Has anyone heard anything or have a guess?
Awoke thinking about these infantile rants from current employees which infuriate me and have turned me into an ar-e in my posts. I won't continue exhibiting the same behaviour, but will recognise errant ideas or comments. Logic would assert... — read more
However, I wonder if this company has always been like this, in the sense that the attitude towards employees has always been this bad?
Things have doubtlessly changed for the worse in the last decade or so but the same is the case for 99 percent of other companies. Everything around you is changing - most often for the worse - so I don't understand why people act shocked that TD is... — read more
looks like r&d brought back TW and DS says he is bringing others back from retirement. think he is getting a referral bonus?
There is more and more talk about cuts. I need the job desperately, but I’m so outraged at this company that I won’t be much disappointed at all if they tell me they don’t need me anymore. It is RIF that sometimes helps people to work harder and find... — read more
With that, another round of significant layoffs (but low enough not to need a filing)… long serving employees are on top of lists (some are customer facing), all affected will be notified by mid December at the latest. Good luck to all. Spend your... — read more
ME out soon HA has been flipped McK.. have been asked to keep costs optimal . Q3 is looking really bad .. no new customers .. only cloud conversions.. Fears at top that market analysts will find out our Cloud BS. Next year we will put TD for... — read more
I am afraid that this company has long been a lost cause and that it is unrealistic to expect any improvements here? Their only focus is on how to make savings, cut expenses, and it seems that everything has become an expense for them. There is no... — read more
List your reasons here.
We’re leaving - please turn off the lights No previous experience necessary HA McKinsey / NC KCC Me The A Team Scooby Doo… where are you?
I have been here five plus years and yesterday’s all hands was singularly the worst meeting I have attended. Which is saying something. KCC on a call recently said, that people don’t leave for money they leave because of their managers. Now it’s the... — read more
The RIF this year needs to be at the ELT level. Starting with KCC. The last all hands was a joke. Can we please talk about our business for a change? How many ELT members actually know our industry and business?
As an employee, this much attrition is worrying to me. Colleagues are leaving and this has started to affect my work more and more. On the other hand, I haven't noticed that a lot of new people are coming. It does not seem to me that the leadership... — read more
Rumor has it there is a confidential search for a new CMO. I guess it’s not confidential anymore. They will probably bring on a McKinsey pick. This will not help. Our problem is not Marketing, it’s lack of innovation. And our product reliability and... — read more
Listening halfway through the cultural revolution... err transformation, I am losing the will to live. I've rarely heard a more banal, infantile, repetitive, artificial kumbaya devoid of any meaning and substance. As if someone took the photos and... — read more
I'm getting sick and tired of my manager expecting things from me that are not doable in the timeframe he expects them to be done. Not to mention, half the time those are the things that have very little to do with my actual job. I wish I could have... — read more
Even SM is realizing how little innovation we have. HA is no longer the chosen one. Other ELT members like NC are throwing her under the bus, and all the sales leaders are disillusioned with nothing new “on the truck” to sell. #GameOn
Is there going to be layoffs? It’s almost that time of the year… Has anyone had a hiring freeze in their dept? I’ve seen people leave, but rarely anyone new to take their place.
We all know how the ELT loves to virtue signal, demoralize and humiliate employees, and pump the stock price with constant layoffs. From that perspective, it seems a "get the vax or you're fired" mandate would tick all the right boxes. Anyone know if... — read more
We’ve been in a transformation for what, at least 10 years now? I’m so sick of hearing that word. And now another d-mb survey on if we understand our transformation. I certainly don’t. Has something changed since our first transformation way... — read more
There’s only three things that happen naturally in organizations, according to Peter Drucker: Friction Confusion Underperformance Those three themes come up repeatedly on this forum - there’s usually at least one in every post and some make it a... — read more
I did not apply to TD because this is my dream job, but I thought I could stay here for a while and gain some experience which would help me get a better job in another company. However, what has been happening to me here for several months now is a... — read more
The ELT has messed so much stuff up they actually solved the annual RIF problem. The few smart people left are proactively jumping ship. At least HR won’t have to schedule those awkward last minute meetings to read their layoff script. “So sorry your... — read more
I often hear so much hate over the hiring of young, inexperienced employees but that's not always a bad thing. Sometimes a fresh perspective is a good thing, especially in a company that is so stuck in the old ways. The fact they are willing to work... — read more
I’m sure many view this board and wonder if things are really that bad here. Unfortunately, they are. The smoke and mirrors analogy is accurate. Nearly all customers are either leaving or moving to the cloud with heavy erosion. Of course Cloud ARR... — read more
Something doesn’t compute. I can’t connect the dots to a growth play. Am I missing something?
Sometimes it feels like Teradata is outright abusive towards us and nobody gives a damn. And they should. There can be serious consequences to employees' health - both mental and physical - of such behavior. I wish somebody would pay attention... — read more
I stopped by this forum to see if there were any new rumors about cuts, but mostly I see posts criticizing Marketing. I have nothing commendable to say about TD marketing, but it still seems like a bit of an exaggeration when people say we may not... — read more
Management’s focus is clearly on the share price and the analysts, rather than on customers and the company is definitely not geared up to look after and nurture the employees anymore. Clearly missing customer events like Partners, where feedback... — read more
We are forming a Cloud BU and moving it all under the CRO? How will a sales guy drive cloud innovation? He can’t even do his day job and drive revenue growth. I guess this means BR is moving on. He did not last long. Was this a McKinsey work stream?... — read more
https://seekingalpha.com/article/4455094-teradata-growth-profile-is-slowing-no-longer-a-compelling-investment Stock-based Compensation As is becoming more and more the rule rather than the exception these days, TDC's stock-based compensation is... — read more
Investors saw nothing new from the “new Teradata” - just stale leftovers re-warmed. But hey - bring your own model! Seriously how can we survive with zero innovation?
Reading through the comments made here, it’s quite clear that current management have lost the locker room at Teradata, just as the previous regime(s) did. However, if the customer numbers and claims of voluntary departures are correct, then this... — read more
I took the Labor Day week off and now that I'm back at work I realized just how much I don't want to do this anymore. Never in my life did I feel like this after a vacation. Before, I'd have enjoyed my time off but when it was time to get back to... — read more
Another post said Teradata went from 1150 to under 800 customers over the past 5 years. That is alarming. Do they report this? If so what are the numbers? If not, why. They sell analytics software so surely they have the data. This may be the most... — read more
Teradata employees 2020 = 7,543, a 11.62% decline from 2019 2019 = 8,535, a 15.93% decline from 2018. 2018 = 10,152, a 4.36% decline from 2017. 2017 = 10,615, a 5.17% increase from 2016. Do we have any data scientists who can do linear regression?... — read more
Apparently the investors aren’t fooled by SM’s “vision.”
I’ve never seen anything like this before. We have multiple people giving their notices on the same day in the same department. How is that even possible? I think attrition is much worse than any of us can even imagine. We’ll know soon enough what... — read more