TASER Reviews

Updated June 4, 2015
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TASER CEO and Founder Rick Smith
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Pros
  • No doors" policy makes a really friendly work environment (in 7 reviews)

  • Helping law enforcement, military and civilians protect the public and themselves from violent criminals (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • hard work sometimes skews work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Oh, I agree with others, we need free food (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Make a Difference in the World Around You: Work at TASER

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at TASER full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    + Working for a mission and company that allows you to make the world a better place is really energizing and impactful.

    + Great people. Seriously. Great people. There are so many awesome people here that it makes you feel fortunate to be a part of it.

    + Fantastic leadership team-approachable, open minded, committed, and empathetic

    + Some really fun and quirky benefits. $100 to use toward Health and Wellness related stuff? Sign me up! The flexibility of being able to expense a meal if I'm working long hours one day? Love it. Tuition reimbursement? Never to be scoffed at. TASER's benefits may need some work, but they're really moving in the right direction, and the team is making efforts to keep things going in that direction.

    + Opportunity. There aren't set career paths (right now), but there is ample opportunity to come in and make a name for yourself, and grow your career very quickly. Love it.

    Cons

    -Work Hard. But Play Hard. Yes, sometimes work life balance is hard here in a stage of hyper growth. But we play hard too. Lots of awesome activities like Smash Putt (mini golf), rafting trips, waffle trucks, executive dinners, and more.

    -Fast Paced. Ambiguous. Depending on the type of work environment you enjoy this could be your cup of tea, but fair warning we're really like a start up.

    Advice to Management

    Keep leading by example. Keep listening to your people. Keep demonstrating the service leadership and passion that has made TASER what it is today.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Manufacturing Trainer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TASER full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment for continuous learning and interacting with friendly people. Great rewarding incentives for operators that take the initiative to go the extra mile in performance. The company really cares about employees health. They have provided great programs and events to help operators stay or become healthy.

    Cons

    Does not have a well structured pay rate. Operators with minimum skills get paid more than other operators with highly talented attributes because of their seniority. There should be a structured criteria for pay rate based on level of reliability, skill sets and overall knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  3. Helpful (2)

    Full stack developer working on a cloud based system for managing digital evidence.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at TASER full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The hierarchy is very flat which encourages communication, cooperation, and rapid development of ideas. My coworkers are smart and passionate. We're all excited to work on a product that actually makes a difference.

    Taser is run by it's founder CEO whose goal is to build and grow the business: this means that the company is willing to take risks to build entirely new businesses. Taser's mission statement is: Protect life. Protect Truth. To date, Taser has been the trailblazer of two life-saving technologies: stun guns and body-worn cameras for police officers.

    Cons

    the Seattle office is mostly an open office plan


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  5. Helpful (1)

    New kid on the block, feeling very welcome

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at TASER

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This team is ready to welcome inbound employees with open arms and lots of support.
    The introduction and on-boarding has been great and I am thrilled with the reception they have given me!
    Coming from a very large organization, I was a little bit used to feeling invisible sometimes, but this is not that kind of shop. I feel confident I will be able to contribute and work closely with other teams to help deliver - and leverage all the internal knowledge I can to make me successful.
    Looking forward to a bright future here!

    Cons

    none that I can see yet


  6. Helpful (1)

    Best company I've ever worked for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at TASER full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Simply stated, this is the best company I've ever worked for, and here are some reasons why:

    -Massive growth potential both from a market perspective and personal career perspective
    -Transformative technology company going from a hardware company to a hardware + software company
    -Company that actually believes in what it's doing, and it's a good thing to do - Protect Life. Protect Truth.
    -Really fun people and culture

    Cons

    Too much hyper-growth and opportunity! But seriously, while not a a perfect company, I can't think of any structural cons.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in the market opportunity and your people. Continue to keep the bar high for hiring.


  7. Helpful (1)

    A company dedicated to creating technologies that are making the world a better place and saving lives every day.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TASER full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Passionate people, great culture, approachable leadership. This is a place that great people have the opportunity to grow and make real contributions to the company.

    Cons

    People here work hard, and sometimes work-life balance is skewed. TASER is growing very quickly, which is both exciting and a lot of work.

    Advice to Management

    Leaders at TASER are approachable, and I encourage them to keep taking time to get in the trenches with their employees from time to time.


  8. Helpful (1)

    I really enjoy working with such passionate people.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at TASER full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is passionate about their job and providing great products to improve relationships between the police and the public. With the size of company we are, every employee has responsibility and makes a difference. Every day is exciting and new. Interacting with our customers (police officers), has given me a new perspective on their jobs. Also time-off is pretty lax which is awesome!

    Cons

    Every company has some issues, but Taser has been working to rectify theirs. Short people in certain positions which causes extra work for others (they are working on hiring good employees to fill these spots). Lower compensation than other tech companies for certain positions, but also cheaper living in AZ than CA.


  9. Happiness

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at TASER full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Culture, people are fantastic to work with. CEO, CFO and executives really care for the employees, whether or they work in the factory, admin, sales and support. CEO does genuinely care for his employees work/life balance.

    Cons

    Health Benefits are are little high compared to other companies I've worked for.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your hand on the pulse of the remote workforce.


  10. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TASER (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great management and culture. salary decent

    Cons

    I do not have any complaints right now


  11. Taser Intl is a fast-paced, exciting company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at TASER full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Value their customers above all else, incredible people to work with, time-off policy is fantastic

    Cons

    Work-life balance, fast-moving also means personell changes do happen



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