Tallán Reviews

Updated June 15, 2014
Updated June 15, 2014
14 Reviews
3.5
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good experience at Tallan

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  Rocky Hill, CT
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Rocky Hill, CT

    I worked at Tallán full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Got to work with some of the most talented and brightest people the software world has to offer. There was a very good work life balance and being a smaller company the ability to impact the company in many different ways., The CEO was always ready to listen about new ventures if you could make a compelling business case. The CEO also saw me through some very difficult personal issues which he did not need to do and I was very appreciative of everything he did for me.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any off the top of my head.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The consulting world is one of high stress and the contant need to adjust on the fly and Tallan does a very good job of adjusting and adpating very quickly and efficiently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    unstable

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Rocky Hill, CT
    Former Employee - Consultant in Rocky Hill, CT

    I worked at Tallán full-time

    Pros

    learn lots of different things, certification test compensation.

    Cons

    Insane hours just to make profit goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce workload for better product and commitment to quality

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Conscientious and friendly employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Tallán full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I was very impressed by the recruiting, onboarding, and continued care Tallan shows candidates and employees. They invest a lot in finding really great people and treating them very well; the proof is a number of employees with more than a decade at the company. The benefits and incentive structure are great.

    Cons

    On-site work and travel are part of the lifestyle for many Tallan employees; it's a great way to make money but not always the most fun way to live. Word on the street is that Tallan is more specialized toward Microsoft and Sharepoint these days... not my cup of tea.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pursuing projects with open-source technology such as Spring. Develop a near-shore partner to provide cost-competitive services. Expand on your PMO services independent of implementation - that is a core strength you could leverage more.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Tallán full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth, diverse resume in a short amount of time, and they are growing. Compensate very well. Open to new ideas and everyone is friendly.

    Cons

    So far is just communication with upper management, but even that is tolerable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better with people so that they know what is expected of them and so that the know what to expect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Bad management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tallán full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I can't think of any pros, really.

    Cons

    Bad project management, no work life balance, if they run of projects in the area you are gone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A company that know how to treat people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Tallán full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Tallan has its act together when it comes to HR operations and perks. They make you feel welcome and valued from day 1. You'd expect a firm that does a lot of on-site staffing to be dehumanizing, but Tallan is a very warm and friendly bunch of people. They've kept some developers and managers for a long time - I think that says it all.

    Cons

    It's mostly on-site work. Take it or leave it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find more ways to leverage the creative energy and technical prowess of your team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mixed feelings

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tallán full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Some of the greatest people to work with and some not so great.

    Cons

    Limited advancement. More of a 'boys club'. If you're liked by the CEO, you have it made. No need to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have each others back. Nothing worse than a management team that are on opposite ends of the ring.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst company I ever worked for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tallán full-time

    Pros

    Nothing comes to my mind

    Cons

    They will tell there is a project close to your location, once you accept the offer the project doesn't exist anymore, and if there is no projects in your area they you let you go, no 2 weeks notice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Inaccurate Representations

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Consultant in Hartford, CT

    I worked at Tallán full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    More transparent than some companies. Some of the people seem to enjoy working there.

    Cons

    My impression was that they often would try to tell you what they think you want to hear, even though what they are saying is not accurate.

    I was recruited as a .NET developer, but was then tasked with manually recording the results of SQL queries into a large Excel spreadsheet. I had to keep track of my time spent on each query in another large Excel spreadsheet. This task was estimated to take about six months of effort.

    I was only told this was the task they wanted me to do, late on the Friday afternoon before beginning work at the client's premises the following Monday.

    During the interview process, I asked quite a few directed questions that should have revealed this task. When I brought this complaint to the person in charge of hiring me he agreed that I might feel "slightly misled". I was even told that I might someday get my "dream" of working on a .NET project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People can only make informed decisions if you are honest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    One of the Best Consulting firms you could ever work for

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Wilton, CT

    I worked at Tallán as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Everything. Professional, client centric, cares about employees. The best project managers ever worked with.

    Cons

    None. They keep trying to improve on everything, and keep on doing it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clone yourselfs and send them to all the other consulting firms in the world! We need you out there!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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