Terenine

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Think long and hard before you work here - rebranding to Cloud-swell.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN (US)

I worked at Terenine full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Chattanooga is a great town. The pay was OK since they are forced to bring in out of towners who don't know better yet.

Cons

Strangest place I have ever worked. A culture built up of keeping your mouth shut and your head down, since things change so quickly you stay with a constant level of stress wondering what the hell is going on and what will I get yelled at for today that I had NO inkling about. LITERALLY had direction change between the time you received it and the time you got back upstairs to your desk. A VERY small handful of competent folks pick up the slack for a large group of very mediocre talent. Meetings are run very haphazardly, rarely are agenda's or meeting notes distributed, and many times so many ppl will be invited nothing will get done and no action items are assigned resulting in hours of much wasted time.

Executive level management lacks vision and strategy with enough thought for lower level people to attempt to execute. When presented with scenarios that will be encountered in their ultra high level "strategy" you will get yelled at and dismissed summarily for trying to quantify and qualify said "strategy", not sure why there is a culture like this, other than Sr. Mgt will not push back against executive mgt in their monthly "Ops Review" meetings, and the two people in the Executive Mgt really do not have a technology background, but think they do.

The place has very few real external customers, it only stays afloat because its primarily funded by the pay day loan empire, which a great deal of the structure and organization is designed around making it seem like all the "collaborative" companies are independent, but in fact are all one. In a normal industry these "collaboratives" would be depts within the same company, but in trying to mitigate regulatory and tax liability it's setup like nothing you ever seen elsewhere - makes for very difficult circumstances - the "collaborative" will want solutions around which T9/Cloudswell has NO expertise whatsoever, yet be expected to provide them and support them. This obviously doesn't work very well.

They are upfront about the uber-Christian environment. Can't say you weren't told, but it's still embarrassing when you have visitors and they see the creationism non-sense. I'm not sure justifying your preying on low income American's with pay day loans by giving way a small percentage to foreign christian charities will pay your karma debt, but it's a private company and the owner can spend his money any way he wants.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Nothing I or anyone says will change this.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Thank God It's over!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Terenine

    Pros

    Lots of nice people working there
    free coffee and tea
    decent salary

    Cons

    Where to begin.. It's supposed to be a Christian company, but they are in the payday loan business.. Doesn't seem too Christian to me.. Managment is a joke.. They have no idea what they are doing.. Too many chiefs and not enough indians. They have no real processes in place so people are usually running around like chickens with their heads cut off trying to figure anything out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would fire almost all the management that is there now and just start over with some competent people that won't drink the kool aid.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN (US)

    I have been working at Terenine full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fantastic coworkers. Reasonable salary. Beautiful city and area to live. No shortage of interesting and varied work. Lots of room to advance. Nice hardware. Good immediate supervisor. Flexible environment.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive within a 2-hr radius (Ok for Chattanooga though). Raises are puny. No bonuses. Can't retain top talent, turnover is impossibly high. A little uncomfortable with primary funding sources (can't discuss, either). Senior management has an attitude that they are doing employees a favor just to give them a job, and therefore employees owe them. Attempt to grab all employee's private IP (anything you do on your own time and equipment is owned by them unless you get an exemption in writing). Constant flux, management still hasn't figured out what they want the company's core competences to be. Hypocritical 'Christian' environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and reward the value of your employees. Treat them like you want to be treated yourself. They aren't your slaves, that mentality needs to go.

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