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  1. "Positive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends

    Pros

    Don't let the other posts fool you. Terenine has been reorginizing to meet growth demands and quite frankly some of the staff had to go because of performance issues or just did not have the skills necessary to meet the changes that are occuring. It is a great work environment with a bright future as a company and for individuals that work there. Five years of experience with the company.

    Cons

    Don't expect to just ride the wave and have a 9-5 job.....growth demands are high and expectations are high. If you want to be on cruise control it won't work...expect to be challenged and held accountable

    Advice to Management

    Contiue to add the necessry staff to meet growth demands...it appears that is happening, but don't let up.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Struggling company with potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Chattanooga is a beautiful and low cost place to live.
    Terenine has potential to be a major player in the market.
    There are some talented people working here.

    Cons

    Information is not shared among the company, the rumor mill is how everything gets communicated.
    Management doesn't have a handle on anything and sends mixed messages throughout the organization and their own teams.
    Management believes that vision statements and loosely defined goals are the answer instead of getting their hands dirty and makings things work.
    Favoritism is a serious problem within the organization for both hiring and promotions. Make a buddy in management, kiss enough (you know what) and you will go far, until someone better comes along then they will get the glory.

    Advice to Management

    Take a moment to listen to your employees. They are your most valuable resource and not children to be talked down too. Don't lash out when people criticize, but look in the mirror and fix the problem. Not everyone responds to being threatened.

  3. "Positive experience but the business is struggling"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great collegial staff, faith based organization. Decent technology, modest benefits, plenty of free parking, interesting business model. Flexible working hours, casual dress.

    Cons

    Struggling to gain market share in a niche marketplace, some members of management at director level are inexperienced. Significant attrition at senior technologist levels.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on selling what you can deliver, not a pie in the sky solution. Invest in training your remaining staff.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Job seekers BEWARE!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    You will make some great connections, and work with some very intelligent people.

    Cons

    Without saying anything negative about the company, I will share my experience...make your own determination. I got a great performance review and was "laid off" citing "workforce reduction" and my job was reposted the next day. Additionally, This is an ultra-religious company, people will breakout in prayer during meetings...which could be very uncomfortable if you're not a Christian. They will also tell you that the company has been in business for 7 years, that is quite misleading. The parent company Credit Payment Services , an online payday loans company, has been in business for 7-8 yrs. T9 was the IT department and it was spun off in 2010. When I left profits were extremely low because they don't really have many customers that they charge. Usually, they owner will give a company money to pay for their services...quite a different business model.

    I hope that this review will be of assistance to someone that is considering employment with this company.

    Advice to Management

    Please fire yourselves...you have run away all of the talent in the organization.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "avoid employment unless you are about to be homeless"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    good place to make contacts

    Cons

    POOR management
    no knowledge sharing
    basis of company income VERY questionable
    overworked
    no time off

    Advice to Management

    start making employees your number 1 priority. the turnover rate has to be close to 75% in the last year. it is not tied to one specific person or thing, but a series of poor management decisions. the company is on the borderline of implosion and you guys walk around like there is no problem at all. your lack of focus on employees shows.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN

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

    Pros

    Fantastic coworkers. Reasonable salary. Beautiful city and area to live. No shortage of interesting and varied work. Lots of room to advance. Nice hardware. Good immediate supervisor. Flexible environment.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive within a 2-hr radius (Ok for Chattanooga though). Raises are puny. No bonuses. Can't retain top talent, turnover is impossibly high. A little uncomfortable with primary funding sources (can't discuss, either). Senior management has an attitude that they are doing employees a favor just to give them a job, and therefore employees owe them. Attempt to grab all employee's private IP (anything you do on your own time and equipment is owned by them unless you get an exemption in writing). Constant flux, management still hasn't figured out what they want the company's core competences to be. Hypocritical 'Christian' environment.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and reward the value of your employees. Treat them like you want to be treated yourself. They aren't your slaves, that mentality needs to go.


  7. "Upper Management killed a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great community of middle and lower end employees
    Advanced technology

    Cons

    Use of Christian faith to entice employees to "feel good" about working for a payday loan company.
    Upper Management (at the time) basically ran everyone off who had a brain.
    Customer base was dwindling drastically.

  8. "A Waste of Good Talent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Terenine full-time

    Pros

    Chattanooga is a very scenic and wonderful city
    The people were good to work with and the environment was casual
    Vast Majority of days I went home on time
    Good Equipment, and at least attempted to stay up to date.

    Cons

    Don't expect to advance very far unless you are a fundamentalist Christian who believes the world was formed in seven days.
    Management seemed to turnover with great frequency, and never could quite settle on a coherent strategy.
    Little accountability and desire to do great things with their applications.
    Too tied to an old and precarious business model, and unwilling to move beyond it.
    Just too much turnover, particularly for people with technological expertise, to do anything effectively.

    Advice to Management

    Cool it with the right wing theocratic dominionist nonsense, and develop a strong and coherent management strategy, and stick with it for at least a year or so.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Saddening"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    While I was at Terenine, I had the opportunity to work with some of the most amazing Professionals I have ever met. None of them were in upper management positions, except for two. Both of whom have been removed from those positions.

    Cons

    When talking to engineers at other companies (not Terenine) I've been told that they're wary of anyone who works there/has worked there. This type of reputation is not encouraging.

    Advice to Management

    I recently read a post by a former Terenine employee. I honestly don't know if he was referring to Terenine or another company, but the statement seems to apply: "The problem is not with the rank and file, but with leaderships ability to lead."


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership Changes leave staff wondering"

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    Former Employee - Director Infrastructure in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Director Infrastructure in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great Technology
    Amazing budget funded by pay-day-loans
    Intense troubleshooting when loans can't be made

    Cons

    is funded by payday loans
    leadership does not communicate
    politics over communication is an unspoken value

    Advice to Management

    The words that come out of your mouth, should be the honest and full truth.


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