Taleo Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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Taleo President, CEO, and Director Michael Gregoire
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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. Didn't really understand the SaaS platform.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Taleo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people was smart and friendly.

    Cons

    Bought by Oracle and lost a lot of its own unique identity. On the other hand, maybe a good thing.

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't exist after takeover, um, not a bad thing.

  2. Horrible management

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    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They treat you like workhorses, and management thinks that engineers are there to do whatever they say.

    Cons

    No work-life balance.
    No career growth.

  3. 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 (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    NA. Company doesn't exist any more.

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  5. 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture - supported the staff - developed employees.

    Cons

    Got acquired by Oracle - nuff said.

  6. 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 (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

  7. Will not recommend

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Taleo full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I will not recommend anyone to work there. I don'r see any pros

    Cons

    Bad management, low salary and unpleasant environment to work

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

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    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

  9. Immediate supervisor was immoral and manipulative to his employees.

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great industry, great software product offerings, many opportunities for career advancement.

    Cons

    Immediate R&D supervisor was mean and played tricks but was most likely only a reaction to pressure from management ... layoff threats were on a quarterly basis.

    Advice to Management

    Always be upfront and sincere to your employees because they can tell if you are not.

  10. Great company and very comfortable environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, benefits, and culture

    Cons

    Small company, did not have education reimbursement

  11. Disorganized den of incompotence.

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Can't really think of any.

    Cons

    This was a poorly run company from the top down. Most of the products were not well developed and upper management asked sales to push vaporware.

    Advice to Management

    You did the best thing possible and sold the company to Oracle. At least Oracle might actually develop solid products that actually work.

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