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Taleo Reviews

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
71 Reviews
3.7
71 Reviews
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Taleo President, CEO, and Director Michael Gregoire
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49 Ratings

Review Highlights

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.  

    SaaS company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA

    I worked at Taleo

    Pros

    Taleo is a leader in their market space. Good people.

    Cons

    Management is disconnected with employee population

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your employees are recognized for their hardwork and achievements.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work for, depending on the organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, CA

    I have been working at Taleo

    Pros

    People, Flexibility, growing company with opportunity, management is great depending on dept, open communication

    Cons

    Processes are broken, multiple systems used that contain same info, implementation problems with Taleo10

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to automate systems, processes, procedures as many tasks are time consuming and cumbersome

    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer Support

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Support Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Support Analyst in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Taleo

    Pros

    Benefits including health, dental, vision, fsa, stock options, 401k, 3 weeks vacation as new employee, holidays and other pto

    Cons

    Proper training and immediate manager support for the learning process to do job. Manager's don't know or have never done the job and do not know how difficult the processes get in the way of getting job done in the time required to hit the numbers expected - this role is very much a call center role and no longer relationship management with set clients. Great for starters, but not for seasoned professionals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should not be based on who knows who, but who is truly qualified to support and work with their team for a successful future.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Does virtual well

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME

    I have been working at Taleo

    Pros

    For a company that is spread out geographically, they do a pretty good job of keeping connected.
    They have REALLY good people to work with. I meet so many clever and innovative people in my different interactions within the company.

    Cons

    It is harder to stay connected with so many virtual employees. As the company grows and meets the challenges that come through, there is a feeling that some of the tasks that help build good employees are not treated the same throughout the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    .

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Taleo Kicks A**!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA

    I have been working at Taleo

    Pros

    Taleo is a fantastic place to work, be it early or late in your career. Filled with extremely smart peopel, dedicated to making Taleo successful. Management is the most strategic in the space and has set this company up to own the on-deman talent management space for years to come.

    Cons

    You gotta want to work hard if you want to work at Taleo, which is not really a negative at all. 401k could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Taleo is a great place to work for those who thrive under pressure.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dublin, CA

    I have been working at Taleo

    Pros

    Winning is part of the culture. Good balance of innovation and execution. Most important reason for Taleo being a great place to work is the talent management space which is exciting and growing fast and Taleo's position in that space.

    Cons

    Fast growth and emerging technology always brings challenges and a lot of pressure but that's what you sign up for when joining Taleo. Company is quite distributed for its size so expect to spend a lot of time on the phone, on Webex and in planes. No real surprises here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not lose long term focus, this is what made Taleo successful.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people who work hard....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dublin, CA

    I have been working at Taleo

    Pros

    Great people, good compensation. Some teams are closer than others but overall everyone is happy to work here. The company grew very methodically so there is no immediate danger of layoffs and job loss.

    Cons

    Be prepared to work long hours. Everyone is very smart so you are working along with people who are used to working very hard and smart. There is a lot of pressure to succeed and new hires know very quickly if they are not going to fit in. Others who like the environment stay long term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company seems top heavy and still hiring senior management and adding more management levels. Communicate more and listen to your teams.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very engaging company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Dublin, CA

    I have been working at Taleo

    Pros

    - Taleo has an Impressive customer base. They are great to work with
    - Cutting edge technology. Fast Growth. Good model.
    - There are plenty of opportunities for learning and professional growth. You have to go after them though. They are not just going to fall on your lap.
    - Mostly great people. Makes my job so much more interesting to have driven, competent people around me that are driving towards the same goals.
    - Solid Challenge. Interesting projects. Forces you to continuously extend your comfort zone.
    - Very aggressive/driven senior management team. Conducive to winning

    Cons

    - Work/life balance can be a little difficult sometimes.
    - Sometimes overly difficult deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    If you have talent, bring it elsewhere.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Solutions Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Taleo

    Pros

    Up and coming at the time... it was exciting to be in at the ground floor (this was just prior to them going Public). I also enjoyed visiting the Home Office in Quebec City, Canada. These are sincerely the only two good memories I have of my experience working for Taleo.

    Cons

    The management team is miserable. I've never been affiliated with such a bombastic group. Going through training as a new hire is like going to Boot Camp. Similarly, the Managers are like Drill Sargeants. From a complete lack of recognition, to unfair criticism - the management team (which has since turned over several times) never realized that there are better places to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay close attention to what can be learned from Exit Interviews.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Administrative in Liberty Corner, NJ
    Former Employee - Network Administrative in Liberty Corner, NJ

    I worked at Taleo

    Pros

    Great team work and great management ard some of the other perks at working there are free drinks and a som ohter good extra benefits there. This company had gone tru a acquistion of Vurv Technology and that made this company to be the leader in the talent management industry compared to other competitors. They have a great products that can really be described to be much better than the rest of the applications out there. They have many global locations around the world and I believe they will grow in the next few years much bigger. Many chances to work in other locations possibly.

    Cons

    too slow to repsond to employees needs about issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communications to other employees in other locations

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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