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

Taleo Reviews

Updated Dec 8, 2013
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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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Immediate supervisor was immoral and manipulative to his employees.

Software Developer (Former Employee)
Jacksonville, FL

I worked at Taleo full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat industry, great software product offerings, many opportunities for career advancement.

ConsImmediate R&D supervisor was mean and played tricks but was most likely only a reaction to pressure from management ... layoff threats were on a quarterly basis.

Advice to Senior ManagementAlways be upfront and sincere to your employees because they can tell if you are not.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It was ok only

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Dublin, CA

I worked at Taleo for more than 3 years

ProsEntrepreneurial, fast-paced and quite a few career opportunities. There were sufficient politics but otherwise it was ok.

ConsToo much management pride and hubris. Not fun. Lots of sportcoat culture

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

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Okay job, needs better service

Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsThe work was very agreeable, the people are good

ConsThe service to the customers wasn't that great. I spent a lot of time talking to angry customers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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No training, no training, no prof management

Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Taleo

ProsGreat product
Low price
Cool logo
Benefits rock
Base is good - this is all you will make which is why the SCs transferred from sales.

ConsManagement has no experience, especially senior management
Here are the territories: Nor Cal, So Cal, NY, IL, then ID/Montana/ND/SD, or WA/OR - so you're lucky and make money if you get a major market

Favoritism - this is embarrassing. One rep hit quota the whole year, and he had 3 territories.

Mid-market reps average about 50% of quota, so they are broke.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice. Mike Gregoire told the company he was not selling the company. How do you fix liars?

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Once a great place, now feels like a dead end.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Jacksonville, FL

I have been working at Taleo

ProsGood benefits, Competitive pay, Casual Environment

ConsForget career growth if you don't work at head quarters in Dublin California. Top level management and representation at Jacksonville FL office is non-existent. It feels like only a matter of time before Taleo shuts down all R and D in Jacksonville FL. Very slow turn around time if you need something from other teams, especially in the QC office.

Advice to Senior ManagementRealize that relocating all R and D to Silicone Valley is going to come back to bite you. Your top talent is going to get poached or move to other companies, only mediocre will remain. You are pushing away a lot of talent that wants to be here.

Your a software company, don't outsource the heart of you business!!!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not for me

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Jacksonville, FL

I worked at Taleo

ProsWork with some great people

ConsAfter it's acquisition of Vurv, the vibrant atmosphere of the office was lost and replaced by an overall sense of humdrum.
Too many layers of management for my taste.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Bittersweet

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Dublin, CA

I worked at Taleo

ProsProfitable, good sales organization
Growth oriented

ConsNo strategic vision, completely operational
Terrible architecture
Quebec City development organization

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed a strategic vision for the future

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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SaaS company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Dublin, CA

I worked at Taleo

ProsTaleo is a leader in their market space. Good people.

ConsManagement is disconnected with employee population

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure your employees are recognized for their hardwork and achievements.

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Good company to work for, depending on the organization

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Dublin, CA

I have been working at Taleo

ProsPeople, Flexibility, growing company with opportunity, management is great depending on dept, open communication

ConsProcesses are broken, multiple systems used that contain same info, implementation problems with Taleo10

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to automate systems, processes, procedures as many tasks are time consuming and cumbersome

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Best in Class Suite of SaaS products

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Taleo full-time for more than a year

ProsFriendly people; ability to work remotely; good tools.

ConsPeople with no managerial experience put into management positions.

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