Taleo Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
70 Reviews
3.7
70 Reviews
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Taleo President, CEO, and Director Michael Gregoire
Michael Gregoire
48 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  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.  

    Will not recommend

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Taleo full-time

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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 for more than 5 years

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Disorganized den of incompotence.

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It was ok only

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

    I worked at Taleo for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial, fast-paced and quite a few career opportunities. There were sufficient politics but otherwise it was ok.

    Cons

    Too much management pride and hubris. Not fun. Lots of sportcoat culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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