Taleo

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

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

I worked at Taleo

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 ManagementAdvice

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

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    Good company

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    Former Employee - Network Administrative in Liberty Corner, NJ
    Former Employee - Network Administrative in Liberty Corner, NJ

    I worked at Taleo

    Pros

    Great team work and great management ard some of the other perks at working there are free drinks and a som ohter good extra benefits there. This company had gone tru a acquistion of Vurv Technology and that made this company to be the leader in the talent management industry compared to other competitors. They have a great products that can really be described to be much better than the rest of the applications out there. They have many global locations around the world and I believe they will grow in the next few years much bigger. Many chances to work in other locations possibly.

    Cons

    too slow to repsond to employees needs about issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communications to other employees in other locations

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Taleo

    Pros

    Good people in management for the most part. Very personal and interested in you as a person (not all departments are like this, but most are). A person can get exposure to different departments if they want to. A person needs to be up front to get that, but I have found that very little is denied those who ask for it. Also, management seems to respond favorably to those who take initiative. IT is paid very well in general and seem all seem to be very pleased with the monetary portion of their compensation package. Upper Management gets great perks.

    Cons

    Lower salaries. High stress environment. Long work hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the benefits package.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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