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Terra Technology Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Tough place, exciting tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Lead in Norwalk, CT
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting Technology, possibly travel to EU/Asia/LATAM good overall experience. Experience will depend on project, client, and your abillity to manage them.

    Cons

    No training, hard work 50-60 hrs and sometimes 70 a week. Very few senior people with knowledge left.
    Management attitude not good. Have to learn everything yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Respect current employees, don't demean them.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "I had my brains pulled from my head & sizzled on the CEO's platter, inside his office."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Vacation Days. Benefits. But, don't use them. Neither.

    Cons

    Senior Management, with Ivy MBAs or Scientist, treat you (Engineer) as well as the deli clerk.

    Advice to Management

    Respect. Confidence. Support. Time Off. No more 60 hours weeks "or else"....


  3. "Employee Relations here are a joke."

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Consultant in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Technology. The customers. You can learn Qlikview - which is a industry leading BI tool. Exposure to customers and relevant supply chain problem's.

    Cons

    The CEO likes to win Supply Chain awards - The fake magazine one's which will help drive marketing and sales - I guarantee you if he enters in the category of Employee Relations - by an independent unbiased third party they will have nothing to showcase.
     The interpersonal skills of the management team is similar to that of difficult and frustrated professors, not charismatic leaders in industry. They all went to top schools but looks like life skills of dealing fairly with people was not in taught in the courses they picked, or the priorities they set for themselves, so their world view view has just not shaped that way. Too much to expect from them!

    Advice to Management

    Well if they had read Glassdoor and cared they would have fixed the root cause of the problem since the first review. Something's cannot be fixed, so it's better as an employee to get some experience, pack your bags and run !!!

    If Terra is looking to sell, then potential acquirers watch out. You want to pay only for the technology and customers, not for the talent, since long term talent here does not exist. So you can use this review to better P/E ratio's as long as you have the talent in-house to work with some difficult professors for a few years.

    If you are interviewing here, and happen to read this and feel the review is biased, go on linkedin, and do your research, you will find about 70% of the consultants here do not last over 18 months, the rest have figured out a way to deal with the ways of Terra Technology.


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  5. "Not a good experience working there."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Terra Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The training was fair.

    Cons

    Management did not really know how to treat their employees,

    Advice to Management

    Get smart and start choosing better ways to treat the employees.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "The worst I have seen"

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Consultant in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Consultant in Norwalk, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn the supply chain process and whatever software you can. Many people take this job and stay less than a year.

    Cons

    There is no feedback from management, the deadlines are totally unreasonable, the morale is the lowest I have seen and there is totally no organization.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage properly and your turnover will slow down. They hire only friends and family. There is no useful training program for those who wish to learn the software and product.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Terra Technology - highly ambitious firm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Consultant in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends

    Pros

    A good mid sized highly ambitious company. Lots of work and good opportunity to gain a lot of hands on experience. Client interaction from day 1. A company that you wanna start your career and gain good experience and may be move on after an year or two. Growing company with a good work culture and no nonsense management.

    Cons

    Its initially tough to find yourself understanding their product though you would get used to it later on. Lots of complaints from new hires generally when they start and at times you need to slog for long hours. Here, it either a 35 hr week or a 70 hr week. May be at times people here feel that they are under paid. People call it as a one happy family, but they miss the bonding and hence looks like out of sorts at times.

    Advice to Management

    Its a great model, the model speaks for ourself , we have been attracting lots of clients and we are hiring actively even in the times of recession. But, why are we not able to hold on to a lot of people for long spells of time, because there are no events or any activities that would develop team spirit among the colleagues and even if there are one or two dinners here and there, superior level of management stays aloof from them. Have to realize its the employees who are the backbone for everything a company achieves not the model by itself.


  8. "Bad management"

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

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

    Pros

    Strong client base. Employees are smart.

    Cons

    Management is horrible. No emotional intelligence.

    Advice to Management

    Get some people skills


  9. "bad company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    there are good things to say

    Cons

    management is pver paid inconsiderate and is almost ompossible to advance. want to pay u a below average wage for the required and no options for advancement unless u kiss butt.

    Advice to Management

    listen to customers and emplyees opinions


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Worst Human Resources in the History of Corporate America"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Terra Technology full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company had a very unique technology. With the right HR and management it could be an amazing company.

    Cons

    There are so many cons there is too many to list.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, because If you don't, you might wake up one morning and they will all be gone.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great Software, Terrible Employee Relations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Software is fantastic and the company has incredible potential. This company is the great for people right out of college to gain experience and then move on.

    Cons

    While the company has excellent potential, it just can't seem to excel. The employee's are over worked and under appreciated. The Human resource department is not approachable and not very well versed in employee relations issues.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key, talk to your employees. Make sure there is consistency, you can not have one set of rule for one employee and an entirely different set of rules for the others.


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