Taleo
3.4 of 5 69 reviews
www.taleo.com Dublin, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Taleo Reviews

Updated May 6, 2014
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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
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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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    2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work

    ???? (Current Employee)
    Dublin, CA

    ProsGood 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.

    ConsLower salaries. High stress environment. Long work hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the benefits package.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Taleo - a good place to work if you have experience

    Sales (Current Employee)
    Dublin, CA

    ProsSaaS and Talent Management Leader. Innovative, focused, agressive and driven management. Generous Perfomance based compensation. Opportunity for advancement for self-starters. Mostly very competent, bright colleagues. Increasingly global focus.

    ConsIncreasingly hierarchical corporate structure. Poor internal customer support. Poor employee onboarding, training and ongoing support. To be succesful you have to be independent, entrepreneurial and experienced. No formal career development, veteran's often passed over for management position in favor of new outside talent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in customer service training and overall services delivery.

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    HR Company with Poor HR Practices

    Director (Former Employee)
    Dublin, CA

    ProsOne of the leading on demand software companies with a blue chip customer base. Company is public and stock has been doing fairly well this year, with positive analyst ratings.

    ConsUpper management treats employees poorly which is ironic given that they are in the HR space. Compensation strategy is to pay only at mid point, they are very stingy with stock options so only officers of the company make good money, while the rest of the employees make so-so money. CEO is tyranical and makes it a practice to publicly humiliate people in meetings.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPractice what you preach to your customers, talent is your best asset so take good care of it.

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    Best in Class Suite of SaaS products

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly people; ability to work remotely; good tools.

    ConsPeople with no managerial experience put into management positions.

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    Sometimes being miserable pays well!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPay, benefits package, flexibility! In the public eye Taleo has a good reputation from clients. However chalk that up to a great marketing team!

    ConsTaleo's software is supposed to help companies from large to small hire and retain employees effectively! Unfortunately they don't practice what they preach!

    Advice to Senior ManagementFollow your own advice and what you sell. People are not expendable, this their life you play games with. If your a bottom line company that's fine but don't sugarcoat things to make it seem that it isn't all that matters!

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    Great place. Great people.

    Software Developer (Current Employee)

    ProsTaleo has some of the most talented people in the industry.

    ConsLittle room for employee growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake career patching more evident to employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome place to work!

    Marketing (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat culture permeates across the organization.

    ConsNeeds more marketing dollars in the budget.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Taleo

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsHigh energy and innovation in product development

    ConsSmall company limited career opportunties

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpeed delivery of new innovations and improve quality initiatives

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wide exposure to technologies and roles, poor otherwise.

    Manager (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsA wonderful bunch of normal staff to work with, lots of exposure to new technologies, very wide variety of responsibilities that people can be exposed to.

    ConsPoor leadership, no clear direction for the company, indecision from senior management and no vision to grow the business from the leaders.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a strategy planned out and follow it to conclusion.

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    Learned a lot

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI have opportunities to learn new technologies and be involved in different projects.

    ConsPromotion within the company is slow.

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