What is your level of anxiety? The rumors are growing but I am very calm. It became irrelevant to me whether I would be the target or not, because it became unbearable to work here. It’s easier to start from scratch with something new than to stay... — read more
I remember the place that cared about its employees and fostered healthy work culture and environment. It saddens me to see how much things have changed since then. I think it's harder for us who have been here for a while. New employees only know... — read more
July 1st all on-site Customer Service Associates we’re let go. Only a few were retained to support concerned customers. They too will be let go on August 1st. This is a huge brain drain. These Solutions are very complex. Just a SW patch can... — read more
There's lots of grass roots innovation at the individual and small team level. The problem is that as soon as an initiative looks like it's taking on legs, a bunch of useless executives, desperate to make themselves relevant, use their political... — read more
And how many of you are just previously affiliated with the company? (And are sitting outside watching the fireworks with popcorn waiting to see who else makes it out of the building)
I wish the “leaders” could explain to me why this company cannot innovate. I am aware that every innovation is a risk, but that is no reason why a company should no longer innovate. I have no more hope and can't wait to get out of here, but it will... — read more
Who makes up this stuff? There is no connectivity to multi-cloud??? Even existing customers are confused. You can’t even find the term data warehouse. Go compare to Snowflake and see how clear their message is. ... — read more
How many have seen you seen the social feeds regarding the exciting things others are doing in analytics? While all this goes on, we keep playing in the toddler's pool. We'd rather focus on diversity (which is important, but should be innate, not a... — read more
They buy struggling companies with strong balance sheets and turn them around. The first thing they do is fire 95% of the executives to save costs. That’s the kind of RIF we need. Let’s hope they set their sights on TDC next. It’s our last hope… — read more
Or twice a year, whatever. I just wish I knew ahead of time instead of having to worry about it all the time.
Companies depend on their reputation to be able to hire the best talent which is of crucial importance for their future. Our reputation has been tarnished at best and nearly completely ruined at worst in the last few years. Why would anybody with... — read more
I have been here a long time and it has never happened before that so many colleagues quit in such a short period of time. I absolutely understand them, and I would leave right away if I had found a better opportunity, but I don’t understand this... — read more
I don't remember having to deal with all this uncertainty, constant stress, frustration over no direction, navigating department politics, and so much more as recently as five years ago. How could have things changed so much in such a short period?... — read more
So many people are worried about their future at TD but the fact is, everybody can do something about it. Make a plan right now, look at what your options are, start networking... You are just ruining your health by constantly worrying about things... — read more
Why do the top execs make so much money when they can’t grow revenue or win new customers in a red hot market? $20M for SM when all he has done is waste millions on McKinsey? Someone should put a tent over this circus.
to stop all the customers leaving? It seems to me that never before have so many customers left TD. This negative trend just doesn't stop. On the other hand, I can’t believe they’re doing nothing to stop it? Or are they just powerless to do it after... — read more
These days at Teradata I am very pleased to announce and welcome blah blah blah to our GTM/ELT/Strategy team. As we reinvent our organization to help our customers move to the cloud, we are seeking highly skilled professionals who have no clue about... — read more
As Q2 comes to a close who wants to take guesses on what will happen with stocks and revenue? I see the shell game of reoccurring revenue taking a hit.
IT rollout with no thought or real testing. Engineers are stuck and can’t do useful work. Senior leaders look the other way. I predict out of business in two years.
I'm fed up with being here, I feel like a dinosaur. I joined a few years ago, out of university. Many of my peers went to work for Microsoft, Amazon and Google - I thought I was making a bold decision. OMG, I was so wrong, I loathe this place and... — read more
Experience is no longer an asset here. It used to be that the longer you were here, the more respected you were. We used to have management that knew years with the company meant you had the kind of knowledge that was considered irreplaceable. These... — read more
Every 6mo we have projects being made and trashed away. Did we even successfully deliver anything? What someone mentioned is very interesting to me because I have noticed that the company has more and more problems when it comes to delivering... — read more
Wasn't there talk about June layoffs? Does that mean we're looking at cuts in the next ten days?
As usual TD is late to the table; hire a few male execs, followed up by ONE female hire just to show we're "Diverse & Inclusive". She has a tough job ahead of her, good luck to you madam.
someone told you that Teradata will be acquired soon? Note: this is not about having any information about someone acquiring a TD or intending to do so, but I am just interested in what your opinions are whether this might be good for this... — read more
We need a leader who is technical and has a vision. HA is a product manager good at limiting what’s on the truck. Look at all the new innovation from Snowflake. How can we compete with that? She hasn’t delivered anything new. What exactly do you have... — read more
Anyone hear about merit increases yet?
Every company faces a business life cycle: launch, growth, shake-out, maturity and decline. The problem is that Teradata doesn't know how to get you out of the decline stage. In fact, the biggest problem is that the company has done nothing... — read more
Reorg after reorg after reorg... Constantly some tumultuous, painful processes that do not bring any significant results. Were all these reorganizations a great way to unlock the value? Unfortunately, it seems to me that they are not. Instead of... — read more
Even if you consider yourself safe, you should have a "just in case" plan ready for possible future layoffs. A coworker who was certain he had nothing to worry about was laid off a few months ago. To say he was unprepared would be an understatement... — read more
Waiting outside RB…..
Do you guys see more reorgs coming our way?
What are we being groomed for?
We keep getting trained on diversity and the meaning of privilege. But Teradata keeps hiring only white people on the ELT? Another announced today. But they all signed a pact to help end racism! Does this mean these highly compensated white... — read more
Wondering if it's a retirement or departure without any special connotation or cause or is there something more behind? As in, welcome to the age of speculative capital, on the road to being sold for parts? Would love to be proven wrong...
Why can't Teradata attract an experienced CEO with industry experience. I think this question that someone asked is very interesting. I would not like the discussion to go in the direction of criticizing the current or previous leading people... — read more
Too many managers, too few leaders, less and less workers. It's Teradata. Too many bosses spoil the broth. I believe this would be a much better company if there were fewer of them. Do we have to have that many? What do you think, how many of those... — read more
I see a lot of people leaving TD these days especially last couple weeks from many teams. Is there any new layoff news this oct too?