Tresata Reviews

Updated Mar 23, 2020

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Tresata Founder, Chairman and CEO Abhishek Mehta
Abhishek Mehta
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A rocketship with a bright future"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Engineer 

    I have been working at Tresata full-time

    Pros

    Tresata is a fast growing company that works to follow its vision (enrich life) throughout the company. The services offered to clients are incredibly powerful and valuable, and will become more so as more companies begin to understand the importance of their data. The company leadership is also committed to enriching employees' lives. When data engineers start at the company, they get 3 months of training in valuable programming and analytics skills; they then learn how to work with clients on actual projects. This training is effective; our young employees begin to have significant responsibility within a year or two of starting at Tresata. The company is also developing additional training in soft skills and other areas beyond the technical.

    Cons

    The work and pace can be intense and so are not the best match for everyone.

  2. Helpful (12)

    "This Place Gives Me PTSD"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tresata full-time

    Pros

    They will hire you right out of college as this is the experience they are looking for. They hire fun loving, smart, college graduates. The only pro out of my whole time working at Tresata was that I made a core group of friends in Charlotte. I enjoyed working along side some of the nicest co-workers who were willing to help me any chance they got, as the management did the COMPLETE opposite.

    Cons

    While the one and ONLY pro was that they hired intelligent college graduates, they do this for a reason. Tresata looks for people who they can take advantage of. Young adults who don't know the difference between how a sane work environment should be versus a manager belittling you any chance they got. Now that I am in a real work environment with sane people who do not put you down any chance they get and actually want you to succeed in what they are teaching you, I can see just how absolutely abusive and toxic Tresata is. The Chief Sales and Marketing Officer is the most disrespectful and toxic person there, aside from the CEO himself. At one point my coworkers and I were scared to simply write an email and press send because we knew that we would just get an aggressive reply, passive aggressive reply if we got lucky. If you ever think about applying to work with either the Chief Sales and Marketing lead or CEO directly, to put it bluntly, just don't. No matter how experienced you are in your work field, no matter how hard your work ethic is, it is and will never be enough for them. A lot of my colleagues would ask me how I do it or why I stayed as long as I did and my answer was always “well it will get better” or “its my first job its supposed to be like this”. I should have never been through half of the things that i went through at that place. Nor should I or anyone think it is a normal work environment. So if you are looking at this page wondering if you should take the offer…. DONT. JUST DECLINE AND LOOK ELSEWHERE.

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  3. Helpful (7)

    "a total joke"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tresata

    Pros

    A couple of months ago I would have mentioned some leaders are the only good people in this company but it's become clear that everyone here now lives in fear of the big bad wolf (the ceo). I would have also mentioned all the amazing engineers who i get to work with, but there all gone now so no, there are no pros here

    Cons

    There isn't an HR department in this company. If that alone doesn't concern you, then read the following. Investors, please take control of this company. The ceo is completely ill equipped to be in any form of leadership position. The company as a whole had the potential to be much more profitable with appropriate leadership. The company needs day to day leaders who aren't straight up sycophants to the ceo. It needs leaders who don't make empty promises to employees. Leaders who actually invest in the growth and development of the employees and sadly, three are none in this company. I will again call on the investors to take a closer look at how their money is being spent. You could be making much more returns if the company did not have such a high churn rate.

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  4. Helpful (9)

    "The (Un)Happiest Place in Charlotte"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tresata full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Somehow, despite everything, they do a really good job of hiring smart, capable, good people to work here after graduating from college. I genuinely enjoyed almost all of the people from my hiring class (before they all quit or were fired).

    Cons

    Abhi (the CEO) prides himself on working to make Tresata the happiest place on Earth. The irony, of course, is that through his work, he has made Tresata the most toxic, miserable work environment imaginable. I did not even understand what a "toxic work environment" meant until I started working here. As I am writing this review I want to be thorough and honest, but I really don't even know where to begin. To start, the company is small enough that pretty much everything and everyone is directly controlled by Abhi. This is not necessarily a flaw in itself, but unfortunately Abhi falls somewhere in the gray area between an egotistical, incompetent buffoon and a literal con man. Nobody in the company respects him, but everyone works in constant fear of him. The collective blood pressure of the employees rises so much on days when he is in the office that it is almost palpable. During my time at Tresata I witnessed him interact in ways with his employees that were both immature and totally inappropriate (yelling at people when they did not see things completely eye to eye with him, cussing employees out in front of others, mocking employees for asking questions in meetings, etc.). None of the others in management ever stand up to him, either in fear or because they just don't care. Unfortunately for those still working at Tresata, things seem unlikely to improve anytime soon. We were told during training that Tresata had realized that they had a turnover problem and were "working to fix it", only to have Abhi announce during an all-employee meeting shortly after that Tresata in fact does not have a turnover problem, and that turnover is 10%. I saw 10+ people quit or be fired in my first three months, so I'm not sure if Abhi just thinks his employees can't do basic math or if he immediately wipes the existence of these people from his brain as soon as they leave the company. This highlights another underlying issue, which is that while management is fully aware that the employees are unhappy (as will happen when you have less than 40 employees and almost all of them are unhappy), they are completely in denial that this is due to any problem with the company's culture. Abhi in fact has brought up in meetings that he is aware that people are upset, and rather than trying to understand why that might be, he yells at everyone about having a better attitude. ADVICE TO POTENTIAL FUTURE EMPLOYEES: If you get a job here, read some of the reviews on glassdoor before committing yourself to the abuse and toxicity of this company. Don't be complacent because you got one job offer and don't feel like continuing your search. Practically anywhere in this city would provide a better, healthier work experience than Tresata. Accepting a job offer with them is agreeing to insane work hours and zero appreciation for what you do. If you are a robot or someone who enjoys being made to feel worthless by your superiors, this might be the place for you. Otherwise, steer clear.

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  5. Helpful (9)

    "Don't waste your time"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Tresata full-time

    Pros

    Somehow, in all of the chaos that is this company, they have hired excellent people to be there staff.

    Cons

    That same staff is then belittled, micromanaged, ridiculed and disrespected. The leadership is dishonest about benefits and equity. The preferred method of communication is humiliation. No human being needs this experience so badly. Better to be happy with who you are as a person.

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  6. Helpful (12)

    "Terrible, abusive company"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Tresata full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    3 month training when you start provides you with a good skill set in scala and spark

    Cons

    This is a terrible company to work for. They have extremely unrealistic expectations for their employees and have a burn and churn approach to hiring. They expect you to work 12+ hour days and on weekends with below market pay and there is a ton of travel required for this job.

  7. Helpful (11)

    "Toxic company"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tresata full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They’ll give you a job straight out of college.

    Cons

    Extremely toxic culture. No direction, micromanagement, lies about equity, harassment, the works... all of this fueled by a megalomaniac CEO who lacks real experience and empathy. This company isn’t about the substance, it’s all about appearances. Dig around and talk to former employees before taking a job.

  8. Helpful (11)

    "avoid Tresata like the black plague"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Tresata full-time

    Pros

    Experience right out of college maybe. But there are plenty of other companies where you will get better experience and better treatment and better pay.

    Cons

    EVERYTHING. There is nothing good about working here. I thought the lack of good glassdoor reviews was because people only write the bad stuff. No, I wish I listened to my gut. The lack of good reviews is because when someone finally leaves, they try to forget about it all like it's a bad nightmare. The few brave people who leave a review, please pay attention to what they say, because they speak for many in the company who choose to be silent out of fear. The leaders are all very cheap and will pay you significantly less than market value(which is why it's mostly college students). All the self-proclaimed C-level execs are degrading and mean to anyone who is not them. Zero affirmation or words of encouragement from your manager for the work that you put in. What really tops this all, is the significant lack of work life balance(expect 12 hour work days and no overtime pay) because of the lack of organization. It seems like not a single one of the leaders ever worked a day in their life outside of Tresata. They make up rules that don't make sense and everything you do is tracked and micromanaged. Which brings me to the point with how shady this company is. How they became a unicorn company with under 30 people with how poorly managed the company is, raises some major red flags. Absolutely everything in your day to day work is micromanaged. Your laptops(you have several at a time) you have to take home with you everyday and when you leave they confiscate your notebook. Zero trust when it comes to anything. As mentioned before, there's no work life balance, especially with all the hours and don't even dream of working remotely. If you've worked at any major corporations, one of the hardest adjustments you will have to make is always having your meetings cancelled or postponed. It took me 12 times to get an interview with the CEO and it was at 11pm on a weekend. But this is "normal" behavior from ALL of the managers and leaders. They do not care about you enough to actually show up to meetings, call you back, or have a 1 on 1 normally without rushing through it. I can't think of a single good reason why someone would want to stick through this job for more than a day. Which is why the turnover here is notorious throughout CLT tech companies. This company is a joke and if you care for your mental, emotional and physical well-being, avoid Tresata like the plague. Leaving Tresata was the best decision I made as an adult.

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  9. Helpful (9)

    "Absolutely would not recommend"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Tresata full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nothing I can think of really. Maybe an okay job to get some experience if you're straight out of college.

    Cons

    Toxic work culture and environment. Leadership is rude and unprofessional. Nonexistent work life balance. You will be bullied by management. Incredibly high turnover as well, because of all these things, which means that the company is composed of more new hires than experienced employees. They also removed all benefits like 401k, health insurance, equity etc.

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great place but no flexibility"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Data Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Tresata full-time

    Pros

    you get to work on cutting edge technologies

    Cons

    Long work hours, say 10 hrs a day and no flexibility in timings. Some leadership is rude to new employees as they assume new employees doesn't know anything especially CAO just assume things and yell at you without even knowing what really happened.

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