Taleo
3.4 of 5 69 reviews
www.taleo.com Dublin, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Taleo President, CEO, and Director Michael Gregoire

Michael Gregoire

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66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great at first, but no transparency contributes to rumor and speculation

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Jacksonville, FL

    ProsGreat benefits. Agile. They treat you like an adult. Desire to be innovative. It is a hard to think of anything else.

    ConsVery secretive of important matters. Too top heavy with a countless assortment of VPs. Tout innovation, but do not deliver or give true incentive to innovate. Does a horrid job retaining its top talent, especially for a company that sells "talent intelligence".

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop hitting on all the buzz words and start innovating. Listen to your employees. Redesign and rewrite your products. Stop lowballing people you need to help your company thrive.

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    Sr. Mgmt maintains a very elitist attitude toward employees and disregards work/life balance.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Dublin, CA

    ProsEast bay HQ location with proximity to BART station.

    ConsLong hours in a "hire and fire" atmosphere. No time for employee development. Stock grants are paltry or non-executives.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Taleo work place is not suited for someone with a family.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Jacksonville, FL

    ProsWork from home is always good. Payscale is comparable with other companies. Good Benefits. Great company parties. Great conference to meet other co workers.

    ConsNot a good working environment. Not a place to work for a person with a growing family due to work load.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Customer Support

    Systems Support Analyst (Current Employee)
    Jacksonville, FL

    ProsBenefits including health, dental, vision, fsa, stock options, 401k, 3 weeks vacation as new employee, holidays and other pto

    ConsProper training and immediate manager support for the learning process to do job. Manager's don't know or have never done the job and do not know how difficult the processes get in the way of getting job done in the time required to hit the numbers expected - this role is very much a call center role and no longer relationship management with set clients. Great for starters, but not for seasoned professionals

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should not be based on who knows who, but who is truly qualified to support and work with their team for a successful future.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    May learn a thing or two, but be prepared for long hours, impossible deadlines and unappreciative management.

    (Former Employee)
    Dublin, CA

    ProsIf you live in Alameda County and want to work for a company that is publicly traded and is in a growth market (HRIS) and probably won't run into any serious financial troubles in the near future. Also you may learn a lot of good software development practices and procedures. Benefits are standard and they have an ESPP program.

    ConsLong hours and long commute if you don't live near Dublin. Long as in weekends and working through the night. A typical work week is 60-80 hrs.

    The company is split into teams that support the enterprise product and those that support the product geared for the midsize market. The enterprise team tends to go through long (~6 months) development cycles whereas the SMB team tends to have short release cycles. Release cycles tend to be every 6 weeks.

    If you miss deadlines, you get berated. If you work 'till wee hours in the morning for an entire month, you won't get any recognition for your hard work...not even a "Thanks for the hard work.". Just a here's the next project.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConduct 360 performance reviews. Anonymous reviews of employees for their managers would be beneficial.

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    HR Company with Poor HR Practices

    Director (Former Employee)
    Dublin, CA

    ProsOne of the leading on demand software companies with a blue chip customer base. Company is public and stock has been doing fairly well this year, with positive analyst ratings.

    ConsUpper management treats employees poorly which is ironic given that they are in the HR space. Compensation strategy is to pay only at mid point, they are very stingy with stock options so only officers of the company make good money, while the rest of the employees make so-so money. CEO is tyranical and makes it a practice to publicly humiliate people in meetings.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPractice what you preach to your customers, talent is your best asset so take good care of it.

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    Sometimes being miserable pays well!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPay, benefits package, flexibility! In the public eye Taleo has a good reputation from clients. However chalk that up to a great marketing team!

    ConsTaleo's software is supposed to help companies from large to small hire and retain employees effectively! Unfortunately they don't practice what they preach!

    Advice to Senior ManagementFollow your own advice and what you sell. People are not expendable, this their life you play games with. If your a bottom line company that's fine but don't sugarcoat things to make it seem that it isn't all that matters!

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    Talent Management company doesnt practice what it preaches

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros-Industry leader
    -No cold calling
    -No sales skills needed
    -Customer service people are top sales producers
    -Recongnized name in industry
    Easy sell

    Cons-No skills on sales team
    -poor leadership
    -NO communication
    - Dont care about employees
    -Get rid of top producers because of head count
    -Keep people off of tenure and relationships
    -Untruthful to employees
    -Dont care about organic growth

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind out who your employees are. Maximize their talent. Keep top producing sales reps rather than under preformers. The company is backwards.... there is no "Talent Management" here.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Taleo -- Client Focused but not Employee Focused

    (Former Employee)

    Prosvery good at marketing the Taleo Brand

    ConsTaleo should practice what it preaches. The company is "cut throat" and will do anything to win a large deal even at the expense of how it's done. Employees are disposable and Talent management "best practices" is not followed. HR department is ineffective. The culture is "the have and have nots". It seems more like a "good ole boy" system/company. If you are a client ask taleo sales reps how is "performance management" handled at taleo. How are goals created and measured and is it a "pay for performance culture"? Ask them how much money is allocated to each employee for developmental activities. I THINK YOU"LL BE SURPRISED with the response! Have them prove it to you - which they won't be able to. I went an entire year without any goals and my compensation plan was over 3 months late -- I had been doing the job for 3 months and a whole year without even knowing how I was going to be measured or PAID.

    Advice to Senior Managementwork on employee moral and engagement with the same passion you exhibit with clients

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    For a Talent Management Software company, they don't know how to manage their talent

    Sales (Current Employee)

    Pros-Great Solution
    -Professional environment
    - Intelligent people to work with
    - Certain people are helpful
    -Competitive analysis is strong
    - Deserved leader in the Recruiting Software space

    Cons- Mid level Management team has no leadership skills
    - Limited training, guidance and support
    - Pretentious and cocky people
    - Employee satisfaction not valued, nor is employee feedback appreciated
    - Manage through intimidation and fear
    -Communication is poor throughout the organization
    - Solution Consultant support is not consistent throughout NA. More experienced SC's help the more experienced teams.
    - Employees are consistently fearing for their jobs

    Advice to Senior Management-Provide leadership training to mid level management
    -Recognize that employee engagement, morale and satisfaction is indicative of improvements in net income

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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