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Updated November 7, 2017
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Mark E. Jagiela
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  • Keep laying off good workforce slinkingly each quarter, easy come and easy layoff, this is the company culture (in 4 reviews)

  • Do not value employees' career development, unless you are an engineer that wants to work on only one product for 20 years (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Software Verification Engineer Co-op"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Verification Engineer Co-op in North Reading, MA
    Current Employee - Software Verification Engineer Co-op in North Reading, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really good pay, good environment

    Cons

    Not much challenge for me at my time.


  2. "Experience Entirely Depends on your team and manager"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Intern in North Reading, MA
    Current Employee - Intern in North Reading, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very flexible work environment

    Opportunities to work from home

    Opportunities to work on many different types of projects

    Coworkers are helpful

    Cons

    It's all cubicles

    You can be stuck with awful work that takes a long time to complete

    It can be hard to move up, especially if they continue giving you awful work that doesn't allow you to demonstrate your usefulness to the company

    Advice to Management

    Be more engaged with the people you manage.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, great colleagues, free parking"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, hard workers but happy ones

    Cons

    could be more state of the art with technology in house

    Advice to Management

    more praise


  4. "Engineer Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in North Reading, MA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in North Reading, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Teradyne as an intern

    Pros

    Good People
    Good and Expansive Facility
    Good Benefits

    Cons

    Lack of variety
    Can become uninteresting long term, work is repetitive


  5. "Teradyne was a good place to work."

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    Former Contractor - Engineer in North Reading, MA
    Former Contractor - Engineer in North Reading, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have some great technologies but there products are getting old and outdated. They seem to have some great ideas but cant seem to push them through.

    Cons

    Departments work together but the environment is a country club atmosphere. It is very difficult to get people to work together. People are more interested in getting something done with their personal lives instead of doing their jobs. Allot of longtime people who are loyal to the company as they have it easy. Not sure how things are going there at this time but hopefully it has changed. There are some managers who have egotistical attitudes who think that they are one of the big guys. They treat you with disrespect and want to show you they are a god. They want respect but they don't give it..

    Advice to Management

    There are some great managers there who are very senior but some of the younger one have manners that need to be worked on.

    Get rid of the people who are just sitting on their butts who are having it easy and wasting company time and money. Get rid of the egotistical managers who are treating their employees with disrespect. Yes they are there.


  6. "Good Intern Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Test Development Enginner - intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  8. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  9. "Fantastic in 2002"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Engineer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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