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Taleo Reviews

Updated May 6, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

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

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)

69 Employee Reviews
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    Implementation Consultant

    Implementation Consultant (Former Employee) Jacksonville, FL

    ProsTaleo was the pro. Best company ever worked for. Plenty of job opportunities. Taleo believed in giving opportunities to employees.

    ConsBiggest 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 Senior ManagementNA. Company doesn't exist any more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best company I ever had the pleasure of working for.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat culture - supported the staff - developed employees.

    ConsGot acquired by Oracle - nuff said.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Taleo was a gem

    Senior Director of Sales (Former Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    Prosgreat culture, people, pay, products

    ConsTaleo was recently acquired by Oracle Corp and no longer in business. Taleo products are still being sold by Oracle

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    Great company and very comfortable environment.

    Customer Support Representative (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat company, benefits, and culture

    ConsSmall company, did not have education reimbursement

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Client Executive (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsAwesome culture.
    Talented people
    Best solutions in the HCM industry

    ConsAcquired by Oracle in 2012.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo loose sight of what made you great.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Awesome! Fulfilling and Fun!

    Senior Technical Consultant (Current Employee) Houston, TX

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

    ConsNot sure.. ask me later!

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Having fun while working

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

    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 Senior ManagementThere 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A Fun and Fast-Paced Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Dublin, CA

    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.

    ConsAll 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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