Thread regarding Teradata Corp. layoffs

Everybody is disposable

Nobody is safe here anymore. Literally nobody (well, except for those on top, of course.) No matter your experience, no matter your knowledge - you can be replaced (or at least Teradata thinks so.)

Anybody who has been here for a few years knows by now that layoffs are never about performance. We see our best people leave and some of the worst stay. Leadership doesn't care that this affects our results. They get their short-term savings and they are happy. After all, they'll get a bonus out of it.

The rest of us? We are screwed. I'd advise everybody to start looking for a new job right now. There is no future here.

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Teradata is full of execs who have no clue about reality. No plan on cloud and all big talk. Every other big customer is looking for other alternatives. Karen T, OL are all big talks and no substance. When you have top who have no technical skills how can you survive. I heard from a recruiter that they are getting more than 50 resumes. I suggest to all the guys who are still with TD to leave now. VL has taken a good company and run it into the ground. He should be in jail for what he has done to the company. He put Think Big in-charge of everything and screwed up a well run company and not one exec had anything to say. No wonder the company is going down the drain. Look at the price/earnings ratio which is at 150 plus++ even Amazon doesn't have that high P/E in spite of increased revenues quarter after quarter. The good engineers like Cherokee have left and joined Amazon. It is time for hard working guys to leave TD.

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Post ID: @XihGuPf-Uhyt

Hahaha, well said Sir!

I wish i knew about this site and this community of mystery company employees before i myself got canned 2 weeks ago!!

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Post ID: @XihGuPf-Hzeh

TD is doomed because the CEO vision was excellent 20 Years ago.

Trasformation require intelligence people not only a famous consulting firm.

The best TD R&D is gone ... only the traveler Steve repeat story that are good for students not for CIO.

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Post ID: @XihGuPf-7sos

Any time you start feeling safe, you are expendable. If you are not proving your worth to the business every day, your days are and should be numbered. TD is doomed because too many old timers think the old ways are the best ways. One trick ponies.

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Post ID: @XihGuPf-5uri

100% Agree. Indead they need to sell it before Gartner put TD out of the leader.

BTW that is too late so fire and reduce the cost is the only way to stay a become the next Informix, Sybase, DataAllegro, Netezza,

Redbrick ........ and disappear. 2019 is the GameOver. Austrian CEOs are rock.

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Post ID: @XihGuPf-1taq

Couldn't agree more, besides that the most recent Gartner report has them well below many competitors with even Snowflake moving into the Leaders quadrant. They can't even convince Gartner that they still have the right strategy and ability to execute - honestly it seems that only the LT team believe what they are saying. Many of the best technical folks have left for companies that are actually growing, and that the contemporary customers are interested in. So many alternatives in the market to support analysis of data and they started getting squeezed out of this a long time ago due to price performance and continue to sink........

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