wait to move into our new space!

    Cons

    IT is still in yesterday land and always in the way of progress. It will take even more change to fix that.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the old-timers derail your efforts. So much great progress in a short amount of time!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Ok company"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible and good benefits etc

    Cons

    Behind on the times bad managers

    Advice to Management

    Spend more money on resources


  10. Helpful (8)

    "On my way out soon"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of training opportunities, decent benefits, onsite cafeteria and gym. Good work-life balance. Decent compensation and work environment (except for 2-3 floor conference rooms). Security staff and cafeteria staff are kind and helpful.

    Cons

    Started losing best leaders about a year ago. Since then, a big push for early retirements for so many long timer rank and file which caused a huge drain in tribal knowledge, then rounds of layoffs. Workload has tripled. Personnel reviews with one-on-one's that have gradually felt like interrogations. Its getting worse as the "transformation" looms. New executive is trying to adopt a startup model and mix it with a more social European style environment. Result will soon be elimination of personal space, constant changes in tools, and more contractors to fill the void. Conference rooms are cold and noisy.

    Advice to Management

    Try harder to keep and leverage the last remaining few long timers into codifying tribal knowledge into training. Stick to core competencies rather than technological fads and decrease the number of "one-off" projects run by inexperienced PMs that create wildly unrealistic deadlines. Stop pushing managers to wring more production out of the rank and file, and let them concentrate on quality. Untie the 401k from corporate stock and give wider option in investment.


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