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71 Reviews
3.7
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Taleo President, CEO, and Director Michael Gregoire
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Review Highlights

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

  • Hot Market (Talent Management Software Market is heated and growing) (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Got acquired by Oracle - nuff said (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.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Taleo full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great product; great field personnel.

    Cons

    Management 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It was a great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Management
    Former Employee - Sales Management

    I worked at Taleo full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more brutal with teams that don't deliver

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA

    I worked at Taleo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co-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.

    Cons

    Several 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 ManagementAdvice

    I wish the focus had been on building a better product, rather than on selling whatever was produced.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was an amazing experience with the people and products.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Taleo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People and innovative products they developed.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have fun with the $$ from Oracle

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Taleo full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very positive experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA

    I have been working at Taleo

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, given at the time of this review the change in control to Oracle has occurred and Taleo is now a subsidiary.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience and introduction into Saas.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Dublin, CA

    I have been working at Taleo

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Being acquired by another company.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Does virtual well

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME

    I have been working at Taleo

    Pros

    For 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.

    Cons

    It 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 ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people who work hard....

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dublin, CA

    I have been working at Taleo

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Be 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very engaging company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Dublin, CA

    I have been working at Taleo

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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