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
69 Employee Reviews
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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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    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

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    Will not recommend

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsBad management, low salary and unpleasant environment to work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    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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    Immediate supervisor was immoral and manipulative to his employees.

    Software Developer (Former Employee)
    Jacksonville, FL

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Sales (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsGreat product; great field personnel.

    ConsManagement 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disorganized den of incompotence.

    Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsCan't really think of any.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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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    It was ok only

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Dublin, CA

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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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