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
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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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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.

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  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.

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  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.  

    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

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  6.  

    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.

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  7.  

    Great place. Great people.

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    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer

    I have been working at Taleo

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Little room for employee growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make career patching more evident to employees.

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  8.  

    Awesome place to work!

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    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing

    I have been working at Taleo

    Pros

    Great culture permeates across the organization.

    Cons

    Needs more marketing dollars in the budget.

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  9.  

    Awesome! Fulfilling and Fun!

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Taleo

    Pros

    Challenging, Great People, Work with lots of cool companies.. but the best pro is you're helping to get people jobs!

    Cons

    Not sure.. ask me later!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing...

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  10.  

    Having fun while working

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst  in  Quebec, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Quebec, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Taleo

    Pros

    - Taleo's values (passion, integrity,, quality, humanity, partnership and innovation) are not for display only. Management and most of the employees apply it in every day work.
    - Great management team.
    - Management support always putting family before work.
    - Many opportunities to grow inside the company
    - Really Cool and friendly working environment. Dress code is casual. I can go to work with tongs and short and it's fine for everyone. We are in the middle of the summer and for her birthday, one of my co-worker gets her desk covered with christmas gifts. All the set-up including the christmas tree was there.
    - Very flexible working hours.
    - Great team work and co-workers
    - Many learning opportunities
    - Great ledership
    - Challenging work
    - Good technology
    - High quality standards

    Cons

    - Can be really stressfull sometimes
    - If you are not a good performer, Taleo won't be a good place for you.
    - Sometimes, the company is just too fast and doesn't take the time to do things correctly the first time.So we end up with stuff we would have rather put in the trash.. and we have to support it.
    - Few things in place to mesure current process performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is too much focus on short term results and no focus at all on long term results. Because of this the company pays an arm and a leg to keep supporting projects with no return on investment.

    Also, being the best is not a reason to slack. Taleo can do even better, but many improvement projects are rejected solely because the company is doing well enough compared to others. This has to be change in Taleo's culture. Leaders who stays are made from Excellency not well enough.

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    A Fun and Fast-Paced Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA

    I have been working at Taleo

    Pros

    -Energy & Passion
    -Hot Market (Talent Management Software Market is heated and growing)
    -Ability to Make an Impact on Millions of Users (e.g. getting hired, getting rewarded & growing their career)
    -Responsible growth. Taleo is growing significantly and is profitable.

    Cons

    All the normal challenges you might imagine at a growing company (e.g. communication, intensive work cycles periodically).

    Some teams are highly dispersed geographically, although there is a renewed focus to do a better job of co-locating teams.

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