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Teradyne Reviews

Updated November 28, 2017
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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. Helpful (3)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Agoura Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Agoura Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are good.

    Cons

    No growth for entry level / junior engineers. More concern with project progress than engineer personal progress. If you're not a mid-senior engineer, you are treated with a great amount of disrespect from other engineers/management. Poor software engineering management practices. Management is poor.

    Advice to Management

    Management really needs to learn how to treat the younger engineers. When starting a young career, they should be doing more than what they were taught in the first course in college. Not getting the general human respect and lack of growth makes leaving the company a good idea. Management also needs to work on the development practices. Different team members follow different practices while working on the same project.


  2. "work experince"

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    Former Employee - Software Endineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Software Endineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Teradyne full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment and nice people

    Cons

    Job is not stable and change group too often.

    Advice to Management

    Improvement the employee retension

  3. "Field Application Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Field Applications Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Dynamic working environment and working with customers

    Cons

    Depending on customers, work load could be heavy.

    Advice to Management

    Be open mind


  4. Helpful (3)

    "First full-time position"

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    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company as a whole seems very solid.
    Even though it is spread between multiple locations, almost all of the employees are well versed with working on teams from multiple offices.
    The company operates by using long-established processes, this provides a structured framework which can be followed over multiple projects.
    The company has numerous career-long employees.

    Cons

    Due to multiple offices, working on a team which is based in a different office takes extra efforts to communicate well.
    The company's long-established processes require a fair amount of learning and effort to be able to make it through a design cycle.

    Advice to Management

    It seems that more new employees should be brought on so that they can learn company knowledge before a large number of long-time employees begin to retire.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good stuff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Teradyne full-time

    Pros

    Nice place to work in. will definitely come back here in the future. I really like it. People are very fun and outoing. good work life balance. Nice location

    Cons

    Sometime works gets boring. Managers seems to be very disengaged. No actual interest in personal growth. Location seems sort of isolated.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great talent whithin"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Project Manager in North Reading, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Project Manager in North Reading, MA

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

    Pros

    Really talented people to work with who are easy to work with. Love flexible work schedule and great work/life balance as long as you do a great job. Also really nice subsidized gym membership and great benefits.

    Cons

    No modern tools to help do the job efficiently. No formal training of any kind. No career development plan, reviews are a joke and no one takes them seriously.

    Advice to Management

    Provide Career development to grow employees, not everyone is happy with doing same thing over and over for many years.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good worklife balance, but lagging in software tech"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Teradyne (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, No cut throat competition among employees

    Cons

    Easy to grow sluggish and outdated here, need a lot of self drive to keep learning new things

    Advice to Management

    Open up to new software technology. More efforts needed to smoothen & encourage cross team interaction and knowledge sharing.

  8. "Test Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    flexible hours, buyer and planner friendly

    Cons

    nothing or commends about the downside


  9. "General notes"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Newton, MA

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

    Pros

    Well established company with stable future and good product which is necessary for current market (especially when "cloud" is taking of)

    Cons

    A lot of outsourcing instead of internal design and development, which makes company less flexible. Multi level management leading to longer solution time frame and resolving issues.


  10. "Finance Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melrose, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melrose, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Teradyne (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and co-workers, short Commute, and great morale.

    Cons

    Was only Temporary, I wanted to stay!

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing and learning!


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