Great people and technology, senior leadership is a revolving door
Consulting Director (Current Employee) – Virtual US - Southwest – 1 February 2018
I have been at Teradata for 4.5 years now and have had 5 titles and 6 supervisors with at least 8 different sales strategies. The technology is fantastic! The customers are amazing. My work teams have been awesome. Executive leadership is lost. I hate that I'm even writing this and putting my resume out, but I truly love our company. However, I am faced with the 4th reorg since I joined in 2013 and worry that this might be the time that out of touch leadership cuts too deep.
Good pay, great people, great technology, great customers
Not a solid direction or the ability to execute from the top down
Consultant (Former Employee) – London, UK – 7 December 2017
Worked there as a consultant for 6 years until I had to leave due to personal reasons. Very data integration heavy company. Lack of focus on the business imo. Mostly work through IT departments. Nothing bad to say about it but will be interesting to see if they can make the transition from data integration technology vendor to analytics/big data company.
Colleagues, Relaxed Work Environment
Human Resources, Lack of training and career advancement opportunities
Consultant Software Engineer (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – 30 November 2017
Teradata used to be a company with innovations, and was a leader in the industry. With management changed in the past 10 years, short sighted in seeing the future, plus limit the spending in R&D, no new technology was developed, and instead, just trying to catch up and to be a follower, with what they call the "industry trend". Ended up in too late to deliver the products customers needed.
No stress, no accountability.
Too specialized in one area, poor/short sighted management.
Business Development Sales Executive (Former Employee) – San Carlos, CA – 17 October 2017
Teradata is the best company that I ever worked for and they are the leaders in their industry! I would highly recommend working at Teradata! The management style was very good with good communication throughout the company. The training was excellent.
Managing Partner (Former Employee) – Centennial, CO – 13 October 2017
Management is not open to suggestions, and continues to make decisions without supporting data. Recent changes from industry to geo-based for sales and support organizations was made quickly without understanding culture and customer impact.
Current organizations are now competing for the same customer, confusing the customer in the process. In a recent customer presentation, three different organizations all claimed they were the primary customer focus. The customer recognized this confusion, and consequently dismissed the group, saying "come back when you figure it out".
Additionally, senior architects are scratching their heads on how we are expected to design solutions when competition ingest rates can hit 65TB/hour, with immediate access to data for analytics
Systems Administrator (Former Employee) – IN – 2 October 2017
Very knowledgeable teammates and technical managers. People here understand the learning curve and have been very helpful. The market is shrinking because of competition from new open source/cloud technology.
DevOps/AWS Engineer (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – 6 September 2017
While employed by Teradata, working remote was an excellent benefit. When traveling to HQ, the facility was well kept. Parking could be a pain at times. The cafeteria was good and had an excellent selection.