Taos

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Fast paced and conflicted

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Former Employee - IT Recruiter in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - IT Recruiter in San Jose, CA

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

Pros

Fast paced, an opportunity to provide top IT talent for numerous companies in the valley. You get what you pay for.

Cons

Sr. management team changes direction too quickly at times.

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    How this company can still claim it's a premium brand mystifies me. And yet companies pay their rates!

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    Former Employee - Senior Architect and Systems Administrator in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Architect and Systems Administrator in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Taos full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Better-than-average pay rates. Access to some of the smartest people. Frequently changing client list and work opportunities. For a straightforward contract opportunity, they make it very easy.

    Cons

    Poor management decisions and communication to consultants. "Sales" approach when dealing with employees trying to keep them working with Taos. Dishonest and misleading communications to clients frequently in a "fake it until you make it" approach. Limited "bench" opportunities means you have to accept a role you don't want, just to get paid, and then can't be pulled off for the job you actually want or are qualified for. Catch-22.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great technical people, interesting contracts and companies

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    Former Contractor - Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Consultant in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Taos as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people at Taos are really top-notch. The technical teams are hand-picked and made up of extremely competent people with lots of diverse experience. I've built some great friendships and really enjoy the teammates I've worked with on projects.

    The placements I've had with them have literally been some of the best jobs of my career, even if not the longest lasting, due to the contract nature of them.

    Also, as you build a relationship with them, you can go away, do something else, and then rejoin again in the future, retaining your previous time with regard to vacation accrual, etc. Full benefits via Taos, so you don't need to find your own health insurance coverage, etc. And the HR benefits are well-crafted by a company with more than 20 years of experience, and used to the special situations of short-term, contract-based "high tech migrant workers".

    Cons

    Can be a bit unorganized, since they deal with so many people working "in the field" and out at customer sites. They try to be available for you, and are quite responsive to your needs, but since you are working in remote environments, and not necessarily in close contact with the home office, you sometimes need to stay on top of issues and drive things, so that you don't fall through the cracks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on internal communications a bit more. Sometimes seems like "the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing." For the most part, things are solid & very good, but sometimes, you can get crossed signals (or no signals) from the home office, and suddenly feel like you're a bit on your own out there...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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