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Updated January 20, 2017
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  • It is not the same company it was in the 1980's and 1990's, senior management is now over compensated (in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management seems static and non-diverse (rare to see minorities and females) (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good Intern Experience"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in North Reading, MA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in North Reading, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment. Colleagues are pretty nice. It seems like everyone there are willing to help and answer questions for a 'rookie' like me.

    Cons

    the location is a little bit far from downtown. Be tired of the salad from cafe.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people on the floor who are doing the job everyday. Stop doing some repeating project.


  2. "Test Development Enginner - intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Reading, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Reading, MA

    Pros

    great people,great working environment and flexible time

    Cons

    hard to find an entry level positiion


  3. "Formerly a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Reading, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Reading, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good, smart people. Decent (but shrinking) benefits. Challenging, interesting work. Free parking.

    Cons

    Everything is geared toward outsourcing. Highly non-agile development system, as a result.
    Trying to play catch-up to modern software system, but in the meantime lots of obsolete code is complicating development and holding the product back.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about your employees again or you will lose them as the economy continues to heat up. With the extreme complexity of the systems, their experience will be hard to replace.


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  5. "Fantastic in 2002"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Those who survived the the disastrous post-Y2K tech crash were more than compensated for loyalty.

    Cons

    Like its competitors, Teradyne suffers from efficiency induced deflation. Every generation must improve capital cost and throughput to preserve market share. Every improvement in throughput reduces the number of machines required. Every improvement in capital cost shrinks the top line.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the right thing.


  6. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Reading, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Reading, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Teradyne full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice onsite gym, interesting projects, good work/life balance, and many knowledgeable old senior folks which you can always learn a lot from.

    Cons

    Keep laying off good workforce slinkingly each quarter, easy come and easy layoff, this is the company culture. Many incompetent middle management, some groups have too much politics.


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Reading, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Reading, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good culture
    Fair and competent management
    Business success
    Above average benefits
    Competitive Salary

    Cons

    Growth is needed, but company has a plan.


  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in North Reading, MA
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in North Reading, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, indoor gym, I can get time off whenever I want. Co workers are great and help is always available as needed. My manager is also very good. Great work and life balance. Benefits are also good. As a woman with kids, I have had no complaints so far.

    Cons

    Low yearly raises. Before getting in make sure you negotiate a good base. I can't think of anything else as I have been treated fairly.


  9. "Learned a lot"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Co-Op in North Reading, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Co-Op in North Reading, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Teradyne (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Room to grow
    -Really took the time to teach and help me learn as a co-op
    -Pays well

    If you get a chance to do a co-op here, definitely take it.

    Cons

    Can't really name any, I enjoyed my time there immensely.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Poor managment"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in North Reading, MA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in North Reading, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good health benefits. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive. High turn over rate when it comes to new hires. Company remains stagnant even when the economy is good. When the economy is bad people are let go then hired as contractors. A culture of hire/protect your family and friends without any real experience or talent. No real leadership from management.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of buying your competitors figure out why your company has been stagnant for decades.


  11. "Wonderful Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Reading, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Reading, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. The people are all very bright and come up with creative, and effective solutions for very difficult problems.

    Cons

    The people and environment are great. There aren't a lot of cons to the company. The cafe could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to innovate and hire great people that will continue to produce great products for years to come.



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