Taleo Reviews

Updated October 1, 2014
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  1. Wide exposure to technologies and roles, poor otherwise.

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    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Taleo

    Pros

    A wonderful bunch of normal staff to work with, lots of exposure to new technologies, very wide variety of responsibilities that people can be exposed to.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, no clear direction for the company, indecision from senior management and no vision to grow the business from the leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a strategy planned out and follow it to conclusion.

  2. Learned a lot

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Taleo

    Pros

    I have opportunities to learn new technologies and be involved in different projects.

    Cons

    Promotion within the company is slow.

    Approves of CEO
  3. 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Taleo

    Pros

    Great environment, laid back culture. Management really cares about employees.

    Cons

    Be prepared to work very hard here--not always a great work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. good

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    Current Employee - QA Analyst
    Current Employee - QA Analyst

    I have been working at Taleo

    Pros

    flexability,not Macro Managed, team oriented

    Cons

    cross functional team split up in many locations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great Place to Work, A little top heavy

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    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer

    I have been working at Taleo

    Pros

    The people that work here are nice. The perks at the office are great, the office is really laid back.

    Cons

    The company is becoming way too top heavy. How many VPs, Senior VPS, Directors, Senior Managers, etc do you really need?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please scale back on the number of levels within the company, we don't need as many managers. People waste our time with unnecessary meetings and questioning our work seemingly because they have nothing else better to do. Let us do our work and try to stay out of the way. Also, the annual goals are kinda a joke. They don't affect my job and are a waste of my time.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. Kind of a laid back environment, not much room for innovation or training, even though they say there is.

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    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer

    I have been working at Taleo

    Pros

    Laid back - casual dress
    Respective of family time and work time

    Cons

    Upper management complains but never makes a decision
    Integration of products is non-existent or may as well be because it's too difficult to implement.
    If you work hard you can move up, that's difficult no matter what you achieve.
    Taleo has bought out and brought on other companies and there still seems to be a little competitiveness inside - politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's OK to change and prepare for the future - prepare for future growth. Let people grow with the company.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. Long, satisfying career with good personal and professional growth.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Taleo

    Pros

    Taleo is a well run company with smart and dedicated leadership and a good strategic direction. Taleo is a market leading company with a blue chip customer base.

    Cons

    Becoming a big company where truly talented people sometimes get lost in the shuffle. Need more recognition of talent and better opportunities for advancement to senior levels from inside the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be sure to appreciate the junior and mid level talent you have inside the organization and give them the development opportunities and chances for promotion.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. Talent Management company doesnt practice what it preaches

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Taleo

    Pros

    -Industry leader
    -No cold calling
    -No sales skills needed
    -Customer service people are top sales producers
    -Recongnized name in industry
    Easy sell

    Cons

    -No skills on sales team
    -poor leadership
    -NO communication
    - Dont care about employees
    -Get rid of top producers because of head count
    -Keep people off of tenure and relationships
    -Untruthful to employees
    -Dont care about organic growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out who your employees are. Maximize their talent. Keep top producing sales reps rather than under preformers. The company is backwards.... there is no "Talent Management" here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Starting to hit stride

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Taleo

    Pros

    Long time employee...starting to see the internal growth opportunities become realities. Need to continue to mix internal promotions with external talent

    Cons

    Need to figure out how to better desiminate informations internally. Still to focused on who you know which leads to inconsistent ramping.

    Too few people can actually make a decision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust the decision making of those employees that have proven themselves..delegate more decision making...this will continue to improve agility.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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