One to build the 1990s slide deck, another to argue about meaningless changes and 120 to post about their personal views or comment on the competition.
It is already clear to everyone that Teradata does not respect our personal time. I still don’t know what is the best way to deal with it without jeopardizing my job here, anyone have any advice? To me it seems that the only solution is to leave. — read more
Get ready - here we go again. This is not surprising but it is so draining working for a losing company that is always under attack. I'm running out the clock trying to get two more years in so I can retire but I may not make it. If you are under... — read more
After a colleague got a great offer from competitors, I started thinking about what makes TD worse than direct competitors and what makes it better. What do you think?
Ever notice when the topics on this board get close to asking direct questions of our leaders, particularly NC, HA, Engineering and PM. Unfortunately, such discussions often get pushed down the page by a series of innocuous follow-on posts. —for... — read more
What do you think about Netezza?
What do you think about Snowflake
Just saw a Teradata promotion that said how much cheaper they are than Snowflake? This is proof how desperate things are at TDC. First, why promote your competitor unless they are taking all your customers. Second, why promote how cheap you are? ... — read more
Many feel stuck at some point in their careers. I have a few colleagues who are dissatisfied here but feel as though they can't leave their job. There are many reasons, some are afraid of change or risk that comes with the new job, some are... — read more
Pterodactyl has surrendered 2022. So, what will happen? I doubt any company would buy this tu-d. I left and the smart people have already left. I just wonder what the five-year forecast looks like.
The attrition is accelerating. The vast majority of Teradata customers who have not already defected, have active plans to phase off. Some of these have been Teradata's best customers. Apple, eBay, PayPal, WalMart, Albertsons, Safeway, Bank of... — read more
This is not just the case at TD, but it is quite frustrating when no one wants to accept responsibility. Neither the company nor employees benefit much from the blame game. Instead of blaming the prior mgt, why don't the new people in... — read more
I know a lot of people here who are much more valued and respected than those who put in a lot of effort, just because they are more talkative. I noticed something similar in the company I worked for before, but here it is much more pronounced. Why... — read more
Another member (of the board)…with a nice batch of shares (10,000+) just for turning up to a few meetings every year. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/teradata-elects-todd-mcelhatton-board-200500188.html
Since none of us can change anything here, I am aware that all my frustrations are in vain. For example, our technology. Does anyone think our technology is relevant enough today? I don't think so.
Any new customers? New logos? Deets? Is RG’s TC selling? Did we get the fruit company to buy shiny new nodes?
Looking back on all the years I’ve spent here, I’ve managed to expand my skillset and I’ve learned a lot, but I also feel like I’ve wasted a lot of time. Colleagues who left a long time ago, in most cases, found better jobs and progressed in their... — read more
By know HA knows her vanity project is basically the Hindenburg? Right??
PMO person procedes to say I am not making myself available. Noteworthy, PMO person keeps scheduling regular 7:00 am and lunch hour meetings. Are we expected to work 630-530 and then 730-10? What happened to working hours and work-life balance?... — read more
What's wrong with people? He had the audacity to say I was free at that time. What happened to work etiquette? No lunch meetings unless you bring lunch. No meetings before 9 am unless emergency, then 8am is ok (once in a while). I'm sick and tired... — read more
So our strategy at TDC is working…. This story will be spun up. TDC’s leaky bucket challenge is leaking customers far more than any competitor, so our next quarter will be worse. Save costs and cut expenses, is the mantra for Engineering. But... — read more
You don't need an MBA to figure this out. Legacy technology, late to the cloud, existing customers leaving, no new customers buying, brain drain of what little talent was left, inexperienced leadership team, toxic & political culture, and low... — read more
My team has been understaffed for a very long time. I am overwhelmed by the growing list of expectations from my boss. Considering we are short-staffed I would expect some proactive communication from our manager to determine what the most... — read more
I have been working the bare minimum for a long time but in the meantime I am diligently looking for new opportunities. I worked hard until TD decided to lay off colleagues who were employees that any decent company could only wish for.
What are the good things that makes people stay here, in spite of all the negativity on this site and at work…. Great technology in the core database Great architects with vast knowledge and history Great Customer/Engineering... — read more
After a ton of agile coaches who thought they can teach us SAFe safely and a bunch of wannabes who blindly implemented these ceremonies without knowing the value of the same, it is time to ta-ta the Project Management Office. They do nothing but... — read more
How many of you have been told in the past several years "do as I say or you can kiss your job goodbye" when trying to fix something that's obviously broken? I keep trying because it would make my job significantly easier if we implemented some... — read more
Generally people don’t talk about it but at this point the atmosphere at TD is so desperate that many openly say they would love to be RIFed. Is it really worth waiting for the package? I don't think so.
Bury it, don’t resurrect it. It was supposed to be a POC that shouldn’t have been made into a product. No wonder customers are looking for alternatives. Hopefully the IC replacement is a better bet?
“We are freezing hiring, so that we don’t have to RIF you later”. Understatement of the century.
As part of Snowflake's quarterly earnings they always report total customers, Fortune 500 customers, Global 2000 customers, and customers with >$1M ARR. They don't have to be asked since this is basic financial information that investors expect. ... — read more
I guess if the company after three months hasn’t hired anyone new to replace the colleague who left, it doesn’t even intend to do so? Any thoughts? A colleague who left did a huge amount of work and now, of course, those of us who are still here... — read more
I work in the cloud engineering team and just put down my papers. Can’t work any more. So much negativity and turf building with no idea of where the vantage product should be in the next few quarters. SAFe is not quite safe any more. Line managers... — read more
I'm am new to the company and was looking for some tips from employees that have been here longer. I think that the relationship with my direct manager is one of the most important aspects of everyday office work. Just to be clear, I’m non an... — read more
Several PMs out (left, thrown out) in the last few months. With the hiring freeze, cost cutting, we are not going to backfill PMs. Engineering can relax now.
We don't need to figure out why the schedule keeps being affected. We need more engineers and less wondering by clueless program management!
All is fine here. Nothing to see. The stock is down because of the conflict in Europe. HA is not here, but SM is good with sci-fi.
I have been with Teradata for 14 years and I have to say that I have never seen a company fall so far from grace so fast. The simplistic problems I see are: Moving the headquarters from economy minded Miamisburg, OH to San Diego, California, the... — read more
Total number of customers, and new customer wins. TDC had ~1200 customers in 2015, now they have less than 800 customers. This should alarm all investors. We reported the number of new customer wins a few years ago and had a goal to win 100 annually... — read more
The whole situation at TD is frustrating. Why is TD so stuck in the past?