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3.4 69 reviews

74% Approve of the CEO

Taleo President, CEO, and Director Michael Gregoire

Michael Gregoire

(47 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Challenging, Great People, Work with lots of cool companies(in 7 reviews)

  • Leadership as a vendor in the Talent Management space(in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Got acquired by Oracle - nuff said(in 3 reviews)

  • Long hours in a "hire and fire" atmosphere(in 4 reviews)

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    Very productive. Many great people. Upper management a bit self-absorbed with their own personal gains.

    Sales (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsGreat product; great field personnel.

    ConsManagement created competing comp plans which set up some antagonistic relationships. No celebration of wins or success. Mid level managers given too much autonomy and they abused their power in most situations. An air of selfishness was pervasive.

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

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    It was a great experience

    Sales Management (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people and culture. Everyone was very collaborative and focused on making the company successful

    ConsSeveral departments were short-staffed and it took to long to add new features.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more brutal with teams that don't deliver

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Vibrant, fast moving, fast growing company & not for anyone who wanted an easy-going job

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Dublin, CA

    ProsCo-workers were a very nice and remarkably smart group of people. Still maintained the start up feel, not much red tape, open communication between departments.

    ConsSeveral departments were short-staffed, so they squeezed everything from their employees. This "high productivity" really worked in favor for the executives with a lot of stock, but not so much for those working the long hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI wish the focus had been on building a better product, rather than on selling whatever was produced.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was an amazing experience with the people and products.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPeople and innovative products they developed.

    ConsBegan to have issues with growth and not investing in the right headcount.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave fun with the $$ from Oracle

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    Consultant (Current Employee) Jacksonville, FL

    ProsTaleo is a very friendly environment with great compassion to its employees

    ConsTaleo is great, however with oracle you sometimes get lost in the shuffke

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very positive experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Dublin, CA

    ProsGreat people, great market and customers, compelling solutions, good promotion opportunities if you're a top performer, great learning opportunities

    ConsSometimes it appears the company is not as nimble as it can be to compete in the market with aggressive niche players

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone, given at the time of this review the change in control to Oracle has occurred and Taleo is now a subsidiary.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience and introduction into Saas.

    Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee) Dublin, CA

    ProsGreat company to work for.

    ConsBeing acquired by another company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Does virtual well

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Portland, ME

    ProsFor a company that is spread out geographically, they do a pretty good job of keeping connected.
    They have REALLY good people to work with. I meet so many clever and innovative people in my different interactions within the company.

    ConsIt is harder to stay connected with so many virtual employees. As the company grows and meets the challenges that come through, there is a feeling that some of the tasks that help build good employees are not treated the same throughout the company.

    Advice to Senior Management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people who work hard....

    Consultant (Current Employee) Dublin, CA

    ProsGreat people, good compensation. Some teams are closer than others but overall everyone is happy to work here. The company grew very methodically so there is no immediate danger of layoffs and job loss.

    ConsBe prepared to work long hours. Everyone is very smart so you are working along with people who are used to working very hard and smart. There is a lot of pressure to succeed and new hires know very quickly if they are not going to fit in. Others who like the environment stay long term.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company seems top heavy and still hiring senior management and adding more management levels. Communicate more and listen to your teams.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very engaging company

    Product Manager (Current Employee) Dublin, CA

    Pros- Taleo has an Impressive customer base. They are great to work with
    - Cutting edge technology. Fast Growth. Good model.
    - There are plenty of opportunities for learning and professional growth. You have to go after them though. They are not just going to fall on your lap.
    - Mostly great people. Makes my job so much more interesting to have driven, competent people around me that are driving towards the same goals.
    - Solid Challenge. Interesting projects. Forces you to continuously extend your comfort zone.
    - Very aggressive/driven senior management team. Conducive to winning

    Cons- Work/life balance can be a little difficult sometimes.
    - Sometimes overly difficult deadlines

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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