Weeks? Months? I mean, c'mon, what's really changed in the 8 month since she started? Can anyone say that collaboration is better? Silos are removed? Better-experienced people are occupying top positions (as opposed to buddies from old jobs?). — read more
JC’s report card: A-F? I don’t see anything different about our strategy after hiring JC. We continue to falter. Oh, I do see a bunch of McKinsey branded training programs that we are paying arm+leg and drafting employees to take. Other than... — read more
Everybody I talk to seems intent on leaving Teradata as soon as they can. It makes me wonder if that's the case for the majority of employees or if it's just people in my group itching to get out. I personally don't plan on leaving just yet but I... — read more
Apparently, attrition targets weren’t met, nor were the sales target. Russia-Ukraine conflict is our excuse, again. Cloud ARR growth of 80% is not viable anymore (even on our abysmal low revenue baseline)… There we go again.
https://assets.teradata.com/News/2022/TDC_Q2_2022_Earnings_Release.pdf • GAAP operating income was $14 million versus $70 million • Non-GAAP operating income was $55 million versus $117 million(2) • GAAP EPS was ($0.04) versus $0.39 per diluted... — read more
I have seen a couple of threads about marketing. So I want to share some field observations. No press releases or media coverage anymore. No new customer announcements. Universe canceled, even though SF recently proved that events still work... — read more
TD was actually a great workplace in the past. It is not easy to explain how in a relatively short period it became the exact opposite. What do you think are the critical points that brought this company down?
the two engineering SVPs are unable to figure how to manage out the innovator VP and their innovative DB. They are blind and deaf to customer feedback because they know better.
The most important thing is to know when to leave. I'm trying to find a new job and it's difficult, and one of the reasons is that I stayed here for a long time. That's why my advice from experience is that no one should stay here longer than 2 or... — read more
As a more conservative person with more traditional values, I do not feel comfortable bringing my "whole self" to work. In fact, I try to hide my views from the more liberal leadership team at Teradata. Surely they must realize that when they take a... — read more
I hope there won't be any.
Heard that YA is leaving today...another SVP gone. Think they'll replace with another mck 'expert'?
SM must have meant downward momentum. 12% drop in total revenue says it all. Blame the Putin Price Hike. This CEO is pathetic-his days are numbered. Bring VL back 😀
I am totally disappointed. This is a sinking ship. I hope that I will be able to make it until retirement, although lately I have been increasingly thinking about taking the risk and leaving. How close to retirement would you still consider job... — read more
other than laying off good workers?
Game Over - Market Cap, SNOW $53B - TDC $3.8B, Revenue, SNOW Doubling Yearly, TDC Shrinking, New Customers, SNOW winning hundreds, TDC
NC is a genius, how many languages does he know? He actually has a strategy to decrease revenue. So glad we engaged McKinsey to save the company.
“I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.” Rather than face reality Teradata, it's just easier to lie yourself. "We are the top Data Warehouse according to Gartner", and "We are cheaper and better than Snowflake"
Some here are already starting to talk about layoffs, but I don't know how much truth there is in that. I have friends at Oracle and it wouldn't surprise me if after the layoffs there, we also experience layoffs here. However, I am interested in... — read more
If you leave before the end of the year do you forfeit your whole AIP or do they prorate it?
No one I talked to has any idea which org could be affected, but I don't think it's worth staying in limbo and waiting to be laid off. Isn't that just a waste of time? I've had enough of uncertainty and bosses who don't know how to manage any... — read more
Teradata missed some major market trends for sure - but most if not all of the issues being surfaced on this site track directly to 4 people. It is not fair to call out the entire ELT. These 4 are: SM, HA, NC, and KCC. If there is a RIF, take out... — read more
Everyone whose manager is not one of those types that makes you want to leave because he closely observes and controls the work to the point that it is unbearable - can consider himself lucky. But I think that most of them at TD are micromanagers? — read more
Have there been any, other than minor updates? And don't say "Vantage" since that was just a marketing name for the 19th version of the on-prem Teradata Database. Go back 10 years? There is ZERO INNOVATION. We are milking a slowly dying cash cow... — read more
Or was that my HPPD acting up?
I've learned something in my many years of working here: don't put a target on your back by doing things so well that your superiors start perceiving you as a threat. Being average pays dividends. It's far from ideal and in a normal company it would... — read more
I find it odd and not just a bit concerning that a lengthy, yes, brutally-honest post about JW and the state of marketing simply disappeared after many views and comments. I'd love to hear from TheLayoff, though I doubt they'd comment.
From RB. 630AM to 530PM and 8PM to 10PM. Crazy world. CPO won't do anything about it. Am I alone?
I'm in a position where I'm stuck here because I can't risk losing my health insurance. I know I can find a new job, but as soon as I do I'm the last man in, and my job security drops. I'm basically a hostage here due to my health. If that wasn't the... — read more
I'm trying to find a way to exit. If the economy falls into a recession, I wonder how it will affect TD. I think things will start to look a lot uglier. Some of my colleagues, however, think that there is no reason to be so overly concerned... — read more
I have submitted a post two different times - I was thanking the commenter named mad scientist for their following post: "I’m going to try it just to see if it helps to Love more than hate. Today is day 1. Will you join me? Please report back on July... — read more
Saw several posts on LinkedIn Thursday evening taking about some “incredible and game changing news”. Anyone prepared to elaborate?
What do you think about Snowflake
Once TD stopped treating employees as a key element to its success is when things started going downhill. The company started ignoring some of the best employees and instead opted for bringing in outsiders to fill open management positions This made... — read more
It hasn't been for at least a month. I've been trying to find something for weeks but I barely found a handful of options worth considering. Needless to say, I landed no interviews from them. Companies are tightening their hiring and it shows. I wish... — read more
Into our seventh month of the year, how is the ELT doing? · SM/CB: Share price -23% y-o-y, and investor trust and buy rating decline. SM is a weak leader who listens to the wrong people, not sales. · HA: $1B spent, zero innovation. But... — read more
I do too much work but I wouldn't mind if only TD was a little less toxic place. There used to be a much healthier atmosphere here. How did this place become so toxic?
As some of the talent is getting picked off by Google, Snowflake, etc, is TDC trying to enforce NCAs anymore? Can they even, given California law?
I’m trying to make a decision whether to accept an average offer or wait a little longer here.