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Pros
  • Great culture permeates across the organization (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Taleo was recently acquired by Oracle Corp and no longer in business (in 3 reviews)

  • Be prepared to work very hard here--not always a great work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great at first, but no transparency contributes to rumor and speculation

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Taleo

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very 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 Management

    Stop 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.


  2. Helpful (2)

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA

    I worked at Taleo

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    East bay HQ location with proximity to BART station.

    Cons

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


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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Taleo

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Customer Support

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Support Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Support Analyst in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Taleo

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Proper 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 Management

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


  6. Helpful (3)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA

    I worked at Taleo

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If 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.

    Cons

    Long 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 Management

    Conduct 360 performance reviews. Anonymous reviews of employees for their managers would be beneficial.


  7. Helpful (4)

    HR Company with Poor HR Practices

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Dublin, CA

    I worked at Taleo

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    One 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.

    Cons

    Upper 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 Management

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


  8. Integration Support Analyst

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    Former Employee - Integration and Reporting Support Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Integration and Reporting Support Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Taleo full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Everyone on the support team is there only from 8 to 5pm.

    Cons

    Overall very low morale on team-mates Non existent training Extremely dissatisfied customers to deal with

    Advice to Management

    Prepare your people properly before sending them to support clients. The software itself is amazingly buggy (I was there on 2011). FIX IT! The support senior and medium management is worthless. They have no clue what is going on with the clients.


  9. Sometimes being miserable pays well!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Taleo

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Taleo'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 Management

    Follow 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!


  10. Talent Management company doesnt practice what it preaches

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Taleo

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Find 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.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Taleo -- Client Focused but not Employee Focused

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Taleo

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    very good at marketing the Taleo Brand

    Cons

    Taleo 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 Management

    work on employee moral and engagement with the same passion you exhibit with clients



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