Taleo
3.3 of 5 68 reviews
www.taleo.com Dublin, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Taleo Reviews

Updated Jan 28, 2014
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3.3 68 reviews

                             

74% Approve of the CEO

Taleo President, CEO, and Director Michael Gregoire

Michael Gregoire

(46 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Will not recommend

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Taleo full-time

ProsI will not recommend anyone to work there. I don'r see any pros

ConsBad management, low salary and unpleasant environment to work

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Disorganized den of incompotence.

Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Taleo full-time for more than a year

ProsCan't really think of any.

ConsThis was a poorly run company from the top down. Most of the products were not well developed and upper management asked sales to push vaporware.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou did the best thing possible and sold the company to Oracle. At least Oracle might actually develop solid products that actually work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very Disappointing

Finance (Former Employee)
Dublin, CA

I worked at Taleo

ProsGood Benefits and work/life balance

ConsPoor Management
Poor Finanical Systems
Lack of Direction
Lack of organizational teamwork

Advice to Senior ManagementYou should value everyone in your organization the same and treat them equally

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very unplesent place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Dublin, CA

I worked at Taleo

ProsTaleo offers good benifits, that's all.

ConsTaleo wants to be a "talent management" company but has no internal processes around managing it's own talent. Advancement is around who you know and not how you perform. Salary is based on how underpaid they think they can get away with. Training is non-existent. And leadership integrity is very low.

Advice to Senior ManagementRestructure your leadership teams to put real leaders in charge. Restructure your culture so talent identification and utilization is in the forefront. Promote and reward based on real achievements.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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If you have talent, bring it elsewhere.

Solutions Consultant (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at Taleo

ProsUp and coming at the time... it was exciting to be in at the ground floor (this was just prior to them going Public). I also enjoyed visiting the Home Office in Quebec City, Canada. These are sincerely the only two good memories I have of my experience working for Taleo.

ConsThe management team is miserable. I've never been affiliated with such a bombastic group. Going through training as a new hire is like going to Boot Camp. Similarly, the Managers are like Drill Sargeants. From a complete lack of recognition, to unfair criticism - the management team (which has since turned over several times) never realized that there are better places to work.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay close attention to what can be learned from Exit Interviews.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good salary no career

Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Taleo

ProsExcellent name in the market

ConsNo understanding of how to treat their own talent

Advice to Senior ManagementTrotting out the typical US approach as supposedly a global player doesn't work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Taleo doesn't practice what it preaches

Current Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Taleo

ProsGreat place to hit the ground running and learn from some fantastic grass-roots employees. People start off very passionate about what they do and why. Good products and great solution initiatives.

ConsAll the negatives already mentioned and more. Micro-management from a finance level; take-take-take from employees and very little give; low employee engagement and no passion from senior management who give the impression they just want to cash in from a future buy out.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees; improve employee engagement; take these issues seriously.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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stay away from Taleo

Software Developer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Taleo

ProsTaleo gives exposure to working with Product Management directly
Small company feel, with occasional social events

ConsPromotion and praise is based on nepotism, and how much you are liked by your boss. No mentor ship whatsoever, in fact, they can lead you down the opposite direction by saying highly negative comments about your work. No recognition for any good work, no avenue to nurture your talents whatsoever they may be.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should be scrutinized for how they behave with their employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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