Taleo Reviews

Updated May 6, 2014
Updated May 6, 2014
70 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)

  • 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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    Implementation Consultant

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    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Taleo was the pro. Best company ever worked for. Plenty of job opportunities. Taleo believed in giving opportunities to employees.

    Cons

    Biggest challenge at Taleo was training/knowledge of employees - getting new hires up to speed. The job as an IC also wasn't that great. Not much support provided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA. Company doesn't exist any more.

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    Best company I ever had the pleasure of working for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Taleo

    Pros

    Great culture - supported the staff - developed employees.

    Cons

    Got acquired by Oracle - nuff said.

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  3.  

    Taleo was a gem

    Former Employee - Senior Director of Sales  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Director of Sales in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Taleo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great culture, people, pay, products

    Cons

    Taleo was recently acquired by Oracle Corp and no longer in business. Taleo products are still being sold by Oracle

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  5.  

    Great company and very comfortable environment.

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    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great company, benefits, and culture

    Cons

    Small company, did not have education reimbursement

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  6.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Client Executive  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Client Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Taleo full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Awesome culture.
    Talented people
    Best solutions in the HCM industry

    Cons

    Acquired by Oracle in 2012.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do loose sight of what made you great.

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  7.  

    Awesome! Fulfilling and Fun!

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Taleo

    Pros

    Challenging, Great People, Work with lots of cool companies.. but the best pro is you're helping to get people jobs!

    Cons

    Not sure.. ask me later!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing...

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  8.  

    A Fun and Fast-Paced Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA

    I have been working at Taleo

    Pros

    -Energy & Passion
    -Hot Market (Talent Management Software Market is heated and growing)
    -Ability to Make an Impact on Millions of Users (e.g. getting hired, getting rewarded & growing their career)
    -Responsible growth. Taleo is growing significantly and is profitable.

    Cons

    All the normal challenges you might imagine at a growing company (e.g. communication, intensive work cycles periodically).

    Some teams are highly dispersed geographically, although there is a renewed focus to do a better job of co-locating teams.

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    Smart people working hard

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA

    I have been working at Taleo

    Pros

    The 'bozo factor' at Taleo is quite low
    Taleo has great momentum in the market
    Taleo is well positioned to be lead the emerging Talent Management space
    Taleo's fast growth creates many opportunities
    Although most of us work fairly hard, many managers are flexible about scheduling and working from home

    Cons

    Taleo is more decentralized than many similar sized companies which results in some communication challenges
    Taleo's internal communication and knowledge management systems could be much better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We focus strongly on profitability but we're in a land grab market where our largest competitor has double our valuation, less revenue, almost no profit but significantly faster growth. We should be more willing to offer deals on implementation services and first year fees to grow more quickly.

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  10.  

    Taleo Kicks A**!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA

    I have been working at Taleo

    Pros

    Taleo is a fantastic place to work, be it early or late in your career. Filled with extremely smart peopel, dedicated to making Taleo successful. Management is the most strategic in the space and has set this company up to own the on-deman talent management space for years to come.

    Cons

    You gotta want to work hard if you want to work at Taleo, which is not really a negative at all. 401k could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

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    Taleo is a great place to work for those who thrive under pressure.

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dublin, CA

    I have been working at Taleo

    Pros

    Winning is part of the culture. Good balance of innovation and execution. Most important reason for Taleo being a great place to work is the talent management space which is exciting and growing fast and Taleo's position in that space.

    Cons

    Fast growth and emerging technology always brings challenges and a lot of pressure but that's what you sign up for when joining Taleo. Company is quite distributed for its size so expect to spend a lot of time on the phone, on Webex and in planes. No real surprises here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not lose long term focus, this is what made Taleo successful.

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